little, young, child

verb person

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *yį́kE

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *yį́ka

Proto-Dakota *čhįká

Lakota čhįčá ‘child’ RTC

Dakota ćiŋćá ‘child, young of animals’ SRR:101a

Stoney ǰįǰa ‘offspring’ PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *-yįke

Otoe -yįñe ‘diminutive’ JDH

Hoocąk -nįk ‘diminutive’ KM:1157 , -nįk, -įk

Proto-Dhegiha *žį́ka

Omaha-Ponca žį́ga ‘little’ RTC

Kanza/Kaw žį́ga ‘little’ RR , -hiŋa ‘diminutive’ RR

Osage žį́ka ‘little’ RR

Quapaw žį́ka ‘little’ RR

Proto-Southeastern *yį́ki

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo *yį́ki

Biloxi yíñḳi, yiñḳí, yiñḳiyaⁿ´ , †yį́ki ‘small, young, son’ D&S:294a

Ofo tcĭ´ñki , †čį́ki ‘little, small’ D&S:329b

Proto-Tutelo-Saponi

Tutelo yéñki , †yį́ki ‘young’ H

General comment

Proto-Mississipi-Valley argues for a final *-a in this root, while Proto-Southeastern argues for *-E.

Cf. ‘son’. Tutelo is normally a reflex of ą, but here seems better normalized as į.

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