iilhit...Salish word in KW CJ
ddr11 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Wed Aug 4 03:03:45 UTC 2004
Oops, I didn't hit Send the first time...I've figured out a number of
Salish words in Kamloops Wawa CJ, like /piyusim/ '(make the) sign of the
cross' and /haha milalam/ '(Catholic sacrament of) confession'.
But I've come across a new one in Le Jeune's 'Chinook Manual'.
It's /iilhit/ meaning something like 'examine one's conscience'. This
might be phonemically something like /yEl-xit/ in Northern Interior
Salish. But I haven't found the source form or source language.
Any Salishan scholars on the list who can help analyze this form?
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