Chinook Jargon word for Donkey?
mcrcmaria at CENTURYTEL.NET
Wed Feb 9 00:59:48 UTC 2005
Interesting. Our word in Makah for donkey is i-i-wah-biL which means 'big
ears', same impression in our tribal language.
From: The Chinook List [mailto:CHINOOK at LISTSERV.LINGUISTLIST.ORG]On Behalf
Of Tony Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 4:21 PM
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Subject: Re: Chinook Jargon word for Donkey?
A quick translation:
Hello--perhaps it is not straight, but my boy and I we say (together)
"long-eared-horse" for English "donkey."
aLqi wEXt--Tony J.
>>> Leanne Riding <riding at timetemple.com> 2/8/2005 2:22:00 PM >>>
On Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at 09:58 , Tony Johnson wrote:
> LaXayEm--alaxti wik dret ukuk, bEt nayka tEnas pi nayka ntsayka
> khanamakwst wawa "yuLqat-qw'Elan-khiyutan" pus bastEn "donkey." - -
> Tony J.
I am struggling with "bEt nayka tEnas pi nayka ntsayka"
the words are familiar, but I can't figure out what they mean together
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