This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org, Soaring Golden Eagle email@example.com and Alan Houser firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From: email@example.com (Bruce Cockburn)
Date: 11 May 92 22:18:38 GMT
The following may be of interest to scouters not familiar with the Jungle
Book nomenclature. It is reproduced from the Gilcraft book entitled "Wolf
Cubs", my copy is dated 1948.
This is a table of accepted pronunciations. I have used the "*" character
to bracket text which was printed in an italic font. The term <a-acute>
refers to a single character "a" with an acute accent over it. It may help
to print this out if you can to aid understanding.
Akela Ah-k<a-acute>y-la*h* Bagheera Ba*r*-gheer-a*h* Baloo Baa-loo Bandarlog B<u-acute>nder-loag Chil Cheel Hathi H<a-acute>*r*-ty Kaa Ka*r* Mowgli Mow(as in "now")-gly Nag Na*r*g Rikki-tikki-tavi Rikky-tikky-tay-vy Shere Khan Share-kha*r*n Tabaqui Tar-b<aacute>rk-i
Akela Cubmaster. Baloo } Bagheera } Assistant Cubmasters. Raksha } Black Plume } Brown Tip } Grey Brother } Sixers. Red Fang } Tawny Fur } WhiteClaw } Sahi (the Porcupine) Pack Scribe. White Hood Pack Storekeeper. (ii) Names Awarded for Prowess in Cub Activities Ahdeek (the Reindeer) Team Games. Apukwa (the Bulrush) Weaving. Blue Smoke Signalling. Chil (The Kite) Singing. Crimson Arrow Throwing and catching. Dahinda (the Bull-frog) Leapfrog, cartwheels, etc. Ferao (the Scarlet Woodpecker) Woodwork. Golden Quill Artist. Hawkeye Observation. Hiawatha All-round athletics. Iagoo (the Story-teller) Telling stories. Jacala (the Crocodile) Acting. Kaa (the Python) Tree-climbing. Karela (the Bitter Vine) Knotting. Keego (the Fish) Swimming. Keneu (the Great War Eagle) Running. Kotick (the Seal) Wrestling. Kwasin (the Strong Man) Boxing. Limmerskin (the Wren) Message-carrying. Little Beaver Lair-building. Mysa (the Wild Buffalo) Good hearing. Nag (the Cobra) First Aid. Nushka ("Look!") Guide. Oonai (the Wolf) Reciting. Pukeena (the Grasshopper) High Jump. Scarlet Feather Fire-lighting. Sea Catch (the Seal) Diving. Shaw-shaw (the Swallow) Skipping. Singum (the Lion) Book-carrying. Rann (the Eagle) Good eyesight. Tilji-pho (the Lark) Musician. Toomai Folk-dancing. Wabeeno (the Magician) Walking the Plank. Wawbeck (the Rock) Modelling. White Elk Long Jump. Won-tolla Hopping. (iii) Names Awarded by Akela at his Discretion Hathi (the Elephant) Punctual and regular attendance. Jeebi (the Ghost) Fattest Cub. Kim (Little friend of all the world) Helpfulness. Ko (the Crow) Noisiest Cub. Mang (the Bat) Obedience. Mor (the Peacock) Tidiness and cleanliness. Onaway ("Awake!") Alertness. Shada (the Pelican) Perseverance. Rikki-tikki-tavi (the Mongoose) Cheeriness, or Courage. Mowgli Friend to animals. Sona (the Himalayan Bear) Good manners. Suggeema (the Mosquito) Smallest Cub. Tall Pine Tallest Cub.