These Are Our Legends

Edited by Jan van Eijk
These Are Our Legends by Jan van Eijk (Editor)

These Are Our Legends

Edited by Jan van Eijk
  • Paperback
  • University of Regina Press (2015)
  • SKU: 9780889773967
Regular price $24.95
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Like all First Nations languages, Lillooet (Lil'wat) is a repository for an abundantly rich oral literature. In These Are Our Legends, the fifth volume of the First Nations Language Readers series, the reader will discover seven traditional Lillooet sptakwlh (variously translated into English as "legends," "myths," or "bed-time stories."

These texts are presented in a technical transcription that can be used by linguists, and also in a practical orthography that can be used by Lillooet speakers themselves. An English translation is also given. Basic information on the Lillooet language, its grammar, and a glossary are included in the volume.

With thanks to the Mount Currie Cultural Centre and the Tszil Publishing House.

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