bend > limp, be lame

verb physical_contact_manipulation


Proto-Siouan *škó•

Proto-Crow-Hidatsa *-škó•

Crow alačkú ‘limp’ GG:7, RG

Hidatsa aškó• ‘limp, be lame’ J



Biloxi tckokí, tckukí , †čkoki ‘lame; to be lame, to limp’ D&S:265b

General comment

Crow and Hidatsa preserve the simplest form of the root. Biloxi has a unique extension. This set is also clearly related to *š(V)kópE ‘warp, bend’, q.v., which merely has a distinct root extension. The status of initial a- is unknown. It is probably peculiar to Proto-Crow-Hidatsa, as Biloxi normally retains initial syllable vowels. Crow ala- is the ‘foot, instrumental’.

Language Cognate Phonetic Siouan Meaning Comment Sources