right (side)

noun physical_spatial

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *rati(-ke) or: *Rati(-ke)

Pre-Mandan

Mandan rątí ‘right’ H:173

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *Rat-ké

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Chiwere u•ráhǰe ‘on the right side’ RR

Proto-Dhegiha

Quapaw tatté ‘right’ JOD , tattétta ‘on the right’ JOD

General comment

There are other instances of sporadic nasalization in Mandan but none of denasalization in both Chiwere and DH, so we have chosen tentatively to reconstruct the oral vowel. Chiwere shows a reflex of *r, Quapaw of *R.

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