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Eyak & Chinuk Wawa

Another in my surveys of Chinuk Wawa’s traces in Pacific Northwest tribal languages — this time in Alaska’s Eyak language — turns up the usual fascinating discoveries 🙂

Shoalwater Bay stories, Part 2

Today: Acelan’s Story. It’s quite possibly a true newly discovered wrinkle in an old story. 

Weird Jargon & shamans in Alaska

The above drawing by Heywood Walter Seton-Karr (1859-1938) as a member of the New York Times Alaska Expedition is the only substantial piece of Chinuk Wawa in his memoir…

AUDIO

It’s historically been hard to find audio recordings of Chinook Jargon/Chinuk Wawa. But they’re really useful when you do get to hear them! So I’ll keep an expanding list of links here to… Continue reading

Andy Brown sings a Chinook Jargon drinking song

At the Alaska Native Language Center online archives site, you can listen as “Andy Brown sings a Chinook Jargon drinking song.” In the 1975 Ahtna Noun Dictionary by Mildred Buck and James Kari, Andy… Continue reading