Word of the Week

Practice Point

11
May

slhém:exw

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6
Sep

Indigenous Language Statistics

A CLEBC employee recently asked me how many Indigenous languages are spoken in Canada. Not knowing the answer immediately spurred me to want to do some research, so this week’s post is all about stats, stats, stats!

30
Aug

t’ip-aajax̱kw

English Translation: able to reach the bottom.

23
Aug

ʔaʔǰɛč̓χʷot

This week’s WOTW features a phrase from the Klahoose (Éy7á7juuthem) language.

16
Aug

nee mi hooxhl Gitksenimx̱ ha

This week we are featuring a phrase from the Gitksenimx̱ language, “Git” meaning “People”, and “Gitksen” (also spelled Gitxsan) meaning “People of the misty river”.

2
Aug

čičyɛ

This week’s word is a kinship term meaning “granny” which comes from the Sliammon/Tla’amin (ɬəʔamɛn) language.

26
Jul

Nahtsʼédānéʼ tsʼį̄́ʼ wḗdé nahzā́gi kʼéh gūdehdéh.

English translation: Always speak to your children in your language.

11
Apr

Word of the Week: soh

The Yekooche (Carrier) language is an Athabascan language spoken by the Yekoochet’en (people of Yekooche), who have lived in the Stuart Lake area of British Columbia for thousands of years.