LUSHOOTSEED READER WITH INTERMEDIATE
Thom Hess with Lushootseed Class
Volume II of the Lushootseed Reader makes available to students and lay
readers four more stories (one in two versions) from the ancient lore of the
Lushootseed of Puget Sound. The lesson numbering continues from the last numbered lesson in the
first reader, but in this volume the lessons deal more with word building, less
with syntax and inflection. The glossary includes all vocabulary from both
the second and first volumes. A new sort of exercise has been added, a series
of content questions about each story framed in Lushootseed. An appendix to the volume contains two essays by T. C. S. Langen
concerning the structural merits of two of these new stories.
Volume Two raises the reader's level of sophistication for understanding
traditional Lushootseed life as reflected in the ancient stories. It also provides
one with the grammatical sophistication needed to appreciate the play of
alternative but roughly synonymous expressions.
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