Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I just learned a new word in Menominee from Bloomfield's Lexicon: kookookechoo (rendered to be readable to Mr. Verb's non-linguist fans), meaning 'fat person'. Funny thing is, I checked around the internets for lyrics and several sites give "goo goo ga joob" or something similar. I sure always heard those initial consonants as voiceless! But here it's "coo-coo-ca-choo."
Posted by Monica at 11:18 AM