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Re: Shoshoni words

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Monday, March 18, 2002, 20:48
At 11:49 AM -0800 03/18/02, Frank George Valoczy wrote:
>On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Dirk Elzinga wrote: > >> 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. > >I can't remember now where I found them, but note that the forms I >presented were in the form they appear in Madzhi!
Oh. Don't I feel foolish now :-). Don't forget the sego lily, then. It's Utah's state flower, and the term is a Goshute loan word /siko:/ [siGo:]. The relation to pasikoo 'camas root' is not accidental; pasikoo is merely the 'water' sikoo (water = pa(:)).
-- 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