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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 10 (ms158_b3f003_010.05.pdf)

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Indians commonly end a question expecting an affirmative answer with "aint he. "Joe got it that paddle aint he?" "He wont broke it, dont you think?" "You goin' that place aint he?"

They often use a pretente or a past participle and auxiliary instead of a present. "Me dont swore" is equal to "I do not swear"

The older Indians always interchanged [one struck through] substituted initial l [underlined] for r [underlined] locks for rocks; lum for rum; lice for rice. B and p were interchangeable. Benobscot or Penobscot, Brassoway or Plassoway, or Franceway; Barmedumcook for Parnedumcook; Barnook or Pawnook; Passadumkeag or Bassadumcook.

An Indian always says "my father she" and "my mother he", but possessive pronouns following are used in the proper gender, usually if not always.

A canoe is always masculine

Description: Pages from Fannie Hardy Eckstorm's notebook 10 (X)

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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