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By Edward Sapir

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19. '. , from which developed. 4, glottalized q (defined similarly to P) ; y, it is y, voiceless velar spirant, approximately like ch of German ach. %w, qw, g'", jw yw, y", labialized forms of f, g, q\ q, y, and y respectively. s, as in English so. c, acoustically midway between s and 5^ of English ship, s and c are variants of one sound. dj, approximately j of English just, but verging towards dz. ts, tc, approximately like ts and ch of English hats and child respectively; variants of one sound.

651-659. Boas social organization of the nass river indians. 29 Phonetic Key. Vowels: a, like o of German hat. corresponding to a of French a, like a of English hat. a, like u of English but. It often, in fact normally, is slightly palatalized, la. like e of French et6. like e of English men. t, like i of French fini. I, like t of English it. of English note. 0, like 0, like o of German wW. 6>, approximately like aw of English law. e, c, It stands acoustically midway between o and 9. «, like ou of French bouche.

Clan (Wolf phratry): wuctn^d- going through two smoke-holes" This house is inhabited 'did" "smoke hole"). e. "^ clan (Wolf phratry): wdlo-'a-'ml q9"'t "(house) entrance of which is attended by joy" (literally, "being-good-therein heart"). This is Chief Derrick's (^e-y^'") house, recently built at 'd'yd'nc. MUSEUM BULLETIN 22 3. NO. 19. " Ipm "humpbacked whale," it will be remembered, is the main crest of this clan. , of hair falling out of fur up of floor planks). The two house names found among the kdwankci'lk^ are: (this or using 1.

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