Yewál kw’as la kw’íyeqel means ‘first you climb‘.
Literally it means: ‘First (thing is that) you go mountain climb/rock climb’.
Audio: Elizabeth Herrling
Vocabulary and Structure
This phrase has the following structure:
- Yewál – first
- Kw’as – (that) you, (it is that) you
- Kw’íy – to climb, to rise up
- Kw’íyeqel – to mountain climb, rock climb
Note: kw’as literally means ‘that you’, but in this case it translates just as ‘you’.Halq’eméylem expresses the same meaning as English ‘first you climb’, but they use a somewhat different structure to say it. You could think of the structure of the sentence as being closer to: ‘First (thing is that) you mountain climb’.