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#1 Dec-02-2017 07:26:am

sschkaak
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Long Island Indians

This is an informative article, with nice pictures and a sound file, if you're able to log into it.  (I wasn't able to copy and paste it.)

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/lon … 1.15265250

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#2 Dec-03-2017 03:19:pm

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Re: Long Island Indians

Did you see any vague similarities between that word list and NU?


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#3 Dec-04-2017 07:51:am

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Re: Long Island Indians

Suckachsinheet wrote:

Did you see any vague similarities between that word list and NU?

Sure.   

kisuq = sky, heaven (M-P) & gischuch = sun, moon, day (NU)  [More similar to Munsee, kiishooxkw = sun.]

kon = snow (M-P) & goon = snow (NU)

maci = bad, evil (M-P) & machtschi = bad, evil (NU)

nikoni = first (M-P) & nigani = before, foremost, ahead (NU)

tayosq = bridge (M-P) & tajachquoan = bridge; foot-bridge (NU)  [PA theta became S in M-P and CH in NU.]

yopi = again (M-P) & lappi = again (NU)  [This shows the Algonquian alternation between Y and L.]

nipun = it is summer (M-P) & nipen = it is summer (NU)

Iyo, wutak nahak nipawiq = Now, stand behind me. (M-P) & Juke, wtenk nhakey nipawik. = Now, stand behind me. (NU)

wuci = of (M-P) & wuntschi = from, of (NU)


Besides these, there are some partial similarities, such as, uqanaqon = rainbow (M-P) & manakquon = rainbow (NU).

Also, there are, undoubtedly, some that would be closer cognates if we traced the history of their phonetic shifts from the original Proto-Algonquian, out of which both languages came.

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#4 Dec-04-2017 10:11:am

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Re: Long Island Indians

I copied and pasted my answer in the Links section of this board because that section is open for public viewing.  I didn't mention your name there, Paul, since I wasn't sure whether or not you wanted it to be public.  I should have deleted this post from this General section, but forgot.  Not sure why this section is not generally available to public viewing, but this was my reasoning.

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#5 Dec-13-2017 08:49:pm

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Re: Long Island Indians

I should have seen some of those...


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#6 Dec-14-2017 08:22:pm

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Re: Long Island Indians

I just double checked and this section is available to guests. hmm

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#7 Dec-15-2017 05:43:am

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Re: Long Island Indians

Okay.  Thanks.

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