By Jay Dearborn Edwards, Nicolas Kariouk Pecquet Du Bellay De Verton, William R. Brockway, Charles Funderburk
All through Louisiana’s colonial and postcolonial sessions, there advanced a hugely really expert 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 constructed to fit the multiethnic wishes of settlers, planters, explorers, developers, surveyors, and govt officers. this day this ancient vernacular is usually opaque to those that 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 help in making this a useful reference for exploring and protecting Louisiana’s cultural historical past.
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Associated terms: aserrote, a twoman saw; aserradero, serrería, a sawmill. See chevalet, scieur, sierra. asesor (SpC n, m). Spanish colonial Louisiana: a legal adviser to a governor or other official. He was a universitytrained letrado (Baade 1983:54). ashlar (E n). Square-cut stone. Many Louisiana and W Indian plantation houses and other buildings were dressed with pseudo-ashlar treatment on their ground floors. , at Whitney Plantation in St. John the Baptist Parish). In the Spanish W Indies, this treatment was known as falso despiezo.
See toisé (1). 2) The body of knowledge and technology of the professional surveyor. arpenteur (F, FC n, m). A land surveyor, particularly one working for the city of New Orleans. See agrimensor. arquería (Sp n, f). Arcade. The Spanish were the first Europeans to introduce arcaded corredores surrounding their patios into New World residences. See arco. arrachis (F n, m). F arracher, to tear out. Land cleared of trees and stumps. See abatis, brusly. arranger; aronje, deranje (F; FC v, t). To build or rebuild, as with a house (Valdman et al.
Sp alfarjía, batten, thus a batten-work ceiling. Arabic, al-arif, a builder. , they replicated the intricately pieced wooden ceilings of Andalusia in churches and the houses of the wealthy. These highly decorated ceilings are composed of exposed beams, both horizontal (tie beams, collars) and inclined (rafters). Individual members are carved and beaded with decorative inlays tinted black. They are decorated with applied star-shaped and other geometric facings (Carley 1997:13–5). The method is known as par y nudillo in Cuba.