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ERIC Number: ED129496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Spanish Words in the Jicarilla Language.
Pono, Filomena P.; And Others
As contact with the American Indian people increased, Indian words, expressions, and terms filtered into the English language. On the other hand, the Indians also borrowed words from those people who came to the New World. The Jicarillas, because of their early contact with the Spanish culture and civilization, tended to borrow more words from the Spanish language rather than from the English. At a later time, however, when they had closer contact with Americans, they also borrowed words from their language, although on a limited basis. Most of the borrowed words have sounds which are Jicarilla. Therefore, some words can hardly be distinguished as Spanish or English. This booklet lists 120 words in Jicarilla which are of Spanish or English origin or show some aspects of their influence. The words cover those aspects of life and fields of activity where the borrowed words seemed likely to originate, i.e., food and drink, plants and animals, social life, clothing, education, and other miscellaneous areas. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dulce Independent School District, NM.