Babel and geoduck

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 7 20:58:20 UTC 2002

At 12:33 PM -0800 11/7/02, A. Maberry wrote:
>And, I have no idea why geoduck is spelled the way it is and is pronounced
>gooey-duck. There are certainly a number of American Indian names in
>Washington and Oregon where the spelling doesn't reflect the pronunciation
>at all.
>Larry Horn mentioned that a dictionary (I don't recall which one)


>the word as Salish. I've also seen references that it was originally a
>Nisqually word, and that it originated in Chinook jargon.

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