A Proto-Siouan nominal number suffix *-ka?
Carlo Pertica
December 2022

This paper aims to propose a new interpretation of the *-ka ending detectable in many Proto-Siouan reconstructed nouns. Through the semantic analysis of its recurrences (in zoonyms, kinship terms and mass object nouns) we will propose, by the comparison with a potential typological parallel, an original number marking value of this suffix.
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keywords: historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, siouan languages, lakota, indigenous languages, number, morphology
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