Red River Métis vowels in Chinuk Wawa

There are several ways a linguist can link Métis (and therefore Red River) French with Chinuk Wawa.

1911: Edward R Curtis — Hobbies o’ Mine

Kind of a goofy use of Chinook Jargon words as verbal spice…

John Muir’s somewhat funky Alaskan Chinuk Wawa

An oldie and a goodie —

1908: Reminiscences of Charles A. Splawn

From the “Indian district” of Ellensburg, Washington, mid- to post-frontier times…

Portland dictionary with numerals for accent marks?!

There’s always something new to be found among all those old Chinook Jargon documents…

“Hyas Tyee Tumwater” isn’t traditional: Baseless ideas about CW

Too often, someone publishes an offhand remark, and it gets cited as fact ever after…

1857: California CPE — Chinese coffins

Settlers on the West Coast typically understood Chinese Pidgin English well!

[1859 Victoria]: How I Got into the Government “Blue Book”

Wesleyan Methodist minister Arthur Browning (born 1830) tells a reminiscence of 1859.

Thanks from Dave (2021 and 1897)

I’m thankful to you, my Chinook-loving readers!

BC Chinuk Wawa love song

I’m thankful to my reader Jakob for sending a link to this nice music!