shkwun’el’s ‘handle’

shkwun’el’s ‘handle’   This refers to the handles on all sorts of tools, for example knives, hammers, adzes, mauls, axes. (Roy Edwards, Stz’uminus, building a canoe) HOW IS THIS WORD FORMED? You are probably familiar with kwunut ‘take it, grab it, catch it’ nii ch kwunut tthu kapous? ‘Did you take his coat?’ If you put in glottalization and a strong […]

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