"Speak same!"

An introductory tutorial of the Southern New England Algonquian Language

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The word 'Eenàntowash', was recorded by an English settler as meaning "Speak Indian!". Named Roger Williams, he was one of the English Protestants who, in the 17th Century, sailed from England to the Americas. He is best known as the author of a book titled "A Key Into the Language of America" which he wrote in the hope of helping other settlers to be able to communicate with the native Americans, living in that area.

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You will find lots of interesting things in learning this language, for instance, Eenàntowash translates to 'speak same' or in other words 'speak as I do', not 'speak Indian'.

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