Alphabetical Dictionary

             (Salish to English)

A

a - your (shortening of han)

 

 

 

ac - you are (transitive)

 

 

 

ʔa - hello

 

 

 

ahoʔ - cough

 

 

 

an - your (shortening of han)

ańń - magpie

 

 

 

anwi - you

ay̓ew̓ti - sit down (all are sitting down)

 

 

 

aymt - mad

 

 

 

ayx̣ʷt - tired

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

č̓ čc̓iqʷeʔ - to the right

 

 

 

č̓ snč̓amqn - on top of

 

 

 

c̓?eš - shy

 

 

 

c'?ešm - ashamed

 

 

 

c̓?ulixʷ - sqeltč - deer meat

 

 

 

c̓aslaqs - mosquito

 

 

 

čawm - pray

 

 

 

c̓awlš - wash or bath

 

 

 

č̓ čenʔ - to where

 

 

 

čclcil - five people

 

 

 

čclčstełc̓e? - five animals

 

 

 

čclčste̓lxʷ - five skins

 

 

 

čclčste̓sšn - five round things.

 

 

 

ččye? - grandmother (mother's mother)

 

 

 

če?ƛ̓ upn - thirty

 

 

 

če?łes - three

 

 

 

čelš - hand

cexʷ - lacks taste/ no taste

ci/ -  (used with nouns & adjectives) 1st person when noun begins w

sometimes

 

 

 

čicš - arrive (to arrive)

 

 

 

cil - Five

 

 

 

cin - mouth (at end of word has to do with mouth)

 

 

 

čiqsI - I will (intransitive)

 

 

 

citxʷ - house

 

 

 

cǐyec - I (prefaces adjective) - cyeʔc (philisia)

ck̓ʷečtn - cane

 

 

 

č̓k̓ʷul̓tn - birthday (flathead)

 

 

 

clcil - trees (more than one tree)

čłc̓il - five sacks

clčƛ̓ ?upn - fifty

 

 

 

clčsta̓lqʷ - five long things

clčsta̓sq̓t - five days/Friday

 

 

 

cłip - to hunt

 

 

 

čłipmi - Hunting

 

 

 

č̓łnišut - under

 

 

 

čłpaxem - think (to think)

 

 

 

čłq̓l̓iʔ - lake

 

 

 

č̓luxʷm - dinner

čłyuxʷt - jealous or a jealous want wanting is a jealous

feeling

čmiƛ̓mn - butter

 

 

 

č̓mtew̓s n snčłc̓a - ride a horse

 

 

 

čn - I (used with nouns & adj) 1st pers in front of verb

always past tense

 

 

 

cni?n - them

cniłc - he or she

 

 

 

čolsqeʔ - outside (the place outside)

 

 

 

čp̓ax̣ʷqn - blond hair

 

 

 

čpmpums - brown eyes

 

 

 

čp̓omqn - brown hair

 

 

 

c̓qʷaqi - crying

 

 

 

c̓qʷaqʷ - to cry

 

 

 

čq̓ʷayqn - black hair

 

 

 

čqʷiqʷays - blue eyes

 

 

 

čqʷlqʷeltew̓s - talk on the phone

 

 

 

čqʷnqʷins - green eyes

 

 

 

čs - bad

 

 

 

čsax̣m - near or beside

 

 

 

čsitš - tired or sleepy

 

 

 

čsq̓meltn - hungry

č̓sus - ugly

 

 

 

čt̓as - skinny

 

 

 

čtim - cloud

čupels - lonesome

čur - salt

 

 

 

cuw - say (to say)

 

 

 

čuw - gone

c̓wet - fetch something out of sight

 

 

 

čwisšnqn - long hair

 

 

 

cxʷuy - come here

 

 

c̓yec - I

c̓ʔekʷ - blooming (like shining blooming)

c̓ʔulixʷ - white tail deer

cʔup - be quiet

E

els - feeling

em - feed (to feed)

 

 

 

emsum - poor you

 

 

 

emut - to be seated,

 

 

 

eni - goodness (usually woman says this (like hayo))

 

 

 

enwen - sense (to sense)

 

 

 

enwen - feel (to feel)

 

 

 

epł - have

 

 

 

ep̓mn - napkin, it may be ʔep̓mn

 

 

 

esel - two

 

 

esl upn - twenty

 

 

 

esl upn heƛ̓ esel - twenty two

 

 

 

esl upn heƛ̓ nk̓ʷu? - twenty one

 

 

 

eut - to be seated for one person

H

 

 

h?en̓m - eight

ha - question in front of makes it a question

 

 

 

han - your (han l?ew your father)(can shorten to an or a)

 

 

 

hayo - oh my goodness

he?c - they (they are)

 

 

 

he?n̓mƛ ?upn - eighty

 

 

 

he?n̓mƛ ?upn - 80

hec̓ščen̓ - how is she, he, or it

 

 

 

hecsceni - what is or are someone doing

 

 

 

hecya - everyone

 

 

 

heƛ̓ - again

 

 

 

hem̓is hem̓is - morning dove

 

 

 

hen - pink

 

 

 

hew̓t - rat

 

 

 

hi - it is

 

 

