vermin (6)

animal_insect

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi kátcĭdĭktĕ´, kasdĭktĕ´ , †káčidikte ‘ant’ D&S:204b

Ofo nactítka , †naštítka ‘ant’ D&S:326b

General comment

This set is quite irregular; each subfamily suggests a different Proto-Siouan form. Mandan *krVʔaši•t; Proto-Mississipi-Valley *krąš; Proto-Southeastern *kašrit with a metathesis between Mandan and Proto-Southeastern. Biloxi ‘wood tick’ comes from *krąš, thus looking like Proto-Mississipi-Valley. Ofo ‘ant’ comes from *rąšrit, while ‘wood tick’ comes from *krąCšit, rather like Mandan.

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