Message #200: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Hopi Dictionary Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 10:53:19 -0700 From: Kenneth C. Hill The Hopi Dictionary (900 pp. plus front matter), which will appear this year through the University of Arizona Press, is the first true dictionary of Hopi, containing approximately 30,000 entries. It is based on the dialect spoken in villages at Third Mesa and has been compiled in consultation with a large team of elder Hopi speakers. Its preparation has involved a comprehensive survey of the ethnographic and linguistic literature to identify Hopi vocabulary, and each item found has been checked against existing Third Mesa knowledge of the language. The dictionary is rich in illustrative sentences and information concerning Hopi culture, such as often misunderstood expressions concerning time and space. Copious cross-referencing deals with inflected forms that are not easily predictable. Many entries have graphic illustrations and tabular explications of derived forms. The volume also includes an English-Hopi word-finder list and a sketch of Hopi grammar. Editors: Kenneth C. Hill (editor in chief), Emory Sekaquaptewa, Mary E. Black, Ekkehart Malotki.