how

pronoun modal

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *ta•ska

Pre-Mandan

Mandan tašká- ‘how’ H:483

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *tá•ske

Chiwere dahgé/dáthke (old) ‘then it was; it was thus; is that right?’ JGT:632 , dáthge/ dáthke , †dáθge ‘how is it? what’s the matter? I don’t know and don’t care!’ JGT:687, DOR

Hoocąk ǰaasgé ‘how?; general question introducer’ [jaasge can inflect for 1st and 2nd person Undergoer] KM:1682 , jaasge ‘what kind?’ KM:1683 , ǰaasgéižą ‘what kind?’ KM:1683 , jaasgeižą , ǰaasgéra , jaasgera

General comment

Cf. ‘indefinite/interrogative (3)’, ‘near’.

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