interrogative (4)

particle n/a

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *we•

Pre-Mandan

Mandan -wé in: †tewé• ‘who’ H:483 , təwé ‘which one’ H:483 , -we in: †kótewe• ‘where’ H:483 , kótəwe , -wé- in: †tewé•ta , təwéta

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *we

Proto-Dakota

Lakota -wé in: hwé ~ huwé ‘the interrogative used by women as |hwo| is used by men’ [also, tákowe] EB:191b , -wé in: tákuwe ‘Why, What for?’ [rarely] EB:476 , -wé in: tuwé ‘who? which?’ EB:503

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Chiwere ‘what?’ [old] JGT:4643

Proto-Catawba

Catawba -wę in: təwε̨´ hinɛ ‘who’s that’ KS:249 , -wę in: tuwε̨ kəneyənə ‘who’s his father’ KS:249 , -wé in: duwé ‘what (interrog. pronoun)’ KS:247

General comment

Nasalization in Catawba unaccounted for. See †tu, †ta, and †Ro for the Catawba stems. Cf. ‘who

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