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Shoshoni words

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Monday, March 18, 2002, 16:00
At 6:31 PM -0800 03/15/02, Frank George Valoczy wrote:
>Dirk, > >Thank you for the info, I will try to track them down. I did find on >online Shoshoni-English "dictionary", more like a glossary, and I managed >to get a few words out of it. Here they are, as they are found in Madzhi:
I'm guessing that this was the Shoshoni language home page hosted at Idaho State University. Beware of the orthography! It's only used at Ft. Hall, and is not phonemic, unlike the orthography used at Duck Valley and Goshute. Here are the phonemic and phonetic forms in X-SAMPA where I've been able to find them.
>/basigo/ "camas root"
/pasiko:/ [pasiGo:]
>/dEbiboze/ lit. "Idaho", but name of one of the dominions
? probably /taipipots1/ [tEBiBoz1] (this seems to have the root /taipo:/ 'white man', but I don't recognize it otherwise)
>/gujugvi/ "turkey"
? probably /kujuk_wi/ [kujuG_wi] (can't find this anywhere)
>/iZape/ "coyote"
/itsapp1/ [iZapp1] (also /isapaipp1/ [iSaBaipp1_h] for 'Coyote' as a mythical figure)
>/SoSoni/ "Shoshoni"
/soso:ni/ [s`os`o:ni]
>/tsina?@/ "potato"
/tsi:na/ [tsi:na] (found only in my Goshute sources)
>/wapi/ "Utah juniper"
/wa:ppin/ [wa:ppi] (the -ppin ending is an absolutive suffix)
>/Jamba/ "yamba root"
/jampa/ [jampa] Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga Man deth swa he byth thonne he mot swa he wile. 'A man does as he is when he can do what he wants.' - Old English Proverb


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>