float (2)

verb physical_motion

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan *pixi

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *-pixi

Crow chilappiáxi ‘float’ GG:84, RGG:95 , dappiáxi ‘light in weight’ GG:42, RGG:96

Hidatsa -píxxi, raka- ‘flutter, flap, float’ J , nakapíxxi

Pre-Mandan *-pex-

Mandan wápexoʔš ‘it’s floating’ RTC

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi pixyí ‘float’ D&S:246a

General comment

Final *i of the reconstructed form may actually be *-E. The available forms are indeterminate. Gemination in Hidatsa is unexplained.

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