Spáth qes te Slílk'yap
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Háwe
Receiving a xwélmexw name
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Skw'ékw'qáq
-- How the Robin got his red breast
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Tháyem te Léx̲wtel
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X̲ex̲pítsel
How the chipmunk got its stripes
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X̲pá:yelhp
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Lets'lóts'tel
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Yeláwel éy
Compared to your brother
Hálx̲eywa
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Xwe'ít te swáyel Létse
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Xwe'ít te swáyel Isá:le
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Xwe'ít te swáyel Lhí:xw
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Ye Spipáth
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Yeláwel éy
Listen to the elder Ts'áts'elex̱wot

Yeláwel éy

Íti kw'es xwílexs te John. Tl'o te sqáqs te John te swíweles. Wowistéleqmetes wiyóth.
Here's John, standing there. That boy is John’s little brother. He’s always jealous of him.
Híkw te lá:lems tl' John. Yeláwel híkw te lá:lems te sqáqs tutl'o John.
John has a big house. John’s little brother’s house is bigger.
Tl'eqtámeth' te John. Yeláwel tl'eqtámeth' te sqáqs te John.
John is tall. John’s little brother is taller.
Schechéwot te John te lámes há:we. Osu qéx̲ te sxélches.
John is good at hunting. He catches a lot.
Yeláwel éy te sqáqs. Qex̲ te swa sxélcha.
His little brother is better. He catches a lot (more).
Ye stím te kyo tl' John. Yeláwel stím te kyos te sqáqs.
John's car goes fast. But his brother's car goes faster.
“El stl'í kw'es híkws kw'el lá:lem. Olsu ew stl'í kw'els yeláwel tl'eqtámeth' telí tútl'o".
“I want to have a big house. And I want to be taller than him."
"Osu el stl'i kw'els yeláwel éy kwe' lamál háwe" xe̲t'e tútl'o.
"And I want to be better when I go hunting." he says.
“Olsu stl'i kw'es yálawels xw̲ em kw'el kyo," xe̲t'e tútl'o.
He said “I want my car to be faster”.
Osu la tesétes te stóles. Osu petámetes:
So he goes up to his wife. And so he asks her:
"Chxew xwe'ít os éwelh qwelsthóx?" xe̲ t'e. Ew xwlelámetem o tútl'ó.
“How come you never talk to me?” She just listens to him.
"Xe̲lh kw'el sqwálewel" xe̲ t'e. ..."Tl'o ta' sqáq il totí:lt" xe̲t'e .
"Sorry," she says.... "I was thinking about your brother".

Audio Halq’eméylem English
sqá:q younger brother or sister
totí:lt learning it, learning something
lam to go
petá:met to ask him/her/it
qwélstexw to say it
schewót smart
stím fast
swíweles boy, adolescent boy
tesét put beside
stó:les wife
swá one's own
teséthet to approach, get near
to go
háwt hunt it
lá:lém house
sqwálewel thoughts, feelings
qéx̲ much, many

Audio Halq’eméylem English
qwélstexwóx talk to me
yeláwel éy telí tl'á'altha (he/she/it/they is better than me
chexw xwe’í:t What are you doing?
yeláwel stím (he/she/it/they) is faster
yeláwel híkw bigger


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