Skicinuwatu Toke : speak Passamaquoddy now
Author(s)Paul, Roger,S.M.Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.
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When learning to speak a language like Passamaquoddy, there are many grammatical patterns that one must be able to identify before a dialogue can be understood. In Passamaquoddy, it is extremely important to have a sense of context in the sentence. Exchanging an English word for a Passamaquoddy word would not be very productive in trying to understand the context. In Passamaquoddy, the verbs have an expected pattern to indicate who is talking to whom. Verb patterns can also indicate whom a speaker and a listener may be talking about. The first and most sought-after dialogues are usually how to greet one-another. In these basic lessons (kehkituwakonol), we start to learn common greetings and then wade into knowledge of how verbs can help in understanding Passamaquoddy sentences in different contexts. These kehkituwakonol are intended to illustrate some basic concepts that can help in beginning to speak Passamaquoddy now.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, September, 2020Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages ).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Linguistics and Philosophy.