man

 

ni-ka  (nkka)

 
man Speaker - Mary Lane Redeagle
 

 

 

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

 

 

 

Speaker - Louis Quapaw

 

 

 

Speaker - Odestine McWatters

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white man

 
wa-jhi-ni  ni-ka  (waǰni nkka) Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore
white people - man  

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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

  • 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)