flat (1)

verb perceptual

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Pre-Mandan *špi•-

Mandan pší•roʔš RTC , it’s flat

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Tutelo-Saponi

Tutelo sā´p’ , †sá•p ‘flat’ HW

General comment

Biloxi tápka ‘flat (as a cap)’ (DS-270b) provides additional evidence for a marginal t-grade in the Proto-Siouan fricative ablaut system.

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