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Tsimshian Language

Unit 1: My Body Parts

ˈdmggowshu  (my head) Ts-Unit1-1

anˈonu  (my hand) Ts-Unit1-2

ˈdsacku  (my nose) Ts-Unit1-3

ˈdsmooyu  (my ear) Ts-Unit1-4

wileelu  (my eye) Ts-Unit1-5

 

Unit’s Sentence

 

Sheepga ________.  (My _______hurts.)

 

Unit 2: My Family

1. noayu  (my mother) Ts-Unit2-1

2. nagwaadu  (my father) Ts-Unit2-2

3. wagyu  (my brother) Ts-Unit2-3

4.  hlgaawgu  (my sister) Ts-Unit2-4

5.  nˈdseˈetsu  (my grandmother) Ts-Unit2-5

 

Unitˈs Sentence

________ gwaˈa.  (This is my ______.

 

Unit 3: Types of Foods

1.  shmaay (fruit) Ts-Unit3-1

2.  hoan  (fish) Ts-Unit3-2

3.  meeyoob  (rice) Ts-Unit3-3

4.  anaay  (bread) Ts-Unit3-4

5.  shgoosheed (potato) Ts-Unit3-5

Unit’s Sentence

Hashacku ndm guba _______.  (I want to eat _______.)

 

Unit 4: Parts of my home

 

 

1.  waab gook  (kitchen) Ts-Unit4-1

2.  haahlggan  (wall) Ts-Unit4-2

3.  waab wan  (living room) Ts-Unit4-3

4.  ˈtsushgm ˈtsawaab  (bathroom) Ts-Unit4-4

5.  waab noak  (bedroom) Ts-Unit4-5

 

Unit’s Sentence

Ndayu _______?  (Where is the _______?)

 

Unit 5: Types of Animals

 

1.  hash  (dog) Ts-Unit5-1

2.  doosh  (cat) Ts-Unit5-2

3.  wun  (deer)  Ts-Unit5-3

4.   ˈol  (bear) Ts-Unit5-4

5.  uula  (seal) Ts-Unit5-5

Unit’s Sentence

 

Needsu ____.  (I see the______.)

 

Unit 6: Types of Birds

 

1.  ggack  (raven) Ts-Unit6-1

2.  ckshgeeg  (eagle) Ts-Unit6-2

3.  ˈtsuˈuts  (bird) Ts-Unit6-3

4.  ahl dee gaawsh  (hummingbird) Ts-Unit6-4

5.  ggagoom  (seagull) Ts-Unit6-5

 

Unit’s Sentence

Needsu  ____________.  (I see a  __________.  )

 

Unit 7: Weather Forms

 

1.  waash  (rain) Ts-Unit7-1

2.  yaa maadm  (falling snow) Ts-Unit7-2

3.  baashg  (windy) Ts-Unit7-3

4.  yain  (cloudy) Ts-Unit7-4

5.  Hla giamga    (sunny) Ts-Unit7-5

 

Unit’s Sentence

 _________ wila waal lacka.  (The weather is  _________.) 

 

 

Unit 8: Types of Clothing

 

1.  hoaya  (clothing) Ts-Unit8-1

2.  ˈdsoacksh  (shoes) Ts-Unit8-2

3.  kluushk  (shirt) Ts-Unit8-3

4.  goodaˈats  (coat) Ts-Unit8-4

5.  ˈpacksh  (pants) Ts-Unit8-5

Unit’s Sentence

 

Dm hoyn na __________.  ( Put on your  ______. )

 

 

 

Unit 9: Recreation

 

 

 

1.  haadikshu  ( I swim) Ts-Unit9-1

2.  meelganu  (dance) Ts-Unit9-2

3.  leemee  (sing) Ts-Unit9-3

4.  oomhoan    (troll) Ts-Unit9-4

5.  hlaatm goack  (basketball) Ts-Unit9-5

 

 

Unit’s Sentence

Yagwa ______ . (I am ______.)

 

 

Unit 10: Buildings

 

1.  waab sheepk  (hospital)

2.  waab liˈshayl  (cinema/theater)

3.  waab shguul  (school) 

4.  ggaldm waˈat  (store)

5.  waab dsuds  (church)

 

Unit’s Sentence

 

Dm goayu da awaa ________. (I am going to the_______.)

Unit’s Sentence

Yagwa ______ . (I am ______.)

 

 

Unit 10: Buildings

1.  waab sheepk  (hospital) Ts-Unit10-1

2.  waab liˈshayl  (cinema/theater) Ts-Unit10-2

3.  waab shguul  (school)  Ts-Unit10-3

4.  ggaldm waˈat   (store) Ts-Unit10-4

5.  waab dsuds   (church) Ts-Unit10-5

 

Unit’s Sentence

 

Dm goayu da awaa ________. (I am going to the_______.)