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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯ube
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: voice, sound
Russian meaning: голос, звук
Turkic: *kü(b)
Mongolian: *küw-
Tungus-Manchu: *xǖ- (*xüb-)
Korean: *kubɨi-
Japanese: *kǝ̀wâi
Comments: The Mong. form may belong here if it is different from *köɣer 'joy' < PA *kúbé q. v.; there probably occurred a secondary merger in some Mong. dialects.

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