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by Pamela Innes,Linda Alexander,Bertha Tilkens

eBook Beginning Creek: Mvskoke Emponvkv download ISBN: 0806135832
Author: Pamela Innes,Linda Alexander,Bertha Tilkens
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (June 30, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 256
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Linguistic anthropologist Pamela Innes and native speakers Linda Alexander and Bertha Tilkens have organized the book much as they did Beginning Creek.

Linguistic anthropologist Pamela Innes and native speakers Linda Alexander and Bertha Tilkens have organized the book much as they did Beginning Creek.

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Beginning Creek Mvskoke emponvkv. by. Innes, Pamela Joan. Alexander, Linda, 1917-; Tilkens, Bertha, 1936-. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press.

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Innes, Pamela; Linda Alexander; Bertha Tilkens (2004). Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. David M. Hodge (1964). Dictionary Muskogee and English. Okmulgee, OK: Baptist Home Mission Board. Martin, Jack B. (2011).

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Beginning Creek provides a basic introduction to the language and culture of the Mvskoke-speaking peoples, Muskogee (Creek) and Seminole Indians. Written by linguistic anthropologist Pamela Innes and native speakers Linda Alexander and Bertha Tilkens, the text is accessible to general readers and students and is accompanied by two compact discs.

The volume begins with an introduction to Creek history and language, and then each chapter introduces readers to a new grammatical feature, vocabulary set, and series of conversational sentences. Translation exercises from English to Mvskoke and Mvskoke to English reinforce new words and concepts. The chapters conclude with brief essays by Linda Alexander and Bertha Tilkens on Creek culture and history and suggestions for further reading.

The two audio CDs present examples of ceremonial speech, songs, and storytelling and include pronunciations of Mvskoke language keyed to exercises and vocabulary lists in the book. The combination of recorded and written material gives students a chance to learn and practice Mvskoke as an oral and written language.

Although Mvskoke speakers include the Muskogee (Creek) and Seminole Nations of Oklahoma, the Poarche Band of Creek Indians in Alabama, and some Florida Seminoles, the number of native speakers of Mvskoke has declined. Because the authors believe that language and culture are inextricably linked, they have combined their years of experience speaking and teaching Mvskoke to design an introductory textbook to help Creek speakers preserve their traditional language and way of life.

Comments: (6)
Right now, this is the best book on learning Muskogee available. It's pretty good. Languages are special treasures, art forms, and it is a real loss to the world when a language dies out. I am so very glad to see this book, it is pretty much as described. There is another book after this, also.
Great book for learning the language. The CDs are great too.
This textbook is essential!
I can't say too much more then the other reviewer, Richard Osborne, has. But I fully agree with his review. To expand on a thing or two he said, there are cds with this textbook. However the cds do not contain the dialogues found in the lessons. This is one of the most irritating shortcomings of the set. However you will find the first lesson or two have audio support to get you started. It also has a story, speech, and a few songs to give you more samples of spoken Muskogee. However these are not presented in written form.
For those worried about pronouncing things correctly, the glossary gives you the phonetic renderings of all words found in it.

The second thing I would like to point out is that this textbook can be quite technical at times. But, all linguistic terms are covered in a special glossary. This linguistic jargon should not off-put anyone, as everything is explained as the book progresses.

All that said, I highly recommend this textbook and it's second volume, Intermediate Creek: Mvskoke Emponvkv Hokkolat, to anyone wanting to learn this indigenous language of America.
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If you want to learn Mvskoke, then this is the best option available to you. There are a few websites that provide limited vocabularies and pronounciation but this book covers it all. You can also find a pdf for free download of an earlier version of the book but I'd suggest not trying to use it because it has too many problems. The book is easy to follow, the lessons are relevant to learning how to speak in everyday consversations, and the book comes with two CDs that make it practical to learn the pronounciation of mvskoke words. The book appears to be designed for a classroom setting with an Instructor speaking the words and students practicing with each other. If you are trying to learn by yourself, you will find some irritating shortcomings in the exercises and CDs. The answers to some of the exercises are not provided so you are left wanting. Some of the vocabulary words are not found in the Glossary, so again you are left wanting to know what the word means. In the grand scheme of things, these are minor irritants and I highly recommend this book.
I believe the book to be of great help to anyone who wishes to learn the Creek language. So far it has helped me with my pronunciations and verb congugations.