flicker (bird)

noun animal_bird

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley *Sųzika

Proto-Dakota

Lakota šųzíča ‘northern flicker’ EB:471a

Proto-Hoocąk-Chiwere

Hoocąk xųųwą́zik ‘flicker (woodpecker)’ KM:3958 , xųųwązik

Proto-Dhegiha *zą́zika

Omaha-Ponca zą́ziga ‘flicker’ JOD

Osage çoⁿ´çiga , †zą́zika LF:31b

Quapaw zą́zikka ‘red shafted flicker or yellow ringed woodpecker’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi tcaⁿtcáⁿhayí , †čąčą́hayí ‘sapsucker, genus Sphyrapicus’ SRR:262b

General comment

MVS is composed of *Sų + *zikabird (5)’. On *Sų, perhaps cf.

feather’. All three fricative symbolism grades are evident here.

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