Daily Archive: May 26, 2022

1905: “Siwash” camp on Copper River, Alaska

When I posted this on the old CHINOOK listserv in 2008, we had no way to show pictures…

Lower Chehalis stəʔíxʷciɬ and 3 parallels with Chinuk Wawa

I’ve mentioned many times the outsized, but under-researched, role of Lower Chehalis Salish in forming “Chinook Jargon”.

WW2: “Loose Lips Sink Ships” in Jargon

A famous World War 2 slogan, familiar to Americans of a certain age, also showed up in Chinuk Wawa.

1926: Old boys ‘n’ Jargon doggerel/invitation in Rupert

Dusting off the Chinook to reminisce about a fundamental tragedy…