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Home. Feb. 1, 1911  Noon.

My dear Francis
Mr. Gurley has just left. He is much pleased with the chapter on the language. I used most of your illustrates you sent. One I did not because I did not quite understand it. It was this one: "Konde ke zhi'de ke ha"  You had been speaking of the particles [[strikethrough]] the [[strikethrough]] as the suffixes. The first ke, is a suffix & belongs to Konde. The ke that follows zhi-de is a verb, as translated "lay", and the form is [[strikethrough]] in [[strikethrough]] the past tense. As you did not explain it as a verb, I did not dare use it. [[strikethrough]] it [[strikethrough]] The example is a complex sentence gramatically. zhe'de there is used as a kind of pronoun and [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[strikethrough]] stands for the plums, which lay red. I [[strikethrough]] did [[strikethrough]] used the other example about the hills  it is good & makes a good [[insert]] point [[insert]]

I spoke of your views about translations & also of your remarks about [[strikethrough]] the [[strikethrough]] myths  As a result Mr. Gurley wants me to expand a little what I have written on the subject of translation, & show how much is ignored, when an Indian tribe's literature, so speak, is treated, which is always 

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