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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *a
Meaning : demonstrative adjective
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : a (before consonant), ay (before vowel)
Toda : a (before consonant), ay (before vowel)
Additional forms : Also Kota ay that place, there; ayk to that place; aytr from that place; ayōn, ayōl, ayōr, ayd that man, woman, etc.; ajn thence; at_ that direction; at_āk a little in that direction; at_ltr from that direction; at_ē go! (pl. at_ēm); atervī in that neighbourhood; adejn from that time on; al that time; alk at that time; alōn, alōḷ, alōr, ald that previous man, woman, etc.; alīk to that previous place; alā lo there!; anm (obl. ant-) like that, that fashion, that amount; antk to that extent; anān/anōn, anōḷ, anōr, and such an important man, woman, etc. as that; anā, ananā adj. such and such (as that); antā adj. so great; āpāṭy so big as that; antal so many as that; anmūṛ like that; sexual organs; anmūṛōn man like that, etc.; aŋ gey- to have intercourse with; and_ that day; amnēr two days before yesterday; Toda aɵɨd because of that, therefore; at_ in that direction; at_ɨk a little in that direction; al in that place, there; at_s_n, as_n from that direction; ad_ on that day; atfok then; at that many; that much; atton just/only that much, in that same way; atk that much; atks_ at that distance; atatk only so much as that; atōf such as that; a/g/ gɨs in that manner; as_ ɨn- to say like that; ānk to that place; ānār_ towards there, by that road; ātoṭ that bank; a mun that side, the other side; a mun nōṛ the world of the dead
Notes : In many Toda forms we should expect o, but the preservation of a throughout is either due to analogy with those stems where it should have been preserved (e.g. l-stems) or due to the frequency of this pronominal stem in general.
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