SACC2009 dictionary roundtable

Jimm GoodTracks jgoodtracks at
Wed Apr 23 01:53:03 UTC 2008

While there will be others, especially those currently with Omaha-Ponca, I 
would like to get a copy as well, in as much as the Ponca are the OM's 
neighbors to the North in Oklahoma.  Let me know what the cost is.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rankin, Robert L" <rankin at>
To: <siouan at>
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:02 PM
Subject: RE: SACC2009 dictionary roundtable

Mark, and all,

1)  I'm familiar with most of the Dorsey files and publications.  In 
addition, I'm planning to do a paper on Dorsey's short/long vowel 
transcription to parallel the talk I did on his consonant transcriptions 
about 3 Summers ago.  This will mostly deal with his use of the "breve" 

2)  I've recently retranscribed the 1890 Dorsey Omaha and Ponca text 
collection from the Univ. of Colorado Siouan Archives (where it was a DOS 
[ascii] file).  It is now in a Microsoft Word file using the Gentium Unicode 
font and standard Dhegihanist phonological notation.  This could easily be 
converted into the spellings that are taught in the Omaha and Ponca language 
programs.  I have also corrected some of Dorsey's many mistakes.  I would be 
happy to provide a copy of this file to anyone who wants it.  It is not 
perfect as some of Dorsey's original mistakes remain uncorrected.  These 
will have to be patched up by someone who knows the language.

I think this workshop is a great idea!

By the way, Mark, congratulations on the grant!



From: owner-siouan at on behalf of Mark J Awakuni-Swetland
Sent: Tue 4/22/2008 4:31 PM
To: siouan at
Subject: SACC2009 dictionary roundtable

Aloha all,

Catherine has posted our call for participants in the dictionary roundtable. 
I thought I would ask how many of y'all are familiar with the JOD slip file 
and associated collections at the NAA-SI?

Elder Brother John Koontz has seen the collection and originally alterted me 
to its existence in the mid-1980s.

I look forward to visiting with everyone in Joplin.

WagoNze Uthixide

Mark Awakuni-Swetland, Ph.D.

Ethnic Studies (Native American Studies)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Lincoln, NE 68588-0368

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