Lesson 31: Pow Wow

Vocabulary

snyaʕpqintn - Powwow (grounds)

 

 

swénš - war dance

 

 

sč̓ewíl̓eʔ  swénš - snake dance

 

 

sxʷlmncút  swénš - chicken dance

 

 

hec n̓ín̓ʔey swénš - owl dance

 

 

šlšlčm̓n̓cút - round (circle) dance

 

 

pumíntn - drum

 

 

sp̓mintn - drum stick

 

 

c̓lqíntn - headdress (war bonnet)

 

 

snc̓láw̓sqn - roach

ha  nem  kʷ  xʷuy  č̓  snyaʕpqintn ? - Will you be going to the powwow?

 

ʔune,  nem  čn  xʷuy  č̓  snyaʕpqintn. - Yes, I will be going to the powwow.

ta,  tam  čn  xʷuy  č̓  snyaʕpqintn. - No, I didn’t go to the pow wow.

 

 

ha  nem  kʷ  wenš? - Will you be dancing?

 

ʔune,  nem  čn  wenš. - Yes, I will be dancing.

 

ta, tam  čyec wenši. - I am not going to dance.

 

 

ci  sq̓ʷimncut  hapł  sʔaw? - What kind of dance is this?

 

ec  awstm ____________ łiʔe  swenš. - This dance is a ____________.

 

 

ha  kʷepł  ___________________ ? - Do you have a ______________.

 

ʔune,  čn  epł ______________. - Yes, I have a ______________.

ta,  tam  čn  epł ______________. - I don’t have a ______________.

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