hello, greeting

ha-we (haw)

 

hello

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

   
  Speaker - Odestine McWatters

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ha-we (haw)

hello, greeting (RR-Quapaw)

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Hello, shake hands.

 

naⁿ-pe  o-di-zhoⁿ-zhoⁿ, ha-we  (nąp dió̜ǫ, haw)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

hand - shake - hello

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • ha-we (haw) - hello, greeting (RR-Quapaw)
  • a-ho (ah) - hello, male (Omaha)
  • ha-we (ha-w) - to greet, ha-ve (ha-v) - female, to greet (FL-Osage)
  • ha-we (haw) - hello, female speakers may say either ha-we (haw) or ha-ve (hav/havu), where v is a sound between English v and a semivoiced w, this word is the one place such a sound occurs in Osage (CQ-Osage)
  • ha-we (haw) - hello, female speaking (Kanza)
  • ho (ho) - hello, male speech (Kanza)