When you listen to the traditional stories, you get to reach your own conclusions. What do you think of mine? Here are some words for ‘louse’ in Salish languages of Chinook Jargon’s homeland,… Continue reading
Among the varied Chinuk Wawa expressions for a ‘skunk’,* George Gibbs 1863:39 informs us of < piu-piu >.
A Spokane newspaper article indirectly leads us to two new discoveries about Chinuk Wawa!
Father Louis-Napoléon St. Onge’s big 1892 manuscript dictionary of Chinuk Wawa from the lower Columbia River region has a word that has nagged at my brain for a long time…
There’s a word for that. Devoted readers may realize that this blog has so far only touched on one of the biggest issues in Pacific Northwest history: smallpox.
This is important: today we antedate “Henli” in Chinuk Wawa back to circa 1854 🙂
A wonderful article at The Davenport Project blog is fun reading, with the added value of bringing us rare quoted Chinuk Wawa from the Palouse region of southeast Washington and north Idaho.
Wrapping things up:
Rats! This may be a tangle of coincidences, I’m not sure…
My readers succeeded when I challenged them. Now savor the rewards we’ve reeled in.