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Proto-Altaic: *puč`ù ( ~ b-,-i̯u-o,-i̯a-u)
Meaning: two, pair; half
Russian meaning: два, пара; половина
Turkic: *buč-uk
Korean: *pča-k
Japanese: *puta-
Comments: EAS 96, Martin 249-250, АПиПЯЯ 109, 278. Korean has a frequent vowel reduction between a stop and an affricate, which makes the precise vowel reconstruction difficult.

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