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Decorated initial word from BL Add 19776, f. 190

Decorated initial word from BL Add 19776, f. 190

Initial word, ~Bereshit~ (in the beginning) inhabited by animals and hybrids at the beginning of the masoretic notes on Genesis. Image taken from f. 190 of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch') with the Five Scr... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26970, f. 50

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26970, f. 50

Initial word inhabited by hybrids, at the beginning of the Haggadah. Image taken from f. 50 of Festival prayer book (ff. 1-167v), ~Issur we-heter~ by Rabbi Isaac ben Meir of Düren (ff. 167v-177v), calendar (ff.... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 21160, f. 63v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 21160, f. 63v

Initial word ~We-elle shemot~ (And these are the names) inhabited by dragons, birds, hybrids, at the beginning of Exodus. Image taken from f. 63v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 2... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26896, f. 368

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26896, f. 368

Initial word ~Ekhah~ (how) inhabited by hybrids and dragons, at the beginning of Lamentations. Image taken from f. 368 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for the Special Shabbatot, Passover, Shavuot with the Bo... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Or 42, f. 10v

Inhabited initial word from BL Or 42, f. 10v

Initial word inhabited by dragons, at a liturgical poem for Rosh ha-Shanah (Davidson, vol. 1, no. 7106). Image taken from f. 10v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for Rosh ha-Shanah and the Yom Kippur, and beg... More

Initial word from BL Add 26878, f. 57

Initial word from BL Add 26878, f. 57

Detail: decorated initial word. Image taken from f. 57 of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (~Hamesh megillot~; ff. 273-311v) and ~Haftarot~(ff. 312-381) with Rashi... More

Illuminated word from BL Burn 13, f. 1

Illuminated word from BL Burn 13, f. 1

Illuminated letters 'HEC'; the 'H' and part of the 'E' on a probably post-medieval inserted patch of parchment. Image taken from f. 1 of Glossed Exodus (index Old Testament). Written in Latin.

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26897, f. 47v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26897, f. 47v

Initial word ~melekh~ (king) framed by an arcade flanked by two towers. Both the letters of the initial word and the arcade are filled with geometric design, at the beginning of a liturgical poem for Rosh ha-Sh... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26896, f. 32v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26896, f. 32v

Initial word inhabited by hybrids and framed by an arcade with two towers and inhabited by dogs chasing deer, at the beginning of a liturgical poem for ~Shabbat Sheqalim~ (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no.... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26970, f. 106v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26970, f. 106v

Initial word ~lel~ (night) inhabited by dragons, at the beginning of a liturgical poem for Passover (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 3, 726). Image taken from f. 106v of Festival prayer book (ff. 1-167v), ~Iss... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 14762, f. 25

Decorated initial word from BL Add 14762, f. 25

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs, at the beginning of the passage, 'When Israel came forth out of Egypt'. Image taken from f. 25 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Ashkenazi Haggadah'), German rite with t... More

Decorated initial word panel from BL Or 1404, f. 29v

Decorated initial word panel from BL Or 1404, f. 29v

Decorated initial-word panel with gold letters and the keywords of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for Passover included into vertical band with penwork decoration. Image taken from f. 29v of Haggadah with comment... More

Unfinished initial word from BL Add 11830, f. 32v

Unfinished initial word from BL Add 11830, f. 32v

Unfinished initial word. Image taken from f. 32v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for Rosh ha-Shanah, Ashkenazi rite. Written in Hebrew.

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26878, f. 50v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 26878, f. 50v

Initial word ~We-elleh~ (and these) inhabited by two dragons, at the beginning of Exodus; unfinished. Image taken from f. 50v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-272), Five Scrolls (... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26896, f. 166v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26896, f. 166v

Initial word with modest penwork decoration around the letters, at the beginning of a poem for the second day of Passover (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no. 7129). Image taken from f. 166v of Festival pray... More

Initial word from BL Add 11830, f. 22

Initial word from BL Add 11830, f. 22

Initial word ~melekh~ embedded into an architectural frame with an arch, three towers and a foliate scroll, inhabited by a dragon. There is a marginal drawing of a naked figure in the outer margin, probably add... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Or 42, f. 1

