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Tlingit Language

Unit 1:  My Body Parts

Ax sh’a (my head)  TL-Unit1-1

Ax jin (my hand)  TL-Unit1-2

Ax l’u (my nose)    TL-Unit1-3

Ax g’uk (my ear)   TL-Unit1-4

Ax waak (my eye)  TL-Unit1-5

Unit’s sentence

Ax_________yan’eekw.(my ________hurts.)

 

 

Unit 2: My Family

 

Ax tl’aa (my mother)  TL-Unit2-1

Ax ‘eesh (my father)  TL-Unit2-2

Ax k’eek’ (my younger sibling)  TL-Unit2-3

Ax ‘eek’ (his/her younger brother/sister)  TL-Unit2-4

Ax dl’aak’ (my sister)  TL-Unit2-5

Unit’s sentence

Ax dl’aak’ aya. (this is _____________)

 

 

Unit 3: Types of Food

 

K’oox (rice)  TL-Unit3-1

X’aat (salmon)   TL-Unit3-2

Tl’eikw (berry)   TL-Unit3-3

Sakwn’ein (bread)   TL-Unit3-4

K’unts’ (potato)   TL-Unit3-5

Unit’s sentence

_________ax ‘eet uwah’aa (I am hungry for_______)

 

 

Unit 4:  Parts of my home

T’aak’a (floor)   TL-Unit4-1

T’aay’a (wall)   TL-Unit4-2

Shant’u (upstairs)   TL-Unit4-3

H’it k’a (roof)   TL-Unit4-4

Eetk’a (bedroom)   TL-Unit4-5

Unit’s sentence

Goos’u w’e _________? (where is the_______?)

 

 

Unit 5: Types of Animals

Keitl (dog)   TL-Unit5-1

D’oosh (cat)   TL-Unit5-2

X’oots brown bear)   TL-Unit5-3

S’eek (black bear)   TL-Unit5-4

Tsaa (seal)   TL-Unit5-5

Units sentence

_________ ‘awe’ xaat’een. (I see a _______)

 

 

Unit 6:  Types of Birds

Y’eil (raven)  TL-Unit6-1

Ch’aak’ (eagle) TL-Unit6-2

X’ik (puffin)  TL-Unit6-3

G’aaxw (duck)  TL-Unit6-4

D’ool (sandhill crane)  TL-Unit6-5

Unit’s sentence

________  at kawdliyeech. (________ are flying around)

 

 

Unit 7:  Weather forms

S’eew  daakwusit’an (it is raining)  TL-Unit7-1

Koowat’aa  (it is hot)  TL-Unit7-2

Uwat’aa  (it is warm)  TL-Unit7-3

Kuwak’ei  (it is nice)   TL-Unit7-4

Kusi.’aat (it is cold)  TL-Unit7-5

Unit sentence

Yaa yakyi ____________ (____________ today)

 

 

Unit 8:  Types of Clothing

Naa.’at (clothes)  TL-Unit8-1

T’eel  (shoes)  TL-Unit8-2

S’eek  (belt)  TL-Unit8-3

S’aaxw  hat  TL-Unit8-4

L’aak  (dress)  TL-Unit8-5

Unit’s sentence

Y’ees ________ ‘akw’e (is that a new______)

 

 

Unit 9:  Recreation

Kus’ook’  (playing) TL-Unit9-1

Al’eix  (dancing)  TL-Unit-9-2

At shi’ (singing)  TL-Unit9-3

Ast’eix  (fishing) TL-Unit9-4

Aloon (hunting)  TL-Unit9-5

Unit sentence

__________ yei adaane’ (h/s is __________)

 

 

Unit 10:  Buildings

Hit (house)  TL-Unit10-1

Neil (home)  TL-Unit10-2

Naa kahidi  (tribal house) TL-Unit10-3

Hoon dakahidi  (store) TL-Unit10-4

X’ux’ dakahidi (post office)  TL-Unit10-5

Unit’s sentence

__________ de’ yaa nxag’ut  (I am going to the _______)

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