Recommended: “Chinuk Wawa Phrase of the Week” videos
I always try to respond to my readers’ requests…
…So, hayu masi to those of you who have asked for pointers to more multimedia Chinuk Wawa!
Because of you, I’ve done some looking around, and I want to share my absolute favorite place to spend an online hour:
Chinuk Wawa Phrase of the Week, at the Lane Community College website. That’s one of the colleges where the language has been taught, and taught really well.
These “phrases” are actually full sentences translated from the good ideas of various Native intellectuals. They’re in highly fluent Grand Ronde Chinuk Wawa, and the audio gives you a very fine example of the pronunciation.
Here’s my veeeeeery favorite example of all that 🙂
qʰáta máyka tə́mtəm?
At the time I’m writing this, there are 30 Chinuk Wawa Phrases of the Week uploaded. Go, enjoy, learn a lot of excellent Jargon.