Tag Archive: upper chehalis

LINGUISTIC ARCHAEOLOGY REVEALS FUR-TRADE PATTERNS!!!!

It’s a 4-banger!!!!  (Bang=exclamation point, in typesetter lingo.) I put it in capitals to make it seem like headline news.  You’ve got to compete with CNN and Fox News these days. Really, what… Continue reading

Things you never thought of when you were thinking of England

I mentioned that you find the coolest, un-indexed Chinook Jargon words scattered through all sorts of other materials.  Those words can tell you a lot of surprising stories about how CJ was being… Continue reading

Trains (not planes or automobiles) in Upper Chehalis

I was trying to figure out a long, complicated and obscure Lower Chehalis word by comparisons with nearby languages when I came upon a Chinook Jargon loan into Upper Chehalis Salish. M. Dale… Continue reading

Coyote, Mink, Louse, PUNS

When you listen to the traditional stories, you get to reach your own conclusions.  What do you think of mine? Here are some words for ‘louse’ in Salish languages of Chinook Jargon’s homeland,… Continue reading