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Sliammon English
čeyɩš hand
čɛčɛhaθɛč I thank (honor) you.
čɛləs three
čɛnuxʷšɛ thirty
čɛpθ aunt/uncle
čɛpθtən aunts/uncles
čəχaʔmɛns saplɛn toaster
čičyɛ granny
čičyɛqɛnəm evesdropping
čičyɛʔanəm listening
čɩknɛs chicken
čɩmamenayɛ cooler/fridge
čɩnɛɬ I/me
čɩnɛ naʔatoɬ I did it
čɩnɛ naʔət I did
čkʷi θohoɬ I already went
č̓ɛč̓ɛt̓ən mouse
č̓ɛʔgay traditional wooden spoon
č̓ɛʔno dog
č̓ik̓ saplɛn fry bread
č̓ɩǰik̓ saplɛn fried bread
č̓ɩmamenayɛ fridge
č̓uxʷstomayɛm given to me (for free)
gagaqšɩnəm dragging one's feet.
gagasxaθot Making noises.
gagawt̓mə rowing
gagayɛɬtən Always asking / curious
gagayθegən Doe
ganaxʷ it is true.
ganaxʷmot the truth
ganaxʷʋθ Honest
gaqagič Dress does not cover back
gaqaθ Husband
gaqawus person who can see into the spirit world
gaqɛčɩn Something is already open.
gaqɛčtas To take the lid of something.
gaqgaqɛčtas ta k̓ʷuxʷk̓ʷaxʷa someone is opening the boxes.
gaqgaqɛčtəm Somebody is opening things
gaqnəč Dress does not cover behind
gaqtšɛwəm open the door
gaq̓awus person who can see the supernatural
gaq̓awusəm Opening the curtains
gaq̓awusəm ga(i) open the curtains (shades)
gasɛxaθot being noisy
gasxaθot make a noise
gatəmɛn Stove lid lifter
gatᶿəp steering the canoe/boat in the back
gatᶿəptən steering paddle
gat̓ᶿaptən Steering paddle
gaʔawt straight oar
gaʔawt̓ To row
gaʔawt̓matᶿəm I will row.
gaʔawt̓mə to row.
gaʔawt̓məšt We will row.
gaxɬ to be brave
gaxɬmot Being very brave.
gaxɬčɛn I am brave.
gajus to copy or mimic
gaǰəqəɬ Rainbow
gašət back up
gaštəm behind something
gač̓ɛqʷɛn Bald
gač̓ɛqʷən Bald
gawq̓awus Open curtains
gawsɛxəm lot of noises going on
gawtᶿanəqtən likes to tease
gawtᶿət To tease someone
gawtᶿətasoɬ was teasing
gawtᶿətᶿəm I will tease.
gawxʷawus saggy eyes
gawyit́ᶿəm Shiny or glittery
gawyitᶿəm sparkling
gayaɬtənč I am asking.
gayɛt To ask
gayɛtasoɬ Asked
gayɛttᶿəm I will ask him/her.
gaygaǰus To copy someone's behaviour
gaynuxʷ To become aware.
gəɬ Polished and shiny
gənaxʷmotot That is so true
gənaxʷus Stoic face
gənaxwčɩn I am telling the truth.
gəq̓t To open something
gəsxɛm making noise.
gət Who is
gəxgəxnomot dreaming
gəxnomot To dream
gəwq̓awus someone has open curtains
gigɛqʷ Drifting
giqʷayɩn refers to the mouth of the river, where everything is flowing out.
giq̓ʷ To drift
giq̓ʷayin driftwood piled up
gitᶿɛmeqʷən sparkling hair
giyɛws body
goqšɩnəm to drag your feet
guhom Bark
guhom A dog's bark
guxnomotoɬ was dreaming
hagəm To heat up
hagət To warm (ie being told to warm food up)
haguxʷ To heat up (as in food)
hahays to go slow
hahaysoɬ he / she went slowly.
hahaysθotoɬ He / she slowed down.
hahaystᶿəm I will go slow.
hahays mot to go very slowly
hahaysčxʷ You go slow.
hahiys to be going slow.
