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2010 Tutelo-Saponi Dictionary

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  • oneofthakids
    NEW Tutelo-English Dictionary published!!! Great News for learners! A new 2010 Tutelo-English Etymological Dictionary has been written and published by
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 4 6:02 AM
      NEW Tutelo-English Dictionary published!!!
      Great News for learners! A new 2010 Tutelo-English Etymological
      Dictionary has been written and published by William Meuse
      (Minak-oknahose) in consultation with Tanya (Spilleddi) of this
      SaponiTown forum! Press release follows:


      Based on colonial historians like Robert Beverley and Hugh Jones, it's
      believed that the Siouan Tutelo (or Yesanechi) language was once
      something like *the* international language of the Virginia region, even
      as late as 1720 - being used in intertribal trade, diplomacy, and even
      prayers by Siouan, Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples alike. The language
      was thus sometimes compared to Latin as used in Europe.

      Among the Siouan subtribes speaking intelligible dialects were the
      Monacan, Moneton, Saponi, Nahyssan, Manahoac, and Occaneechi. Between
      1670 and 1702, most were driven out of Virginia, and into North
      Carolina, by the Iroquois. Here, they coalesced as the "Tutelo-Saponi";
      their later wanderings took them back into Virginia, through
      Pennsylvania, and into New York, before finally settling in Canada. By
      1870, when scholars began to study and record Tutelo, there were only
      few speakers left, living among the Cayuga tribe in Ontario.

      After lying dormant for near 100 years, the Tutelo language (Yesanechi)
      is once again being revitalized into the 21st century, with considerable
      interest in exploring the grammar to be found among today's Virginia
      Natives, as well as others of all backgrounds.

      It is to these scholars, and to the native Tutelo who informed them,
      that we are largely indebted for the fact that now, the sounds of a
      speech developed along the rivers of Virginia and West Virginia, may
      once again be heard wafting throughout its former natural habitat!

      Tutelo features a rich verbal tense system, adding to evidence that it
      is probably the oldest member of the Siouan family. The new 2010 Tutelo
      (Yesanechi) Etymological Lexicon is perfect for students wishing to
      increase vocabulary, as well as those trying to get to the roots of
      Tutelo.

      http://www.lulu.com/content/paperbac...exicon/8560406
      <http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/tutelo-%28yesanechi%29-etymo\
      logical-lexicon/8560406>

      Free preview of first few pages! The Tutelo (Yesanechi) Etymological
      Lexicon, Vol. 2 in the Virginia Language Series, is available now at the
      low introductory price of only $14.95 for paperback copy (3-5 days by
      mail) or $9.90 instant download. It was previously almost impossible to
      find a comprehensive Tutelo dictionary, let alone one this affordable or
      easy to learn from. Grab yours today at Lulu.com <http://lulu.com/> ,
      and tell anyone you know who may be interested in Language
      Revitalisation!



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