Dictionary

                     Lesson 1: Greetings

 

 

ʔa x̣est skʷekʷst - Hello, good morning

 

 

ʔa x̣est sx̣lx̣alt - Hello, good day

 

ʔa x̣est sč̓luxʷ - Hello, good evening

ʔa x̣est skʷkʷʔec - Hello, good night

i... - yes / likewise

n̓em heł wíčtm - I will see you again.

kʷʔec̓ščén̓? - How are you?

hi čn x̣is - I'm fine.

čn ayx̣ʷt - I'm tired.

čn weyt - I'm sick.

stem̓ ha skʷest ? - What is your name?

hi skʷest ____. - My name is.....

____ łuʔ hi skʷest. - My name is.....

                 

                   Lesson 2: Numbers

 

 

nk̓ʷuʔ - One

 

 

 

ʔesel - Two

 

 

 

čeʔłes - Three

 

 

 

mus - Four

 

 

 

cil - Five

 

 

 

t̓aq̓n - Six

 

 

 

sisp̓l̓ - Seven

 

 

 

hʔen̓m - Eight

 

 

 

x̣x̣n̓ut - Nine

 

 

 

ʔupn - Ten

 

 

 

ʔupn heł nk̓ʷuʔ - Eleven

 

 

 

ʔupn heł ʔesel - Twelve

 

 

 

ʔupn heł čeʔłes - Thirteen

ʔupn heł mus - Fourteen

 

 

 

ʔupn heł cil - Fifteen

 

 

 

ʔupn heł t̓aq̓n - Sixteen

 

 

 

ʔupn heł sisp̓l̓ - Seventeen

 

 

 

ʔupn heł hʔen̓m - Eighteen

 

 

 

ʔupn heł x̣x̣n̓ut - Nineteen

 

 

 

ʔeslʔupn - Twenty

 

 

 

ʔeslʔupn heł nk̓ʷuʔ - Twenty-One

ʔeslʔúpn heł esel - Twenty-Two

 

 

 

čeʔłʔupn - Thirty

 

 

 

msłʔupn - Forty

 

 

 

clčłʔupn - Fifty

 

 

 

t̓q̓nčłʔupn - Sixty

 

 

 

ssp̓l̓č̓łʔupn - Seventy

 

 

 

heʔn̓młʔupn - Eighty

 

 

 

x̣x̣n̓tłʔupn - Ninety

 

 

nk̓ʷoʔqin - One Hundred

                 Lesson 3: Foods 1

smłič - salmon

 

 

ʔuʔúseʔ - eggs

 

 

 

patáq - potato

 

 

 

p̓iy̓áq - bread

 

 

 

lkʷosó - pork

 

 

 

pins - beans

 

 

 

snc̓áx̣leʔxʷ - fry bread

 

 

 

st̓šałq - huckleberries

 

 

 

c̓ʔúlixʷ sqeltč - deer meat

 

 

 

sx̣ʷáq̓ʷłc̓eʔ - ground meat (hamburger meat)

nq̓ʔew̓s - sandwich or hamburger

                      Lesson 4: Physical Descriptions 1

sk̓ʷuk̓ʷíml̓t - young

 

 

 

p̓x̣ʷp̓x̣ʷut - old

 

 

 

q̓ʷuct - fat

 

 

 

čt̓as - skinny

 

 

 

kʷtnalqʷ - tall

 

 

 

k̓ʷk̓ʷim̓áleqʷ - short

 

 

 

č̓sus - ugly

 

 

 

x̣x̣éseʔt - pretty

 

 

 

swiʔnúmti - good-looking

 

 

 

yoyót - strong

x̣ʷupt - weak

                     Lesson 5: State of Being

čsq̓meltn - hungry

nx̣m̓pcin - thirsty

 

 

 

npiyéls - happy

 

 

 

pupusénč - sad

 

 

 

sʔitč - sleepy

meł - rested

 

 

 

meʔ - nervous/excited

cexʷ - disappointed, feeling blah

 

