Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon

or Indian Trade Language of the North Pacific Coast

Author: John Gill
Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,568 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 101.2
LoC Category: PM
Downloads: 480
Added to site: 2011.09.06
mnybks.net#: 30711
Genre: Language
Buy new from: Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Find it used: eBay or AbeBooks
Get as AudioBook: Audible or AudioBooks.com
Excerpt

boos. The mouth; the mouth of a river. Moxt laboos, the fork of a river.

La-boo-ti. A bottle.

La-cal-at. A carrot.

La-ca-set. A box, trunk or chest.

La-clo-a. A cross.

Lagh. To lean; to tip as a boat; to stoop; to bend over as a tree. Wake mika lagh kopa okoot house, don't lean against that house.

La-gome. Pitch; glue. La gome stick, light-wood; the pitch-pine.

La-gwin. A saw.

La-hal. See Slahal.

Lahb. The arbutus.

La-hash. An axe or hatchet.

Lakit. Four; four times. Lakit tahtlelum, forty.

La-kles. Fat; oil.

La-lah. To cheat; fool; to practice jokes. Mamook lalah, to make fun.

La-lahm. An oar. Mamook lalahm, to row.

La-lang. The tongue; a language.

La-lim. A file.

La-messe. The ceremony of the mass.

La-mes-tin. Medicine.

Lam-mi-eh. An old woman.

La-mon-ti. A mountain.

La-peep. A tobacco pipe. Lapeep kullakala, the pipe bird.

La-pehsh. A pole; the setting po

Cover image for

Download


show mobile phone QR code

Donate a small amount via Paypal below or read about some other ways that you can support ManyBooks.