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 and a priest go to Europe, part 43

(Previous installment here.) “…several boys stared at Louis and at Celestin [Chilliheetza]. I told one boy, “We want to take six boys to our country, very far away, and herd cattle there.  Would you like to… 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

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 40

Meet the Le Jeunes!  Leun gant sili eo ma dourruzer! (Previous installment here.)      Pi ukuk iaka iskom naika kopa iaka haws, iaka nim Marian.     And the one who took… Continue reading

Seasons greetings 2014 from Robertson ye Linguist!

Seasons greetings 2014 from Robertson ye Linguist! Art by the talented Matthew Waite.

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 39

(Previous installment here.)  Today, Father Le Jeune introduces Chiefs Chilliheetza and Louis to his hometown in Brittany… Alta naika wawa kanamokst klaska, pi iaka chako drit tlus klaska Then I spoke with them,… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, part 38

(Previous LONG installment here. Only 1-page installments [27 of them] from here on out!)      Kopa ukuk styuil haws, nsaika nanich iht ol man liplit     At this church, we met… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, parts 15-37

I’m challenging myself to get the full 64 pages put up online before the holidays, so you’ll have plenty of reading material to practice with. — Dave (Previous installment here, with English translation… Continue reading

So 2 chiefs & a priest go to Europe, parts 13-14

This priest…had a strong strap for carrying his belongings when he was traveling by foot, and he carried those heavy things with his [fore]head like the Thompson Indians used to when they packed… Continue reading