A key into the language of America

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Wayne State University Press, 1643 - Foreign Language Study - 322 pages
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A discourse on the languages of Native Americans encountered by the early settlers written by Roger Williams, who was forced to leave Massachusetts and established Rhode Island. This early linguistic treatise gives rare insight into the early contact between Europeans and Native Americans.

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User Review  - AlanEJohnson - LibraryThing

This edition of Roger Williams's famous work on Native Americans is accessible and relatively easy to read. It modernizes the orthography while retaining the wording, italics, and some other features ... Read full review

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User Review  - PhyllisHarrison - LibraryThing

A great little historical curiosity, this early "dictionary" is sorted by subject matter. There are a few terms (spelling not consistent but that's all right, it helps with the pronunciation) and then ... Read full review


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Roger Williams (c. 1604-1689) was an orthodox and extreme Puritan who advocated religious liberty and the separation of church and state. He was founder of the Rhode Island colony.

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