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#1 Nov-26-2018 08:38:am

sschkaak
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A Tale in the Hudson River Indian Language

So far as I know, this is the only story ever recorded in the Mahican language.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/659336?Sea … b_contents

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#2 Nov-27-2018 08:47:pm

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Re: A Tale in the Hudson River Indian Language

Ignore his note on page 79 concerning the meaning of "squaw" and Lenape "ochqueu."  His reasoning doesn't even make sense according to Ives Goddard, who suggests these words for 'woman' mean nothing more than 'she sews.'  Compare Munsee "oxkweew ('woman') and Munsee "oxkwam" ('sew something').  As a verb, "oxkweew" would mean 'she sews'; thus, the correct derivation.

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