Also a Chinookan etymology for tunús (and ‘9’?)

…Plus new news about Chinookan diminutives and Franz Boas’s level of fluency in Chinuk Wawa.

Sacramento CPE: A California scandal

As usual, no translation is given for a newspaper quotation of West Coast Chinese Pidgin English.

1847 Sir George Simpson, “An Overland Journey round the World…1841 and 1842”

Thanks to my colleague, professor Peter Bakker, for an email pointing out an interesting book that a major fur-trade personality published while on active duty…

Purposes & dialect differences

Whether there are dialects in Chinook Jargon used to be an actively debated question…

How is YOUR name written in Chinuk Pipa?

I’m about to start giving lessons in the Chinook Jargon’s own unique alphabet, Chinuk Pipa.

1904: Remembered 1872 Lushootseed Chinuk Wawa

Thanks a bunch to devoted Chinuk Wawa student Sequoia Edwards for sharing a wonderful find!

Lumping splitting words…

Franz Boas’s very fine “Chinook: An Illustrative Sketch” (1910) includes his student Edward Sapir’s summary…

wík mánaqi, & a new layer of Canadian heritage?

A Grand Ronde expression…

1953: Siwash Social at Seattle U.

Waaaay past frontier times, a Seattle University (well, *the* Seattle University) kept Chinuk Wawa alive as a campus tradition.

Mamuk is a killer?

Add this to our collection of awful translations of Chinook Jargon.