- Spáth qes te Slílk'yap
- Receiving a xwélmexw name
- How the Robin got his red breast
- Tháyem te Léx̲wtel
- How the chipmunk got its stripes
- Yeláwel éy
- Xwe'ít te swáyel Létse
- Xwe'ít te swáyel Isá:le
- Xwe'ít te swáyel Lhí:xw
- Xwe'ít te swáyel X̲eó'thel
- Xwe'it te swayel Lhq'á:tses
- Ye Spipáth
Listen to the elder Siyamiyateliyot
Lets'áxw lí te swíqe só:tets te skwíxs tútl'o.
One.time there the man north.wind the name-his
Once there was a man, his name was North Wind.
Yáysele te mámeles alíyómex q'álemi.
two.people DET children.his good.looking adolescent.girls
He had two beatiful daughters.
Lí te mó:qw stíta lí te stótelu weyóth ó, la ólexem te syólh.
There DET bird stay there DET creek always EMPHASIS go to go get DET firewood
A bird lived by the creek, he would just gather firewood there.
Tl'ó te lhéqw syólh híyqwtes éystexwes tl'ó kw'es éwelh yít'etes te lálems.
that’s DET wet firewood he.makes.fire he.liked.it never melt.it DET house.his
He liked wet firewood, because it wouldn't melt his house then.
Kwa te iyéseq Skw'ekw'qáq, melyítes telí the q'álemi.
anyway DET buddy robin he marries.her from DET adolescent.girls
Anyway, Mr. Robin married one of his girls.
Kwa lís la ólexem te syólh su tl'o te ts'íyxw syólh.
anyways AUX go to go get DET firewood so it’s DET dry firewood
He would go for firewood, and it was dry firewood.
Qésu yít’etes te lálems te Skw’ílhews.
And.then he melts DET house.his DET father in law-his
And so he melted his father in-law's house.
Qésu ó:tes the sísles éyesiya Sqalqíts
And.then he calls her DET grandmother dear south-wind
And so he called his grandmother, dear South Wind.
Telí tethá kwes xwá tskwím te s'íles, tl'ó kwe ólus stetís te híyqw wiyóth ó.
be from then that become red DET breast it’s that EMPH.AUX-his
And that's why he has a red breast, because he would always stay close to the fire.
|burn, burned, scorch, to burn (intr. v.)
|to like (it)
|creek, small river
|to melt (it)
|west (south-west) wind
|South wind, North wind, East wind, cold wind
|too much, overly, too
|bird, large bird
|to go and get something, picking something out
|to marry him/her
|to get married
|girls, adolescent girls (many of them)
|to be calling (him/her/it)
|good looking (of several people)
|Robin teaching materials
|Skw’ékw’qáq literal translation
|Robin story literal translation
|Printable Vocabulary Flash Cards
|Printable flash cards for the vocabulary in this unit
|Vocabulary Anki deck
|Vocabulary anki deck
What is the meaning of?