howl

verb perceptual_auditory

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *wohé

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa

Hidatsa wú•a ‘howl, bellow’ J , mú•a

Pre-Mandan *woh-

Mandan wohóʔš ‘it’s howling’ RTC

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi wŭhe, wohĕ´ , †wohé ‘bark, barking’ D&S:287a

Proto-Catawba

Catawba wǫ’wǫ́’stere , †wǫ• ‘I start to howl (?)’ KS, SS , wu’wúhĕre , †wǫ• ‘to bark’ KS, G:531 , wotáre , †wǫ• ‘cried out’ KS, SS

General comment

Essentially imitative. On the Hidatsa form, contrast ‘fish’ and compare ‘swell (2)’ as regards length in Hidatsa. Evidently, *o•he > <a class="Language" href="http://csd.clld.org/languages/hi" title="Hidatsa">Hidatsa</a> u•a. Cf. ‘voice (1)’ for possibly related forms.

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