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RFV discussion: September 2012[edit]

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I can find it as a name (of unclear derivation) and sometimes in Ojibwe or other Native American sentences, but I see no BGC hits for "a neechee", and the hits for "neechees" seem to be cases of "Ahwahneechees" or "Occaneechees" split across two lines. - -sche (discuss) 21:40, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

The alternative form "nitchie" seems to be attested (so if this spelling isn't attested, move it thither), though it may need a "sometimes offensive" tag rather than merely "pejorative". - -sche (discuss) 21:42, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
  • I entered it, which means I read it in running text somewhere. God knows what I was reading at the time though, I'll try and work it out.. EDIT – just realised it's in the OED, with plenty of cites (and a bewildering variety of different spellings). Ƿidsiþ 06:41, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
If they have enough for this spelling, I'll take your word for it, you don't need to enter them. I am still tempted to make "nitchie" the lemma, as it seems rather more common... but we should check all the alternate spellings for commonness, first. What else have they got? ("Nichi" is unfortunately hard to search for as it is also Japanese.) - -sche (discuss) 07:01, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
"Forms: 17–18 neejee, 18 nee-chee, 18 nichi, 18 nichiwa, 18 nidge, 18 nitche, 18 nitchee, 18 nitchy, 18– neechee, 19– neche, 19– neeche, 19– nitchie." I think I agree that nitchie seems slightly more common for a lemma. Ƿidsiþ 07:06, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
I've made nitchie the lemma, but kept neechee since the OED has citations. - -sche (discuss) 03:12, 15 September 2012 (UTC)