Handbook of the Seneca Language

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Lulu.com, Jun 1, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 76 pages
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The Seneca language is a member of the Iroquoian language family. Seneca is a seriously endangered language spoken in upper New York State and Southern Ontario. This book consists of 3 parts. Section I, on orthography, describes a way of writing Seneca words consistently and without omitting features that are significant. Various spelling systems have been used, and are being used, for the writing of Seneca by missionaries, anthropologists, and the speakers of the language themselves. Section II, on grammar, is concerned with the structure of Seneca words. Section III is a brief glossary of the Seneca language.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Grammar
9
Glossary
19
B Other social classifications
26
Other terms
32
Biological terms
41
Supernatural beings and objects
58
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George A. Dorsey (1868-1931), an anthropologist who taught at the University of Chicago, published numerous works, including "The Pawnee Mythology," available as a Bison Book. Wallace L. Chafe is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of "Seneca Thanksgiving Rituals.

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