how are you?

hoⁿ (hǫ), haⁿ (hą)

what, how, in what manner (RR-Quapaw)

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How are you? 

 

hoⁿ  ni-she  (hǫ ni)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

how, in what manner - you moving, doing that

 

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How are you? 

 

hoⁿ  niⁿ-khe  (hǫ  nįkh)

Speaker - Odestine McWatters

how, in what manner - you sitting, doing that

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • hoⁿ (hǫ), haⁿ (hą) - what, how, in what manner (RR-Quapaw)
  • ha (ha) - what (F) - (Omaha)
  • hau (hau) - what (M) - (Omaha)
  • haⁿ (hą́ą) - how about, so, an exclamation used especially in storytelling (CQ-Osage)
  • ha (haa) - indefinite, many of the question words are indefinites with initial ha (haa) (CQ-Osage)