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ERIC Number: ED342266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 6
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A Relic of Proto-Siouan *ro/no "one" in Mississippi Valley Siouan.
Rankin, Robert L.
Proto-Siouan "one" is reconstructed in two versions from two separate cognate sets, both of which are defective in that each has been entirely lacking from one or another of the major Siouan subgroups. One of the sets for "one" is found in Mississippi Valley Siouan, and it contains the same root as the indefinite article that is found in the same subgroup. Mississippi Valley Siouan, in Quapaw, also provides confirming evidence for the older of the two reconstructible words for "one," which had been found only in Ohio Valley (Southeastern) Siouan with a probable cognate in Hidatsa. This discovery adds substance to the cognate set from which the proto form was posited. The Mississippi Valley Siouan subgroup is the connecting link between the two subgroups in which "nq-" is otherwise attested. "Nq-" also has cognates in the more distantly related Catawba. Contains 16 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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