vermin (4)

noun animal_insect

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *karą́škV

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *(wa)-krą́ška

Proto-Dakota *knąška

Lakota gnašká RTC

Dakota hnašká, našká ‘frog’ SRR

Sioux Valley hnašká PAS

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere *wa•krą́ške

Chiwere wa•grą́ske ‘frog’ RR

Hoocąk wakąną́šge ‘frog’ KM:3344 , wakąnąšge

Proto-Dhegiha

Quapaw waxnóška ‘frog’ JOD , waną́ska RR

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi kanatckí , †kanačkí ‘wood tick’ D&S:204b

General comment

This set is quite irregular; each subfamily suggests a different Proto-Siouan form: Mandan *krVʔaši•t; Proto-Mississipi-Valley *krąš-. Biloxi ‘wood tick’ comes from *krąš-, thus looking like Proto-Mississipi-Valley.

Other languages

  • Tunica šírihka ‘ant’
  • Meskwaki & Sauk konwa:ške:ha 'frog' JEK & Dave Costa
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