Currently I live in an area near where Siouan Monacan, Occaneechi and Saponi live/lived and was wondering if their dialect was close to the Ioway, Otoe and Osage since these people were east of the Mississippi. I recall reading something about the Oneota culture that was associated with mound building .
Thank you for this information ! Interesting to read about Siouan - Caddo Language Conference. Also the article at puffin.creighton.edu page of John Boyle. I met him personally some years ago, a meeting I appreciate much.
Post by lancemfoster on Apr 23, 2013 20:49:29 GMT -5
I am an Ioway and am familiar with our language. Ioway and Otoe-Missouria are very closely related to each other, and then to Hochunk/Winnebago. Sort of like American English and British English perhaps. Then next they are related to the languages of the Dhegiha group: Omaha-Ponca, Osage, Kansa/Kaw, and Quapaw. Sort of like Modern English and the English of Chaucer. Probably after that they are related to the Dakota-Nakota-Lakota groups. Sort of like Modern English and Old English. And after that, the groups like Crow, Hidatsa, etc. Sort of like English and German. The eastern Siouans like the Ofo, Tutelo, Monacan, Saponi, Occaneechi, etc. are even more distantly related, maybe like English and Norwegian(?).
welcome here and thanks a lot for your explanation on Siouan Languages and their relation to each other. That gives us some idea about their relationship. By the way, some years ago I met an Iowa man in OK, Reuben Kent. He is kind of famous I think for his flute music. You may know him probably. Was a good talk, also about Language. Is there something like an Ioway-Language Project ? I heard of Osage, Omaha and Winnebago/Hochunk - Projects so far. Thanks.