Inhabited initial word from BL Or 42, f. 1

Initial word, ~melekh~ (king) inhabited by hybrids and dragons, at a liturgical poem for Rosh ha-Shanah (Davidson, vol. 3, no. 1529). Image taken from f. 1 of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for Rosh ha-Shanah ... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Or 42, f. 26v

Inhabited initial word from BL Or 42, f. 26v

Initial word ~melekh~ (king) inhabited by hybrids, at a liturgical poem for Rosh ha-Shanah composed by Rabbi Simeon bar Isaac ben Abun of Mainz (Davidson vol. 3, no. 1543). Image taken from f. 26v of Festival p... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26897, f. 32v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26897, f. 32v

Initial word with modest penwork decoration around its letters, at the beginning of a liturgical poem for the afternoon service of Rosh ha-Shanah (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no. 6823). Image taken from ... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 19776, f. 190

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 19776, f. 190

Detail of a page: initial word, ~Bereshit~ (in the beginning) inhabited by animals and hybrids at the beginning of the masoretic notes on Genesis. Image taken from f. 190 of Pentateuch (the 'Coburg Pentateuch')... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 14762, f. 25

Decorated initial word from BL Add 14762, f. 25

Detail of an initial word decorated with foliate motifs, at the beginning of the passage, 'When Israel came forth out of Egypt'. Image taken from f. 25 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Ashkenazi Haggadah'), Germa... More

Decorated initial word from BL Or 2733, f. 2v

Decorated initial word from BL Or 2733, f. 2v

Initial word ~melekh~ (king) with its third letter filled with foliate motifs, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for the first day of Rosh ha-Shanah (Davidson, vol. 3, no. 1529). The word ~hayyim... More

Decorated initial word from BL Harley 1861, f. 57v

Decorated initial word from BL Harley 1861, f. 57v

Detail of a page: decorated initial word ~We-elleh~ (and these) with the moon, the sun and a star, at the beginning of Exodus. Image taken from f. 57v of Pentateuch with Targum and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-219... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26879, f. 2v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26879, f. 2v

Decorated initial word, at the beginning of Joshua. Image taken from f. 2v of Former and Latter Prophets with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~, Targum Jonathan and Rashi's commentary. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26897, f. 223

Decorated initial word from BL Add 26897, f. 223

Initial word ~shoshan~ (lily) with its letters filled with geometric design and with modest penwork decoration around them, at the beginning of a liturgical poem for Yom Kippur (for the poem, see Davidson vol. ... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Or 42, f. 44v

Inhabited initial word from BL Or 42, f. 44v

Initial word ~kol~ (all) inhabited by dragons and hybrids, at the beginning of Kol Nidrei for Yom Kippur. Image taken from f. 44v of Festival prayer book (~mahzor~) for Rosh ha-Shanah and the Yom Kippur, and be... More

Decorated initial word from BL Harley 1861, f. 57v

Decorated initial word from BL Harley 1861, f. 57v

Decorated initial word ~We-elleh~ (and these) with the moon, the sun and a star, at the beginning of Exodus. Image taken from f. 57v of Pentateuch with Targum and Rashi's commentary (ff. 1-219); Five Scrolls (... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 18424, f. 38v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 18424, f. 38v

Initial word included into an arched frame decorated with foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 38v of Halakhical works: ~Tashbetz~ by Samson ben Tzadoq (ff. 1-30v), ~Sefer ha-Terumah~ by Baruch ben Isaac (ff. 31... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 9406, f. 17

Decorated initial word from BL Add 9406, f. 17

Initial word decorated with a dragon torso lying on top of the letter, at the beginning of Jeremiah. Image taken from f. 17 of Biblical reading from a festival prayer book (~mahzor~): Job, Jeremiah 1:1-23:7, Is... More

Decorated initial word from BL Eg 872, f. 126

Decorated initial word from BL Eg 872, f. 126

Decorated initial word ~Wa-yiqra~ (And [the Lord] called) in brown ink, at the beginning of Leviticus. Image taken from f. 126 of Commentary on the Pentateuch with the ~Haftarot~ (ff. 1-240) on the Five Scrolls... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 92v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 92v

