Grand Ronde dictionary coming soon Chinuk Wawa / kakwa nsayka ulman-tilixam laska munk-kemteks nsayka / As Our Elders Teach Us to Speak It [Paperback] The Chinuk Wawa Dictionary Project *** Update: It’s out! It’s… Continue reading
Traditional winter house explained By Katherine Mortimer – Vernon Morning Star Published: December 28, 2011 1:00 AM Eric Mitchell admits he has a pet peeve about the word kekuli. As supervisor of the Okanagan Indian Band’s… Continue reading
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.
Kowrach, Edward J. 1992. “Mie. Charles Pandosy, O.M.I.: A missionary of the Northwest.” Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon. Kowrach was a priest (which order?) who lived in Veradale–the Spokane Valley–in Washington state. I was… Continue reading
Press coverage of independent Chinuk Wawa revitalization: Read about ‘Urban Scout’.
An apparently older version of the 1pl form [of ‘independent pronoun’] survives in a religious song: /nmimeł. [Otherwise /nmimł] — Thompson, Laurence C. and M. Terry Thompson. 1992. The Thompson language. Missoula, MT:… Continue reading
Jackson, Helen (H.H.). 1886. Glimpses of three coasts. Boston: Roberts Brothers. [This is a travel book, the sections being I. California and Oregon, II. Scotland and England and III. Norway, Denmark and Germany.–DDR]… Continue reading
Cochran, Barbara F. 2011. Seven frontier women and the founding of Spokane Falls. Spokane, WA: Tornado Creek Publications. [Written 1986 or 1987, just before the author’s death.–DDR] page 8: (in chapter I about… Continue reading
See my previous post for the bibliographic info on this one. Picking up where I left off: – page 57, about Spring Street: “The first families had to lolo chuck (carry water) from… Continue reading
Here’s a new blog. Chinook Jargon is what I’m actively working on at the moment. (It’s called Chinuk Wawa in the language.) I used to run the CHINOOK listserv–which remains a great research… Continue reading