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The Mazamas

Today I’m just reproducing the closing paragraph of a published invitation (otherwise in English) from the Pacific Northwest’s legendary mountaineering club, The Mazamas. (They still exist.)

Who Will Be Here

A genre of Chinuk Wawa literacy that we’re building quite the file of: the invitation (and the RSVP)…

Port Townsend wears the bell

“Chenook”, they used to say, rhyming it with “ye duke”.

California CPE: Gossip of railwaymen

From time to time I share bits of other “contact languages” besides Chinook Jargon, to help illustrate that these are typically used in “street” situations.

“Ancotty” as a loanword into regional English

It can’t be a coincidence that post-frontier Pacific Northwest settler society, preoccupied with building up the mythic greatness of its earliest arrivals, borrowed Chinuk Wawa’s word for “old times” into English… 

Joe Kuhn’s picnic

Another Chinuk Wawa document that we need to find…and a good light summer read!

I learned Chinook Jargon in 15 minutes

…claimed the colorful, eccentric, famous rich man after whom Jules Verne may or may not have modeled his protagonist Phileas Fogg!

Acres of clams?

Itʹs funny how you find more Chinuk Wawa in Pacific Northwest newspapers after the frontier period than during it…

Bring out the wapsina! When the Redmen come to town, you go full Chinook Jargon

Does sex sell dry goods to Red Men? 

Baker is wide open!

A Chinuk Wawa item that we ought to be searching for in a Baker City, Oregon, museum…