O Brave New Words!

O Brave New Words!

Native American Loanwords in Current English

Book - 1994
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Native American loanwords are a crucial, though little acknowledged, part of the English language. This book shows how the more than one-thousand current loanwords were adopted and demonstrates how the changing relationships between Indians and European settlers can be traced in the rate of loanword borrowing and the kinds of words adopted.

Appalachian: from the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States, from the Muskogean name of the Apalachee tribe of Florida

Moose: Eastern Abenaki mos; Papoose: Narragansett papoos, child; Squash: Narragansett askutasquash; Texas: from a Caddo word, meaning "friends" or "allies."

Publisher: Norman [Okla.] : University of Oklahoma Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780806132464
Branch Call Number: 422.497/CUT 4565 1


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