HEYOKA (fwd)

Koontz John E John.Koontz at colorado.edu
Fri Mar 17 17:43:30 UTC 2006

Comment from Wayne Leman on the Cheyenne term for Contrary.
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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 20:51:53 -0800
From: Wayne Leman <wayne_leman at sil.org>
To: Koontz John E <John.Koontz at colorado.edu>
Cc: Ives Goddard <goddardi at si.edu>
Subject: Re: HEYOKA (fwd)

John, it's fine to post my response on the Siouan list, as long as it
doesn't come across as my suggesting that there is a certain etymology. I
simply have supplied the Cheyenne data and noted phonetic similarity. I must
leave it for Souianists and people like Ives Goddard, who I will cc on this
message, to try to determine if borrowing seems likely in this case.


On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Wayne Leman wrote:
> Interesting, John. The Cheyenne name for the Contraries is Hohnóhkao'o,
> with the final [o] voiceless, so Heyoka is a fairly close match for
> Frontier-style Spelling. The Contraries have historically been an
> important Cheyenne institution. The individuals are considered sacred.

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