Osage I: Phonemes and Historical Phonology

  title={Osage I: Phonemes and Historical Phonology},
  author={Hans Walter Wolff},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={63 - 68}
  • H. Wolff
  • Published 1 April 1952
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
0. According to information elicited from several informants by the 'ask the informant method'2 speakers of Osage consider Kansa completely intelligible, though somewhat 'faster' than Osage; Omaha and Ponca barely intelligible but containing a small percentage of 'Osage' words; Quapaw completely unintelligible and 'very different'. No information was obtained by this method concerning dialect differences within Osage3, but certain differences in the responses elic- 
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