Wednesday, June 17, 2015

HOW to find the first LENAPE WORD in the VIKING and the RED MAN

THIS POST is PRACTICE
   for USING a DROPBOX
 to FIND the PAGE 
in the VIKING and the RED MAN  VOLUMES that will
 GIVE YOU the DEFINITION
 of most LENAPE WORDS.

If you have a written Lenape (a.k.a Algonquin) word. like Vinland, then you should be able to find the meaning of the word because in AD 1940 Reider T Sherwin published the VIKING and the RED MAN to present evidence that 
LENAPE is OLD NORSE.
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He published seven more volumes, in AD 1942-44-46-48-50-53-56.
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Each volume contained over 4,000 Lenape words with their meanings.  When he died, Sherwin had compiled over 15,000 LENAPE words from 18 translators, who had translated the words of 25 tribes. 
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You can look up most LENAPE words in a electronic file known as a "DROPBOX."
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The Dropbox entitled the 
VIKING_and_the RED MAN
contains all the pages of Reider T. Sherwin's publications.

The first LENAPE word is "aazasit."  You may practice using the Dropbox file to look up this first LENAPE word.
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ToC on the VIKINGS_and_RED MAN link ABOVE.  
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You should see Volume 1 through Volume 8 eight folders on your computer screen.
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Open Volume 1 by ToCing on it.
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Then open the Gen_Vocabulary folder. 
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Then open A_VKRD1.  
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Dropbox finds .jpgs and comes up in thumbnail display.
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[If you see many pages in a thumbnail format, click on the list icon (a square rectangle with lines inside) at the top right of the screen.] 
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You should see a list of file names beginning with “A”."

[Note: some browsers show only a thumbnail page with no alphameric name.  If this happens, I would like to know.  Please write a reply in the comments.  Be sure to give me your browser's name.]
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There is a file for each page, or two pages, of Sherwin's books.  The naming scheme helps you to quickly locate one page out of 1545 pages.
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The page files are named using the first three letters of the first LENAPE word on the page.  All page files beginning with the same letter are in a folder that begins with that letter.    
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The first three letters in a page name are followed by volume number (V1...V8) and then the page number.  
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The page number is a cue to opening Gen_Volabulary or Place_Names folders.
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Open the Gen_Vocabulary folder whenever the page number is less than the number after Gen_Vocabulary.  Otherwise open the Place Name folder.
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For example: 
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Find the meaning for "aazasit
The name of the file “AAZV1001.”
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Recognize that “V1” means Volume 1.
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Open Volume 1.
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Recognize that “001” is less than "251."
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Open Gen_Volcabulary.
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Recognize that the correct folder must begin with “A.”
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       Open A_VKRD1
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Scan the list of page names until you see:
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      AAZV10001.
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      Click on the page name.
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[You should see a page surrounded by a black background]
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Find the LENAPE meaning and the Old Norse meaning.


The LENAPE word "Aazasit" is definitely an Old Norse word because the "sit" is a reflexive Old Norse pronoun that means "mine."

RETURN to How to find a meaning for LENAPE words."
     


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