A First Reading Book in the Micmac Language: Comprising the Micmac Numerals, and the Names of the Different Kinds of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Trees, &c. of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Also, Some of the Indian Names of Places, and Many Familiar Words and Phrases, Translated Literally Into English

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Nova Scotia Printing Company, 1875 - Micmac language - 104 pages
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Page 5 - A, a; B, b; C, c ; D, d; E, e ; F, f; G, g; H, h; I, i; J, j; K, k ; L, 1; M, m ; N, n ; O, o...
Page 81 - MlCMAC-LAND, or Country of the Micmacs. They divided it into seven districts, each district having its own chief, but the chief of Cape Breton, which comprised one district, was looked upon as head of the whole. As marked on the " wampum belt," CB is at the head. To his right stretch away three districts with their chiefs, viz., Pictou, Memramcook, and Restigouche ; and the same number to the left, viz : Eskegawaage, (from Canso to Halifax,) Shubenakadie, and Annapolis, which reaches to Yarmouth....
Page 83 - where they blockade the passage way,' viz : where the seals go in and out, in order to kill them. Kebejokoochk, 'a closing of the passage,' is another name for Ashmutogun.
Page 103 - Leaf-opening month. July ; Upskooe-goos'. Month when the sea-fowl shed their feathers. August; Kesagawe-goos'.
Page 56 - Micmac, viz: the Animate, denoting objects having animal life; and the Inanimate, denoting inanimate objects.
Page 95 - it extends straight up rising ground;' (you looking ^lp stteam, of course, in all such cases, and there being a long reach of rapids.) Newel River ; Wosetumooek, ( Wosesumooek, means, ' it has bright horns' ) Negivac Island, Negwek ; ' it springs up out of the ground.
Page iii - It is believed, too, that many of the white people will be glad to avail themselves of the facility thus afforded for becoming acquainted in some measure with that truly wonderful language, native Nova Scotian.
Page 6 - When a, a, or e, is doubled — thus : aa, aa, ee — the two letters are to be sounded as one, the sound being prolonged.
Page 2 - English, g bein? always hard, as in go, egg, and c exactly like k : ch as in church. H following a vowel, in the same syllable, (as in ahk), is a soft guttural, (like the German ch in ich).

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