 

 

šer̓r̓ - bored

 

 

 

ƛ̓aq̓ - hot

suy̓ - cold

 

 

 

qim - calm

                        Lesson 6: Personality Traits

 

 

nqimls - patient

 

 

 

q̓e - impatient

 

 

 

psáyeʔ - stupid, dumb

sisyús - smart

xʷupt - lazy

q̓ʷiłq̓ʷłt - hard-working

 

 

 

nč̓sels - mean

 

 

 

nx̣isls - nice

 

 

 

łen - serious

 

 

 

x̣stm̓em̓n̓ - funny

 

 

 

c̓ʔeš - shy

 

 

 

x̣mnłtumš - out-going, friendly

 

 

 

nmemeʔcín - talkative

                     Lesson 7: Colors

 

 

sq̓ey̓i - colors

 

kʷil - red

 

 

 

kʷriʔ - yellow or orange

 

 

 

qʷin - green or purple

 

 

 

qʷay - blue

 

 

 

piq - white

 

 

 

p̓um - brown

paʕ - gray

 

 

 

hen - pink

 

 

 

q̓ʷay - black

                  Lesson 8:Drinks

 

 

kapi - coffee

 

 

 

sqʔem - milk

 

 

 

sewłkʷ - water

 

 

 

nt̓iškʷ - pop or juice

 

liti - tea

nx̣ʷuskʷ - beer

scsust - wine

                 Lesson 9: Weather

l̓ čen hu hec̓ c̓x̣ił  łuʔ č̓ol̓sqeʔ - What is the weather like today?

 

hi ƛ̓aq̓ - it is hot

 

 

 

hi c̓er̓t - it is cold

 

 

 

hi qʷec - it is warm

 

 

 

hi suy̓ - it is cool (chilly)

 

hi kʷkʷl̓il̓ - it is sunny

hec new̓ti - it is windy

hec t̓ipeysi - it is raining

hec mx̣ʷpmi - it is snowing

hec sc̓sl̓useʔey̓ - it is hailing

                Lesson 10: Places To Go

 

 

wusšnełxʷ - Longhouse

 

 

 

slaq̓ist - Sweathouse

 

 

 

citxʷ - House

 

 

 

snmryemistn - Clinic

 

 

 

snwitełxʷtn - Hospital

 

 

 

sntumistn - Store

 

 

 

snm̓em̓ey̓eʔtn - School

snč̓awmn - Church

 

 

 

snx̣cx̣cʔmintn - Casino

 

čłq̓l̓iʔ - Lake

mq̓ʷmoq̓ʷ - Mountains

sx̣cin - Beach

 

town - city

ntx̣ʷetkʷ - River

            Lesson 11: Having A Meal

 

 

c̓ur - salt

 

 

 

tx̣tax̣ - pepper

 

 

 

čmiƛ̓mn - butter

 

 

 

t̓iš - sugar

 

 

 

łekʷpcin̓tn̓ - fork

 

 

 

łuʔmn - spoon

 

 

 

n̓inč̓m̓n̓ - knife

 

 

 

qpełc̓eʔ - plate

snsustn - cup

 

 

 

x̣x̣al̓ - glass

 

 

 

l̓pot - cup, mug

 

 

 

ʔep̓mn - napkin

           Lesson 12: Telling Time

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  nk̓ʷuʔ - It is one o’clock

ƛ̓e  heł  ʔesel - It is two o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  čeʔłes - It is three o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  mus - It is four o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  cil - It is five o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  t̓aq̓n - It is six o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  sisp̓l̓ - It is seven o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  hʔen̓m - It is eight o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  x̣x̣n̓ut - It is nine o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  ʔupn - It is ten o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  heł  ʔupn  heł  nk̓ʷuʔ -  is eleven o’clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  ntx̣ʷx̣ʷqin - It is noon

 

 

 

ƛ̓e  tx̣ʷew̓s  skʷkʷʔec - It is midnight

              Lesson 13: Foods 2

 

 

lipli - Corn

 

