Monthly Archives: May 2013

Crow and Thunderbird – 2 versions

There are several versions of “Crow & Thunderbird” that got recorded – twice in the Hanis language; once from Jim Buchanan and once from Annie Peterson (Frank Drew once told it just in English to Jacobs). I’ve gone through and … Continue reading

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On the possible origin of the word ‘knife’ (walwal)

Recently, I was looking at a paper that (as a bit of an aside) mentioned the Hanis Coos word wálwal as possibly being related to a Salish word for iron. I immediately doubted that, since in Hanis syllable reduplication (either … Continue reading

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