Daily Archive: August 30, 2020

Found: the Quasi-Passive, also in 1st-person plural

I’ve pointed out many times that the closest thing Chinuk Wawa has to a “passive voice”, parallel to English “I really got cheated”, is to literally say “they did it”.

1907: Suggested carnival names

“Snuggestions” (!) for the name of a post-frontier Walla Walla carnival’s “main street” included several in Chinuk Wawa…