pelican

animal_bird

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *wréɣe

Proto-Dakota *wréɣa

Lakota blega , †bléɣa ‘loon’ EB:669b

Dakota mdéġa , †mdéɣa ‘pelican’ SRR:312b

Proto-Dhegiha *bréɣe

Omaha-Ponca bthexe , †bðeɣe ‘pelican’ MAS:213

Quapaw bdéɣa ‘pelican’ JOD

General comment

Cf. ‘loon’. The disagreement in final vowels between Omaha-Ponca and Quapaw is unexpected.

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