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English-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary

English-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary

CARRIE DYCK (compiler)
Copyright Date: 2002
Pages: 786
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    English-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary
    Book Description:

    The first comprehensive lexicographic work on Cayuga, an Iroquoian language spoken in southern Ontario at Six Nations of the Grand River, this dictionary, combines the work of Dyck, a professor of linguistics, and Froman, Keye, and Keye, all Cayuga language teachers at Six Nations. It contains over 3000 entries, including 1000 verb forms and many nouns never before printed; extensive cross-referencing, thematic appendices that highlight cultural references and provide 1600 further entries, and a short grammatical sketch complete this accomplished work.

    Entries in the main dictionary are organized by bases, which will make the dictionary especially helpful to those learning Cayuga as a second language. The dictionary's accuracy and extensiveness will make it an indispensable reference not only to the Cayuga speaker and student, but also to other Iroquoian speakers, linguists, anthropologists, and historians of Indigenous Peoples.

    Produced under the auspices of the Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council Inc.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-2145-9
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Preface
    (pp. vii-x)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. xi-xiv)

    The Hodinohso:nih (People of the Longhouse) traditionally lived along the Mohawk River valley and around the Finger Lakes district in present-day New York State. The Ganye gehó:no (Mohawk people or Keepers of the Eastern Door) lived between the Allegheny and Catskill Mountains. The Onodowá ga: (Seneca people or Keepers of the Western Door) were settled along the Genessee River. In between, the Onodagehó:no (Onondaga people) lived near present-day Syracuse, New York, and the Ohnyahehó:no (Oneida people) lived near Lake Oneida, New York. The Gayogohó:no (People of the Pipe or Cayuga people) lived in an area between Lake Cayuga and Lake...

  5. User Guide
    (pp. xv-xl)
    (pp. xli-xlii)


  9. Appendix A: Weekdays, Months, Periods of Time
    (pp. 601-604)
  10. Appendix B: Numbers, Money
    (pp. 605-606)
  11. Appendix C: Nations, Kin
    (pp. 607-618)
  12. Appendix D: Chiefs’ Names
    (pp. 619-622)
  13. Appendix E: Place Names
    (pp. 623-626)
  14. Appendix F: Traditional and Ceremonial Language
    (pp. 627-636)
  15. Appendix G: Government and Business
    (pp. 637-652)
  16. Appendix H: Ganohonyohk (The Thanksgiving Address)
    (pp. 653-664)
  17. Appendix I: Particles
    (pp. 665-702)
  18. Appendix J: Cayuga Grammatical Sketch
    (pp. 703-744)