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.