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Proto-Altaic: *ǯi̯oso
Meaning: shape
Russian meaning: форма
Turkic: *josun
Mongolian: *ǯisü
Tungus-Manchu: *ǯese
Japanese: *dǝsi
Comments: A difficult word. On Turk. *josun and Mong. josun see above; Mong. *ǯisü thus seems a better historical match for Turk. *josun. There still remain, however, phonetic problems: in Mong. one would rather expect *ǯüs- or *ǯös-, not *ǯis- (possibly we are dealing with a vocalic metathesis *ǯisü- < *ǯüsi-?); and Evk. ǯesē - although hardly a Mong. loanword because of semantic difference - is also not quite regular (one would expect *ǯis-).

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