N

 

 

n - inside of you (used in front of word)

 

 

 

n - the (all purpose word, connector)

 

 

 

n išut - in

 

 

 

n?ečnetkʷ - Michael's name (Spokane)

 

 

 

natx̣musm (p̓ip̓uyš - drive (a car)

 

 

 

naxsnitkʷ - Michael's name (Okanogan)

 

 

 

naxwix - stands in water (Okanogan)

 

 

 

nc̓erecʔst - hand hurts

 

 

 

ncicn - wolf

 

 

 

nč̓isls - nice

nč̓mičn̓ - behind

 

 

 

ncq̌̓sels - mean

 

 

 

nčrip - swim

 

 

 

nc̓ʔarqin - headache

 

 

 

nc̓ʔersin - foot hurts

 

 

 

ne - next

 

 

 

n̓e - future (indifinite future) (used with words)

n̓e isseʔ - in a little while

 

 

 

ne pistem̓ - future (some time in the future)

 

 

 

neč - cut (hec nečI he is cutting hec neč it is cut)

nem - future tense (cant stand by itself - nem cn xʷuy I am going)

 

 

 

neŕuye - 2nd great grand parent

 

 

 

ne̓r̓uyeʔ - great great grand parent or child

 

 

 

new̓ti - windy

 

 

 

n̓ex̣lip - tomorrow

 

 

 

nexʷ - also

 

 

 

nič - cut (to cut)

n̓in̓č̓m̓n̓ - knife (little thing you cut with)

nkʷelixʷ - tribe

nkʷnem - to sing

 

 

 

nkʷney - singing

nkʷo? Gin - one hundred

nkʷtnaqsm - precious, expensive, important

 

 

 

nkʷu - one

 

 

 

nƛ̓amqe? - black bear

 

 

 

nmemeʔcin - talkative

npiyels - happy

 

 

 

nple - you (all of you)

 

 

 

nplehmp - you (all of you)

npupusenč - sad or worried

 

 

 

nq̓?ew̓s - sandwich or hamburger sandwich

 

 

 

nqimls - patient

 

 

 

nsuxʷne? - understand (to understand)

 

 

 

nte - thinking in the past

 

 

 

ntels - thinking in a casual way

 

 

 

nt̓išiškʷ - water (sugar water any sugar ie pop)

ntox̣ʷqin - lunch, noon (sun straight overhead)

 

 

 

ntx̣ʷetkʷ - river

 

 

 

nwist - up high

nx̣el - scared

 

nx̣isls - nice

 

 

 

nx̣m̓pcin - thirsty

 

 

 

nx̣ʷuskʷ - beer

nʔałisqelixʷtn - man eating monster

O

 

 

ocqe? - go outside

P

pa - grey (faded)

 

 

 

p̓aq̓ - shiny (gives off light)

 

 

 

pataq - potato

 

 

 

pec - you (all of you are)

 

 

 

pecya - you (all of you)

 

 

 

pel - easy

pins - beans

pip̓usy̌n - car

 

 

 

p̓ip̓x̣ʷut - ancestors, old people

 

 

 

piq - white

 

 

 

piʔstem - when

 

 

 

pqlqin - eagle (bald eagle)

 

 

 

psaye? - stupid

 

 

 

pum - brown or dark orange

 

 

 

pumin - drum

 

 

 

pupewlš - breath (to breath)

 

 

 

pupusenč - sad

 

 

 

put - exactly right

 

 

 

puti - keep still

pxpaxt - wise

 

 

 

p̓xʷp̓xʷut - elder

 

 

 

py̓aq - bread

Q

q?enple - us

 

 

 

qǎqǎmǎe̓ya̓ - fishing

 

 

 

qe - our

q'e - impatient

 

 

 

qec - we

 

 

 

qeclš - run (to run)

 

 

 

qecya - us (all of us)

 

 

 

q̓en̓e? - grandchild(father's mother)

qeys - to dream

qiłt - wake up

 

 

 

qim - calm

 

 

q̓imin - money (paper money)

q̓i̓t̓q̓m̓ - strawberries

q̓iʔm - write

 

 

 

qmqemt - peaceful, calm, serene

 

 

 

qpełc̓eʔ - plate

q̓sipilong - long time ago

qʷamqʷmt - beautiful

qʷasqʷiʔ - blue jay

qʷay - blue

q̓ʷay - black

qʷec - warm

 

 

 

qʷelm - song

 

 

 

qʷew - crazy or drunk

q̓ʷiłq̓ʷłt - hard working

q̓ʷimncut - dance (modern dance or shook yourself)

qʷin - green or purple

q̓wlep - cook or bake in the ground

qʷlewm - picking berries (to pick berries, transitive)

qʷlqʷelt - to speak

qʷnqʷint - pitiful

qʷoy̓e - me (?girl being me?)

