Sauk-Suiattle language: Lushootseed
The mission of the Language program is to immerse participant in the Lushootseed with language that they can use in their daily lives.
No prior knowledge of lushootseed is required.
There will be many brakes throughout the classes, to help you relax and rest your mind, they are intended to be fun and educational.
A good thing to know at this time is how to wash hands! (you can control the ticker by clicking on the dots below).
k̓ʷəłtxʷəxʷ čəd ti qʷuʔ
[I turn on the water]
kʷədədəxʷ čəd ti dxʷc̓agʷusəb
[I grab the soap]
[I wash my hands]
dəču to saləc̓ači
[Count from 1 to 20]
bəčədəxʷ čəd ti dxʷc̓agʷačib čəd
[I set the soap down]
[I rinse/wash my hands]
təqtxʷəxʷ čəd ti qʷuʔ
[I block the water/turn off water]
[I dry my hands]
[I am done now]
As a small sovereign nation of American Indians, the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, shares the belief of all our tribal nations,
that the Earth is our Mother and that the Creator resides beyond the skies and within our own beings.
While we strive to protect our Mother Earth, so does she shelter us in so many ways from harm.
Łušudubicid čəd! ["loo-shoe-do-be-tsid--ched"] - See you later!
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