Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vocabulary of the Rumsen language

"Vocabulary of the Rumsen language of the Indians of Carmel. Obtained from the Indian Ventura or Buenaventura, the blind Indian of Carmel who was born at Carmel in 1809. Monterey, July 27, 1878. Alph. Pinart"

English............Spanish..................Costanoan IV
my friend........mi amigo...................ka-ius; kaaius
shaman ..........hechicero medico...........oss
a just man .......hombre justo..................misissinanuikkiam
a false man ......hombre falso..................onponciauanuikkiam
knife..................cuchillo.............................thip
bow ...................arco..............................la huan haras
arrow ...............flecha...............teps, karroc (with flint)
temescal ..........temescal ........uet
sun................sol.......................ismen
moon .................luna.................orpeto ismen
star ...................estrella..................pakararkt;pakerrar (stars)
flash of lightning......relampago..............uexokp; selp (plur.)
Carmel River.............rio del Carmel..................tirus ua corx

From: ANTHROPOLOGICAL RECORDS 15:1
CALIFORNIA INDIAN LINGUISTIC RECORDS
THE MISSION INDIAN VOCABULARIES
OF ALPHONSE PINART
http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/anthpubs/ucb/text/ucar015-001.pdf

Ohlone hut made of tule reeds from: http://learning.berkeley.edu/ut/history.htm

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  2. Does anyone know the name for Carmel in the Rumsen language?

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