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What’s known & unknown about “Nootka Jargon”?

“Nootka Jargon” is the only widely recognized name for the Nuu膷aan’u艂 pidgin, in the linguistic and historical literature.

“Chako” may be a Nootka Jargon compound, & Chinookan

The unavoidable Chinuk Wawa word “chako” (cha虂ku) is typically explained as having come to us originally from Nuuchahnulth (“NCN”, of Vancouver Island, Canada)…but it may have as many as three sources.聽

Nootka Jargon verb+verb compounds => Chinuk Wawa?

Quite a number of basic, very old Chinuk Wawa words that we know came from “Nootka Jargon” nonetheless have remained hard to find exact etymologies for.

Nootka Jargon in Haida territory

Regarding the mists of pre-Chinuk Wawa history, we can just make out that a couple of earlier pidgin languages entered the DNA of our Jargon…

Earliest use of phrase ‘Nootka Jargon’?

Thank you, Google Books. This 1890 find may be one of the earliest uses of the phrase ‘Nootka Jargon’. It’s also interesting for what it says about Chinuk Wawa.    

More about General Pickett & a Jargon “Lord’s Prayer”

“Pickett and His Men” is a popular biography by [Mrs.] Lasalle Corbell Pickett (2nd edition; Atlanta, GA: The Foote & Davies Company) of her husband, Confederate States of America General George — one… Continue reading

Is ‘dance’ in Jargon ONLY from English?

Nothing earth-shaking here 馃檪

HMCS Nootka

In the Canadian uniformed services, you sometimes find mottos in Chinuk Wawa… …Here’s yet another for our collection. Quoting from Wikipedia: HMCS Nootka was a Tribal-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian… Continue reading

Q史i路q史i路di膷膷aqa: The Jargon in Makah

Here is another Indigenous language of the northern coastal regions that preserves quite a bit of good Chinuk Wawa…

Dr. John Scouler使s journal & the expansion of Jargon beyond the lower Columbia

Often when we’re researching a language via historical documents, it’s not just lists of words that are helpful…