Category Archives: Words

Dirt & Bones: Words, Words, Words

My current manuscript (the first book of the BONE FIRE Duet) is set more than 7,000 years ago in the Wallachian Plains of Eastern Europe (now part of Romania). My main male character is Jorn the Word Singer. One of … Continue reading

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LAP

Wild Word Friday! I’ve had an incredibly busy and productive week, but no time to write a blog post for Wild Word Friday, so this is a re-run. I hope it makes you smile! LAP is a very ancient word that … Continue reading

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ANIIDAM TUGIDAA

Wild Word Friday! ANIIDAM TUGIDAA is the Aleut designation for our month of July. ANIIDAM TUGIDAA means Month When Sea Mammal Pups are Born. When I work within a Native American language, I always love to see how words and … Continue reading

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GREASE

Wild Word Friday! Our word today is GREASE.  When I think of the word GREASE, sensory images bombard: the yucky feel of cold bacon grease as I try to scrape it out of a pan, the taste of bear meat … Continue reading

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PLEONEXIA

Wild Word Friday! I’ve been reading Bill Giovannetti’s recently released book SECRETS TO A HAPPY LIFE. (Don’t miss this book. It’s incredible. Find out about it here: http://www.secretstoahappylife.org/ ) On page 62, Bill uses the word PLEONEXIA. Bill tells us … Continue reading

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GARAGE

Wild Word Friday! I’m up to my eyeballs in getting everything ready for a GARAGE sale, so I decided to visit the ancient roots of the word GARAGE. I absolutely love to find that one of our wild words harkens … Continue reading

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IGUUGUM TUGIDAA

Wild Word Friday! I thought it might be fun on the first Friday of each month to highlight the Aleut name – and translation – for that month. The Aleut word for June is IGUUGUM TUGIDAA. The second G in … Continue reading

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LUTHIER

Wild Word Friday! This past week has been wonderfully hectic for me. It included the release of my 6 Alaska books in Ebook format by Open Road Media. (Hooray!) We also had a houseful of company over Memorial Day weekend. … Continue reading

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ALASKA

Wild Word Friday! Linguists agree that the name ALASKA comes to us from a Native word. There’s some disagreement about which word and even which language. Generally, the consensus is that ALASKA means The Great Land, derived from the Aleut … Continue reading

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GGOL, GGAAK

Wild Word Friday! I thought we might have a short lesson in the Ahtna Athabascan language today.  Athna is the language of the Ahtna ethnic group in the southwestern area of mainland Alaska.  The original Native speakers lived in central … Continue reading

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