The writer is considering interesting features of the Choctaw language. His perspective is of a Choctaw citizen who is learning the language in Mississippi, where the language is still measurably alive, and therefore is very exposed to a living discourse on the language. These posts aim to contribute helpfully to the discourse without stoking too much disagreement among those with dialectal differences of opinion.
The writer’s disclaimer:
This writer is not a linguist. This writer is not yet a fluent speaker of Choctaw. This writer has access to fluent Choctaw speakers every day, and unimaginable collections of Choctaw language resources. This writer is uniquely fortunate to be so close to the heartland of the language. Finally, this writer does have dialectal differences of opinion.