Monthly Archive: September, 2021

1852: Acrolectal California CPE

I think there are typographical errors in this quotation…

More of Fred Mock’s Idaho Chinook Jargon

Many thanks to reader Jeff Wade of Idahistory Tours for this one!

Native people’s voices in “Kamloops Wawa” (Part 2: silent “IT” in an ad)

A entrepreneurial man writes from a Nɬeʔképmx village to offer salmon for sale…

JP Harrington’s letters in Grand Ronde-ish Chinuk Wawa (part 1 of 2)

Just a 2-part miniseries on the CW of renowned linguistic researcher JP Harrington.

Circa 1852: A “Pioneer Experience” to back-translate

This happened on an Oregon Settler homestead claim near Cape Horn, below the Cascades of the Columbia River.

There is only one Negative prefix in CW…but it’s attached to a cool fossil

Thinking this over —

Kamloops Wawa humour (part 2: the soupy newspaper)

Like most of the jokes in Kamloops Wawa, this one’s pretty mild & family-friendly.

1881: Jack’s Chinuk Wawa letter

Quileute tribal members (image credit: Peninsula Daily News) Jack’s letter, 1881 as published by Dr. Barbara P. Harris in 1984 revisited by David Douglas Robertson PhD & the Snass Sessions class on August 14,… Continue reading

Listen to “SÁMETL” in CW

Now you can read along and listen to “SÁMEL“…

1792: Moziño, “Noticias de Nutka”, the first clear “Nootka” pidgin (part 2 of 2)

[Continuing from Part 1, yesterday.] Mociño goes on with his description of the local language; on page 53 he notes, …I observed that with some small variations they [verbs] could be turned into… Continue reading