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chn-3 This user has advanced knowledge of Chinook Jargon.
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Orthography of choice for Chinuk-wawa (chn)[edit]

All of my contributions will use the following keyboard-friendly adaptation of the Grand Ronde orthography. There is a one-to-one correspondence from that orthography to this, maintaining linguistic consistency and accuracy while addressing the question of ease of input, especially for non-technical users. It takes inspiration from and adapts conventions used in other keyboard-friendly American language orthographies, esp. that created for Taa-laa-wa Dee-ni' by Loren Bommelyn.

  • a - ats, “sister” / katsaq, “middle”
  • ae - phae, “pear”
  • b - bastvn, “white man”
  • bh - bhiktoriya, “Victoria”, as English “v” sound (very rare in CW)
  • ch - palach, “give” / chaku, “come”
  • ch’ - ch’uxh, “peeled” / ch’vtl’vxhw, “oyster
  • d - dala, “dollar” / dret, “true”
  • e - eklis, “The Church”, qhwelh, “?”
  • f - fitvl, “fiddle”, lvshaf, “eggs”
  • g - geyt, “gate” / gitvp, “get up, arise”
  • h - hihi, “play, laugh” / hayash, “great, big”
  • i - ikhanvm, “story” / ili7i, “earth, dirt, place, country”
  • j - lvsanjel, “belt”
  • k - kakwa, “thusly” / kvmtvks, “know”
  • kh - kha, “where” / khapa, “in, to, into, from, at, with”
  • kw - kwansvm, “always” / kwiskwis, “chipmunk”
  • khw - khwalh, “aunt” / khwata, “quarter dollar”
  • k’ - k’aw, “tied” / k’ilapay, “come back, return”
  • kw’ - kw’athin, “belly, stomach” / kw’ayc, “nine”
  • l - lakamin, “soup, stew, gravy” / lima, “hand”
  • lh - lhush, “good” / lhaxhayam, “Hello, poor, pitiful”
  • m - munk, “make, do” / mayka, “you, your”
  • n - nanich, “see, watch, look” / nayka, “I, me, my”
  • o - 7oho7oho, “cough”, liblo, “brown”
  • p - palach, “give” / pulakhli, “night, dark”
  • ph - phawaw / phikw’, “back”
  • p’ - p’us, ”cat” / p’ilhilh, “thick”
  • q - qisqis, “bluejay”
  • qh - qhata, “how?, how” / qhvnchi, “when?, when”
  • qw - qwet, “reaching, up to; extent” / qwinvm, “five”
  • qhw - qhwvlh, “hang up”
  • q’ - qvl, “hard” / q’oka, “choke”
  • qw’ - qw’vlan, “ear” / qw’vlh, “hit, strike, knock”
  • r - dret, “straight, true”
  • s - salal, “salal bush” / samvn, “salmon”
  • sh - shawash, “Indian” / shiksh, “friend”
  • t - tvmtvm, “heart” / tayi, “chief”
  • th - that, “uncle” / thil, “tired”
  • t’ - t’alapas, “coyote” / t’upa, “cow parsnip”
  • tl - tlakhvtlak, “grasshopper”
  • tl’ - tl’ap, “find, encounter” / tl’unas, “maybe, don’t know, who knows but that...”
  • ts - tsvqw, “water” / ats, “sister
  • ts’ - ts’vm, “mark, write” /
  • tw’ - tw’axh, “light, bright, fiery”
  • u - ulali, “berry” / ukuk, “this one, these, that one, those”
  • v - tvmtvm, “heart” / mvkhmvk, “eat”
  • w - wawa, “talk, say, tell” / wik, “no, not”
  • x - xulxul, “mouse, rat, thief”
  • xw - lhxwap, “hole”
  • xh - xhalaqlh, “open” / xhluyma, “different, other”
  • xhw - xhwani, “seagull”
  • y - yaka, “s/he, his, her” / ya7im, “tell, narrate, narrative”
  • z -
  • zh - ptsizha, “Petit Jean”
  • 7 - 7oho7oho, “cough” / ili7i - “place, land, earth, country, dirt, etc.”

Example of a longer text in Chinuk Wawa[edit]

lhaxhayam. chester nayka nim. nayka chaku-kvmtvks chinuk-wawa khapa leyn-skul, khapa chanchifin, khapa uk khul chxi-hilu. nayka dret tiki chinuk-wawa, bvt nayka kwansvm tvmtvm nayka, qhata nayka munk-ts’vm chinuk-wawa khapa tw'axh-xhumxhum? kakwa nayka munk ukuk qhata-ts’vm. wik q’vl-pus-munk ts’vm t’u7an ukuk, khanawi mayka tl’ap khapa bastvn-ts’vm-laplash.