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1). Some younger people have innovated plural forms for the independent pronouns (see note 4 in chapter 16). 1 History The Seri language has been a “written” language for more than fifty years now. It was for all intents and purposes an unwritten language before the arrival of Edward and Mary Moser, who developed an orthography under the auspices of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, in collaboration with the Seri consultants with whom they were working, especially Roberto Herrera Marcos and other community leaders, and within the guidelines of the Mexican Secretaría de Educación Pública.

Moser (1995), although as I point out below, the matter of linguistic affiliation is not decided yet. 2 The non-Seri town of Desemboque is south of Puerto Peñasco and north of Puerto Libertad, at 30°34'6" N 113°0'32" W. The Seri town of Desemboque is sometimes distinguished from the non-Seri town by the qualifiers “del Río San Ignacio” or “de los Seris”. 3 See Felger & M. Moser (1985). 4 Finally, smoke from an oil-fired power plant just up the coast at Puerto Libertad (see below) typically drifts down the Gulf, staining the otherwise clear skies.

Is it white? ). 59 This example and others are found in Saxton, Saxton & Enos (1983). ) for first alerting me to this construction in O’odham. 46 1: Introduction Yaqui and zai a grass (see Appendix A). Someone gave the word †hoohopam to Edward Moser as an “old” word for mesquite. Since the word is of obvious Uto-Aztecan origin, what this shows is that some Seri families probably had begun to use it during a time of contact with Yaquis or another group, and then eventually the word lost out against the (presumably) native word haas.

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