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So many Métis words in interior PNW languages (part 5: Saulteau First Nation/Plains Cree)

It should be no surprise that a Plains Cree dialect would carry marks of Métis culture.

The Klamath language preserves Métis influence

Certain words are extremely important in M.A.R. Barker’s 1963 Klamath Dictionary.

AF Chamberlain 1891 “Words of Algonkian Origin” — really Métis — in CW

dret hayuuu masi kʰapa shawash-iliʔi man ya kəmtəks hayu qʰata uk anqati shawash tilixam, Dr David G Lewis PhD (many many thanks to a Grand Ronde person who knows a lot about old-time… Continue reading

Cree influence on Chinuk Wawa?

A smart & interesting question was asked the other day by Luke Etxeberria in the “Chinook Jargon” group on Facebook.

On the source of tutúsh, or, help, I don’t understand Cree grammar!

Tutúsh ‘to nurse/suck; breast(s)/nipple; milk’ in Chinook Jargon is broadly acknowledged to trace back to an Algonquian source, back East.

New discovery: ‘horn spoon’ in Salish < Jargon < French < Indian

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…

Measuring cups

(File under cultural contact.) The conventionalized Salish measurements tended to be for two dimensions. Here’s a hint of 3-D.