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Shinook and other Native loans to English

A friend on Facebook brought up the subject of how people pronounce the word “Chinook” in English. I gave him more of a response than he was asking for—the perils of conversation with… Continue reading

Sharon Seal guest blogs again: Big John Kitsap & See Oh See Oh

Reader Sharon Seal has contributed more great Chinook Jargon material to share with you all.  These are newspaper articles from Kittitas County, WA.  (Non-Washingtonians: it’s pronounced KITT-ih-tass.) 1) “Big John Kitsap, Kittitas Indian,… Continue reading