CJ in Samish Dialect of Straits Salish
drobert at TINCAN.TINCAN.ORG
Sun Mar 14 00:55:27 UTC 1999
It's interesting that you mention this, Jeff. For some time now it's
struck my curiosity bone funny to see the similarity of Chinookan /ili7i/
or /ilihi/ with Salishan /7ule7xw/ etc. (Much in the same way, it's
curious to see that Nootkan and Chinookan have virtually identical roots
/malh/ with the sense "sea".)
But having said that, it doesn't seem apparent to me that any variant of
the Salishan root is present in the Samish word for "turnip".
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On Sun, 12 Mar 2000, Jeffrey Kopp wrote:
> Well, to my untrained eye, I kind of see "illahee" in the second half
> of "shxw?ilewE?" (turnip). So could it be "[unknown something] in
> the ground"?
> On Sat, 13 Mar 1999 00:09:14 -0800, "David Robertson"
> <drobert at TINCAN.TINCAN.ORG> wrote:
> >I'm unsure whether that word for "turnip" is nonnative.
> >It looks very Salish to me.
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