The Taipei School reconstructs absolutely CVC-structured roots, for example, the *-ag rime for the rhyme group of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], in order to fit the facts that this rhyme group could often rhyme with the rhyme group of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (*-ak), thus there is no open syllable in this lect (Li 1971).
The present study explores rhyme correspondences between Sinitic and Finnic (~ Uralic) lects, taking Finnish -ala and -aja rhymes as an example.
It is reliable if at least four representative lects (two from each side) are compared.
If regular sound correspondences among the correlated lects are, in addition, established on the basis of a sufficient number of etyma, the etymologies are extremely reliable.
Recently, based on newly identified etymological equivalents between CVC literary roots and CVCv colloquial roots within Sinitic lects, together with consideration of CVCv roots in Sino-Japanese, I have proved that Chinese roots should be disyllabic and CVCv-structured (Gao 2013).
The rhyme correspondences can be practically used to predict word forms of etymological equivalents among Chinese lects.
The linguistic data of Sinitic lects are given in the IPA (in square brackets).
A rhyme correspondence means that not only a single phoneme but also a composite rhyme is consistently correlated among related lects (i.