spit (1)

verb physical_somatic_liquid

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *šó•

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *šua < *šuhe

Crow šuá ‘spit’ GG:56

Hidatsa šua ‘spit’ J

Pre-Mandan *kso-

Mandan ksóʔš ‘he’s spitting’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *šo•

Proto-Dakota

Lakota thašóšA, thaɣóša ‘spit’ RTC

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk šoo KM:2978 , šoo

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi tûtckú , †tučkú ‘to spit’ D&S:282a

General comment

This is not a secure reconstruction, given the number of putative cognates. One problem of course is the onomatopoeic nature of the set. The vowels do not match. With regard to the Biloxi, Cf. tcuspill’ (DS-266b) (?)

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