[Algonquiana] Proto-Algonquian dictionary now available online

MONICA MACAULAY mmacaula at wisc.edu
Fri Mar 23 10:49:41 EDT 2018


Gretchen, Hunter Lockwood and I are playing around with the idea of something similar but more expanded. But it’s still pie in the sky.

- Monica

On Mar 23, 2018, at 9:02 AM, McCafferty, Michael L. <mmccaffe at indiana.edu<mailto:mmccaffe at indiana.edu>> wrote:

1993. Not 1983.



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That's why I was hoping someone else had done it or was planning on doing it!

I'll point people to Goddard and Costa for more comparative reconstruction in the blog post though.

Thanks,
Gretchen

2018-03-23 9:41 GMT-04:00 McCafferty, Michael L. <mmccaffe at indiana.edu<mailto:mmccaffe at indiana.edu><mailto:mmccaffe at indiana.edu>>:
Hi, Gretchen,

This is Hewson's book from 1983. It's frozen in this form. I believe there are some minor reconstruction problems in it, and perhaps at some point someone will chime in.

Certainly cognates other than the ones Hewson lists exist. However, tracking them down can be tedious. Articles by Ives Goddard and David J. Costa are good places to look for other reconstructed PA forms and cognates.

Best regards,

Michael

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Looks fantastic! Very straightforward, fast, and easy to use, and it's wonderful to see the paper dictionary readily available online. I'll make a blog post about it so it reaches people beyond this list.

From browsing around a bit, it seems like most (all?) of the cognates are from Cree, Menominee, Fox, and Ojibwe. Are there plans to add other modern Algonquian languages, or is that beyond the scope of this project? I don't remember which cognates Hewson listed so I'm not sure how big a task that would be.

2018-03-22 8:10 GMT-04:00 McCafferty, Michael L. <mmccaffe at indiana.edu<mailto:mmccaffe at indiana.edu><mailto:mmccaffe at indiana.edu><mailto:mmccaffe at indiana.edu<mailto:mmccaffe at indiana.edu>>>:


The consonant cluster written *çk in Hewson, as in *meçkwikwana and *meçkwitempe˙wa,  has been changed to *rk (Ives Goddard, personal communication, January 2, 2004).

Michael McCafferty
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John Hewson’s  Proto-Algonquian dictionary is now available online at: https://protoalgonquian.atlas-ling.ca<https://protoalgonquian.atlas-ling.ca/>

This dictionary was initially published as a book in 1993. Typos and other minor errors in the database were corrected between 2015 and 2017 with the author to prepare this online version.
Do not hesitate to send feedback on problems if any (with info on browser, OS, used, etc.)

Enjoy!

Marie-Odile Junker
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School of Linguistics and Language Studies
(and Institute of Cognitive Science)
Carleton University
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Ottawa, ON  K1S 5B6
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