 

hi can cexʷ - I have the blues. Stand alone sentence

 

 

 

hi cn x̣is - I am good. Stand alone sentence

 

 

 

hin - my

 

 

 

hiqs - I will (transitive)

 

 

 

hi̓xʷmsule?xʷ - north

 

 

 

hoy - stop

 

 

 

hoyncut - to laugh

 

 

 

 

hu mi - please (like hu mi ta kapi please, the coffee)

I

 

 

i - Yes (In an agreement with a comment)

 

 

 

ilmixʷm - chief

 

 

 

iłn - eat

 

 

 

in - my (shortening of hin)

iňčye - grandmother

 

 

 

itš - to sleep

 

 

 

itx̣ʷe - brown camas

K

 

 

kapi - coffee

 

 

 

kenti - candy

 

 

 

kʷ - You (used with nouns & adjectives) 2nd person

 

kʷe?c̓sčen̓ - how are you

 

 

 

kʷe?c̓sčen̓i - what are you doing

kʷec - you (like you are)

kʷekʷst - breakfast

 

 

 

kʷent - and then

kʷepł - have (you have)

kʷil - red

 

 

 

kʷinš - how man - several

kʷinx̣menč - you are my love

 

 

k̓ʷk̓ʷim̓aleqʷ - short

 

 

 

kʷkʷl̓il̓ - sunny

 

 

 

kʷkʷusm - star

 

 

 

k̓ʷl̓ncutn - creator

 

 

 

kʷnem - take (to take)

 

 

 

kʷri - yellow or orange

kʷtismyew - cougar (big cat, lion,jaguar, etc)

 

 

 

kʷtnalqʷ - tall

 

 

 

kʷtunt - big

 

 

 

kʷul̓ - to work make or do

kʷułičn - strong back

 

k̓ʷul̓l - born (to be born)

 

 

 

k̓ʷuľsncut - cook (to cook)

j/er - grow (in a plant way)

L

 

 

l?ew - father (boys father)

 

 

 

łagšlš - sit moving to sit down 1 person

 

 

 

ƛ̓aq - hot

laqsls - sit down

 

 

 

ƛ̓axt - fast

łccups - sister (younger sister)

 

 

 

łcecč - mother in law

 

 

 

l̓cen - where at

 

 

 

łčičše? - sister (older)

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł čeʔłes - It is 3 o'clock

ƛ̓e heł cil - It is 5 o'clock

ƛ̓e heł hʔen̓m - It is 8 o'clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł mus - It is 4 o'clock

ƛ̓e heł nk̓ʷuʔ - It is 1 o'clock

ƛ̓e heł nk̓ʷuʔ - It is 11 o'clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł ntxʷxʷqin - It is noon

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł sisp̓l̓ - It is 7 o'clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł t̓aq̓n - It is 6 o'clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł txʷew̓s skʷkʷʔec - It is midnight

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł upn - It is 10 o'clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł xxn̓ut - It is 9 o'clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e heł ʔesel - It is 2 o'clock

 

 

 

ƛ̓e nk̓ʷinš - What time is it?

 

 

 

łek̓ʷpcintn - fork

 

 

 

lemlents - thank you

 

łen - serious

 

 

 

łi?e - this

 

 

 

lipli - corn

 

 

 

lipul - chicken

łiše? - that

 

 

 

liti - tea

 

 

 

ƛ̓iyeʔ - canoe

 

 

 

lkepu - coat

 

 

 

lkʷoso - pork

 

 

 

lkʷut - away (far away)

łlil - die (to die)

 

 

 

l'pot - cup

 

 

 

łqaqce? - brother (older)

 

 

 

ł̓sq̓le?xʷ - south, Hot Land

łu - stab

 

 

 

łu n - on

 

 

 

łu? - is

 

 

 

łui - the (indicates the subject)

 

 

 

luk̓ - stick of wood

 

 

 

łum̓n - spoon

 

 

łuʔsčłeʔ - last weekend

łuʔskʷkʷʔec - last night

łx̣ʷłox̣ʷ - cherries

 

 

 

lʔew - father (a mans father)

M

m̓a - see

 

 

 

me? - excited

meł - rested

meme?cin - talkative (annoying)

 

 

memecin - bothering

 

 

 

m̓em̓ey̓e? - teach (to teach)

 

 

 

memscut - play

 

 

 

menxʷ - to smoke

mestm̓ - father (girls father)

 

 

 

meʔ - nervous or excited

 

 

 

mi - may

miƛ̓i - very

 

 

 

miš - zero, nothing

 

 

 

miy - know (to know)

miysten - know

 

 

 

mlaqlq - raven

 

 

 

mlqnups - eagle

 

 

 

mn - with it

 

 

 

m̓n - use it (a suffix)

 

 

 

mneč - poop

 

 

 

moq̓ʷ - mountain

 

 

 

mq̓enč - full (full of food)

 

 

 

mq̓ʷmoq̓ʷ - mountains (plural, more than one)

 

 

 

mryemistn - medicine

 

 

 

msƛ̓ upn - forty

 

 

 

mus - four

 

 

 

musls - hopeful

 

 

 

mx̣ʷpmi - snowing

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