I’m taking the kids to the even farther Northwest corner of America for a week. Back in a week! Leave a comment with your idea of how to say “vacation” in Jargon!! Dave… Continue reading
This is important: today we antedate “Henli” in Chinuk Wawa back to circa 1854 🙂
A short sentence, not of death.
Weirdly good Chinook Jargon for a Spokane, WA, newspaper so late in frontier times…
Chinuk Wawa and people’s names…
Again, from Oregon, wouldn’t you know!
From a pioneer of 1853 who was evidently a lifelong friend of famous “Poet of the Sierras” and fellow Chinooker Joaquin Miller*: a letter home.
In the small portion of this book that I’ve accessed so far, there’s a nice Chinuk Wawa anecdote.
Are you one of the few that have taught themselves to read Chinuk pipa? (The “Chinook writing” shorthand.)
How are hayu- (from háyú ‘much, many’) and hayas(h)- (from háyás(h) ‘big’) alike?