girl, pretty girl

she-mi  ho-taⁿ  hi  (mi httą hi)      

girl - good, pretty - very

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

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she-mi (mi)

girl, not yet reached puberty (RR-Quapaw)

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ho-taⁿ (httą)

good (RR-Quapaw)

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hi (hi)

very; with numerals: just, only (RR-Quapaw)

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • she-mi (mi) - girl, not yet reached puberty (RR-Quapaw)
  • she-mi zhi-ka (mika) - baby girl (RR-Quapaw)
  • she-miⁿ zhiⁿ-zhiⁿ-ga (shmiⁿzhiⁿzhⁿga) - young woman, maiden, girl, young women, maidens, of various sizes (Omaha/Ponca)
  • shi-mi zhiⁿ-ga (sh-mi-zhiⁿ-ga) - a baby girl, a damsel, a maiden, a lassie (FL-Osage)
  • shiⁿ-miⁿ zhiⁿ (̜mįį) - girl, baby girl, girlfriend (CQ-Osage)
  • shi-miⁿ hiⁿ-ga (shmiⁿhⁿga) - girl, young woman (Kanza)

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  • ho-taⁿ (httą) - good, aⁿ-ho-taⁿ (ąhttą) - Im good, di-ho-taⁿ (dihttą) - your good (RR-Quapaw)
  • u-daⁿ (daⁿ) - good, to be good, aⁿ-u-daⁿ (aⁿúdaⁿ) - I am good, thi-u-daⁿ (iúdaⁿ) - you are good, wa-u-daⁿ i (waúdaⁿi) - we are good (Omaha/Ponca)

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  • doⁿ-he (doⁿ-h) - decent, clean, of good character, generous (FL-Osage)
  • taⁿ-he (tąh) - be well, be wonderful (CQ-Osage)
  • doⁿ-he (doⁿh) - well, good, excellent, fine (Kanza)

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  • hi (hi) - very; with numerals: just, only (RR-Quapaw)