Tag Archive: chinook writing

Video: The Chinook Jargon we never knew…but will!

This talk was fun to give! “The Chinook Jargon We Never Knew–But Will“ David Robertson speaks at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, April 3rd, 2013.

Cruisings in the Cascades

Looking through an antiquarian bookseller’s website, I spied a neat-sounding book that was new to me. They wanted a shocking price, but Google Books had it as a free ebook ­čÖé Turns out… Continue reading

A newly invented writing system for Chinook Jargon

A newly invented writing system for Chinook Jargon: It’d been a while since I’d talked much Chinuk Wawa to my kids. Like, since the second-oldest was a toddler. This evening, when she and… Continue reading

Reader poll: how to write in Chinook Jargon?

How to write in Chinook Jargon? Thanks for voting! Share with friends so they can vote too! –David Douglas ROBERTSON–

BC Indigenous people’s Chinuk pipa script: History, analysis and texts

BC Indigenous people’s┬áChinuk pipa┬áscript: History, analysis and texts. This is a paper I gave at the 47th International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages in Cranbrook, BC on August 3rd, 2012. In it,… Continue reading

Oral history: remembering Chinuk pipa shorthand writing

Oral history reminiscences of┬áChinuk pipa (‘Chinook writing’, the endangered writing system associated with Chinook Jargon in southern interior British Columbia. DOCUMENT NAME/INFORMANT: DAVID & CELESTINE┬áJOHNSON #1 INFORMANT’S ADDRESS: ALKALI LAKE RESERVE┬áBRITISH COLUMBIA INTERVIEW… Continue reading