Interrogative Indefinites in Siouan
Erik D Gooding
egooding at iupui.edu
Thu Oct 19 14:37:16 UTC 2000
I'll jump in on a side note, have you gotten takuni as 'nothing' without
the negative sni. Doesn't takun/takunl vary between southern Lakota and
Northern Lakota as well?
On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Bruce Ingham wrote:
> In reply to Shanon West's questions
> Good question, I'm curious about that myself. I thought takuni was
> 'nothing' as opposed to 'anything'. Comments on that would be
> appreciated. Perhaps though, they mean much the same thing.
> In fact takuni is 'nothing', takunl spelt thus but pronounced takun is
> > I have seen tohanhci for 'ever' as in tohanhci ekta yai he
> >'have you ever been there?' and tokiyetu cha for 'anywhere' as in
> >tokiyetu ca he wanlaka he 'have you seen him anywhere?', but they
> >seem to be rarely used.
> Where have you seen this? I could really use some more data on this topic,
> taohanhci is from a textbook called Lakota Wounspe wowapi from
> Pine Ridge. Tokiyetu ca is from a previous consultant so it is 'field
> Shannon West
> Department of Linguistics
> University of Victoria
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> shanwest at uvic.ca
> Dr. Bruce Ingham
> Reader in Arabic Linguistic Studies
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