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#51 Mar-05-2012 08:39:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

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Armonk  =  place of dogs

I think I'm going to name my property Armonk. big_smile

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#52 Mar-06-2012 07:30:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Kittanning  =  at the big stream / in the main stream

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#53 Mar-07-2012 08:05:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Apshawa  =  upon the hill

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#54 Mar-08-2012 07:44:am

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Pakim  =  cranberry / cranberries

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#55 Mar-09-2012 08:36:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Paatquacktung  =  round mountain

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#56 Mar-10-2012 07:04:am

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Scheyichbi  =  New Jersey  (literally, "water's edge")

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#57 Mar-10-2012 08:14:am

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A new Lenape version of Jersey Shore should be made! tongue

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#58 Mar-10-2012 09:04:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

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#59 Mar-10-2012 09:48:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Papelanek wrote:

A new Lenape version of Jersey Shore should be made! tongue

Don't give the LNP any ideas. A Lenape "Jersey Shore" in the DePaul dialect... roll


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#60 Mar-11-2012 08:39:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Chappaqua  =  mountain laurel bush  (compare Shabakunk, above)

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#61 Mar-12-2012 08:14:am

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Mantua  =  of spirits  (as in the creek "of spirits")

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#62 Mar-13-2012 08:20:am

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Coxing  =  place of worms  (i.e., grubs)

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#63 Mar-14-2012 07:41:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Papakating  =  ruffed grouse mountain

     another possibility  =  continuously flat mountain

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#64 Mar-15-2012 07:14:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Walpack  =  whirlpool / turn-hole / eddy

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#65 Mar-20-2012 08:54:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Tockhockonetcong  =  fertile lowland of mortars / fertile lowland of mills

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#66 Mar-20-2012 10:34:pm

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"Tockhockonetcong  =  fertile lowland of mortars"

Hmmmm... I wonder if that could refer to black gum trees? what a strange name

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#67 Mar-21-2012 08:01:am

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The European transcription of the Delaware ending, as "-etcong," could always be one of three possibilities:  "fertile-lowland," "river-place" or "tree-place."  So, yes--the name could mean "place of gum trees."  Of course, we would have to assume that the known word, tachquoahacaniminschi ("gum tree") took a form, *tachquoahacanichtuk, in some dialect.  I prefer to see the ending, in this name, as the same as that in the nearby stream, Musconetcong, which does not mean "tree-place," in all probability--and which I see as "strong fertile lowland," for reasons I believe I gave in another post.  Some have seen this latter name as "strong-river-place" (like Heckewelder's interpretation)--but, I suspect "river-place" and "fertile-lowland" are probably very closely related, semantically.  The first may even be the bound form of the latter; although that is yet to be determined.

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#68 Mar-21-2012 09:32:am

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Musconetcong  =  strong fertile lowland  (i.e., rich fertile lowland)

["The deep, rich limestone soils make the area an exceptionally significant farmland region in New Jersey."  from:  http://njconservation.org/musconetcong.htm ]

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#69 Mar-21-2012 12:44:pm

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Papelanek wrote:

"Tockhockonetcong  =  fertile lowland of mortars"

Hmmmm... I wonder if that could refer to black gum trees? what a strange name

Justin:

With regard to this being a "strange name," I have edited the original post on this name to include the alternate meaning, "fertile lowland of mills."  The Delaware word, tachquahoakan, signifies any place where grain, nuts, etc. are ground for use--whether a mortar or mill (of any size).  So, it's not clear whether the name refers to one or more Indian mortars (stone or wood) situated in the area (along some NJ streams called "mushpots," if of stone); or, if it refers to one or more of the various grist mills, etc., which were placed on the stream during the mid 18th-century by Palatine German settlers--while Delaware Indians may still have been in the area.  It evokes similarly named English usages like "millstream" and "Mill River," etc.

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#70 Mar-21-2012 08:02:pm

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

That makes so much sense, thank you Sschkaak!

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#71 Mar-22-2012 08:15:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Metedeconk  =  at the bad river / at the bad fertile lowland

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#72 Mar-23-2012 10:28:am

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Espanong  =  place of raccoons

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#73 Mar-24-2012 08:43:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Netcong  =  fertile lowland

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#74 Mar-25-2012 08:21:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Tankiteke  =  little river

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#75 Mar-26-2012 07:45:am

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Re: Documented Lenape (Unami or Munsee) Placename of the Day

Manantico  =  pine swamp / cedar swamp

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