Chinook: An Illustrative Sketch

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1910 - Chinook language - 117 pages
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Page 645 - I struck him with it.' If the verb-stem -tcim appears, with diminutive consonantism, as -tsim, it implies that the person struck is small; if the verbal prefix...
Page 566 - Weakening and strengthening of consonants. Only the first two of these laws are purely phonetic, while the others are restricted to certain grammatical forms. Groups 2-5 are changes due to contact phenomena. Effects of Accent ( 5, 6) The accent affects the character of the vowel upon which it falls and modifies consonants in so far as certain consonants or consonantic clusters are not tolerated when they precede the accent. On the whole, these changes are confined to the Lower Chinook, but they...
Page 556 - Case Shelf HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF THE PEABODY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ARCHEOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY GIFT OF LOMBARD C. JONES (AB 1887, MD 1890) FALMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS Received December 7, 1919 PUBLISHERS
Page 629 - It seems very likely that in a language in which primitive terms are numerous, the frequent use of the association between sound and concept will increase the readiness of the persons who speek that language to establish other similar associations20).

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