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Proto-Altaic: *si̯ŭ̀[k]i ( ~ *š-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of bird
Russian meaning: вид птицы
Turkic: *süglin
Korean: *skuǝ̀ŋ
Japanese: *sìnkî
Comments: Korean has a frequent loss of vowel between a fricative and a stop. The medial consonant is not quite clear: perhaps Turk. *süglen < *süklen with a secondary voicing.

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