frog (3)

noun animal_amphibian

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *wašą́•ka, *wi-šą́•ka

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *šá•ka

Crow sáaka ‘frog’ RG, GG:55, RGG:3

Hidatsa šá•ka ‘frog’ J

Pre-Mandan

Mandan psą́•ka ‘frog’ RTC

General comment

There is no evidence for a specific prefix vowel here. The prefix may have been *wi- as with most other animals or *wa- the general absolutive.

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