Initial word decorated with foliate and penwork in black ink, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for the seventh day of Passover (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 2, no. 239). Image taken from f. ... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 51

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 51

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs in black ink and red, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for the first day of Passover (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 1, no. 1962). Image taken from f... More

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 1v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 1v

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs in ink, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for Hanukkah (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no. 1651). Image taken from f. 1v of Festival prayer book (~m... More

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 22092, f. 3v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 22092, f. 3v

Initial word ~Bereshit~ (in the beginning) inhabited by animals and human faces. Image taken from f. 3v of ~Gan Elohim~ (The Garden of God): supracommentary on Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 22092, f. 3v

Inhabited initial word from BL Add 22092, f. 3v

Initial word ~Bereshit~ (in the beginning) inhabited by animals and human faces. Image taken from f. 3v of ~Gan Elohim~ (The Garden of God): supracommentary on Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Thousand Word Classic, scroll painting, Ming dynasty

Thousand Word Classic, scroll painting, Ming dynasty

After Zhang Bi (Chinese, 1425–1487) Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Decorated initial word from BL Add 18731, f. 2v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 18731, f. 2v

Initial word ~Be-shem~ (in the name) included into a medallion decorated with foliate motifs. Image taken from f. 2v of Commentary on the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari / Plegtige Staatsi van een' Bruid, die naâr 't Huiz haares Mans gevoerd word (Procession of a newlywed who comes to the home of her husband)

Procession d'une nouvelle Mariée qui se rend chez son Mari / Plegtige ...

Dutch (artist nationality) draughtsman and engraver (artist role) Recto: top center: (banner in sky, in French) PROCESSION d’une nouvelle MARIÉE qui se rend chez son MARI ; l. l.: J. v. Schley sculp. ; bottom c... More

A word of comfort, British Cartoon Print

A word of comfort, British Cartoon Print

A British satire on the efforts of Charles James Fox to get the Test and Corporation Acts repealed. Joseph Priestley, preaching, speaks for the concerns of the clergy, stating their opposition to "Reynard and A... More

Design for painted decoration of wall or ceiling panels, including the word "Frascati"

Design for painted decoration of wall or ceiling panels, including the...

Jules-Edmond-Charles Lachaise (French, died 1897)

To the Senators and Representatives of the United States of America. Legislators! It is much easier to prevent an injury than to correct it! The eyes of the world are upon you. Every word that escapes you has in it the seeds of life or death ...

To the Senators and Representatives of the United States of America. L...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 4 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 191, Folder 2. Copy scanned: 1

Banknote motif: the word FIVE against a rectangle of ornamental lathe work resembling wavy woven bands

Banknote motif: the word FIVE against a rectangle of ornamental lathe ...

Associated with Cyrus Durand (American, 1787–1868)

Banknote motif: the word ONE against a rectangle of ornamental basket-like lathe work

Banknote motif: the word ONE against a rectangle of ornamental basket-...

Associated with Cyrus Durand (American, 1787–1868)

Banknote motif: the word ONE set against a rectangular band of lathe work

Banknote motif: the word ONE set against a rectangular band of lathe w...

Associated with Cyrus Durand (American, 1787–1868)

Banknote motif: Five oval or circular ornamental lathe work designs, one containing the word TEN

Banknote motif: Five oval or circular ornamental lathe work designs, o...

Associated with Cyrus Durand (American, 1787–1868)

Banknote motif: the word ONE with each letter set against a circle of lathe work

Banknote motif: the word ONE with each letter set against a circle of ...

Associated with Cyrus Durand (American, 1787–1868)

A Word of Advice

A Word of Advice

Édouard de Beaumont (French, Lannion 1821–1888 Paris)

Missionary Station, No. 7 [Word list in Dakota and Wasicun] [n.p., n. d.].

Missionary Station, No. 7 [Word list in Dakota and Wasicun] [n.p., n. ...

On verso: 24 n 58 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 174, Folder 43.

Letter
The Word - Extra. Censorship of the press.-Att'y Gen. Marston, Oliver Stevens, Dist. Att'y of Suffolk Co., and Postmaster Tobey of Boston, say "Leaves of Grass" is obscene; we appeal the case from such narrow-minded judges, to individual citizen

The Word - Extra. Censorship of the press.-Att'y Gen. Marston, Oliver ...

