[Ads-l] Injia

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 5 16:38:23 EST 2017


Here's an earlier attestation of palatalized "Indies":

1847 _Hogg's Weekly Instructor_ (Edinburgh) V (March) 46:

Though ye tell sich famous stories
   Of the fortunes to be won,
Fightin' in the distant Ingies
   Underneath the burnin' sun.

JL

On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 3:36 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Many medieval records have been destroyed or "lost."
>
> Until the report of Dante's search for India can be disproven, it remains
> a fact.
>
> JL
>
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 8:01 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I.e. we can blame creation of the tabu word <injun> on Christobal Colombo,
>> who was sailing for <Inja>, and who mislabeled the aborigines he first
>> encountered. ADSL is like playing telephone.
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