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#1 May-23-2011 01:01:pm

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THE DELAWARE INDIAN LANGUAGE OF 1824 (NEW BOOK!)

Order from Evolution Publishing, here:  http://www.evolpub.com/ALR/ALRSupplement.html#ALRS3


Delaware Indian Language of 1824

By C. C. Trowbridge

Edited by James A. Rementer

In 1823, a man named Charles C. Trowbridge went to Indiana Territory on an assignment from Governor Lewis Cass of the Michigan Territory. His mission was to obtain the answers to a list of questions pertaining to the Lenape or Delaware language. After only two and a half months, Trowbridge collected over 280 pages of handwritten information, making the first full-fledged treatment of Southern Unami, the dialect spoken by the two groups still existing in Oklahoma today.  This is the dialect of Lenape that was spoken in the southern half of New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

After almost two centuries, Delaware Indian language scholar James A. Rementer has now edited and published Trowbridge's extremely thorough study in full. With well over a hundred pages devoted to verb forms alone, and extended word-by-word analyses of texts such as the Lord's Prayer and common phrases, Trowbridge's work serves not only as a detailed grammar but also as an invaluable cultural record from a time when the Lenape community was on its journey from the Mid-Atlantic toward the west. Rementer's extensive introductory material puts in context the historical forces that went into producing this text, with a biography of Captain Pipe, one of Trowbridge's main Indian informants. Contributions by Lenape scholar Bruce Pearson and Timothy Crumrin round out the picture with biographies of Trowbridge himself and William Conner.

July 2011 ~ 314 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN: 978-1-935228-06-6 ~ $80.00  -  $60.00 [until June 30, 2011]



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#2 Jul-06-2011 07:36:pm

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Re: THE DELAWARE INDIAN LANGUAGE OF 1824 (NEW BOOK!)

Folks:

The special pre-publication price ($60) for this book is now gone.  It is now $80; however, you can still get a 10% discount on it if you order it online, at that Evolution Publishing site.  So, $72 + postage & handling.  Kind of "pricey," I know--unless you're really into the language.

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#3 Jul-28-2011 02:01:am

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Re: THE DELAWARE INDIAN LANGUAGE OF 1824 (NEW BOOK!)

Sounds like a great book, sschkaak, but the high cost of goods has put my book buying to a screeching halt. sad

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#4 Mar-20-2012 10:24:am

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Re: THE DELAWARE INDIAN LANGUAGE OF 1824 (NEW BOOK!)

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Delaware Indian Language of 1824
by C. C. Trowbridge
Edited by James A. Rementer


     In 1823, a man named Charles C. Trowbridge went to Indiana Territory on an assignment from Governor Lewis Cass of the Michigan Territory. After only two and a half months, Trowbridge collected over 280 pages of handwritten information, making the first full-fledged treatment of Southern Unami, the dialect spoken by the two groups still existing in Oklahoma today. This is the dialect of Lenape that was spoken in the southern half of New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
     After almost two centuries, Delaware Indian language scholar James A. Rementer has now edited and published Trowbridge's extremely thorough study in full.  Rementer's extensive introductory material puts in context the historical forces that went into producing this text, with a biography of Captain Pipe, one of Trowbridge's main Indian informants. Contributions by Lenape scholar Bruce Pearson and Timothy Crumrin round out the picture with biographies of Trowbridge himself and William Conner. More...

hardback ~ 314 pp. ~ ISBN 978-1-935228-06-6 ~ $80.00 w/discount: $61.20   

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#5 Aug-24-2014 01:02:pm

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Re: THE DELAWARE INDIAN LANGUAGE OF 1824 (NEW BOOK!)

My review of this book, at Amazon:

This is a major publication, in the field of Algonquian linguistics, of an all-too-long neglected manuscript on one of the three major dialects of the Delaware Indian language. It is certainly the earliest comprehensive treatment of the Southern Unami dialect, which had been spoken, pre- and post-contact, among those Lenape people living in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in the lower Delaware River drainage, on both sides of Delaware Bay, and throughout what became the southern counties of New Jersey, eastward right to the seashore. The language documented herein provides a direct link between the early 17th-century Delaware vocabulary recorded by Campanius and the recorded speech of the last fluent speakers of our time, in Oklahoma. And, one thing it shows is the remarkable consistency, in both grammar and vocabulary, it maintained over 350 years--centuries of turmoil and forced migration for the Lenape. To be sure, some changes in the dialect did occur over that vast time-span; and, this broad sketch makes it evident that a few new words and grammatical usages had been added during the sojourn west, and that a few had become obsolete or archaic in modern times, as occurs in all languages. But, all in all, it's the similarity of forms, throughout the epochs which is striking. The editor of this book has worked on the Lenape language for over forty years and is presently the Director of the Lenape Language Project for the Delaware Tribe of Indians in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. A wonderful production! Any student of the Delaware language, in particular, or Algonquian linguistics, in general, will benefit by having a copy of this work. Highly recommended!

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#6 Apr-19-2016 04:25:pm

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Re: THE DELAWARE INDIAN LANGUAGE OF 1824 (NEW BOOK!)

You can now get this great book for $40.  That's half the original price.  It's well worth this, in my opinion.

http://www.evolpub.com/ALR/ALRSupplement.html#ALRS3

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#7 May-11-2016 03:02:pm

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Re: THE DELAWARE INDIAN LANGUAGE OF 1824 (NEW BOOK!)

The half price sale is over, now.  It's $80, again.

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