Monthly Archive: March, 2021

‘Sticks of pitch’ (pitch sticks?) vs. ‘pitchwood’

In one phrase of a story told by Victoria Howard, we have a beautiful illustration of the importance of “word order” in Chinuk Wawa.

“Sweet BetseyAnnSpikes” :) (Part 5 of 7)

It’s been weeks since I published the previous installment in this mini-series, but #5 is worth the wait:

Negated Characteristic wik-kəmtəks-

Now that I’ve gone and given you a complete list of expressions that Father St Onge’s 1892 manuscript dictionary shows for the < komtoks- > Habitual “Characteristic” prefix…