Category Archive: Chinook Jargon

So 2 chiefs and a priest go to Europe, part 51

(Previous installment here.) “We saw a big stone building, called the Coliseum” Ukuk Shinova tawn iaka <151> kilomitir saia kopa Vintimil. <x> Mokst This Genoa town is 151 kilometres away from Ventimiglia. For… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs + a priest go to Europe: part 50

(Previous installment here.)   solt shok. Drit aias tlus tawn ukuk Marsiii tawn, mitlait ayu aias ocean. It’s a really beautiful town, this Marseille town; there are lots of tlus styuil haws; pi… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs + a priest go to Europe, pt. 49

(Previous installment here.) …kanawi kah kopa windo, pi kopa laport, pi kopa tintin haws, ukuk …everywhere from the windows, and from the doors, and from the belfries, these styuil haws chako patl kopa… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 48

“Celestin [Chillihitzia] didn’t come with us from our rock shelter; he was afraid of getting wet. He wound up getting lost…” (Previous installment here.)      Mitlait iliktrik cikcik pus klatwa sahali ukuk… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 47

(Previous installment here.)  17 more to go!  “…a good white man helped us with the prayers he said while we were in the water…” …nsaika gitop, pi nsaika aiak klatwa kopa styuil haws,… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & priest go to Europe, part 46

(Previous installment here.) <45000> iaka tilikom; pi <Vannes, 23000>; pi ukuk …it has 45,000 people; and Vannes, [with] 23,000; and this  Nant tawn, drit aias tawn, <133000> tilikom. Iawa nsaika Nantes town is… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 45

(Previous installment here.)      <Augan. x Malansac. x Nantes.>      Iawa naika mokst sistirs kilapai kopa klaska ilihi, pi nsaika     Then my two sisters went back to their hometown,… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 44

(Previous installment here.) …the porter held out his hand for a tip, and Chief Louis shook it… …drit ayu lotil mitlait kopa ukuk styuil haws, pi drit aias tlus …there were many altars… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 42

(Previous installment here.) Two spiritual practices…      Pi klaska tlap tanas ihi: klaska wawa: Nsaika     But they [chiefs Louis & Celestin/Chilliheetza] had a bit of a laugh; they said, “We … Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 41

(Previous installment here.) Meet yet more Le Jeunes!   “…and [my nephews] Louis, and Pierre, both of these now know Chinook writing…” Iawa naika tlap mokst naika sistirs: iht iaka nim Oliv, <45>… Continue reading