Kam-Sui


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Kam-Sui

(ˈkɑmˈswi)
n.
a group of four related languages affiliated with the Tai family and spoken in S China.
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Noun1.Kam-Sui - a group of Kadai languages
Kadai, Kadai language, Kam-Tai - a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia
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Edmondson and Solnit 1988: 4-5; 1997: 2) associate Kam-Sui with the Tai group into a superordinate Kam-Tai nod, which in turn is assembled with Hlai (Li) and Geyang (including Gelao) as the Kadai language family.
Coverage includes an introduction to the current state of research, debate and speculation about Tai-Kadai's ultimate linkages; overviews and resources relating to the Tai languages; discussion of some special Tai features often overlooked in standard treatments but of linguistic interest; chapters dealing with aspects of diachronic change and grammaticalization, of particular relevance as linguistic theory confronts languages of the Tai-Kadai type; and information on the little-described Kam-Sui languages.