scratching the surface

Campbell, R. Joe campbel at
Mon Apr 2 22:49:31 UTC 2012


   I checked Brian Stubbs' _Uto-Aztecan: A Comparative Vocabulary_ and 
couldn't find a /taka/ that was related to "dig".  Maybe someone else 
can look better.


Quoting Michael McCafferty <mmccaffe at>:

> Do you all suppose that in the verb /tataka/, the first ta- is an old
> reduplicative prefix? In other words, do you think the original
> (Proto-Nahuatl?)  form was */taka/?
> Thank you for your thoughts.
> Michael
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