Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/-xka·ti

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This Proto-Algonquian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Algonquian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same Proto-Algic root as Yurok ʔnechkah, 'ne-chkah (my foot) and Wiyot čkač (leg).

Noun[edit]

*-xka·ti, *-xka·či (plural *-xka·tali)

  1. leg, foot

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term was (and in child languages remains) inalienable; it had to be preceded by a personal prefix such as *ni- (my), *ki- (your (singular)), or *wi- (his or her), as in *nexka·či (my leg or foot).
  • č was an allophone of t before i, for which reason the term could just as well be written as -xka·či.

Descendants[edit]

  • probably Abenaki (m)kôd (leg)
  • Fox: -hkâchi (foot)
  • Miami: nihkaati (my foot)
  • probably Mohegan-Pequot -sit (foot)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Siebert (1975)
  • Goddard (1977)
  • Greenberg (1987)
  • David Costa, The Miami-Illinois Language (ISBN 0803215142, 2003)