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Proto-Altaic: *si̯ū́na
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to hear, observe
Russian meaning: слышать, наблюдать
Turkic: *sɨ̄n
Mongolian: *sonos-
Korean: *s(j)ǝn-
Comments: Basically a Turk.-Mong. isogloss; the Kor. form is late attested and somewhat insecure. Cf. perhaps also Manchu suŋǵen 'clever, smart' ( < *'perceiving'?).

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