By Victor Golla
Nowhere used to be the linguistic range of the recent global extra severe than in California, the place a rare number of village-dwelling peoples spoke seventy-eight collectively unintelligible languages. This accomplished illustrated instruction manual, a tremendous synthesis of greater than one hundred fifty years of documentation and research, experiences what we now learn about California's indigenous languages. Victor Golla outlines the elemental structural beneficial properties of greater than dozen language kinds, and cites the entire significant assets, either released and unpublished, for the documentation of those languages--from the earliest vocabularies accrued by way of explorers and missionaries, to the knowledge collected through the twentieth-century by means of Alfred Kroeber and his colleagues, and to the intense paintings of John P. Harrington and C. Hart Merriam. Golla additionally devotes chapters to the position of language in reconstructing prehistory, and to the intertwining of the language and tradition in pre-contact California societies, making this paintings, the 1st of its type, a necessary reference on California's impressive Indian languages.
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The large man. Misuyo Woman. Tixu Miteme The feet. Tlasicuyo [Tlavicuyo] Mixacap [Mixacach] The fingernails. Tlaxpil Tuxusqui (1884:345-347). The tender (little) girl. The cord. Tarcom [Torcom] *From the translation in Priestley (1937:80-83), which is based on a transcript in the archives of the Museo Nacional in Mexico City. The original manuscript is in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville. The forms printed in brackets are the variants that appear in Ternaux-Compans's earlier publication of the Seville manuscript The sisters.
Buckingham Smith from the writing of Padre Aroyo [sic]. Mr. Smith says it is the dialect of San Jean [sic] Bautista. ") *6. Santa Clara [Costanoan]. Gregory Mengarini. (Mengarini 1860) *7. Santa Cruz [Costanoan]. Juan Comelias. (Comelias 1860) 8. Chum-te'-ya [SierraMiwok]. AlbertS. Gatschet. New York, 1877. ("From Charles Manning, a Miwok [Chumteya band], who was stopping in New York, March, 1877. ") *9. Kaweya. ("Collected by 'T. H. ' in the vicinity of Four Creeks, California, and published in the San Francisco Wide West, July, 1856, and reprinted in Taylor's California Fmmer.
1851. (Gibbs 1853b) *5. Chau-i-shek. George Gibbs. 1851. (Gibbs 1853b) *6. Yu-kai. George Gibbs. 1851. (Gibbs 1853b) *7. Ku-la-na-po. George Gibbs. 1851. (Gibbs 1853b) 8. H'hana. John Russell Bartlett. San Diego. ("From the servant of an officer. ) 9. Venaamkakaiia Governor J. Furu[h]jelm. ") [J. Hjalmar Furuhjelm, Governor of Russian America, was in correspondence with George Gibbs ca. ] 10. Ka'-bi-na-pek. Stephen Powers. Near Kelseyville, 1872. ") *11. Chwachamaju. Kostromilov [Peter S. Kostromitinov].
California Indian Languages by Victor Golla