Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/wa·kwehsa

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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]

The term resembles Yurok wrgrs (fox), but Goddard rejects the idea that the two terms go back to one Algic root, and describes the Yurok word as a regular derivative of the verb stem wrsry- (be thin)[1] (compare wrsryehl (they (pieces of cloth) are thin).

The term seems to be (*w- + ) *a·kw + *-ehsa.

Noun[edit]

*wa·kwehsa

  1. fox

Related terms[edit]

  • *a·kw (bushy-tailed animal (fox))

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Contributions to Anthropology: Linguistics (1967)
  • William Cowan, Papers of the sixth Algonquian Conference, 1974, page 134
  1. ^ Ives Goddard, Sapir's Comparative Method, in New Perspectives in Language, Culture, and Personality, page 199