Whitman, Walt.; Leaves of grass. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 62, Folder 11.

Tsiltsil - Buttons

Tsiltsil - Buttons

"Tsiltsil” is the Chinuk Wawa word for “buttons.” It can also mean "stars." It is pronounced TSIL-tsil. Use the "short" i sound to say this word, as in the English word "bit." These small buttons were found by... More

Word, E - State: [Blank] - Year: [Blank]

Word, E - State: [Blank] - Year: [Blank]

Papers Relating to Citizens

Word, Nelson - State: [Blank] - Year: 1861
Word, George B - State: [Blank] - Year: [Blank]
ɬush-tәmәm - Happy

ɬush-tәmәm - Happy

“ɬush-tәmәm” is the Chinuk Wawa word for “happy.” It is pronounced “ɬoosh-DUM-dum.” To pronounce "ɬ," put your tongue behind your two front teeth as through you were going to say the word “love,” then blow air ... More

Memento mori. [Woodcut portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Born, February 12th, 1809. Assassinated, April 15th, 1865. "Just of his word - Observant of his right." [n. p. 1865].

Memento mori. [Woodcut portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Born, February 12t...

Enclosed within black border.; 1397 F7 21 Mr. 47.; Rec. 3-25-47.; $12.50.; On verso: 1397 F8 21 Mr 47. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full... More

Word, E - Age [Blank], Year: 1865 - Miscellaneous Card Abstracts of Records - West Virginia

Word, E - Age [Blank], Year: 1865 - Miscellaneous Card Abstracts of Re...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War

Republicans! Democrats! A word with you about negro suffrage ... [Signed] Oliver Ellsworth. [1869?].

Republicans! Democrats! A word with you about negro suffrage ... [Sign...

Title.; Negro suffrage. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 9, Folder 17.

Scoring,--coming up for the word: Little Fred, Needle Gun, Jessie Wales, Belle of Brooklyn, Old Put, and Lady Whitman

Scoring,--coming up for the word: Little Fred, Needle Gun, Jessie Wale...

Artist: John Cameron (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5832

Nary word to say

Nary word to say

(DLC/PP-1934:0009). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Cassandra by James Whitcomb Riley.

Our book bulletin- No. 11. Immense success of Buffalo land. Sixth thousand already in press! ... A word to our army of agents. E. Hannaford & Co., Publishers of first-class subscription books. Cincinnati, June 28, 1872.

Our book bulletin- No. 11. Immense success of Buffalo land. Sixth thou...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 138, Folder 5a.

Trusting in the word

Trusting in the word

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Have you not a word for Jesus?

Have you not a word for Jesus?

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

The  Seed is the word

The Seed is the word

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

[Men holding sheet; cat with balloon tied to tail; man with sheet falling into wagon "contents;" man with wheelbarrow over word "contents"]

[Men holding sheet; cat with balloon tied to tail; man with sheet fall...

Title devised by cataloger. Sketches for contents page, Rudder Grange / Frank Stockton. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. (DLC/PP-1933:0054). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of... More

[Cherub lighting firecracker with torch as stars fly through word "Life"]

[Cherub lighting firecracker with torch as stars fly through word "Lif...

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1932:0042). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as frontispiece in: Life, 8:1 (July 1, 1886).

Word, W G - Age: [Blank], Year: [BLANK] - Mississippi Fourteenth Infantry, Wi-Z AND Fourteenth (Consolidated) Infantry

Word, W G - Age: [Blank], Year: [BLANK] - Mississippi Fourteenth Infan...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

[Man seated in his library, looking at raven above door; and quotation from poem The Raven, "'Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked, upstarting"]

[Man seated in his library, looking at raven above door; and quotation...

Illus. in: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. New York : P.F. Collier & Son, vol. 5, frontispiece. From painting by Arthur E. Becher. Reference copy in LOT 4442.

A word to the otherwise / Ehrhart.

