lack, lacking, none

 

ni-ke (nik)

none, to have, be lacking (RR-Quapaw)

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The dog didn't have no ear.  

shoⁿ-ke  naⁿ-ta  ni-ke  niⁿ-khe  (ó̜ke nątt nik nįkh)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

dog - ear - none - he, she sitting, doing that

 

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Little boy ain't got no milk.  

she-to  zhi-ka  ma-ze-ni  ni-ke  niⁿ  (tto ka mazni nik nį)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

boy - little - breast - water - none - he/she moving, doing that

 

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There ain't no milk.  

ma-ze-ni  ni-ke  (mazni nik)

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

breast - water - none

 

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There is none.  

ni-ke  hi  (nik h)

Speaker - Odestine McWatters

none - arrive, reach there, have been or iⁿ (į) - declarative particle, female speech

 

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I'm going to tell you something, I only have three boys still alive, I have already lost a boy and a girl.

 

o-wi-ki  ta  miⁿ-khe  she-to  da-bniⁿ  aⁿ-ki-shte, uh,  she-mi  she-to  aⁿ-niⁿ-ke

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

(owikki tta mįkh tto dbnį ̨kit, uh, semi tto ąnke)

 

I'm going to tell you - boy - three - I have my own remaining - boy - girl - I'm have none

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • ni-ke (nik) - none, to have, be lacking, aⁿ-ni-ke (ąnke) - I have none, lacking, di-ni-ke (dinke) - you have none, lacking (RR-Quapaw)
  • wa-ni-ke-hi-we (wank͓ehiwe) - we have none at all (JOD-Quapaw)
  • ni-ge i (ni-ge-i) - there is none (LH-Quapaw)
  • thiⁿ-ge (thiⁿg) - lack, to lack, to not have, there is none, aⁿ-thiⁿ-ge (aⁿige) - I am lacking, I have none, thi-thiⁿ-ge (iige) - you are lacking, you have none, wa-thiⁿ-ga i (waigai) - we are lacking, we have none (Omaha/Ponca)
  • thiⁿ-ge (thiⁿ′-ge) - (Omaha same) to have none, nothing, da-doⁿ oⁿ-thiⁿ-ge (d-doⁿ oⁿ-thiⁿ-ge) - I have nothing, da-doⁿ thi-thiⁿ-ge (d-doⁿ thi-thiⁿ-ge) - you have nothing, da-doⁿ wa-thiⁿ-ga i (d-doⁿ wa-thiⁿ-ga i) - we have nothing (FL-Osage)
  • thiⁿ-ke (įįk), iⁿ-ke (įįk) - lack a thing, be devoid of, be lacking, not have something any longer, have nothing, aⁿ-thiⁿ-ke (ą̨įke) - I lack it, thi-thiⁿ-ke (įįke) - you have none, wa-thiⁿ-ke (wąįke) - we lack it, we [two or more] dont have any (CQ-Osage)
  • thiⁿ-ke (įk), iⁿ-ke (įk) - be none, be gone, absent, extinct, nonexistent, lacking, pass away, vanish, not, not at all (CQ-Osage)
  • yiⁿ-ge (yⁿg) - lack, none, be none, be without, aⁿ-yiⁿ-ge (aⁿyⁿge) - I lack, have none, yi-yiⁿ-ge (yiyⁿge) - you lack, have none, yiⁿ-ge (yⁿg) - he/she/it lack, have none, wa-yiⁿ-ga-be (wayⁿgabe) - we lack, have none, yi-yiⁿ-ga-be (yiyⁿgabe) - you all lack, have none, yiⁿ-ga-be (yⁿgbe) - they lack, have none (Kanza)