shout

noun social_communication

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *srekE

Pre-Mandan *šrek

Mandan šerék ‘warhoop (sic), noise’ H:235

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dhegiha

Quapaw sdeké ‘bawl’ JOD

General comment

This term may be considered to involve sound symbolism, cf. English ‘shriek’. This is true of dozens of Siouan terms with the shape *SrV-.

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