hakʷayɛtᶿatən clothesline
hakʷayɛtᶿə clothes hanging outside
hamənaɬ A lullaby
hamoʔay Cascara tree
hapət To wish bad luck on another person
hapətəm to wish bad luck on someone
hasəm To sneeze
hashasəm sneezing
haxʷɛt To walk fast
haxʷšɩn Walking fast
haʔakʷhuk stuttering
haʔakʷhʊk To stutter
haʔəθ Woman in labour
haʔǰigənəm Conception
hawɛgənɛt To be silly or stupid
hawhɛgus leaders of the community
hawhɛgus Leaders of the community
hawʔamɛns kʷ saplɛn toaster
hayhay builder of canoes
hayhay boatbuilder
hayhayɬəm flirting
hayhoy To be alone
hayhoy Alone
hayhoymɛtčxʷ do it by yourself
haysqaymɩxʷ Respected person
hayšɩn Ladder
hegayinəm Vehicle / vessel is going in a certain direction.
hegət Throw it in the fire.
hɛga and
hɛgakʷup To put wood in the stove
hɛgakʷup gə You put wood in the stove
hɛgaqɛnəm To fall head first.
hɛgaqɛnəm to fall headfirst
hɛgayin Fall headfirst
hɛgayin To fall head first.
hɛgayɩn To go head first (usually an object ie boat)
hɛgən Strawberry
hɛgus Leader or rich person
hɛhaw ʔi:mot kʷəθ kʷəʔnanəns st́ᶿok̓ʷ You're looking good today
hɛhawšt́ ʔi:aǰusθot We had a good time
hɛhawč ti ʔi:aǰusθot I had a good time
hɛhew It is very
hɛhew ɬəχ It is very bad
hɛhew ʔi It is very good
hɛhewč i am ............
hɛhyom̓ Baby seagull
hɛkʷ čɛʔ akʷ nɛs kʷəθ ayɛʔ Where do you live?
hɛkʷ čɛ nɛs where is
hɛkʷ č̓ɛ əθ nɛ p̓ap̓ɛm Where are you working?
hɛlɛθot sliding down a steep hill.
hɛɬot kʷ nəms That is the way it is
hɛqeθot To pull away from the beach (on a boat)
hɛwnačtəm To boil the food (as in soup)
hɛwtəm Front
hɛwtəmšɩn Move forward
hɛw ɬoqʷ Clear night
hɛwčɩs To paddle
hɛʔyu they/them
hɛʔyu they/them
həkʷiʔɛqʷ Great Great Grandmother
hənanəm ti:nomot It's too expensive
hənƛɛla Cooking pot
həqəm To move.
həʔmo Pigeon
həʔjɛmɩxʷ builder of house
həjɛmɩxʷ Builder of homes (carpenter)
həǰɛqʷ (t) To steam
həǰɛčxʷ tə ǰɛnxʷ To chase fish into your net
həǰigən Apprehensive or worried
hihaǰɛɬ Flirt
hit To build something
hiyom̓ Seagull
hi:ɬos Flirty look or flirty face
hi:nəč Base of any basket
hoga You go (informal)
hoga ɬič̓ɩm Go comb your hair
hoga maʔəmθ Go and get me
hoga p̓ap̓ɛθot Go get dressed up/made up
hoga qəmsaθot kʷəθ ʔaχɛθawtxʷ Clean your room
hoga saxosəm Go shave
hoga tiǰosəm Go wash your face
hoga t́ᶿoxonɛsəm Go brush your teeth
hoga θapɩš Go take a bath
hoga ʔaxeθ Go to bed
hohaǰiθə Not dressed warmly for the cold weather
hohojɛtawɬ Arguing
hohoǰuθot He or she is preparing
hoǰoθot Get ready
hokʷasəm He/she will go
hometəm went towards
hom̓hom̓ Grey grouse
hoqʷanəns the smell of (hair, food etc.)
hoqʷəm To smell
hostaʔəmštəm ʔa kʷʊms nɩgɩn We'll bring lunch
hotegən one's thoughts
hotɛgən thought
hoθot said
hotᶿəm I will go or I am going later
hoy To quit
hoymaʔəmɛn Landmark
hoymɛn leftover (food)
hoy ga(i) you stop it
hoyč I quit
hojɛt to prepare it
hojɛtawɬ to argue
hojigas all dressed up
hoč i am going
hoǰigən Relieved
hočit ʔaxɛθ I am going to bed
hoǰič I am ready
hoǰɩtəčxʷ Are you ready?
