R. Rankin rankin at
Tue Nov 23 14:59:50 UTC 2004

Win a few, lose a few.  That's the sport of it.  Animal/bird names are good
places to look for borrowings though.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Kaufman" <dvklinguist2003 at>
To: <siouan at>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: bird.

> -- so any other SE language that borrowed it would have to have adopted [ts]
as /t/, and that's extremely unlikely for languages like Muskogean and Siouan,
both of which had /c/ phonemes they could have substituted but didn't.--  I did
have a problem with the lack of affricate in Siouan and Koasati.  Close but no
cigar, I guess!  (But fun trying nonetheless!)

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