shake > move (2)

verb physical_motion_caus

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *šką

Proto-Dakota *šką

Lakota -šką, íoya- ‘get one to talk’ EB:229 , -šką, na- ‘jostle, jolt’ EB:816 , -šką́šką, ka- ‘be shaking, being shaken up, as when sitting on a heavy wagon, i.e. bumping or hitting’ EB:290 , -šką́šką, ya- ‘make move about by talking to’ EB:628 , -šką́šką, yu- ‘cause to move about, to shake up somebody or something’ EB:651

Dakota šką́ ‘do, act, move about’ SRR:445b

Stoney šką ‘energetic movement’ PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *šką

Chiwere šką́ ‘be active, diligent’ GM

Hoocąk hoišgą́n̆e ‘sum total of a man’s activities’ [dacritic ̆ over n] KM:1331 , hoišgąre

Proto-Dhegiha *šką

Omaha-Ponca škǫ́ ‘move’ RTC

Kanza/Kaw šką ‘move around’ RR

Osage shkoⁿ , †šką ‘move, stir, be active’ LF:132a

Quapaw škǫ ‘move’ JOD

General comment

Cf. ‘shake > move (1)’. The x-grade has a final -h, and we might expect the same here. Lacking cognates in languages which regularly preserve -h, we seem to have an indeterminacy.

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