Koontz John E John.Koontz at colorado.edu
Mon Nov 29 02:11:12 UTC 2004

On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, R. Rankin wrote:
> There seem to be Mandan and Biloxi cognates, but, as John says, there
> are interesting irregularities.  *kyetaN seems to be composed of at
> least two and perhaps more morphemes.  It represents a medium-sized hawk
> or falcon (Buteo).  There is another word for the largest hawk, tho', as
> I recall, it too has the rare *ky cluster.

PS *kyetaNhe ~ *kyetuNhe 'hawk'

Ma titaNhe 'hawk'

Da c^hetaN' 'hawk'

OP gdhe'daN 'hawk'
OS letaN'
Ks ledaN'
Qu kde'taN

IO greduN' 'hawk'
Wi kerejuN'(sep) '(Black)hawk'

Bi *kyetoNhi 'duck hawk'

PS *kyaNs^ka' 'hawk'

Da c^haNs^ka' 'large hawk'

OP gdhaNs^ka'
Qu xnaNs^ka'  (kn, not xn, expected)

Bi *kiyaNska' 'marsh hawk'

PMV *rukyaN' 'think'

Da yukc^aN 'to comprehend'

OP i'dhigdhaN 'to decide'

IO iirugraN 'to think'
WI rukaNraN' 'to manage'

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