"Bibliographical notes on Eliot's Indian Bible: And on His Other Translations and Work in the Indian Language of Massachusetts." In A Bibliography of the Algonquian Language
(6) The morphosyntax of Algonquian languages
is not necessarily as neatly organized as this suggests, see Rhodes 1994; Zuniga 2008.
Athapaskan languages have a more elaborate array of consonants and vowels than Algonquian languages
and cannot be unambiguously written without a larger set of symbols.
In Algonquian languages
, verb stems are split into four classes according to the valence and semantic class (gender) of arguments: (9) Intransitive Inanimate (II; intransitive verbs with an inanimate subject), Intransitive Animate (IA; intransitive verbs with an animate subject), Transitive Inanimate (TI; transitive verbs with an inanimate object), Transitive Animate (TA; transitive verbs with an animate object).
The missionaries relied on their knowledge of the structure of other Algonquian languages
to ease their acquisition of Miami-Illinois.
Many of the following words come from the Algonquian languages
spoken over much of what is now the eastern United States: hickory, hominy, moose, succotash, terrapin, tomahawk, totem, woodchuck.
His doctoral research is focused on the Algonquian languages
of the native peoples of the Northeast.
It is a joy to see Native languages taken this seriously, and to see such concrete demonstrations that Northern Algonquian languages
survive with their complexities, nuances, and sophistication intact.
are renowned for their strongly referentially determined grammatical systems, involving such factors as animacy, person, and topicality.
foolish tales." Accompanied by Jean Nicolet, well-versed in Algonquian languages
from a two-year residence among the sauvages beginning in 1620, Buteux engaged in a theological conversation with a Native who "acts the part of a Wiseacre" ([91 125).
These four stem types show different but related inflectional paradigms in all Algonquian languages
. (9) Intransitive stems are conjugated via affixation for person (only 3rd for II; 1st vs.
Because Schoolcraft began his career among the Chippewa (Ojibwa) and married a native speaker, the Algic (as he called them) or Algonquian languages
are well represented, as are those of their Siouian neighbors.
The latter were by far in the minority and were found nearer the mid-Atlantic coast, while the majority were speakers of diverse Algonquian languages
. With the exception of the Meherrin, Nottaway, and Tuscarora of the coastal Virginia and Carolina regions to the southeast and the so-called St.
As the Native American was reconceptualized through linguistic coding based on a perception that the philosopher Cornel West calls the "normative gaze" of the West, so was the usurpation of geographic space done through what Cheyfitz calls "translating property." As the kinship-based cultures had no concepts for "property," "possession" and "ownership" with regard to land usage, the English had to therefore convert land that the natives used but that no one "owned" (an inconceivable concept in the case of the Algonquian languages
) into "property" so that this property could then be alienated from them.