hoǰɩwsəm To get dressed up
hoǰoθot To get ready or prepare
hošt we are going
hoštəm We will go
hoštəm We will go or we are going to go
hoštəm ʔɛmɩš We'll walk there
hošt yɛqɬawum We're going to buy groceries
hošt ʔit We are going now
hoǰusəm To decorate
hoǰuθot gə You get ready
hoǰučxʷ kʷʊθ nɩgɩn You better make a lunch
hočxʷum you will go
hočʔ it I am going now
hoč ƛoʔos tᶿ tan I am gong to pick up my mom
hʊkt none
hʊkt qʷoqʷowaʔənas no ears
Good
iʔayɛʔ Houses
iʔt́ᶿokʷ It is a nice day
i:mot It is good
i:mot kʷʊt́ᶿ qʷayigən tətᶿ k̓ʷʊnomɛ. I'm glad to see you
i:sxʷ To like something/somebody.
išit honoring someone
ǰenxʷ fish
ǰɛqʷɛt Keeping warm
ǰəqt̓ Sand it / grind it
ǰik̓ʷos painted faces (plural)
ǰɩšɩn leg
ǰɩš ǰɩšɩn feet
ǰuǰuθšɩn planer
ǰukʷamɛn paint
ǰuk̓ʷ Indian Rice
kan corn
kæmputs Rubber boots
kæmputs boot
kæpo Coat
kæpoʔəm ga / nɛʔɛt ga tatᶿ kæpo Put your coat on
keklɛθ kʷaʔəmnəč Kinky, bent root
keslan Gillnetter
keʔeč deck of cards
kɛlt̓aʔəmɛn hook
kɛpɩnte carpenter
kɛtɛqʷoje little pinky finger
kɛʔəm Crowing
kɛʔtawušɩn Baby toe
kɛʔtɛqoǰɛ Baby finger
kəč deck of cards
kəɛpo coat
kikekšɩn To hop on one foot
kikɛmyɩs Midget
kikɛʔ Bug
kikɛʔ insect
kikɛʔəqəɬ Shrimp
kikiɬkiɬ low speaking voice
kiklɛt stripe (s)
kikčɛʔ Carrying pouch or inside pocket
kinoɬaqɛn Crown of head
kɩpayɛ Scissors
kɩpəm Button
kɩpkɩpəm Buttons
kʊpɬanačaqəɬ jellyfish
k'ik'əlɛxʷ Few
k'ik'iltaʔɛm Hooking fish with gaffing tool
k̓ayɩm embarrassed smile
k̓ɛk̓ɛlatšɩn To trip over one's feet or over an object
k̓ɛk̓ɛlətšɩn Tripping
k̓ɛk̓ǰus Scrunched up face
k̓ɛlt̓ To get caught in something.
k̓ɛlt̓ɛt hung up.
k̓ɛlt̓ət to hook something up
k̓ɛlt̓šɩn To trip
k̓ɛlt̓šɩn To trip
k̓ɛlt̓šɩn To trip over something.
k̓ɛlt̓šɩntᶿəm I will trip.
k̓ɛlt̓šɩnčxʷʋm You will trip.
k̓ɛlt̓št ga Trip him / her
k̓ik̓lɛxʷ very little
k̓ik̓lɛxʷsxʷʊt very little
k̓i:k̓ik̓ crow
k̓ɩltat To hang something up.
k̓ɩltayɛqʷ Great great great grandmother/father
k̓ɩmxʷojɛ fist
k̓ɩwk̓ɩwnəč Sandpiper
kʷakʷaǰu squirrel
kʷakʷatɛlaq butterfly
kʷakʷatɛxʷ Woodpecker
kʷakʷajetuxʷ Your aches and pains
kʷakʷaǰɛθot Suffering with pain
kʷakʷaǰu Squirrel
kʷakʷawatɛxʷ Woodpecker
kʷakʷmajɛs rosy cheeks
kʷakʷwax duck (general name)
kʷakʷyit they are hidden.
kʷakʷyitaw Hidden
kʷakʷyitɛw they are hiding.
kʷaɬt plate
kʷaɬtayɛ Dish shelves
kʷaɬtayu shelf for dishes
kʷameyčɩn Hunchback
kʷanačɩm sit down
kʷanəč to sit
kʷanəčɛmawt̓xʷ Living room
kʷanəčɩm Sit down
kʷanx Large crabapples
kʷaqɛt Already split
kʷaqɛt split or cracked
kʷaqtiš to give a startled cry
kʷaq̓ɛmos Headache
kʷaq̓ɛt to be crying
kʷaq̓t to cry out suddenly
kʷaq̓t To holler, scream, or cry
kʷaq̓ttᶿəm will cry out
kʷaqʷnɛx Small wild crabapples
kʷaseyčɩn Smoked fish cooked over open fire
kʷašu pig
kʷatkʷatɛm To be sickly
kʷaʔaxʷʊs To break something made of glass/porcelain
kʷaʔawə Neckties or Fish strips
kʷaʔəmɛt (bird) Sitting on a branch.
