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Dirk Elzinga wrote at 2003-03-21 07:48:48 (-0700)
 >
 > An older volume which might still be useful is a collection of
 > grammatical sketches edited by Harry Hoijer entitled _Linguistic
 > Structure of Native America_. The sketches don't contain word
 > lists, but are otherwise pretty good (if dated). It includes a
 > sketch by Benjamin Whorf of Hopi, so you can see for yourself what
 > he found out about time and the Hopi language :-).
 >
 > Dirk
 >

Thank you for this - I've recently been reading _Language, Thought,
and Reality_, and I found the papers dealing with Hopi grammar
particularly interesting.  I don't know if I'll be able to find a copy
of Hoijer, but I'll add it to the list.

How accurate is Whorf's descriptive work on Hopi[1] considered today?
There doesn't seem to be much in print on the language, as far as I
can determine.

1 As opposed to the broad theoretical extrapolations he drew from it.