Monthly Archive: October, 2014

So 2 chiefs & a priest travel to Europe, part 6

“…keeps changing direction, always angry, always making noise; gets as white as snow, keeps jumping up and down…” – – and they’re not even talking about The White Man! ūüôā¬† (Previous installment here.)… Continue reading

SO TWO CHIEFS AND A PRIEST TRAVEL TO EUROPE, PART 5

Previous installment here. ¬†Practice reading the Chinook Wawa below–I’ll add a translation when I post our next installment. ¬†Click to “Follow” my blog, and you won’t miss any of the 64 installments! ¬†… Continue reading

So two chiefs and a priest travel to Europe, part 4

Here’s page 4 of the narrative, Chinook first. You still have a chance to post a comment below, with your ideas for an English translation. ¬†As I’ve been doing, I’ll add a translation… Continue reading

So two chiefs and a priest travel to Europe, part 3

(Previous intallment here.) ¬†Again I’m publishing the Chinuk Wawa first, and a translation in a couple days. ¬†Beat me to it with a comment below! Liish <25> Ogyust <04>. <An unexpected Journey.> Wik… Continue reading

So two chiefs and a Catholic priest travel to Europe… (part 2)

(Previous installment here.) ¬† ¬† ¬†<14> Ogyust nsaika kro kopa Liish: <18> son alta nsaika mitlait iakwa. Mitlait <9> lisivik, pi <60> liplit pi ayu wiht brothir kopa ukuk haws. ¬† ¬† ¬†Ukuk… Continue reading

So two chiefs and a Catholic priest travel to Europe… (part 1)

[Edited December 1, 2014 by Dave — Dale McCreery has requested that I add a guide to the probable pronunciation of this Chinook Wawa, so for an illustration of that, I’m adding it… Continue reading

Cayuse French, it’s a thing

This summer I came into grateful possession of Mitford Mathews’ “Dictionary of Americanisms”, where you know I scoured around for Chinook Jargon-related words. ¬†There’s a lot that’s of interest, including the entry for… Continue reading