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Title [Notes on Indian names and on Indian languages] [manuscript]
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Unsigned, undated notebook containing a vocabulary list, and notes on the languages of the Indian tribes of New England. The Indian-English vocabulary, arranged alphabetically, contains terms in Indian, followed by equivalents in English, in some cases with lengthy explanations or descriptions; for example, there is an extensive note on the origin and cultivation of Indian corn. Vocabulary terms are principally names of places, vegetables and plants cultivated by the Indians, animals, and tools and utensils. Grammar notes on the Indian languages explain the formation and use of pronouns, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and verbs, often making comparisons between the Indian and Hebrew and Aramaic (Chaldean) forms.
Places New England, United States
Keywords language, vocabulary, linguistics, education, corn, agriculture, animal, naming, observation, culture
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Northeast
Language Indian [unknown]
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1636
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue