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Useful information about our search engine can be found on this page. Included are tips and tricks to get the most out of your time on our website. If you have any questions, or suggestions please let us know.
In order to offer universal access and avoid the complicated use of key-strokes, we have decided to use the 8 to represent the nasal o sound.
Words have been entered into the search database as they were recorded. Only obvious typos are corrected and noted.
Words are entered from the oldest sources first, starting with WKZ (Kimzowi Awighigan 1830) then moving forward in time.
Words are entered by later authors if they have not yet been found, or if they have changed in meaning or form significantly. When this happens, changes are noted.
ADVANCED SEARCH: SOURCE CODES
ADVANCED SEARCH: PARTS OF SPEECH
Our search engine has used the following sources to insure the accuracy of this resource. The Abbreviations offered below, can be found with all entries and used as reference codes while searching to further refine your results. For example, when selecting the Advanced Search you can retrieve all the data of a specific author or document with one search by simply entering the items reference code. Page numbers can also be further added in this format JL84:15 in order to find all the results from Joseph Laurent's book on page 15. |
CW: Abenaki Language Class Lessons Cecile Wawanolett.
GDD: Gordon Day Dictionaries.
JJ Joseph Alfred "Elie" Joubert personal correspondence and direct input.
JL84: Joseph Laurent, 1884, New and Familiar Dialogues
M32: Masta, 1932
MM: Unpublished Dictionary of French and Abenaki Phrases and Words, (over 10,000 word and phrases included) held in the Northeast Indigenous Language Archive (NILA) at the Ndakinna Education Center.
WKZ: Wz8khilain, P.P. Kimzowi Awighigan as translated by Joubert and Jesse Bruchac.
WMRK: Wz8khilain, P.P. Translation of the Gospel according to Mark. Reprinted and translated into French and English by Jesse Bruchac and published by Bowman Books.
WPB: Wz8khilain's Prayer book as translated by Joubert and Jesse Bruchac..
ADVANCED SEARCH: CATEGORY CODES
The following abbreviations in organizing the language materials within our database. The Abbreviations offered below, can be found with all entries. They can also be used to search the database by selecting Advanced Search for materials from a certain author or document. Page numbers can also be further added in this format TA in order to find all the Transitive Animate words within the database. |
AN: Animate Nouns
IN: Inanimate Nouns
AI: Animate Intransitive
II: Inanimate Intransitive
TA: Transitive Animate
TI: Transitive Inanimate
Our search engine has been further indexed into categories to help make this resource more useful. We are adding new categories all the time. They can be used to search the database by selecting Advanced Search and then typing in one of the following category codes. |