How many hearts? Ain’t no doubt.

Herewith, learn how the number of hearts ascribed to you in Chinook Jargon reveals your faith status.

many hearts

If you have blood coursing through your aorta yet, you will find this thrilling — and chillingly doubt-inspiring — at least as to my seriousness.

But I’m like a heart attack. Clear!

ONE! ONE HEART! HAHAHAHAAAA!

…kopit iht iaka tomtom, pus iaka tlus
styuil kopa ukuk ilihi pi iaka tolo sahali ilihi.

…she has only one thought, to
pray well on this earth.

[I.e. she has no doubt about what to do.]
(Kamloops Wawa #212, December 1904, page 42)

TWO! TWO HEARTS! AHHAAHAHAHAAA!

…ayu shako
mamuk nawitka pi ayu shako mokst klaska tomtom.

…many came
to believe but many came to doubt.

[Literally “came to be two, their minds”.]
(Kamloops Wawa #104, 12 November 1893, page 183)

MANY! MANY HEARTS! BWAAHAAHAA!

Chi Mari kolan ukuk
wawa, chako ayu iaka tomtom

Once Mary heard these
words, she became very doubtful

[Literally “came to be many, her mind”.]
(Kamloops Wawa #117, June 1894, page 104)

If I find an occurrence of “three hearts”, I’ll duly report.

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