blizzard

noun natural_force_weather

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *húhi

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *huhe

Crow awatáahua ‘blizzard’ GG:70

Hidatsa húhe• ‘blizzard’ J

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk -huhí, táa- ‘blizzard’ KM:3051 , taahuhi ‘blizzard’ KM:3051 , -húhi, waa- , waa huuhi

General comment

The Hoocąk forms are nominalizations of an old verb root, one with táa-heat/cold, instrumental’, and one with wa•-absolutive’. Hoocąk -hi and Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *he cannot be directly compared: one or the other language must have reshaped the inherited form. Lengthening of -he in Hidatsa is unexplained.

Crow hua is the regular development.

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