 

 

swipł snptoleʔxʷ - Macaroni

 

 

 

sw̓ew̓ł - Fish

 

 

 

sx̣setkʷ - Soup

 

 

 

łx̣ʷłox̣ʷ - Cherries

 

 

 

q̓it̓q̓m̓ - Strawberries

 

 

 

snw̓el̓ul̓eʔxʷ - Toast

sƛ̓uk̓ʷm - Carrots

lipul - Chicken

ʔapl - apple

           Lesson 14: Physical Descriptions 2

 

 

čpmpums - brown eyes

 

 

 

čqʷnqʷins - green eyes

 

 

 

čqʷiqʷays - blue eyes

 

 

 

čq̓ʷayqn - black hair

 

 

 

čp̓omqn - brown hair

čp̓ax̣ʷqn - blond hair

 

 

 

čxʷxʷixʷectqn - short hair

 

 

 

čwisšnqn - long hair

 

 

 

q̓ʷuł - dark (skinned)

 

 

 

x̣al - fair (skinned)

         Lesson 15: Actions

nkʷnem - sing

 

 

 

xʷt̓ip - run

 

 

 

men̓xʷ - smoke

 

 

 

k̓ʷl̓sncut - cook

 

 

 

ʕawʕawm - read

 

 

 

k̓ʷul̓ - work

 

 

 

m̓em̓scut - play (games)

 

 

 

nč̓rip - swim

 

 

 

xʷk̓ʷum - clean

 

 

čxʷaq̓ʷn̓č - play/strum (instrument)

      Lesson 16: Classroom Objects

 

 

łp̓mineʔ - pen

łp̓min - pencil

 

 

 

q̓iʔmin - paper

 

 

 

q̓iʔmintn - marker

 

 

 

xʷk̓ʷmin - eraser

 

 

 

q̓iʔmin - notebook

 

 

 

snq̓eymintn - desk

snčłʔiłntn - table

 

 

 

snʔemutn - chair

 

 

 

sčłq̓iʔmintn - whiteboard/chalkboard

     Lesson 17: Clothes

 

 

sql̓tmxʷal̓qs - shirt

 

 

 

smʔem x̣cnum̓tn - blouse

 

 

 

snʔacłq̓ey̓t - dress

 

 

 

snʔołups - pants

 

 

 

q̓eʔšin - shoe

 

 

 

q̓aq̓eʔšin - shoes

nq̓ʷuƛ̓šn - sock

 

 

 

snq̓ʷƛ̓q̓ʷuƛ̓šn - socks

 

 

 

č̓łyišyištaqšn - underwear

 

 

 

č̓łyištpal̓qs - women’s underclothes

 

 

 

lkepu - coat

 

 

 

qʷacqn - hat

 

 

 

sp̓sip̓iʔšn - moccasins

       Lesson 18: Body Parts

 

 

spłqin - head

 

 

 

ʔur̓in - stomach

 

 

 

č̓mičn̓ - back

 

 

 

soq̓m̓ep - rear end

 

 

 

q̓ʷomqn - hair

 

 

 

sčkʷƛ̓kʷƛ̓ustn - eyes

 

 

 

t̓eneʔ - ear

 

 

 

t̓n̓t̓en̓eʔ - ears

 

 

 

sp̓saqs - nose

 

 

 

splim̓cn - mouth

 

 

 

sčwax̣n - arm

 

 

 

čelš - hand

 

scowačst - finger

 

 

 

sčč̓maqstšn - leg

 

 

 

sc̓uʔšin - foot

 

 

 

scošin - toe

*Audio Can Be Found In The Lessons Book 1 Section for words in Lesson1-18.

