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wa-zhiⁿ  shi-ke  (wą ke)

 

disposition, will power, personality - bad

Speaker - Maude Supernaw

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wa-zhiⁿ ska (wa-jĭⁿ-skă)

masculine name of the Kwapa Oⁿpaⁿ - gens: White Disposition, Wise.  The csuga or younger brother of Wakanta Kahike or John Medicine (JOD-Quapaw)

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shi-ke (ke)

bad, ugly (RR-Quapaw)

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • wa-zhiⁿ ʰpi-zhi (wa-zhiⁿ-p̣i-zhi) - to be very angry (FL-Osage)
  • wa-zhiⁿ ʰpi-zhi (wą ʰpii) - enraged, mad, angry (CQ-Osage)
  • wa-zhiⁿ pi-zhi (wazhíⁿpizhi) - being hateful, spiteful, literally "bad thoughts", wa-zhiⁿ aⁿ-pi-zhi (wazhíⁿaⁿpizhi) - Im being hateful, wa-zhiⁿ yi-pi-zhi (wazhíⁿyipizhi) - your being hateful, wa-zhiⁿ pi-zhi (wazhíⁿpizhi) - he/she/it is geing hateful, wa-zhiⁿ wa-pi-zhi-be (wazhíⁿwapizhibe) - we are being hateful, wa-zhiⁿ pi-zhi-be (wazhíⁿpizhibe) - you all are being hateful, wa-zhiⁿ pi-zhi-be (wazhíⁿpizhibe) - they are being hateful (Kanza)

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  • wa-zhiⁿ (wazhiⁿ) - will power (Omaha)
  • wa-zhi (wa-zhiⁿ) - own will, volition (FL-Osage)

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  • shi-ke (ke) - bad, ugly, aⁿ-shi-ke (ąke) - I am bad, ugly, di-shi-ke (dike) - you are bad ugly, wa-shi-ke (wke) - we are bad, dual, wa-shi-ka-we (wkawe) - we are bad, plural  (RR-Quapaw)
  • shi-ge (shge) - bad, evil, injury, aⁿ-shi-ge (ąge) - I am bad, yi-shi-ge (yige) - you are bad, wa-shi-ge (wge) - we are bad, dual, wa-shi-ga-be (wgabe) - we are bad, plural (Kanza)