HAIDA LANGUAGE CONVERSATION (X_aad Kíl)

VALENTINE’S DAY  

First speaker: “Who is your sweetheart?”

Second speaker: “You are my sweetheart.”

First speaker: “Are you flirting with me?”

Second speaker: “Yes, I’m flirting with you.”

First speaker: “Give me a kiss.”

Second speaker: “Yes, dear.”

First speaker: “I love you.”

Second speaker: “I love you too.”

First speaker: Gíisd uu dáng k’a táayaa íijang?

Second speaker: Díi k’a táayaa uu dáng íijang.

First speaker: Dáa gw díig ja’áng us?

Second speaker: Áang, dángg Hl ja’ánggang.

First speaker: Díig Hl skúntl’aa.

Second speaker: Áang dagwáang.

First speaker: Dáng díi kuyáadaang.

Second speaker: Dáng san díi kuyáadaang.

 

GOING TO THE BASKETBALL GAME 

First speaker: “Where are you going?”

Second speaker: “I am going to the basketball game.”

First speaker: “Who’s playing?”

Second speaker: “The Metlakatla Chiefs and the Craig Panthers.”

First speaker: “Who are you going to the game with?”

Second speaker: “I am going with my friends.”

First speaker: “What time is the game?”

Second speaker: It’s at 2 o’clock.

First speaker: “I’ll see you there!”

First speaker: Tláan-g uu dáng íijang?

Second speaker: Sku skáajaawaay náangs uu Hl isáang.

First speaker: Gíist uu náangsaang?

Second speaker: Metlakatla Íitl’aagdaay isgyáan K’áaws Tláay Dúujaay HlGahls aa.

First speaker: Gíisd eehl uu náangs aa dáng isáang?

Second speaker: Díi tawláng eehl uu Hl isáang.

First speaker: Gíisdluu k’asgad náangs uu íijang?

Second speaker: K’asgad sdáng uu íijang.

First speaker: Asgáaygw dáng Hl kíngsaang!

 

RETURN OF THE HERRING 

First speaker: What are you doing?

Second speaker: “I’m fishing.”

First speaker: “What are you fishing for?”

Second speaker: “Herring.”

First speaker: “Did you get any?”

Second speaker: “Not yet, my bucket is empty.”

First speaker: “Long ago there used to be lots of herring.”

Second speaker: “Yes, now herring is scarce.”

First speaker: “I hope you have good luck!”

 

First speaker: Gúus uu dáng isdáang?

Second speaker: Hl xáwgang.  

First speaker: Gúusg uu dáng xáwgang?

Second speaker: Íinaang aa.

First speaker: Dáa gw isdáayaa?

Second speaker: Gáawaan, gyáagan Ganáay k’áalaagang.

First speaker: Awáahl íinaang kwáan-giinii.

Second speaker: Áang, wáayaad íinaang Gaayt’gánggang.

First speaker: Gíijgwaa dángg ga k’ánggang!

 

GARDENING 

First speaker: My grandmother used to have a big garden.

Second speaker: What did she plant?

First speaker: She used to plant potatoes, carrots, and rutabagas.

Second speaker: Let’s plant some!

First speaker: “I’ll work the soil first.”

Second speaker: “And then let’s plant the seeds.”

First speaker: Whew, we’re finished!

Second speaker: Our garden looks nice!

 

First speaker: Táwk’aanaay í’waan díi náan da’agiinii.

Second speaker: Gúusg uu hal tlats’áayaa?

First speaker: Sgúusiid, ts’ats’ä, isgyáan inúu hál tlats’ägíinii.

Second speaker: T’aláng tlats’áa ts’an!

First speaker: Cháanaay iig Hl hlGánggulä tláagaangsaang.

Second speaker: ‘Wáagyaan máahlaay t’aláng tlats’áa ts’an.

First speaker: Xwée, t’aláng Gíihlgiigang!

Second speaker: Táwk’aanaay íitl’aangaa kehjgad ‘láagang!

 

GRADUATION 

First speaker: I am happy to see you.

Second speaker: Hello, How are you?

First speaker: I am fine. I will be graduating soon.

Second speaker: That’s great.

First speaker: I am happy about it.

Second speaker: I am proud of you.

First speaker: Thank you, you are too kind.

Second speaker: There is nothing you can’t do.

 

First speaker: Dáng kíngs eehl díi gudangáay ‘láagang.

Second speaker: Jáa! Sán uu dáng Gíidang?

First speaker: Díi ‘láagang. Ámts’uwaan sgúulgaay Hl tla Gíihldaasaang.

Second speaker: Húu ‘láa áwyaagang.

First speaker: Gahl díi gudangáay k’íinaang.

Second speaker: Dáng eehl díi kwáagiidang.

First speaker: Háw’aa, dáng k’ánggwdangä jahlíigang.

Second speaker: Gám gin tl’aa Gáa dáng jagíiyaa hlangáa’anggang.

