A Vocabulary of the Unami Jargon

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Arx Publishing, LLC, May 15, 2005 - History - 67 pages
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From Campanius' Vocabularium Barbaro-Virgineorum, this volume features a vocabulary of the Unami traders' jargon of Lenape-Delaware used along the lower Delaware River, with over 500 entries plus dialogues and speeches recorded in the 1640s. It follows theedition translated by Peter S. Duponceau in 1834. Also included in this volume is William Penn's word-list of the Pennsylvania Indians, which lists 17 words in the jargon.
 

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Unami Jargon English
9
English Unami Jargon
29
Dialogues
47
Numerical Table
61
A WordList of the Pennsylvania Indians
63
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Page 7 - ... interjections. I have made it my business to understand it, that I might not want an interpreter on any occasion; and I must say that I know not a language spoken in Europe that has words of more sweetness or greatness, in accent and emphasis, than theirs; for instance, Octoraro, Rancocas, Oreckton,12 Shackamaxon, Poquessing,13 all which are names of places, and have grandeur in them.
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