'snake' and 'god' terms. -- correction

Rankin, Robert L rankin at ku.edu
Thu Aug 24 21:43:28 UTC 2006

Sorry, make that reconstruction *hu:te with an accented 1st syllable.  I was going by the reanalyzed Dhegiha form.  In the CSD we suggested that the Catawba form cited by Blair suggests a compound of *hu:re 'stem' and 'root'.  


> Udi is the normal BI reflex of common Siouan *hute' 'base, stump, etc.'  I don't know where the t- is coming from in the alternate form.  Haas (1968) as well as Dorsey had sporadic voicing of intervocalic stops in Biloxi.  [b, d, g] are therefore often variants of /p, t, k/, but [d] is ALSO the regular outcome of proto-Siouan *r in Biloxi, which accounts for why there are so many d's but so few b's and g's.

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