 

MEMORIAL DAY

First speaker: Good morning!

Second speaker: Let me shake your hand.

First speaker: Today is Memorial Day.

Second speaker: Yes, what can I do?

First speaker: Be sure to thank the veterans.

Second speaker: I thank you.

First speaker: You can also say “háw’aa.”

Second speaker: I’ll never forget about it.

 

First speaker: Sangáay ‘láa uhlaang!

Second speaker: Dáng stláay hl díi dúudaa.

First speaker: Áayaad gudjúu sangáay uu íijang.

Second speaker: Áang, gúus uu Hl isdáa hlangaang?

First speaker: Gaayhldáa ‘lá’áaylang an tl’ kíl ‘láagang.

Second speaker: Dáng an Hl kíl ‘láagang.

First speaker: Asíisan, “háw’aa” hin dáng súudaa hlangaang.

Second speaker: Gám Gahl díi k’íisgad’angsaang.

 

KING SALMON DERBY

First speaker: Hello my friend!

Second speaker: Hello! How’s fishing?

First speaker: It’s no good.

Second speaker: How come?/Why?

First speaker: I got skunked.

Second speaker: That’s too bad! I caught a big king.

First speaker: Is that right? When are you going fishing again?

Second speaker: Now. Let’s go fishing!

 

First speaker: Jáa díi tawíi.

Second speaker: Jáa! Sán uu xáwgaay Gíidang?

First speaker: Gám gin ‘láa’anggang.

Second speaker: Sán tl’aa uu?

First speaker: Aa uu díi jagíigan.

Second speaker: Gíijiitl’aas! Táa’un íiwaan Hl gijgíihldgan.

First speaker: Yáan gwaa? Gíisand uu háwsan dáng xáwsaang?

Second speaker: Weed aa. Tl’áng xáw ín ts’an!

 

GOING ON A PICNIC

First speaker: What are you going to do tomorrow?

Second speaker: Our family is going to have a picnic.

First speaker: Which beach?

Second speaker: We’re going to Buggy’s beach.

First speaker: Who is going with you?

Second speaker: All of our family is going.

First speaker: You folks have fun!

Second speaker: It will be fun! I am inviting you.

First speaker: Okay, see you there!

 

First speaker: Gúus uu adaahl dáng isdáasaang?

Second speaker: Íitl’ tawláng sahlgudáasaang.

First speaker: Gínasg uu chaaw salíi íijang?

Second speaker: Buggy’s chaaw salíi aa t’aláng ist’íidsaang.

First speaker: Gíisd uu dáng eehl káaydsaang?

Second speaker: Íitl’ tawláng ‘wáadluwaan ist’íidsaang!

First speaker: Daláng hl gulgáad’uu!

Second speaker: Gulgáasaang, dángg Hl dúugang.

First speaker: Áang, asgáaygw dáng Hl kíngsaang.

 

BERRY PICKING

First speaker: Where are you going?

Second speaker: I am going berry picking.

First speaker: What kind of berries are you picking?

Second speaker: Huckleberries near the beach.

First speaker: What do you do with your berries?

Second speaker: I am going to make jam.

First speaker: Huckleberry is my favorite!

Second speaker: I will give you some when I’m done.

First speaker: That is good, I will bring you venison.

 

First speaker: Tláan-g uu dáng íijang?

Second speaker: Hl skáadaangsaang.

First speaker: Sán Gáan Gid uu dáng skáadaangsaang?

Second speaker: SGidluu (uu) Hl skáadaangsaang, chaaw salíi k’uhl aa.

First speaker: Gúus eehl uu Gáanaay dáng isdáasaang?

Second speaker: Jáam uu Hl tlaawhláasaang.

First speaker: SGidluu díi guláa áwyaagang!

Second speaker: Díi Gíihlgiis dluu, dángg Hl isdáasaang.

First speaker: Húu ‘láagang, k’áad ki’íi dángg Hl isdáasaang.

 

SMOKING FISH

First speaker: What have you been doing?

Second speaker: I’ve been smoking fish.

First speaker: What kind of fish are you smoking?

Second speaker: King and coho.

First speaker: What kind of wood do you use?

Second speaker: I use alder.

First speaker: What are you going to do with it?

Second speaker: I am going to store it for the winter.

First speaker: That’s good.

 

First speaker: Gúus uu tla’áa dáng isdáayaa?

Second speaker: Chíinaay Hl skíidägan.

First speaker: Sán chíin Gid uu dáng skíidaang?

Second speaker: Táa’un isgyáan táay aa.

First speaker: Sán kug Gid uu dáng gya’ándaang?

Second speaker: Kál (uu) Hl gya’ándaang.

First speaker: Gúus uu Gahl dáng isdáasaang?

Second speaker: Sánggaad an Hl k’íidaa.ang kasa’áang.

First speaker: Húu ‘láagang.