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Swedish translation: Lummiska (?)

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12:41 Jul 31, 2001
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Lummi
Name of a language in a long list of languages. Where is it spoken? Is there a Swedish name for it?
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 21:30
Swedish translation:Lummiska (?)
Explanation:
Hi Sven,

Lummi is the language spoken by the Lummi Tribe in the Pacific Northwest of the United States (Washington State...where I live). My best guess is that Lummi would become lummiska in Swedish, although if you know the standards of how other Native American languages have been translated, that will help you determine what the best translation is. I'll keep looking.
Selected response from:

Matthew Roy, Ph.D.
Local time: 12:30
Grading comment
Thank you very much. I'll sleep on your suggestion.

Good night!

Sven.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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na +1Lummiska (?)
Matthew Roy, Ph.D.
naLummi
Donald MacDonell-Sanderson


  

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19 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Lummiska (?)


Explanation:
Hi Sven,

Lummi is the language spoken by the Lummi Tribe in the Pacific Northwest of the United States (Washington State...where I live). My best guess is that Lummi would become lummiska in Swedish, although if you know the standards of how other Native American languages have been translated, that will help you determine what the best translation is. I'll keep looking.


    Resident of Washington State
Matthew Roy, Ph.D.
Local time: 12:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much. I'll sleep on your suggestion.

Good night!

Sven.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman: Interesting! I would suggest lummi, i.e. no translation
7 mins
  -> After still more checking, I have found that the Lummi Tribe speak a dialect of the Salishan language.
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48 mins
Lummi


Explanation:
There is also a language called "Lummei" which is spoken by a Pygmy tribe in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is sometimes written as "Lummi",and as Mats suggested, it is usually referred to as just "Lummi" in Swedish documents about this area.

Donald MacDonell-Sanderson
Local time: 20:30
PRO pts in pair: 28
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