dark color, indistinct black

 

sha  (a)

dark, indistinct black (RR-Quapaw)

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ma-kaⁿ  sha  (makką́ a)  

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

medicine - dark   

Speaker - Anna Beaver

   

Speaker - Mary Lane  Redeagle

   

Speaker - Odestine McWatters

 

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

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African American, negro  
i-shta-xi  sha  (itxi )  
Frenchman, Whiteman - dark Speaker - Maude Supernaw

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oak, black oak, black tree  

zhaⁿ  sha  (ą  )

 

tree - dark

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

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mole, as on the skin  

wa-sha (wa)

 

that which is dark, black

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • sha (a) - dark, indistinct black (RR-Quapaw)
  • sha-be (shbe) - dark (Omaha/Ponca)
  • sha-be (shá-be) - dark in color (FL-Osage)
  • sha-pe (ápe) - dark in color, shaded, darkened (CQ-Osage)
  • sha-be (shábe) - dark, shadowy, distant black, brown (Kanza)