kʷaʔəmnačs kʷ tᶿačaɬpay spruce root
kʷaʔəmnəč Root
kʷaʔuxʷ To drop
kʷaʔwə Stomach
kʷaʔǰɩmɛn Flashlight
kʷajɩmɛn flashlight
kʷa tečɩn humpback salmon
kʷaǰɩnəm Weather
kʷašo Pig
kʷač̓ Dogfish
kʷayɛmot to hide
kʷayisč I hid it.
kʷayiš To hide something
kʷayiš to hide
kʷayištᶿəm I will hide it.
kʷeqɛt To split wood lengthwise
kʷetɛčɩn The top (lid) of anything, box, jar. mountain
kʷeʔɛt more than
kʷeʔɛš ga stand up
kʷɛkʷɬay Small driftwood
kʷɛɬ Blood
kʷɛtaʔaq Downwind
kʷɛtəm above something
kʷɛyx Wood
kʷɛʔɛš stand
kʷɛʔɛt person is laying on the floor or in bed
kʷɛʔɛt ie. something is on the floor
kʷɛʔɛtay Western yew
kʷɛʔtɛqʷ Around the point.
kʷəkʷɛšit standing around
kʷəɬay Driftwood
kʷəɬkʷaɬt̓ dishes
kʷəqɛt Already split.
kʷəsəm Grouse
kʷəs gi:ɩws Fever
kʷətaʔaq̓ Sudden change in wind
kʷətayin upside down
kʷətə Twenty-five cents
kʷətičɩn Pink salmon
kʷət́ᶿkʷiθɛm To skip along
kʷəθkʷəθ Gossip
kʷəʔaʔθiʔəm i was given a helping hand.
kʷəʔayɩs To put a down payment on something.
kʷəʔwa stomach
kʷəxəm To cut the fish
kʷəjɩm shining
kʷəšim Dolphin
kʷə čɛgə šaθ qɛχ Where is your younger brother?
kʷikʷanəčɩm Baby starting to sit
kʷikʷɛt scattered around
kʷikʷsɛmawus Blue or green eyes
kʷiɬɛt Untie
kʷimɛn Breakfast
kʷinətɛm to carry
kʷipagɩč Twisted back
kʷipɛqʷɬə Sprained knee
kʷipoǰɛʔ Twisted wrist
kʷipšɩn To twist your leg
kʷip̓šɛn to twist your ankle
kʷixʷaǰɛstən Rouge
kʷixʷɛm brown
kʷixʷɛmɛqʷən Brown hair
kʷiǰɛm faint light
kʷičɛqojɛ disfigured fingers
kʷiǰim light shining
kʷɩkʷastə Small cup
kʷɩkʷənstanamot To be a show-off
kʷɩkʷtaɬšɩn To wear your shoes on the wrong feet
kʷɩʔsəm Tomorrow
kʷukʷawt̓xʷ Kitchen
kʷukʷəč̓ Fishing for dogfish
kʷukʷum Going up. (ie going up the road from the beach)
kʷukʷumstaʔəm packing wood or "anything"
kʷuɬmaθɛθəm I will lend you ...........
kʷuɬmə To borrow.
kʷum To go up (as up from the beach)
kʷuma rat fish
kʷumaqɛn Sea lion
kʷumaqɛn Sea lion
kʷumaʔaq upwind.
kʷumaxən smelt bay
kʷumɛws Red snapper
kʷumɛws Red Snapper
kʷumkʷumay Arbutus tree
kʷumos flushed "face"
kʷumos Embarrassed face
kʷumos red faced
kʷumt Kelp
kʷumʔostɛn Ratfish oil
kʷupapšɩn Heel
kʷupkʷupapšɩn Heels
kʷupnačɛwus light glaring in the eyes
kʷusɛmok̓t Jeans
kʷusɛn star
kʷusɛnaqəɬ Starfish
kʷuskʷastə Cups or glasses
kʷut̓xʷ To catch fire.
kʷuʔuʔəm To split the root
kʷu naʔaxʷən I got it done.
