Siouan 'bird'

Shannon West shanwest at
Sun Nov 21 05:33:57 UTC 2004

David Kaufman wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am trying to resolve whether the Taneks (Biloxi) and Ofo words for
> 'bird', *kudeska* and *teska*, respectively, are cognate with other
> Siouan words for the same.  The only other Siouan languages I have
> data on right now are Hiraca *cakaka* and Hocak *waniNk*.  I
> don't currently know what the Dakota/Lakhota or other Siouan language
> words are.  Anyone care to enlighten me?

Assiniboine for 'bird' is sitkaN.


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