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Illustration for 'to travel home'

T’ókw’ means ‘to travel home’. Elders commonly add lam (‘go‘) or me (‘come‘), to make lam t’ókw’ for ‘go home’, or me t’ókw’ for ‘come home’.


T’ókw’ sounds like TOCK, except that the t and the kw sounds are both ‘popped’, by combining each with a glottal stop (catch in the throat).

Audio: Elizabeth Herrling, Elizabeth Phillips

Related words

T’ókw’ comes from the root as a number of other words in the language, including:

  • t’ékwstexwtake (them/it) home (the –stexw ending marks ’cause to be’)
  • t’ékw’élmélhomesick

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