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8.4.17

ORINDA

The word "ORINDA" appeared in southern Alabama, in New York, and in California.

WHAT DOES ORINDA MEAN?

I suggest you divide the word into
“O”  “RIN (REN)” “DA

"OO" shows possession of noun.  (I see it.)
REN = PURE
DA = Exclamation, Look!

ORINDA = I have (see) purity, Look!

6.4.17

WEEK 13, PATAWOMECK

LENAPE HISTORY is a series of SERENDIPITIES.
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. WHEN the ENGLISH INVADED, the AMERICANS were CATHOLICS, WHO SPOKE NORSE.
PATAWOMECK TRIBE of VIRGINIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veOjSYjzfuU

SERENDIPITY
FRANK IN GERMANY FOUND the LINK and sent it to ME.
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I listened and realized I could hear NORSE WORDS!
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These people are connected by memory to a couple of episodes in history that happened four hundred years ago.  Yet they are still speaking NORSE.
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They may not remember their Catholic heritage, but the fact that they can speak NORSE is a strong indicator that the original people in the tribe were Catholic.
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LOOK at their faces.  Are these Americans  more closely related to 
     1) African Americans, 
      2) Asian Americans, or 
      3) Scandinavians? 
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Another serendipity is our current learning about how to look up Norse words.
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THIS IS A STRONG TEST OF OUR ABILITY TO LOOK UP LENAPE WORDS.
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The most recognizable Norse word is "NOKOMIS."  
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What does "NOKOMIS" mean?


OOPS
NOKOMIS is a word we learned in high school during the class on Longfellow.

"On the banks stood old NOKOMIS, mother of Winonah" -- Remember?

But Sherwin put "NOKOMIS" in the HIAWATHA section of volume one. 
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 I was trying to do as much as I could with limited time.  So I told the kids to "Leave HIAWATHA out.  We will never need it."

I had not yet learned about serendipities.
So here is the page that was left out, because we would never need it.
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Just for the record, Sherwin showed that most of Longfellow's words were Old Norse words.
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PATAWOMECK is a LENAPE word.  
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What does PATAWOMECK mean?
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Hint:  Divide the word into LENAPE syllables:
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PATA is in img485 under P_VKRM
              in VOL 8.
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WOM is in img237 W_VKRM IN VOL 5.
        "O" could be "O" or "U"
        "M" could be "NN" or "M"
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ECK is in img048 under I_VKRM  in VOL 4

The neighborhood kids had to go back to school before they could rotate, divide, and rename these images.  Earn yourself extra credit by doing the task for the students of the next semester.


The creation of the PATAWOMECK video was a serendipitous event.
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FRANK'S action of sending me the PATAWOMECK link was a serendipitous event.
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My action to listen to a secondary video was another serendipitous event.
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My understanding the Norse words was the result of many hours searching the VIKING and the RED MAN,
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These serendipitous events provide strong evidence that,
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When the English invaded, the AMERICANS were CATHOLICS, who spoke NORSE.