moist (2)

verb perceptual

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *takį́ (?)

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa

Crow tatassači ‘damp’ RG

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *tkį

Proto-Dakota

Lakota otkį́ ‘become damp in’ EB:409a , otk̇iŋ´

Proto-Dhegiha *htį

Omaha-Ponca tiⁿ , †ttį ‘moist’ MJS:121

Osage ṭsiⁿ , †hcį ‘moist, damp’ LF:163a

General comment

*tk > *kt > *ht regularly in DH. If the Crow is cognate, then -ssaki = -taki except that gemination is unexplained. Note the reduplicating preceding syllable; this looks like *šašataki -- at best a compound.

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