How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
The earliest written examples of the Minsi dialect of Delaware or Lenape are collected here. The bulk of this volume consists of Rev. John Heckewelder's Minsi vocabulary, collected in the late 1700's and totaling 100 entries. Also included are a number of scattered linguistic fragments collected from Minsi tribes such as the Manhattans and Hackensacks from 1630 through 1798.
The American Language Reprints (ALR) series is dedicated to preserving and consolidating early primary source records of Native American languages with the goal of making them more accessible and readily available to the academic community. For a complete listing of the series, visit: http://www.evolpub.com/ALR/ALRbooks.html