Rammaytush

Rammaytush (HM1DKD)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 46.623', W 122° 23.561'

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This marker stretches between 3rd and 4th Streets on the east side of King Street. At opposite ends are two identical Rammaytush plaques. In between are 104 mini-plaques, in two parallel rows, each with a known word in the Rammaytush language.

For more than 1,500 years the native people of Mission Bay lived here and spoke a language called Rammaytush.

Of Rammytush (Rah-my-toosh), only 104 words have been discovered - with certainty. These translated words are embedded for you to consider as your walk along King Street, remembering when it bordered a bluff overlooking Mission Bay.

A linguistic scholar, archaeologist Richard Levy has collected these words and studied them in their historical context: his research gives an authentic voice to the vanished people of Mission Bay.

Mini-plaques of the Rammaytush language

red|chitkote · yes|hee'e · what|hintro · good|horshe · dead|hurwishte · nose|huus · hill|huyyah · daughter|kaanaymin · sky|karax · four|katwash · seven|keneetish · speak|kiisha · foot|koloo · white|laskainin · snake|liishuinsha · ye|makkam · coyote|mayyan · heart|miini · five|mishahur · fly|mumura · this|nee · that|nuhhu · how|panuuka · blood|payyan · dog|puuku · day|puuhi · ice|puutru · sky|rinnimi · six|shakkent · tree bark|shimmi · fire|shoktowan · pipe|shukkum · water|sii · older brother|takka · bone|trayyi · ear|tukshush · fingernail|tuurt · tule raft|walli · mouth|wepper · bird|wiinahmin · to dance|yishsha · no|'akwe · mother|'anaa · turtle|'awnishmin · morning star|'awweh · rock|'enni · son|'innish · alive|'ishsha · to go|'iye · eight|'oshaatish · two|'utrhin · evening|'uykani · to drink|'uuwetto · hair|'uli · duck|'occey · arm|'ishshu · stone|'irek · | · chest|'etrtre · bad|'ektree · bay|'awwash · father|'apaa · to eat|'amma · friend|'achcho · lightning|wilkawarep · chief|wetresh · earth|warep · body |waara · nine|tulaw · knife|trippey · finger|tonokra · tooth|siit · to give|shuumite · black|sholkote · boy|shimmiishmin · speak|shalli · house|ruwwa · meat|riish · leg|puumi · to kill|mim'i · deer|poote · arrow|pawwish · grassland|paatrak · they|nikkam · night|muur · star|muchmuchmish · thunder|pura · you|meene · husband|makko · who|maatro · tongue|lasseh · neck|lannay · miin|kohney · all|kette · cold|kawwi · girl|katrtra · three|kaphan · I|kaana · chaparral|huyyah · tomorrow|hushshish · old man|huntrach · sun|hishmen · eye|hiin · | · wife|hawwa · salmon|cheerih
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HM NumberHM1DKD
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Placed BySan Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553482 N 4181252
Decimal Degrees37.77705000, -122.39268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.623', W 122° 23.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 37.38" N, 122° 23' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)415, 650, 408, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 227 King St, San Francisco CA 94107, US
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I Saw The Marker

Such a creative way to educate the public on this 1500 year old language

Jul 1, 2018 at 10:51am PDT by didi4

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