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Haida Language

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Haida Language

Unit 1: My Body Parts

This week we’re going to learn the parts of the body in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “My head hurts.” 

“My head” in Haida is…díi kaj

 “My head hurts” in Haida is… díi kaj st’igáng.

 

_____ st’igáng. (My ___ hurts.)

díi kaj (my head)    H-Unit1-1

díi stláay (my hand)   H-Unit1-2

díi xyáay (my arm)   H-Unit1-3

díi k’ulúu (my leg)   H-Unit1-4

díi st’áay (my foot)   H-Unit1-5

 

 

Unit 2: Names of Family members

This week we’re going to learn the names of family members in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “She is my mother.” 

“My mother” in Haida is…díi aw

 “She is my mother” in Haida is… díi aw uu hal íijang.

 

_____ uu hal íijang. (He/she is my  _____.)

díi taw (my relative)  H-Unit2-1

díi aw (my mother)  H-Unit2-2

díi Gung (my father(m) a male would say   H-Unit2-3

díi xáad (my father(f) a female would say

díi náan (my grandmother)   H-Unit2-4

díi chan (my grandfather)   H-Unit2-5

 

Unit 3: Types of Foods

This week we’re going to learn types of foods in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “I want fish.” 

“Fish” in Haida is…chíin

 “I want fish” in Haida is… chíin g uu díi gudánggang.

 

_____g uu díi gudánggang. (I want _____.)

chíin (fish)   H-Unit3-1

Gáan (berries)   H-Unit3-2

sablíi (bread)   H-Unit3-3

sgúusiid (potato)   H-Unit3-4

masmúus ki’íi (beef)   H-Unit3-5

 

Unit 4: Parts of my home

This week we’re going to learn parts of the home in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “where is the door?” 

“The door” in Haida is…k’yuwáay

 “where is the door” in Haida is… Tl’áan uu k’yuwáay íijang?

 

Tl’áan uu ____ íijang? (Where is _______?)

k’yuwáay (the door)   H-Unit4-1

tíidaa náay (the bedroom)   H-Unit4-2

tláng Galáang náay (the kitchen)   H-Unit4-3

Gáadaang náay (the bathroom)   H-Unit4-4

Sáanaa náay (the living room)   H-Unit4-5

 

 

 

Unit 5: Types of Animals

This week we’re going to learn types of animals in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “I see a dog.” 

“dog” in Haida is…xa

 “I see a dog” in Haida is… xa uu Hl kínggang.

 

____ uu Hl kínggang. (I see ____ .)

xa (dog)   H-Unit5-1

dúus (cat)   H-Unit5-2

xúuj (brown bear)   H-Unit5-3

táan (black bear)   H-Unit5-4

káad (deer)   H-Unit5-5

 

Unit 6: Types of Birds

This week we’re going to learn types of birds in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “I hear a raven.” 

“raven” in Haida is…yáahl

 “I hear a raven” in Haida is… yáahl Hl gudánggang.

 

___ Hl gudánggang. (I hear ____.)

yáahl (raven)  H-Unit6-1

ts’áak‘ (eagle)  H-Unit6-2

sk‘ín (seagull)  H-Unit6-3

hlgit’ún (goose)  H-Unit6-4

skáw (chicken)  H-Unit6-5

 

 

 

Unit 7: Types of Weather

This week we’re going to learn types of weather in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “it is still cold.” 

“it is cold” in Haida is…tadáang

 “it’s still cold” in Haida is… Hawáan tadáang.

 

Hawáan _____. (It is still _____).

tadáang (it’s cold)  H-Unit7-1

xayáagang (it’s sunny)  H-Unit7-2

dál gwa’áawgang (it’s raining)  H-Unit7-3

t’a’áaw gwa’áawgang (it’s snowing)  H-Unit7-4

sangáay ’láagang (the weather is still good)  H-Unit7-5

 

 

Unit 8: Types of Clothing

This week we’re going to learn types of clothing in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “I bought a coat.” 

“coat” in Haida is…k’uudáats’

 “I bought a coat” in Haida is… k’uudáats’ uu Hl dahgán.

 

_____ uu Hl dahgán. (I bought a _____.)

k’uudáats’ (coat)  H-Unit8-1

st’a sk’agáa (shoes)  H-Unit8-2

dajáng (hat)  H-Unit8-3

dlajgáaw (belt)  H-Unit8-4

hlk’idgáa (dress)  H-Unit8-5

 

Unit 9: Types of Recreation

This week we’re going to learn types of recreation in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “I’m playing.” 

“p;aying” in Haida is…náanggang.

 “I’m playing” in Haida is… Hl náanggang.

 

Hl ____. (I’m ___.)

náanggang (is playing)  H-Unit9-1

xyáalgang (is dancing)  H-Unit9-2

k’ajúugang (is singing)  H-Unit9-3

skáadaanggang (is berry-picking)  H-Unit9-4

ta xáygang (is weaving)  H-Unit9-5

 

Unit 10: Types of Buildings

This week we’re going to learn types of buildings in the Haida language, using a simple sentence.  Today we will learn how to say “I am going to the store.” 

“store” in Haida is…’wáadaa náay

 “I am going to the store” in Haida is… ’wáadaa náay aa uu Hl íijang.

 

_____ aa uu Hl íijang. (I am going to the _____.)

 

‘wáadaa náay (store)  H-Unit10-1

k’ah náay (theater)  H-Unit10-2

dáalaa náay (bank)  H-Unit10-3

gatáa náay (restaurant)  H-Unit10-4

kugíin kíng náay (library)  H-Unit10-5

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