Fw: Wolf's Friend
Koontz John E
John.Koontz at colorado.edu
Wed Nov 17 17:22:43 UTC 2004
On Wed, 17 Nov 2004, R. Rankin wrote:
> > There was a late 18th-c. Chickasaw headman who was called Wolf's Friend by
> > the whites and he had two native names. One is Chickasaw --Ugulayacabe
> > (Killer of Many Nations)--, but the other isn't: Mooleshawskek. This last
> > doesn't seem to be Siouan, but on the off chance, do you see anything
> > there? I've also asked a colleague here about the possibility of an
> > Algonquian name. The sounds look OK for Algonquian but they are apparently
> > meaningless.
The problem in Siouan contexts is that there are relatively few cases
where /mu/ or /mo/ makes sense (OP and Wi, of course). Biloxi - which is
in the vicinity - loses initial labials, right?
I assume the spelling represents something between mules^aaskek and
mulzaaskek. English looks like a better bet than a Siouan language.
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