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By Jay Dearborn Edwards, Nicolas Kariouk Pecquet Du Bellay De Verton, William R. Brockway, Charles Funderburk

ISBN-10: 0807127647

ISBN-13: 9780807127643

All through Louisiana’s colonial and postcolonial sessions, there developed a hugely really good vocabulary for describing the region’s structures, humans, and cultural landscapes. This creolized language a distinct mixture of localisms and phrases borrowed from French, Spanish, English, Indian, and Caribbean resources built to fit the multiethnic wishes of settlers, planters, explorers, developers, surveyors, and govt officers. at the present time this ancient vernacular is usually opaque to people who have to comprehend its meanings, yet with A Creole Lexicon, Jay Edwards and Nicholas Kariouk offer a hugely equipped source for its restoration. Newly produced diagrams and drawings, in addition to unique reproductions, and 16 topic indexes assist in making this a useful reference for exploring and conserving Louisiana’s cultural historical past.

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Lit: supporter or bearer. 1) A windowsill. See châssis, linteau, table de dormant. 2) The lower sill of the face of a dormer (lucarne; Fig. 72); Diderot 1762–72: Charpenterie, planche XIII, figs. 105– 109). See fronton. appurtenance (E n). Analy: an expansion added to the exterior of the central unit of a house. It is covered with its own roof, geometrically and structurally distinct from that of the main unit (Fig. 13, 1–4). See appentis, core module, expansion module, plan type (3). apron1 (E n).

F élévation. An elevation of a building, either drawn or viewed. amarron (FC n, m). The buckeye. See marron2. Américain(e); ’Méricain(e) (F; FC n, m/f). 1) Colonial and early-19th-cent. Louisiana: a person or immigrant to Louisiana of Anglo-American, rather than of French or Frenchspeaking, origin. 2) 20th-cent. Louisiana: non-Frenchspeaking people. 3) France: a citizen or onetime resident of America (Louisiana). American cottage (E n). A Class I cottage with a centralhall plan, characteristic of New Orleans and the cities of the Mississippi-Alabama Gulf Coast ca.

Armazón (Sp, SpC n, m). Framework, the timber frame of a house (Fig. 77). See armature. arminette (FC n, f). See herminette. armoire (F, FC n, f). Furn: 1) A wardrobe. A medium-to-tall closed wooden cabinet mounted on short legs (Fig. 7). Built-in closets for the storage of clothing are a relatively recent American innovation. , replacing the less convenient coffres, or chests. Armoires substituted for closets in French and Louisiana Creole houses. They were constructed of walnut, mahogany, or cypress.

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