Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WEEK 5, PART C, THE LEN TRIBES

The LENAPE (a.k.a. Algonquin) word that meant “be PURE” was recorded by the Moravian Missionaries as a sound spoken by a LENAPE historian, who was trying to tell the missionaries about the LENAPE history.

The missionaries wrote the sound as “LINAPIWI.” The missionaries did an exceptionally good job of recording the sounds they heard.  The American people said “LINAPIWI” that way.

But neither the missionaries or the American people understood that 600 years earlier the person, who composed the self-validating stanza, used the PHRASE “ Hreina buui,” which means “be PURE” in Old Norse.

If “h” means a puff of air, then PURE is “REIN’ in Old Norse.

Most of us already know that when we sing “Rudolf, the Red Noses “REIN” deer.  Rudolf is a PURE deer.

LOOK up RENAPE in the VIKING and the RED MAN. (VOLUME 1).

But how did REIN become LIN.

Ah, There is that little explained, but well-known L-R pronunciation problem.   Some of us, older scholars, remember the “Rots of Ruck, Yank” humor that came back with the survivors from one of the bloodiest war zones—Guadalcanal of world war II.   Some of us, newer scholars, can still hear the L-R pronunciation problems when the Asian Kids speak in our universities.

Well,  whether you use “L” or “R” in pronunciation depends on what your parents, and their friends, used.  From Iceland toward the east the Scandinavians’ take great pride in rolling their “r-r-r”s.  From Greenland, toward the west, the same words with the same meanings are pronounced with “L”,s.  So, the LEN (or LIN) syllable in America means the same as the REN syllable in a Norwegian Dictionary.

[I think, given the high salaries that we pay Linguistic professors, they could take a few minutes to write a simple lesson about American and Norwegian languages.]

But now, you know, the syllable “LEN” or ‘”LEN” means PURE as in “Baptized to be PURE."  How many "LEN" ("Lin") tribes can you find on this map?    You can say with some strong belief that those tribes “BAPTIZED their kids to be CHRISTIAN.”
LENAPE TRIBES.
How many of these tribes appear to be Christian?

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