 

 

q̓ʷuct - fat

 

 

 

q̓ʷuł - dark skinned

S

s?anła - summer

s?iƛ̓n - food

sččmasq̓t -heaven or sky

sčwax̣n - arm or wing

sc̓ʔa - crow

scʔekʷ - flower

sepn - daughter in law

šer - bored or lazy

še̓šutm - girl (little girl)

sewlłkʷ - water

 

 

sewneʔ - listen (somewhat passive)

seʔstem - brother in law, sister in law (woman ̓s)

shčmičn - back (body part)

 

 

 

sil̓ - error (to make an error)

 

 

 

sile - grand father (mother's father)

sisicut - brag or make one self smart

 

 

 

sisnce? - brother (younger)

sispĺ - seven

 

 

 

sisyus - smart

 

 

 

šit - tree (one tree)

 

 

 

siw̓kʷs - ground hog

sixʷ - spill over , pour

šiʔmis - any one, any time, any where

sk̓uʷk̓ʷiml̓t - young person (child)

sk̓way - father (my father)

 

 

 

skʷekʷst - morning

 

 

 

skʷest - name

 

 

 

skʷiskʷs - chicken

 

 

 

skʷkʷ?ec - night

 

 

 

skʷkʷec sp̓q̓niʔ - moon (night sun)

skʷkʷl̓̓il̓ - sunshine

skʷʔerulexʷ - plant beings

słaq - sarvis berry

 

 

 

slaq̓ist - sweat house

 

 

 

slaxt - friend

 

 

 

sƛ̓x̣etkʷ - spokane, fast water

sƛ̓uk̓ʷm - carrots

sl̓x̣ʷl̓ax̣t - friends

 

 

 

sm?em - women

 

 

 

smekʷt - snow (on the ground)

 

 

smen̓xʷ - tobacco, smokes

smłic - salmon

 

 

smxʷup - snow (falling)

 

 

 

snč̓awmn - church

 

 

 

snc̓ax̣le?xʷ - fry bread

 

 

 

sncʔekʷt - flower

 

 

 

sneč̓łxʷ - son in law

 

 

 

snew̓t - wind

sniłntn - restaurant, dining room, café

 

 

 

snineʔ - owl

snkʷelixʷ - tribesmen (my fellow tribesmen)

snm̓em̓ey̓eʔtn - school

 

 

 

snmryemistn - clinic

 

 

 

snsustn - cup, tavern

sntumistn - store, where you go to buy things

 

 

 

snw̓el̓ul̓eʔxʷ - toast

 

 

 

snwitełxʷtn - hospital

 

 

 

snx̣cx̣cʔmintn - casino

 

 

 

snx̣pew̓s - soul (a layering over the meat(body))

snʔac̓c̓x̣tn - theater, movie theater, dvd, tv

solsi - fire

soxʷep - root

spi?qałq - berries

 

 

 

sp̓anx̣ - bag

spentč - year (or how old is someone

spilyeʔ - coyote

 

 

 

spłqin - head

sp̓p̓q̓niʔ - watch, clock, (little sun)

 

 

 

spyaʔ - red tail hawk

spʕap - forest fire

 

 

 

spʔu̓s - heart

 

 

 

sq?em - milk

 

 

 

sqeliw - indian (also people )

 

 

 

sqelixʷcn - Indian language

 

 

 

sqeltc - meat

 

 

 

sqepc - fall

sq̓leps - necklace

sqltmixʷ - man

sšenš - rock

stem - what is ( infront of anything means what is)

 

 

 

st̓mč?elt - daughter

st̓saƛ̓q - huckleberries

stulixʷ - ground, earth

sumeš - spirit power

sust - to drink

 

 

 

susti - water (drinking)

swet - who

 

 

 

sw̓ew̓ł - fish

 

 

 

swipł snptoleʔxʷ - macaroni

sx̣aʔx̣eʔ - father in law

 

 

 

sx̣cin - beach

 

 

 

sx̣elwi - husband

 

 

 

sx̣epeʔ - grandfather or grandchild (father's father)

sx̣lx̣alt - day

sx̣ʷl̓otqs - rabbit

 

 

 

sx̣ʷlx̣ʷilt - life

 

 

 

sxʷsixʷlt - children

T

t?q?nčƛ ?upn - sixty

ta - no

 

 

 

ta stem - nothing, it is nothing

 

 

 

t̓agn - six

 

 

 

tam - not

 

 

 

taqšlš - sit (to sit down)

 

 

 

t̓as - hard

 

 

 

t̓ax - bitter

 

 

 

tay čI sx̣is - I am not good. Stand alone sentence

 

 

 

te? stem̓ - something

 

 

 

t̓en̓w̓ey̓ʔ - bat

 

 

 

tešlš - stand (to stand up)

 

 

 

te̓wcni - groceries

 

 

 

t̓ipeysi - raining

 

 

 

t̓iš - sugar

 

 

 

tma - because

town - city

tox̣ʷ - straight, correct

trqem - to jumpdance

 

 

 

ts - a, and, some

 

 

 

t̓t̓ac̓eʔ - grasshopper

 

 

 

ttwit - boy (little boy)

 

 

 

tum̓ - mother (girls mother)

 

 

 

tumi̓sti - buy

 

 

 

tunš - niece or nephew

 

 

 

t̓upyeʔ - great grand parent

 

 

 

t̓uxt - fly (to fly)

t̓xtaxt - pepper

tʔečen - huge, enormous, bigger than big, giant

U

ululim - money (coin - is used for money in general)

unexʷ - true (it is true)

 

 

 

unexʷisti - telling the truth

 

 

 

uneʔ - yes

 

 

 

upa - sister (little or baby)

 

 

 

upn - ten

 

 

 

upn heƛ̓ nk̓ʷ - eleven

 

 

 

uuse? - eggs

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