Eystexw means ‘to like (it)’, or ‘to enjoy it’.
You use it to talke about liking something specific, e.g. Tsel éystexw te slhop – ‘I like the soup’.
Eystexw sounds like EH-stoock, except that instead of a k at the end you say the Halq’emeylem soft-x. In this case the soft-x also has lip rounding (xw).
Audio: Elizabeth Herrling, Elizabeth Phillips
Root and structure
Eystexw comes from the base word éy – good.
The -stexw ending often translates as ’cause to (be)’. But the –stexw ending also appears on some other words that describe emotional states (e.g. qélstexw – to hate).