George C. Shaw’s useful 1909 book “The Chinook Jargon and How to Use It” has been uploaded in a very clean and readable copy by Oregon State University.
Go, read, print out, learn.
See also my edited version set in text at http://www.rjholton.com/cj/shaw.htm
Mahsie Jeff! I like that there are now a number of versions of most “classic” Chinook Jargon books up online. People can shop around for the one that’s easiest for them to use.
Hwa, haiyu masi ok. Haiyas naika klhosh tumtum pos mesaika mamuk chi Shaw yaka wawabuk, kehwa wext ok buk manaqi skukum kopa alta kol nesaika CW.
Great to see this book in digital form. I remember treasuring it in my hands when I had it out from, get this, the U of Alberta lbrary. Among the authorities Shaw cites, Eells was a (Methodist?) missionary, who translated Biblical passages and hymns into Wawa. I used to have some photocopies, somewhere.
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