From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations

The Indian Grammar Begun

Title

The Indian Grammar Begun

Date

1666

Description

Eliot’s Indian Grammar was meant as a tool for standardizing the spoken language of New England natives and as an aid for colonists who wished to learn the language. The pages of the grammar include rules for pronunciation, spelling, and syntax as well as Algonquian translations of common English phrases. Marmaduke Johnson printed Eliot’s Grammar in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1666.

Creator

Eliot, John, 1604-1690.

Publisher

Cambridge [Mass.]: Printed by Marmaduke Johnson.

Extent

[4], 65, [3] p. ; 19 cm. (4to)

Bibliographic Citation

Identifier

317666

Type

Book

Alternative Title

The Indian grammar begun: or, An essay to bring the Indian language into rules, for the help of such as desire to learn the same, for the furtherance of the Gospel among them. By John Eliot. [Nine lines of Scripture texts]

Collection

Citation

Eliot, John, 1604-1690., “The Indian Grammar Begun ,” From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations, accessed December 11, 2017, http://www.americanantiquarian.org/EnglishtoAlgonquian/items/show/43.

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