wear about the shoulders

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Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *ʔį•he

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *ía < *íhe

Crow ía ‘put over shoulders’ GG:71

Hidatsa ía ‘put on or over like a blanket’ J

Pre-Mandan *įhe

Mandan wį́ʔhe ‘blanket’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *ʔį•

Proto-Dakota *ʔį

Lakota ʔį ‘wear around the shoulders’ RTC

Sioux Valley į PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *ʔį́•

Chiwere kʔį RR

Hoocąk į́į; [1sg. haʔį́] KM:1655 , įį

Proto-Dhegiha *ʔį́•

Omaha-Ponca į JOD

Kanza/Kaw į• ‘wear about the shoulders’ RR , gi´į ‘wear for another’ JOD

Osage iⁿ , †ʔį ‘wear, as a robe or a blanket’ LF:74b

General comment

The Chiwere term may mean ‘wear one’s own about the shoulders’ or it may represent the ‘carry on the back’ set. Cf. ‘wear around the neck’, ‘necklace’ for compounds with ʔį. The Mandan form is < wa- + įh ‘Abs. + wear’ Lakota 1pl. ʔųkʔį́pi confirms the presence of root-initial ʔ.

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