An 1860 English-Hopi Vocabulary Written in the Deseret Alphabet
Publication Year: 2015
The volume reproduces all 486 vocabulary entries of the original manuscript, presenting the Deseret and the modern English and Hopi translations. It explains the history of the Deseret Alphabet as well as that of the Mormon missions to the Hopi, while fleshing out the background of the two missionaries, Marion Jackson Shelton, who wrote the manuscript, and his companion, Thales Hastings Haskell. The book will be of interest to linguists, historians, ethnographers, and others who are curious about the unique combination of topics this work connects.
Published by: University of Utah Press
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List of Figures
List of Tables
The 1860 English-Hopi vocabulary is reproduced by the kind permission of the Church Copyrights and Permissions Office, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is in the collection of the Church History Library, sometimes abbreviated here as the CHL. ...
In the autumn of 1859, at the direction of Brigham Young, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church, Mormon),1 Jacob Hamblin led a party of seven missionaries— Marion Jackson Shelton, Thales Hastings Haskell, James Pearce, Benjamin Knell, John W. Young, Taylor Crosby, ...
The Deseret Alphabet was promoted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and in particular by President Brigham Young, as a new writing system, what linguists call an orthography, for English. It was designed to replace the traditional English orthography based on Roman letters (see Figure 2.2). ...
3. Hopi Language
Hopi belongs to the Uto-Aztecan language family, which covers large portions of the western United States and neighboring Mexico. Besides Hopi, other well-known Uto-Aztecan languages include Nahuatl, Tarahumara, Yaqui, Ute, Paiute, Shoshone, and Comanche. ...
4. The 1860 English-Hopi Vocabulary
The entire 1860 English-Hopi vocabulary is reproduced in this book, comprising 486 original English-Hopi entries, plus transcriptions into the International Phonetic Alphabet and references to the words in modern Hopi dictionaries. ...
Appendix A: Hopi Locations
Appendix B: Hopi People and Legends
Format of the 1860 English-Hopi Vocabulary
Text of the 1860 English-Hopi Vocabulary
Index of English-Hopi Vocabulary Entries
Illustrations: 14 figures, 1 map, 5 tables
Publication Year: 2015
OCLC Number: 966768991
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