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1 GRUBB, David McC. National Museum of Man, Mercury Series : Paper 34 Practical Writing System and Short Dictionary of Kwakw'ala (Kwakiutl)
National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1977, 
GRUBB, David McC. A Practical Writing System and Short Dictionary of Kwakw'ala (Kwakiutl). Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1977. Pp. (1),i-ix,1-251,(1). 4to, white card covers, black titles to front and spine. National Museum of Man, Mercury Series: Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 34. "The purpose of this work is to present a phonemically accurate, practical spelling system of Kwakw'ala, the language of the Kwgulh (Kwakiutl) people of coastal British Columbia. The orthography has been designed primarily so thatit provides maximal transference of sound/symbol recognition from English to Kwakw'ala, and so that it can be typed on a standard English typewriter without the use of special symbols. The first section deals with the use ofthe practical orthography, going from the most familiar phonemes/symbols t o the least familiar. The second section is a two-way, cross-indexed dictionary: English - Kwakw'ala, consisting of approximately 12,000 entries, and Kwakw'ala - English, of about 4,000 entries. The dictionary is more an exemplification of the use of the writing system than it is an exhaustive studyof the language." - from the abstract. Light browning to spine, name inked to title page. 50.00

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