name

noun social

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *yá•še

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *ra•ši

Crow dáaši ‘name’ GG:40

Hidatsa ra•ší ‘name’ AWJ , na•ší

Pre-Mandan

Mandan ráse ‘name’ RTC

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *yá•že

Proto-Dakota *čhažé

Lakota čhažé ‘name’ RTC

Dakota ćaz´é ‘name’ SRR:97a

Stoney čhažé PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *rá•že

Chiwere rá•ye ‘name’ RR

Hoocąk raaš ‘name’ KM:2530 , raaš

Proto-Dhegiha *žá•že < *i-žá•že:

Omaha-Ponca žá•že ‘name’ RTC , ižáže ‘name’ JEK

Kanza/Kaw žá•že ‘name’ RR

Osage žá•že ‘name’ RR

Quapaw žáže ‘name’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi yátcĕ, yatcĕ´, yatcí , †yáče ‘name’ D&S:288b

Proto-Catawba

Catawba yadi ‘name’ RKH

General comment

Evidence for possessive *i- here is weaker than in the case of kin terms and body parts. Semantically it is not uncommon for name to be inalienable. Morphologically, the prefix actually occurs here only in Omaha-Ponca, where it may have been restored. Phonologically, the accented long vowel of the initial syllable suggests that a vowel has been lost to the left. The Catawba form is invitingly similar, but we cannot yet account for the Proto-Siouan : Catawba d correspondence.

Other languages

  • Yuchi ti LB
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