wrist (1)

physical_somatic_body_part

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *okšų́kšų

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Chiwere uʔšų́ʔšų GM

Proto-Dhegiha *ošǫšǫ

Omaha-Ponca ushoⁿshoⁿ MAS:190

Kanza/Kaw áošǫ́šo RR, JOD

Osage aushoⁿshoⁿ , †aošǫšǫ LF:358b, LF:17a

Quapaw áošǫšǫ JOD

General comment

Chiwere ʔS < *kS. Cf. *ši-šE and Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *ke(•)či ‘bend’, which suggest that all of the Siouan terms for ‘bend, crooked’, etc. with root-initial probably possessed the Proto-Siouan initial CVC sequence *keš-. This would account for the accentual pattern in the daughter languages also.

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