A word to the otherwise / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows a haughty, well-dressed woman sitting in the middle of a ballroom, she is holding a paper that states "Society hence-forth will strive to attract brains, not mere vulgar wealth. --A leader of... More

Humphries, Word - Age: [Blank], Year: [BLANK] - Mississippi Second Infantry, A, Hu-La

Humphries, Word - Age: [Blank], Year: [BLANK] - Mississippi Second Inf...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

Word, M H - 1st Cavalry

Word, M H - 1st Cavalry

Age is [Blank]. Year listed as [BLANK]. Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

Word, S T - Age [Blank], Year: [Blank] - Third Confederate Cavalry, T-Y AND Sixth Battalion, Confederate Cavalry - Raised Directly by the Confederate Government

Word, S T - Age [Blank], Year: [Blank] - Third Confederate Cavalry, T-...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

Word, J J - Age: [Blank], Year: [BLANK] - Mississippi Fifteenth Infantry, U-Z AND Fifteenth (Consolidated) Infantry

Word, J J - Age: [Blank], Year: [BLANK] - Mississippi Fifteenth Infant...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

Word, C H - Age: [Blank], Year: [BLANK] - Mississippi Davenport's Battalion, Cavalry (State Troops) AND Capt. Abbott's Co., Cavalry AND Capt. Armistead's Co., Partisan Rangers AND Capt Bowen's Co.(Chulahoma Cavalry) AND Capt. Brown's Co. (Foster Creek Rangers), Cavalry AND Capt. Buck's Co., Cavalry AND Butler's Co., Cavalry Reserves

Word, C H - Age: [Blank], Year: [BLANK] - Mississippi Davenport's Batt...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

Word, D W - Age [Blank], Year: [Blank] - Twenty-eighth (Gray's) Infantry, W - Z AND Twenty-eighth (Thomas') Infantry, A - B - Louisiana

Word, D W - Age [Blank], Year: [Blank] - Twenty-eighth (Gray's) Infant...

Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations

A word to grand stand specialists / Ehrhart.

A word to grand stand specialists / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows Puck tugging at the coat-tails of Andrew Carnegie, as he and John D. Rockefeller pile money bags around the base of a statue labeled "Fame", which they seek by endowing libraries and universi... More

Anne Fitzhugh Miller's Word of Welcome, NAWSA suffrage scrapbooks

Anne Fitzhugh Miller's Word of Welcome, NAWSA suffrage scrapbooks

Anne Fitzhugh's welcome to Lochland piazza party

Mr. Dooley's Last Word to American Voters

Mr. Dooley's Last Word to American Voters

This illustration entitled, "Mr. Dooley's Last Word to American Voters", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on November 6, 1904, provides an illustration for an article writt... More

Amulet of the Word "Establish"

Amulet of the Word "Establish"

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, South Village, MMA excavations, 1910–11 New Kingdom

The Great British Advance in the West: A Raiding Party Waiting for the Word to Go.

The Great British Advance in the West: A Raiding Party Waiting for the...

John Warwick Brooke (British, London 1886–1929 London)

Just waiting for the word

Just waiting for the word

This illustration entitled, "Just Waiting For the Word", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Evening Star on October 18, 1914, depicts suitcases stacked high around the Capitol bui... More

K’wishәn - To toast

K’wishәn - To toast

"K’wishәn” is the Chinuk Wawa word fo “to toast food over coals or flame.” To pronounce k’wishәn, start with a click sound in the back of your throat, as when you pronounce the “ck” sound in the English word “s... More

ɬaxayam - Hello, Goodbye

ɬaxayam - Hello, Goodbye

. The Chinuk Wawa word “ɬaxayam” is a universal greeting that can mean either “hello” or “goodbye.” It is pronounced “ɬa-HIGH-um.” To pronounce the “barred L” symbol, put your tongue behind your two front teet... More

Huyhuy - To trade

Huyhuy - To trade

"Huyhuy” is the Chinuk Wawa word for “to trade.” Pronounce this word with a short “u” sound, as in the English word “put.” An important function of the Chinuk Wawa language was to facilitate trade among Northw... More

Your Orders, Sir?

Your Orders, Sir?

Communication in the American Revolution was limited in forms, usually the spoken or written word. An officer on horseback had the best chance of getting the word over great distances when time was of the essence.

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