Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/wa·wal(w)i

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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • wa·wi (short form back-formed from the plural)

Etymology[edit]

From the same Proto-Algic root *wa·waʔlewe (egg) as Yurok woolew (roe of several fish)/woorew (roe of one fish), Wiyot wa·'l (salmon roe).

Noun[edit]

*wa·wal(w)i (plural *wa·walwali)

  1. egg

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Siebert (1967)
  • Paul Proulx, A Sketch of Blackfoot Historical Phonology (1989)