Modern Mohegan: The Dialect of Jits Bodunaxa by Julian Granberry

By Julian Granberry

Mohegan, a dialect of the Mohegan-Pequot language of Southern New England, used to be one of many significant Algonquian languages of Connecticut, spoken from the Connecticut River within the west to the Thames River within the east and from critical Connecticut south to new york Sound from no less than the thirteenth century during the 1800s. Its final speaker, Mrs. Fidelia A.H. Fielding, died in 1908. From distinctive expert phonetic recordings of long texts in Mrs. Fielding's speech now we have sufficient facts to impression a reconstruction of the language because it used to be spoken within the early 1900s. the current quantity supplies the reader an account of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic buildings of the language, in addition to a precis of the location and improvement of Mohegan and the opposite Mohegan-Pequot dialects (Pequot, Shinnecock, and Montauk) in the jap department of the Algonquian language family members. Lexical information and pattern texts are supplied.

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Kinunahudic 'Let them carry (someone)'. 3. Transitive inanimate. Subject specified as having taken place in the past by adding the preverb ma before it, Subject Suffix and any form may be specified as future by addition of the preverb mus. 1 sg. -e 2 sg. you -unx 3 sg. he/she -ac is true of Modern Mohegan. It is possible to use a variety of word-orders to Inanimate 3 sg. it -ac represent the same concept. Variation in word-order seems largely Animate 1+3 pl. we (he/she & I) -umuduh I +2 pl. we (you & I) -umuduh languages because the nuances of meaning of each verb and noun are 2pl.

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