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
Crazy Painter
Yeláwel éy
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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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Xwe'ít te swáyel X̲eó'thel
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Xwe'it te swayel Lhq'á:tses
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Ye Spipáth
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Listen to the elder Ts'áts'elex̱wot

Crazy Painter

1
X̲ét’estem shxwóxwth’ tútl’o swíyeqe
(is) said (to be) crazy the man
That man is said to be crazy
2
Mekw' swáyel kw'es éyaqtes te syétl'q'tes te lá:léms
every day (it is) that (he) changes the paint-job of his house’.
Every day he re-paints his house
3
Yilawelhát qesu le xwá ts’méth’ te yétl’q’tes te lá:léms
Monday and.so becomes blue the paint-job of the house (of him)
Monday his house becomes blue
4
Sthémelts qesu le xwá tsqwá:y te lá:léms
Tuesday and.so becomes green the house (of him)
Tuesday his house becomes green
5
Slhíxws qesu le xwá tskwí:m kw’es la yétl’q’tes te lá:léms
Wednesday and.so (it) becomes red that (he) paints the house (of him)
Wednesday he paints his house red
6
Sx̲e’óthels qesu la xwá tsq’éyx̲ te syétl’q’tes te lá:léms
Thursday and.so (it) becomes black the paint-job of the house (of him)
Thursday his house becomes black
7
Osu Lhq'átses qesu le xwá tsxwíkw' te yétl'q'tes te lá:léms
so Friday and.so (it) becomes grey the paint.job of the house (of him)
Friday his house becomes grey
8
T’eqw’ótem qesu le xwa tsqwá:y te syétl’q’tes te lá:léms
Saturday and.so (it) becomes green/yellow the paint-job of the house (of him)
Saturday his house becomes yellow
9
Osu Sx̲ax̲elhát qesu le xwá p'éq' te lá:léms, syétl'q'tes
so Sunday and.so (it) becomes white the house (of him), (its) paint.job
Sunday his house becomes white

Audio Halq’eméylem English
tskwíkwemel pink
táwelòmet brightly colored
p'éq' white
selchímomex what does it look like?
tskwí:m red
tsxwíkw' grey
qwiqwóyels orange
tsqw'íx̲w brown
tsméth' blue
tsqwá:y yellow, green
qwelqwóyels orange (colour and fruit)
q'íx̲el to turn black
tskwímel turn red
yátl'q't to paint it
eyáqt to change it
ts'q'eyx̲ black
te'í this
pipéqwels purple
tethá that
sthemélts Tuesday
sx̲e'óthels Thursday
slhí:xws Wednesday
t'óqw'tem Saturday, Weekend
yilá:welhàt Monday
slhq'á:tses Friday, 5 o'clock

Audio Halq’eméylem English
le xwá ts’méth it becomes blue
Selchí:momex te lálems? What colour is his/her house?
mekw’ swáyel every day
Selchí:momex te'í? What colour is this?
Selchí:momex te lálem? What colour is the house?
Selchí:momex te thá líti? What colour is that over there?
Selchí:momex te thá? What colour is that?
Selchí:momex ta' lálem? What colour is your house?

His and Hers in Halq'eméylem

The pattern te___________-s tútl’o corresponds to English ‘his _________'.

The pattern te __________-s thútl’o corresponds to English ‘her _________.

Instead of saying the full phrase te __________-s tútl’o, you can ‘drop’ the word tútl’o or thutl'ó and just say te ______s.


Example: te lepots tútló his cup te lepots thútl'o her cup

te lepots his/her cup

My and Your in Halq'eméylem

My in Halq'eméylem is tel. Your is ta'. For example:

tel lepót my cup ta' lepót your cup

tel letám my table ta' letám your table

tel lháts'tel my knife ta' lháts'tel your knife


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colours- handout printable sheets with Halq'eméylem colour terms (can be laminated) Preview Download
dialogue practise Three examples for easy dialogues to practise colour terms Preview Download
Video for colour practise 1 Say the colour before the Elders! Preview Download
Video for colour practise 2 Say the colour before the Elders! Preview Download
Video for colour practise 3 Say the colour before the Elders! Preview Download
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