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By Charles L. Cutler
Local American loanwords are a very important, even though little stated, a part of the English language. This booklet indicates how the greater than one-thousand present loanwords have been followed and demonstrates how the altering relationships among Indians and eu settlers should be traced within the cost of loanword borrowing and the categories of phrases adopted.Appalachian: from the Appalachian Mountains within the japanese usa, from the Muskogean identify of the Apalachee tribe of FloridaMoose: jap Abenaki mos; Papoose: Narragansett papoos, baby; Squash: Narragansett askutasquash; Texas: from a Caddo observe, that means "friends" or "allies."
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Friction developed between Indians and some unruly settlers. Finally an accidental explosion of a < previous page page_18 next page > < previous page page_19 next page > Page 19 powder keg badly injured the beleaguered Smith. Overwhelmed, he retreated to England in October 1609. Smith had already earned undying credit for his role in establishing the first permanent English colony in North America. Yet he was still under age thirty. Once recovered from his injuries, he began a restless search for activities that could again engage his talents and energy.
On the one hand, many whites valued the friendship of Indians and appreciated their help. On the other hand, settlers had heard tales of Indian ferocity even before arriving in the New World and shuddered at subsequent reports of troubles in Virginia. Early Massachusetts laws kept Indians at a distance, long forbidding the trading of guns to them while controlling their movements in towns. False alarms of Indian uprisings kept whites in the scattered and vulnerable settlements on edge. In 1632, for example, fear of a rumored Indian plot led the people of Massachusetts to double the number of their guards.
Wood's care to present local color led him to add a glossary of Indian words to his book. " The early settlers of Massachusetts had felt ambivalent toward their Indian neighbors from the first. On the one hand, many whites valued the friendship of Indians and appreciated their help. On the other hand, settlers had heard tales of Indian ferocity even before arriving in the New World and shuddered at subsequent reports of troubles in Virginia. Early Massachusetts laws kept Indians at a distance, long forbidding the trading of guns to them while controlling their movements in towns.
O Brave New Words! Native American Loanwords in Current English by Charles L. Cutler