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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 /.

Like e of English men. t, like i of French fini. I, like t of English it. of English note. 0, like 0, like o of German wW. 6>, approximately like aw of English law. e, c, It stands acoustically midway between o and 9. «, like ou of French bouche. 0, like ", *. '. pectively. tt of English full. '. '. ". They " are weakly articulated forms of c, e, c, r, 3, o, and u resgenerally occur as rearticulations of preceding fuller vowels. Consonants b b, as in English be; softened form of ^. e. acoustically and p.

Qam'nd-'het'k^ "(wolf) stands looking starts back," a man's name. on bank and SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE NASS RIVER INDIANS. le-'q" 25 "used up," a man's name. 'okcqaic€'* "grizzly bear's foot," the female name of highest rank. 'nd-'mct''m(o-'t'k'' bank "(wolves) whining stand on woman's name. of river," a More common names are 4wadzaxkco'o"* "fresh fish (eaten by bear or wolf) passes through quickly," a man's name. lo-'eskum fs9mto'k'' "stinking in the navel" (cf. "navel"), a man's name. coYaitqa'a'q' "wolf pack comes together and howls," iok'' a woman's name.

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