This project is an NSF-funded cross-linguistic database of the components which make up words in Algonquian languages. There are two main goals:
To provide tribes with a source for word creation for their language revitalization/reclamation projects.
To provide a basis for comprehensive reconstruction of Proto-Algonquian.
This database will be a web-based, open-access, centralized resource for Algonquian word components, providing community members and linguists with a set of data that has previously been difficult to access.
This material is based upon work supported by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School and the National Science Foundation DLI-DEL program under grant number BCS1953103.
Monica Macaulay (@monicamacaulay), Project Lead (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Hunter Lockwood (@HunterLockwood), Co-Project Lead (The Myaamia Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oakland University)
Daniel W. Hieber (“Danny”, @dwhieb), Lead Developer (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Gabrielle Mistretta, Project Assistant (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Vade Kamenitsa-Hale (@vadekh), Undergraduate Research Assistant, Developer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Rachel Fedorchak, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Bibliographer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Sarah Babinski, Yale University
jessie little doe baird, Mashpee Wampanoag
Daryl Baldwin, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Myaamia Center
David Costa, Myaamia Center
Marie-Odile Junker, Carleton University
Will Oxford, University of Manitoba
Yolanda Pushetonequa, Meskwaki Nation
Michael Migizi Sullivan, Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School
Rand Valentine, University of Wisconsin
Natalie Weber, Yale University
Nisinoon is an Ojibwe word meaning ‘there are three’. We chose it to represent the tripartite structure of Algonquian words: initial-medial-final. Click on the word to learn more about the word and hear it pronounced.
The linguistic database in this repository is copyright to Monica Macaulay, and should not be copied, distributed, or modified without her express permission. The code in this repository is made available under an MIT license. See the license for more details.
Andrea Cudworth (@AMCudworth) Project Assistant (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 2018-2019
Thaddeus A. Dockery (“Tad”, @TadDockery), Developer (Wisconsin Historical Society)
Alison Jozwiak Project Assistant (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 2020
Sarah Lundquist Project Assistant (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 2019
Savana Stauss Bibliographer (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 2018-2019
Brock Wroblewski (@Calvin1119) Developer (University of Wisconsin-Madison), 2018-2020