song

noun social_culture

Proto-Siouan-Catawba *wų-

Proto-Siouan *wųhé

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *wu•

Crow buú ‘song’ GG:35

Hidatsa itú• ‘his song’

Pre-Mandan *wąhe

Mandan wąhé ‘song’ RTC

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi yoⁿni , †yǫni ‘song’ D&S:288b

Proto-Catawba

Catawba mǫʔ ‘sing’ FGS:9a

General comment

Cf. ‘sing’. Catawba, Crow, and Hidatsa suggest *wų•, from which Mandan may have dissimilated to *wą. Cf. ‘ask’. Cf. several DH terms in -mą referring to ringing sounds. Biloxi appears to be derived from ‘sing’ via contraction. Had Biloxi dissimilated *wų, one would expect rather than .

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