              How Sun & Moon Came To Be

                        (Selected Words)

1. amotqn - creator, god

2. ceʔkʷ - if

 

 

3. c̓ért - it’s cold

4. čmiš - only

5. heʔcyaʕ̓ - all.  Everything.  Everyone

6. hoy - finished, all done, quit that, it stopped

 

 

 

7. k̓ʷék̓ʷt̓n̓eʔ - mouse

 

 

8. kʷkʷʔec - night

 

 

9. łam̓áy̓eʔ - frog

 

 

10. m̓iymeyeʔms - know or tell?  (he is teaching something)

11. nóx̣ʷnox̣ʷs - his wife

12. nwisšl̓šm - he raised something up high

13. pƛ̓alqsm - he undressed, removed his clothes

14. p̓eʔxʷmiys - bright (he made it bright)

 

 

15. púl̓ye - gopher

 

 

16. pupuʔsenč - sad

 

 

17. puti - still

18. qʷoqʷomscut - making one’s self crazy

 

 

 

19. qʷoqʷoscot - he’s in trouble

 

 

20. qʷlqʷeʔlti - talking

21. šey̓ - that

22. sč̓masq̓t - the sky is dark

 

 

23. sčč̓masq̓t - sky, heaven

 

 

24. sčqʷʔeʔms - (he, she, it) accustomed to

 

 

25. smʔém - woman

26. snineʔ - owl

 

 

27. sp̓ʔaq̓ - a light

 

 

 

28. spilye - coyote

 

 

29. sp̓q̓n̓iʔ - month, sun, moon

 

 

 

30. sqe̓lixʷ - man

 

 

31. sqʷseʔs - son (suffix “s” - his,her)

 

32. st̓ulixʷ - earth

 

 

33. swsšnalqs - long road, long nose, long dress/skirt

 

 

34. sx̣lx̣alt - the day

 

 

35. ta̓ - no

 

 

36. ʔunexʷ - true

 

 

37. x̣e̓st - good

 

 

38. xʷiyxʷey̓uł - animals, birds

 

 

39. xʷiylwiʔs - walking around

                Lucky Salamander

                  (Selected Words)

1.  ac̓x̣nt - look at it

 

 

2.  čičiy̓e - maternal granddaughters

 

 

3.  čmiš - only, just

 

 

4.  čočošiʔm - they yelled and yelled

 

 

 

5.  čsx̣ʷtupsntm

 

 

6.  č̓awm - he prayed

 

 

7.  č̓łʔeʔims

 

 

8.  eniʔ - oh my

 

 

9.  ƛ̓e -

 

 

 

10. ox̣ʷtelt - baby

11. p̓ič̓ - shiney, gleaming

12. p̓x̣ʷp̓x̣ʷut - he is old. Aged parent. Ancestor. Grand parent

 

 

13. qn̓qeneʔ - paternal granddaughters

 

 

 

14.  qx̣qax̣eʔ - aunties

 

 

15.  qʷiʔtóps - blue tailed lizard

 

 

16. q̓ʷuʔmƛ̓tm - gathered

 

 

 

17. saʔswiʔlš - whispering

 

 

18. sc̓weneyti - Bigfoot

 

 

19. sč̓lwes - September. Month of dog salmon

 

 

 

20. (qeʔ)  sewntm - we asked him

 

 

21. seʔw̓nt - he asked

 

 

 

22. sisiyus - smart

 

 

23. skʷumcn - left overs (food)

 

 

 

24. snpaʔqcin -

 

 

25. spentč - year

 

 

26. sp̓rk̓ʷaqs - turtle

 

 

27. spsuʔpsc - his tail

 

 

28. sqqpcilš

 

 

29. sumeš - spirit power

30. swet - who

 

 

 

31. sxʷl̓otqs - rabbit

 

 

32. sʔistč - winter

 

 

33. sʔiłn - food

 

 

 

34. ta piʔstem - never

 

 

35. tešlš - stand up

 

 

 

36. tetikʷeʔ - Aunt (male’s sister)

 

 

37. tma - because

 

 

38. wekʷm - he hid something

 

 

39. x̣ʷa - maybe

 

 

 

40. x̣sstel' - lucky/good luck

 

 

41. x̣x̣steyeʔ - skunk

 

 

42. yeyeʔ - maternal grandmother

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