Koontz John E John.Koontz at
Wed Nov 24 00:04:04 UTC 2004

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Michael Mccafferty wrote:
> Dave Costa has pointed out that its PA */kenliwa/ and Fox /ketiwa/.

So we're comparing something like

Fox      ke tiwa
P(MV?)S *kyetaN


PA      *kenliwa
P(MV?)S *kyetaN

That's a little more different than usual.  The Siouan set is slightly
irregular, in that Dakota varies a bit in whether it exhibits Cc^ or c^h
for *Cy.  For example, Da (wi)kc^emna[N] : OP *gdheb(dh)aN 'ten', but Da
c^hetaH : OP gdhedaN 'hawk'.  In both cases initial *kye- is apparently
involved.  There are a certain number of these *Cy sets, however.  Two
others I recall offhand are *pyaphaNk- 'mosquito' and *e-p-ye 'I think'.
I seem to recall that there's another *ky in another 'bird' set.

Note, on 'ten':  OP has gdhebdhaN 'ten' in old word lists, but in Dorsey
and later there's only gdhebaN.

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