Daily Archive: May 20, 2020

Indian Heaven: more about sáx̣ali-íliʔi

I’ve written recently that sáx̣ali-íliʔi is an old lower Columbia phrase in Chinuk Wawa for highlands, uplands, mountainous territory, uphill, and so on.

Chinuk Wawa isn’t “Nominative-Accusative” nor “Ergative-Absolutive”

This is either a trivial point or a huge one.