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Proto-Altaic: *bĭ̀
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: I, 1st person pronoun
Russian meaning: я, мест. 1-го лица
Turkic: *bẹ-
Mongolian: *bi, *min-; *ba, *man-
Tungus-Manchu: *bi; *bue, *mü-n-
Korean: *úrí
Japanese: *bà-
Comments: EAS 79, Владимирцов 357, ОСНЯ 2, 55-56, 63-66, JOAL 157, АПиПЯЯ 57, 68, 104-105, 276. An alternation *bi / *mi-ne- (sing.) ; *ba / *mi̯u-n- (plur.) should be reconstructed. Korean has undergone an irregular (dialectal) loss of *b- (*úrí < *bú-rí).

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