Tag Archive: Chinuk pipa

The end of the mystery of Dr Thomas Sanderson Bulmer

Dr. Thos. S. Bulmer looms large in history of Chinook Jargon, if we’re to be impressed with his voluminous entries in the landmark Bibliography of the Chinookan languages that James Constantine Pilling published through the… Continue reading

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.

Brought to you by the letter O (in shorthand)

(Update 05/07/2013:  See below for edits showing my interpretation of the CJ here. — Dave) The first issue of the legendary Chinook Jargon missionary newspaper Kamloops Wawa has been shown in a lot of articles… Continue reading

Bull teams and steam engines

(Edited 06/08/2016, to correct the year from 1897 to 1896.) This is the colophon of the Kamloops Wawa  newspaper, from the first issue that ran it.  That’d be November 1897, top of page 1.… Continue reading

Omniglot.com

Do check out Omniglot.com. It’s an extensive collection of the world’s writing systems. There’s something fascinating and eye-opening about seeing the many ways humans have invented to write their languages. I’ll have a… Continue reading

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

BC Indigenous people’s Chinuk pipa script: 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 Chinuk pipa (‘Chinook writing’, the endangered writing system associated with Chinook Jargon in southern interior British Columbia. DOCUMENT NAME/INFORMANT: DAVID & CELESTINE JOHNSON #1 INFORMANT’S ADDRESS: ALKALI LAKE RESERVE BRITISH COLUMBIA INTERVIEW… Continue reading

The Story of a Stump

“The Story of a Stump.”  Can you read it? First page: Page 2: Found by a miracle, in Google Books.  (“Forest and Stream” magazine, December 5, 1903, pages 438-439, by HG Dulog.) It’s… Continue reading

You can download my dissertation on Chinook Jargon

If you’re interested in Chinook Jargon, you can download the dissertation I just defended in the University of Victoria’s department of linguistics: “Kamloops Chinuk Wawa, Chinuk pipa, and the vitality of pidgins“ It’s… Continue reading

Coming soon: a Chinook shorthand font?

This document is technical and over my head… Proposal to include Duployan script and Shorthand Format Controls in Unicode/ISO-10646 file:///C|/Users/vanisaac/Desktop/WG2_Duployan/WG2Duployan.html[2010-09-29 23:59:37] Document # N3895r Title: Proposal to include Duployan script and Shorthand Format… Continue reading