kʷuKʷuyokʷʊm Trolling
kʷʊkʷpə grandfather
kʷʊkʷpəʔoɬ Deceased grandfather
kʷʊkʷtamoɬ was sick
kʷʊkʷtayɩn Breech baby
kʷʊkʷtəm To be sick
kʷʊkʷtəmč I'm sick
kʷʊkʷʊkʷθays copeland islands
kʷʊkʷǰɩm To pit lamp
kʷʊɬkʷaɬt Plates
kʷʊneθot watch out
kʷʊnɛtomoɬ looking after us
kʷʊnɛtomoɬas looking after us
kʷʊnosta to look someone in the face
kʷʊsɛm blue
kʷʊsɛm green
kʷʊsčɛsəm When
kʷʊtamsəm will get sick
kʷʊtamut̓xʷ Hospital
kʷʊtegaθɛm i got passed by.
kʷʊθays Island
kʷʊθaysqɛn myrtle rocks
kʷʋnamɛn Person who can see what we cannot.
kʷʋtaqɛnəm To turn around.
k̓ʷak̓ʷɛm To be alive
k̓ʷaqt to unexpectedly yell out or cry out.
k̓ʷas Hot
k̓ʷasaw To burn oneself
k̓ʷasta cup
k̓ʷaχmɛn Fish scraps or guts
k̓ʷaʔawɛ fish neck ties
k̓ʷayk̓ʷɛš Baby starts to stand up
k̓ʷɛn How many
k̓ʷɛnaye how many people
k̓ʷɛnos How much is it?
k̓ʷɛtɛws Vest
k̓ʷɛtos Looking out window/door
k̓ʷənɛmɛn Person who sees into your soul/thoughts
k̓ʷəqt̓ to split
k̓ʷik̓ʷiqɛnəm Refusing to eat the food because he/she does not like it.
k̓ʷik̓ʷtᶿɛm Jumping up and down.
k̓ʷɩkʷi Getting towards morning
k̓ʷuk̓ʷuxʷəm Smoking fish
k̓ʷuk̓ʷuyukʷum Fishing
k̓ʷuk̓ʷuʔoxʷəm Smoking fish
k̓ʷuƛəm salty taste
k̓ʷuƛom Salty
k̓ʷuq̓t tə ǰɛnxʷ Fish going up the river
k̓ʷut̓a Barbeque sticks
k̓ʷuyʋk̓ Fish hook
k̓ʷuʔəmk̓ʷum Cod eggs
k̓ʷuʔta Barbecue sticks
k̓ʷuʔuxʷawt̓xʷ Smokehouse
k̓ʷuʔuxʷawt̓xʷ Smoke house
k̓ʷʊɬ To spill
k̓ʷʊɬ To spill
k̓ʷʊɬəš spill it out
k̓ʷʊɬt To pour out.
k̓ʷʊƛ̓kʷu qayɛ Salt water
k̓ʷʊnomɛʔtᶿəm kʷiʔsəm I will see you tomorrow
k̓ʷʊsəm Wind/smoke dried herring
k̓ʷʊsomatən Eyebrow pencil
k̓ʷʊtamsəm will look at.
k̓ʷʊʔuxʷ Smoked fish
k̓ʷʋtᶿnač The moon is turned down.
k̓ʷʋt̓ᶿnač ta nuχʷɛɬ. The boat is upside down.
lakʷa cross
lalaxʷi Handerchief
lamato Sheep
lamato goat/sheep
lamayɛ Bottle
lamətohʊkt Wool blanket
laplet priest
laspol ball
layam Devil
lesapik Archbishop
lɛqʷeygi poor body condition
lɛsackɩwʊɬ Burlap sack
ləplaš Plank or Long Board
ləps Runners
ləpyos Mattock
ləpyos pickaxe
lɩkɛlɛstɛ host
lɩklɛ Key
ɬagaθot To run away
ɬagitᶿa Naked
ɬagitᶿəm To take all your clothes off
ɬakʷaǰɛs Swollen cheek
ɬakʷɬəɬ Swollen throat
ɬakʷoɬ was swollen
ɬakʷšɩn swollen feet
ɬak̓ʷ to swell
ɬak̓ʷɛt swollen
ɬak̓ʷsəm will swell up (body part)
ɬak̓ʷus Swollen face
ɬak̓ʷusoɬ He had a swollen face.
ɬak̓ʷusč i have a swollen face.
ɬak̓ʷusčxʷʊm you will get a swollen face
ɬaɬagaθot running away
ɬaɬaqʷət licking
ɬaɬayit being close to shore.
ɬaɬə To wear layers of clothing or to dress warmly
ɬaɬkʷaʔwus Braided hair
ɬaɬk̓ʷawus puffy eyes
ɬaɬqaʔəm spearing
ɬaɬqəm act of stabbing with a spear
ɬaɬqʷɩqɛn whole head is braided
ɬaɬt̓aʔəm raking for herring.
