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x̲epa:yelhp Kwulhithelh kwes xwel xwewata ye x̲alpayelhp, ílh ts’e lí te olu ey swíqe We yóth kw’es mamíytes wátes ó Wa lis q’alem kw’e stam, su a:m tutl’o. Lis stl’is kw’e stam, óxwes tes kw’e selhtel qas kw’e awkw’ Kwes kw’etslexwes te í te x̲ax̲e shxwelí Thet tutl’ò, tetha swíqe esáp te syoyes. Lis cha […]
These two handouts have the story prepared as a play. You can use figures, hand-puppets or felt-boards to act out the story with these scripts. You can also assign roles to students (bear, coyote, skunk and narrator) and put on a real play! You can find the story text in Halq’méylem to download below. It […]
Letsáxw kwes ye ímex te spáth lhe’á te xálh. Yemí les em tútl’o te slílk’yap. Slílk’yap ew ímexosem ite ew tl’o ó xálh. Kwa kwes xwechómes yutl’ólem su tl’eléxw. Tl’ó te spáth e’qwál yewál, tl’ósu thé:t, “La éltha spáth qésu tl’o el swá te xálh.” Éwe lísi q’ál te slílk’yap, thé:t tútl’o, “Tsel Slílk’yap te […]
You can follow this link for teaching materials around the ‘Doll’ story.
Crazy Painter is told by Ts’áts’elexwót, Elizabeth Herrling. This story helps with learning the days of the week, as well as colours.
This is part of Ts’áts’elexwót (Elizabeth Herrling)’s life story.
The Weaving story is told by Ts’áts’elexwót, Elizabeth Herrling.
Baby Bears is a story told by Ts’áts’elexwót, Elizabeth Herrling.
Torchlighting is a story told by Ts’át’selexwót, Elizabeth Herrling.
This is a story told by Ts’áts’elexwót, Elizabeth Herrling.
ó:lhstexwes means ‘They (were) loading it’. ‘They’ and ‘it’ are both understood from context.
Hóyòwèlh means ‘goodbye‘. You say this to the person whó is staying when you are leaving.
Lámòwèlh means ‘goodbye‘ or literally ‘go thee well’. You say this to a person who is leaving.
Li chap we we eyò? means ‘Are you folks well?‘ or ‘Are you guys doing well?’.
Tset we éyò means ‘We (are) doing well’ or ‘We (are) doing good’.
Tsel we we éyò means ‘I am doing well’ or ‘I am doing good‘.
Tsel is the main word in the language for ‘I‘.
Li chexw we we éyò? means ‘Are you well?‘ or ‘Are you doing good?‘ It is a standard way of greeting someone.