husband

ni-ka  i-ta  (nkka itt)

man - hers, his, its

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husband, my husband

 

ni-ka  wi-ta  (nkka wtta)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

man - my

 

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Where's your man (your husband)?

 

ni-ka  jhi-ta  ha-ki  niⁿ-khe  (nkka ǰtta hki nįkh)

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

man - your - where - he, she sitting doing that

* di-ta (dtta) - your, yours, alienable (RR-Quapaw)

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • i-ni-ʰka (i-n-k̩a) - her man, her husband (FL-Osage)
  • ni-ʰka i-ʰta (nʰka ʰta), i-ni-ʰka (iinʰka) - her husband, ni-ʰka wi-ʰta (nʰka wʰta), wi-ni-ʰka (winʰka) - my husband, ni-ʰka thi-ʰta (nʰka iʰta), thi-ni-ʰka (inʰka) - your husband (CQ-Osage)

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  • ni-ka (nkka) - man, as opposed to a woman (RR-Quapaw)
  • nu (nu) - man, human male (Omaha/Ponca)
  • ni-ʰka (n-ḳa) - man (FL-Osage)
  • ni-ʰka (nʰka) - man, person, husband (CQ-Osage)
  • ni-ka (nka) - man, human male, husband (Kanza)

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  • i-ta (itt) - his, hers, its, alienable, wi-ta (wtta) - my, mine, alienable, di-ta (dtta) - your, yours, alienable, i-ta-we (ittwe) - their, theirs (RR-Quapaw)
  • wi-wi-ta (wiwta) - my, mine, my own, thi-thi-ta (thithta) - your, yours, your own, thy, thine, thy own, (Omaha/Ponca)
  • i-ʰta (i-ṭ) - his or hers, wi-ʰta (wṭa) - denoting possession, my or mine, thi-ʰta (th-ṭa) - yours, i-ʰta-bi (i-ṭ-bi) - the things that are theirs (FL-Osage)
  • i-ʰta (ʰta) - be his/hers, theirs, belong to him/her, them, wi-ʰta (wʰta) - mine, my, thi-ta (ʰta) - yours, your, sg. or pl. you, be yours, i-ta-pi (ʰtaapi) - their (CQ-Osage)
  • i-ta (it) - his, her, hers, its, theirs, wi-ta (wta) - my, mine, used w/ alienable nouns, yi-ta (yta) - your, yours, used with alienable nouns, (Kanza)