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A sketch of the social organization of the Nass River by Edward Sapir

By Edward Sapir

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E. acoustically and p. midway between English P\ surd p followed by aspiration; developed from p. e. p pronounced with simultaneous release of oral closure being earlier than that of glottal closure; between vowels p is pronounced with less stress, so as to suggest b'. m, as in English. 'm, m pronounced with glottal closure immediately preceding. w, as in English we. 'w, w pronounced with glottal closure immediately preceding. d, as in English do; softened form oi t. e. acoustically midway between d and /.

Ts, tc, approximately like ts and ch of English hats and child respectively; variants of one sound. ts, (c, glottalized forms of ts and tc respectively (defined similarly to p) variants of one sound. /, as in English. 7, / pronounced with glottal closure immediately preceding. ; /, "i ', ', voiceless spirantal /. ', *, weakly articulated forms of n, glottal closure. breath release. '. Diacritical ', ', I, t, and Marks: denotes that preceding vowel is long. indicates that preceding vowel is stressed.

NHse-'ts qa'^ "grandmother ga'S" the female More common names name of krf^kc;' a (slave named) of highest rank. are: xistyc* "come passing through a strait," a man's name. noxc ha-'H'k'' pecker," a 2. "mother of (slave named) Wood- woman's name. laxtsdmc'l^x clan, noblest qaldcxma'qt of wolf" names: "he throws behind corpse "corpse"), the male name of lo-laqtl kcho-' (cf. lo-laqt highest rank. qam'nd-'het'k^ "(wolf) stands looking starts back," a man's name. on bank and SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE NASS RIVER INDIANS.

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