New Familiar Abenakis & English Dialogues; The first Vocabulary ever published in the Abenakis language; comprising The Abenakis Alphabet, The Key To The Pronunciation and Many Grammatical Explanations, Also Synoptical Illustrations Showing The Numerous Modifications Of The Abenakis Verb, &c.; To Which Is Added The Etymology of Indian Names of Certain Localities, Rivers, Lakes, &c., &c.

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Laurent, Joseph [Chief]

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Laurent, Joseph [Chief]. New Familiar Abenakis & English Dialogues; The first Vocabulary ever published in the Abenakis language; comprising The Abenakis Alphabet, The Key To The Pronunciation and Many Grammatical Explanations, Also Synoptical Illustrations Showing The Numerous Modifications Of The Abenakis Verb, &c.; To Which Is Added The Etymology of Indian Names of Certain Localities, Rivers, Lakes, &c., &c. St. Francis, Quebec, Canada: Leger Brousseau, 1884. First edition. pp. 230. 12mo. Beige cloth boards with black lettering and illustration to front board and spine. Light edgewear, tail of spine bumped. Text-block remarkably clean and free of any markings with tight, sound binding; very good+. An exceptional copy of this increasingly scarce title. See OCLC # 422660523; 63031702. Abenakis or Abnaki is an endangered Algonquin language spoken by various Indigenous peoples throughout regions of Quebec, New Brunswick as well as several of the New England States. Two distinct forms of the language are spoken, chiefly divided by geographic region, Western and Eastern. It has historically been spoken by the Algonquin of Northern Quebec, Mi’kmaq of the Maritimes, Maliseet of Northern Quebec and New Brunswick, The Passamaquoddy and Penobscot of Maine and New Brunswick. Hardcover. (#126) $345.00