Modern Mohegan: The Dialect of Jits Bodunaxa by Julian Granberry

By Julian Granberry

Mohegan, a dialect of the Mohegan-Pequot language of Southern New England, was once one of many significant Algonquian languages of Connecticut, spoken from the Connecticut River within the west to the Thames River within the east and from relevant Connecticut south to manhattan Sound from at the least the thirteenth century in the course of the 1800s. Its final speaker, Mrs. Fidelia A.H. Fielding, died in 1908. From unique specialist phonetic recordings of long texts in Mrs. Fielding's speech we've got sufficient information to influence a reconstruction of the language because it used to be spoken within the early 1900s. the current quantity supplies the reader an account of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic constructions of the language, in addition to a precis of the location and improvement of Mohegan and the opposite Mohegan-Pequot dialects (Pequot, Shinnecock, and Montauk) in the japanese department of the Algonquian language kin. Lexical facts and pattern texts are supplied.

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They -hudic 3pl. they -hudic you all who see someone they who see someone Examples are: abuti 'Let me stay' , abux ' Stay! ', abuc ' Let him/her/it stay ', abuduh ' Let's stay', abukw 'You all stay! ', abuhudic ' Let them stay' . 2. Transitive animate. 6. The Imperative Order. The Imperative or Command Order has only a single mode, which is called the Imperative Mode. It is used to express direct 2 sg. you -0 3 sg. he/she -unc inanimate 3 sg. it -unc Animate 1+3 pl. we (he/she & 1) -unduh 1+2 pl.

We (he/she & I) -umuduh I +2 pl. we (you & I) -umuduh languages because the nuances of meaning of each verb and noun are 2pl. you all -umuk inherent in their inflected form, which can be highly complex. The 3pl. they -umohudic 3pl. they -umohudic Animate 3. MOHEGAN SYNTAX. The syntax of most Algonquian languages is relatively flexible, and this determined by the language style the speaker wishes to impart for a particular utterance. ', kinunumohudic 'Let them carry it'. formation. 1. Sentence and Clause Syntax.

It -ac represent the same concept. Variation in word-order seems largely Animate 1+3 pl. we (he/she & I) -umuduh I +2 pl. we (you & I) -umuduh languages because the nuances of meaning of each verb and noun are 2pl. you all -umuk inherent in their inflected form, which can be highly complex. The 3pl. they -umohudic 3pl. they -umohudic Animate 3. MOHEGAN SYNTAX. The syntax of most Algonquian languages is relatively flexible, and this determined by the language style the speaker wishes to impart for a particular utterance.

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