Daily Archive: April 30, 2021

wík-íkta mákuk as a clue…a time capsule, even

Chinuk Wawa’s terminology for value in trade has puzzled me for a long time…

‘Full’ + Noun = ‘full of Noun’, from Lower Chinookan

The Chinuk Wawa way of saying ‘full of X’ is another structure that we can trace back to Chinookan.

2 generations apart, in 2 dialects

The summary first today: there are special words for that, but only in creolized Chinuk Wawa.