Choctaw Language and Culture: Chahta Anumpa by Marcia Haag PDF

By Marcia Haag

ISBN-10: 0806133392

ISBN-13: 9780806133393

ISBN-10: 0806180021

ISBN-13: 9780806180021

Choctaw Language and tradition combines a starting language and grammar textual content with a range of essays on Choctaw historical past, language, and tradition from prehistoric instances to the present.In half one of many publication, "Chahta Anumpa," Marcia Haag, a linguist, and Henry Willis, a local speaker and Choctaw teacher, current the Choctaw language. each one bankruptcy starts with a talk or a Choctaw tale. Designed for lecture room use and to maintain the wealthy historical past of the Choctaw language, the teachings introduce new phrases, clarify sentence development and proper utilization, and supply routines in grammar and composition.Part , "Kaniohmichi-hosh Okchayat Il-asha ("The method We Live")," includes essays on Choctaw background and tradition written particularly for this quantity by means of top students in anthropology, background, linguistics, archaeology, and local American stories. starting with "The old Ones," the chapters describe Choctaw prehistory, everyday life sooner than touch, ritual and faith, alternate, elimination to Indian Territory, faculties, newspapers, and modern existence.

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This opossum was at a creek. That bad bear tried to eat the little opossum. The opossum began to run. He quickly ran off. He got to a tall tree. The bear didn’t eat him. After that, the bear went slowly to the tree. The little opossum looked at him. The bear did not try to eat him. ] ANUMPA ␯LHPESA The Past-Tense Marker -tuk When we wish to mark something as being definitely past, we use the past-tense marker -tuk. The Choctaw past tense is different from English in 29 30 The Past Tense that it is not affixed to each verb as it is in English.

The Basic Sentence 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 27 Amafo-␯t t␯maha iah-o? Amafo-␯t taloah-o? Aki-␯t abinili ossi binilih-o? Aki-␯t sapokni pit h␯kloh-o? Himak ma, amafo-␯t chukka iah-o? Amafo-␯t impah-o? Anumpa ␯lhpesa A. Translate each of the following Choctaw sentences to natural-sounding English. Remember that some concepts in Choctaw grammar cannot be perfectly expressed in English. There may be more than one correct translation. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Am␯nni-␯t tobi humma ␯pa. Anakfi-␯t p␯lhki-hosh balili.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. two old men these three children that red book those six yellow books that one five sort of brown dogs this hard road Holissochi (Writing) Using the vocabulary words, make as many noun phrases in Choctaw as you can. ” ANUMPA ␯LHPESA Word Order of Sentences In Choctaw the basic word order of sentences is Subject-Object-Verb. ) This means that the whole subject—the noun and its modifiers—comes first in the sentence, followed by the whole object—another noun and its modifiers—followed last by the verb.

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