quick question (fwd)
drobert at TINCAN.TINCAN.ORG
Tue Mar 2 02:43:45 UTC 1999
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Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 15:55:28 -0800
From: terry glavin <transmontanus at gulfislands.com>
To: CHINOOK at LISTSERV.LINGUISTLIST.ORG
Subject: quick question
. . . which i will probably feel silly for asking.
a "pelton wheel" is a common form of hydoelectric generation on the coast,
once a routine feature of shingle bolt camps, small canneries and whatnot.
still used here and there. i was wondering if it were possible that the
"pelton" comes from the chinook term for pelton (crazy, madman etc.)
p.s. greg robison mentioned he'd elaborate on his thoughts about
wawa/duployan in later posts. i'd love to hear more. . .
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