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Thread #69992   Message #1194109
Posted By: Haruo
26-May-04 - 01:01 AM
Thread Name: Chinook Jargon Songs
Subject: RE: Chinook Jargon Songs
I just noticed I failed to gloss the word "shati" (as in "tumala shati" and "wiski shati"). You may (or may not) have guessed that this is Wawa for "song", being derived (directly or indirectly) from French "chanter" or "chantez", and probably cognate with English "shant(e)y".

Haruo