Rankin, Robert L rankin at ku.edu
Mon Aug 28 04:15:54 UTC 2006

The term and its sound correspondences are regular and reconstructible in Algonquian.  The sound correspondences are not regular in Siouan, the term only occurs in a small, geographically restricted group of Siouan languages.  It contains phonological sequences that are generally inadmissible within Siouan.
> In this light, exactly what is the reason for supposing that the 'squash' term passed from Algonquian to Siouan (or vice versa)?


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