Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/e·hsa

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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]

Noun[edit]

*e·hsa

  1. shell; mollusc/mollusk

Descendants[edit]

  • Central Algonquian:
    • Cree: êsa / ᐁᓴ (clam shell, sea shell)
    • Ojibwe: es (clam; shell)
    • Fox: êthîha (shell; shellfish)
    • Miami: eehsa
  • Eastern Algonquian:
    • Mohegan-Pequot: ayáhs (seashell, shell)
    • Unami: èhës (clam; clamshell)

References[edit]

  • David Costa, The Miami-Illinois Language (ISBN 0803215142, 2003)
  • Howard Berman, A Restriction on the Shape of Proto-Algonquian Nouns, in the International Journal of American Linguistics, volume 58, number 3 (July 1992), pages 321-323