jim at ADISOFT-INC.COM
Thu Feb 17 22:20:44 UTC 2005
Henry, Kata mayka pi mesayka,
I have a book called "Conversatinal Cajun French I" written by Randall
P. Whatley and Harry Jannise, published in 1985. On page 11 under "E.
Insects - Les Insects" it has the following entry:
mosquito - moustique (m), marinqouin (m)
The last version looks pretty close to Gibbs and is probably the same
word. This also brings up another topic I have some interest in. A
number of years ago, I ran across an "article" on the Missouri French
Dialect that was spoken up until pretty recently in Missouri in area
south of St Louis. I think the area is referred to as St. Genevieve. I
think it had a word list. (of course I didn't copy it) Does anybody on
the list have any references on Missouri French.
Hayash Masi. Kl., Jim
hzenk at PDX.EDU wrote:
>Don't remember if this has received attention on the list before, but there is a
>word for 'mosquito' that appears as "malakwa" or "melakwa" in a number of the
>old "Chinook" dictionaries. Gibbs cites French MARANGOUIN as the source, but
>none of the native French speakers I've asked so far even recognize the word.
>Can anyone clarify where this word comes from, and whence it would have entered
>Chinuk Wawa (presumably, sometime during the early 19th century)? Thanks, Henry
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