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I’m cuckoo for ko-ko!

Shimmy shimmy ko-ko pop! Fun fun thoughts about reduplication today.

Digging into púlali

The origins of Chinuk Wawa púlali ‘dust; powder’ have been argued over for quite some time.

Stress on French words in Jargon

Word stress in Chinuk Wawa is pretty predictable…with a big exception.

Calling dogs & calling someone a dog

In honor of our poor dogs, who have to put up with us being home all the time nowadays!

Lower Chehalis ‘beads’ & Chinuk Wawa?

Stringing together a couple of speculations here…

Still more about Pickett & Jargon discoveries

First, you have Archie Binns.

What else is ENDOGENOUS to Chinuk Wawa?

This short note invites you to make suggestions to me…

Sacramento CPE: A Chinese vegetable vender

Let’s take a break to celebrate that other West Coast pidgin language…

Talking BS: p’áƛ̓aƛ̓ and “cultus”

In the 1994 Lushootseed Salish dictionary by Bates, Hess, & Hilbert, there’s a root p’áƛ’- (bound) ‘of no importance’

“The Passion Play in America”

During the zenith of Chinook Writing in British Columbia, an American Catholic magazine ran a lavish feature on the “Passion Play” that was staged in Chinuk Wawa there.