Monday, April 7, 2014

HOW TO FIND THE MEANING OF MOST ALGONQUIN WORDS:

Linguists know many American tribes spoke Algonquian languages. You may find many written Algonquin words but the meanings, if given, may not be correct.
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Most Algonquian words were originally spoken by Catholics, who called themselves "LENAPE."  The Lenape, who spoke Old Norse, created a history, where they called themselves Lenape.  The Lenape history was created 500 years before the English Protestants wrote another version of early America history. Thus the "Algonquin" language is really the LENAPE language.
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In the late 1930s, a Norwegian, Reider T. Sherwin, knew he could understand Lenape words. He spent the rest of his life, over two decades, compiling Lenape words so that you, too, can look up the meaning of most Lenape words.
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I recommend that you PRACTICE by looking up the first Lenape word. (Click on PRACTICE for guidance.) 
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Then you can use the same method to look up the meaning of any LENAPE word.
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The Dropbox entitled
 VIKING_and_RED MAN contains all the pages of Reider T. Sherwin's publications.
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You may gain more skill for looking up LENAPE words, by looking up the states which still have LENAPE names.
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More than 16 states have LENAPE names.
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 HINTS for looking up LENAPE states.
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Most people want to know where Vinland was. 
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They are surprised to learn that "Wyoming" and "Vinland" may be the same place.
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For Wyoming, Wyn and WYOM have similar sounds. Look up WYNV1310.
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"-Ing" almost always means "place." But you have to look up "-ang." To find"-ing,"
look up "-ANV5171."
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For Dakota, look up DAKV104
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For Minnesota Divide  the nameinto two words.  For Minne Look up MINV2082a
              Sota and Sikka are similar sounds
               For Sikka Look up SIKV8101
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For Iowa, Look up EIWV1045
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For Missouri, divide the name into MIS @MESV2079a and SOURI @ SOUV1299a.

For Mississippi use the MIS above and look for SIP @ SIPV1184
and  SIPV3114 
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For Illinois, look for ILL @ ILLV1265a

.For  Ohio, divide the word into "OO-" @ OO-V6086, and "HIO"@  HILV4039
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 For Michigan, look for MICV1278-279
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For MASSACHUSETTS, look for MASV8149
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For CONNECTICUT, look for QUEV3157
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The answers are given in the comments. 

I would like feedback and discussion.

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