I. Flash of odd familiarity in the western Brazilian Amazon (Steggerda 1963:90):
This word must be related to Quechua coto ‘goiter’ (‘mass’, ‘lump’), surely after these monkeys’ (Alouatta seniculus) bulging vocal apparatus.
As for the curious coloration, why wasn’t this just dye? I’d like to believe for Stegelmann’s sake that he wouldn’t have missed something so obvious, … ⇒
From a 1734 letter of Father Nau to Rev. Father Richard, from a collection of Nouvelle-France Jesuit correspondence (Gosselin 1914:324; my translation):
He [Father Aulneau] may next spring go on an expedition to the Western Sea, for the Court is absolutely keen on having more concerning it than just conjectures.
The French who this year returned from the upper country reported to us that the savages told them that, eleven hundred leagues from Quebec, … ⇒