see (2)

verb perceptual_visual

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *atá•(-re)

Pre-Mandan *ta•-

Mandan í_taroʔš ‘he peeks’ H:244

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *atá

Chiwere wą́•da, wa•da, adá ‘see, watch’ RR

Hoocąk haǰá ‘see, watch’ KM:586 , haja

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *atá

Biloxi watá , †watá ‘watch, watch over’ D&S:286b , waṭáye , †watáye ‘cause to watch’ D&S:286b

Ofo akthá , †akthá ‘watch’ D&S:320a

General comment

Cf. ‘see (1)’. There are irregularities with the OVS forms. Biloxi should have no initial inherited labial resonants; Ofo -k- is unexplained, presumably a reflexive or possessive. Ofo -th- is a product of the synchronically active Ofo aspiration rule. (And this set is one of those that shows clearly that there is indeed a separate OVS aspiration rule.)

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