William Churchill an Hugo Schuchardt (01-01626)

von William Churchill

an Hugo Schuchardt

New York

26. 10. 1911

language Englisch

Zitiervorschlag: William Churchill an Hugo Schuchardt (01-01626). New York, 26. 10. 1911. Hrsg. von Frank-Rutger Hausmann (2022). In: Bernhard Hurch (Hrsg.): Hugo Schuchardt Archiv. Online unter https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:hsa.letter.9568, abgerufen am 25. 09. 2023. Handle: hdl.handle.net/11471/518.10.1.9568.


New York City
October 26, 1911

My dear Professor Schuchardt; 1

I am delighted with your “Ueber das Melaneso-Englische” which I owe to your kindness. I am sorry that I had not seen it when I compiled my Beach-la-mar2, yet on the other hand I might have felt great hesitation in writing my little work at all since I now an how completely you have worked the ground.

I am just completing a large work on the Rapanui speech3, a vocabulary and discussion of that region of Polynesia, to which for convenience I ### the name Province of Southern Polynesia including Rapanui, Mangarovi, Paumotu, Tahiti and the Marquesas. This will be published early next year.

As soon as it is out of hand I shall return work on my Samoan Dictionary which is intended to be a detailed study of the philology of the isolating languages. Simultaneously I shall edit and translate my large collection of Samoan history-myth and genealogies.

With many thanks for the brochure

I have the honor to remain,

my dear Professor,

Yours very truly

Will m Churchill

1 Vgl. zu diesem Kontakt auch das Schreiben von Georg Friederici an Schuchardt ( HSA-03135).

2 William Churchill, Beach-La-Mar, Washington: Carnegie Inst., 1911 (Carnegie Institute of Washington; Publ. 154).

3 William Churchill, Easter Island: the Rapanui speech and the peopling of Southeast Polynesia, Washington: Carnegie Inst., 1912 (Carnegie Inst. of Washington; Publ. 174).

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