ɬaɬušɩn No shoes on.
ɬaɬyit Close to the shore
ɬaɬjɛxʷəm splashing
ɬaɬxəm ie. boat leaking
ɬanetᶿ athletic
ɬanɛt Stick base of basket
ɬaqamɛn spear for cod.
ɬaqaš to go across
ɬaqəm To wait
ɬaqəmoɬč I was waiting.
ɬaqəmšt We are waiting
ɬaqɬaqaš to go across
ɬaqt̓ To spear
ɬaq̓ətčxʷ you wait for...
ɬaqʷanatən Earrings
ɬaqʷatəm Braided
ɬaqʷɛt saplɛn Oven bread
ɬaqʷət To lick
ɬaqʷətč I lick
ɬastən Perfume
ɬat̓amɛn Herring rake
ɬaʔəmen Sliammon people
ɬaʔwuʔəm left us
ɬax Bad
ɬaxanos messy / dirty
ɬaxanuxʷ Bad weather
ɬaxaqəp smells bad
ɬaxaw Gone bad
ɬaxawt̓ᶿ ugly voice
ɬaxawus bad eyesight
ɬaxɛws Out of shape (physically)
ɬa:gət́ Herring
ɬa:kʷusč My face is swollen
ɬaxɬaxawum On going bad weather.
ɬaxɬaxtɛn child running around and getting in the way.
ɬaxɬaxtən hyper behavior
ɬaxɬaxjɩm Clumsy.
ɬaxnomot stingy
ɬaxnomot Refuses to share possessions
ɬaxnomotoɬ was stingy
ɬaxqaymɩxʷ Mean, stingy, rude person
ɬaxqɛn Voice is raspy.
ɬaxqɛn raspy voice
ɬawnomayɛm i got left behind.
ɬawnomayɛmoɬ They left me behind.
ɬawnomɛmsəm you will get left behind
ɬawnomoɬ Somebody got left behind.
ɬawqʷomɛxʷtən shovel
ɬawθayɛm They left me behind.
ɬawuxʷəs He/she left it behind (accidentally)
ɬawš to leave behind
ɬawšɛxʷ to leave someone or something behind
ɬawšəs Left behind. (on purpose)
ɬayiš To come ashore
ɬaynačtɛn Skirt
ɬaystayič denman island
ɬaytoθɛn mansons bay on cortes island
ɬayt̓ ashore
ɬɛgosam ga take your hat off
ɬɛɬɛqʷɛmawus eyelid is twitching.
ɬɛɬɛqʷɛmɛws To be twitching due to fatigue
ɬɛɬgɛšɩn bare feet
ɬɛɬp̓awus baggy eyelids
ɬɛɬxomɩš Something small and ugly
ɬɛpawus eyelash
ɬɛptən Eyelids
ɬɛʔɛt́ᶿəm ga Put on some warmer clothing
ɬəgamɛθot To move out on your own; be independent
ɬəgamɛθot Baby becomes independent
ɬəɬənt Weave back and forth to make basket base
ɬəɬəyit close to shore
ɬəɬgət small herring
ɬəɬk̓ʷajɛs both cheeks are swollen.
ɬəɬk̓ʷawus Swollen eyes
ɬəmɬəm person gone astray
ɬəmtᶿos skin head
ɬənɛtᶿ bubbly person (extroverted)
ɬənč̓ɩm subtle noises or the feeling of a presence
ɬənč̓ɩm A soft, mysterious noise
ɬəpθot to walk away in a huff
ɬəpθot to walk away in a huff
ɬəpǰɩmqɛn To smack your food
ɬəp̓ɬap̓osəm snubbing
ɬəp̓osəm snub
ɬətšɩmqɛn spitting all over
ɬət̓amɛn herring rake
ɬəχayitən Overcast
ɬəχəm A container that is dirty inside
ɬəχɬɛχ Weak
ɬəχɬəχǰɩm Wimp
ɬəχ qʷayigən Unhappy
ɬəxaʔəq poor shot
ɬəxawtᶿ scratchy throat/raspy voice
ɬəxɬɛx To feel weak
ɬəxɬəxǰɛm Weakling
ɬəxnɛs Dull
ɬəxqɛn Raspy throat
ɬəx təθ hawheganɛt Stop being silly
ɬiknačɛm startled(but whole body reacts)
ɬikʷayɛt́ᶿatən Sewing machine
ɬikʷƛəč Hand-sewn or woven sack
ɬiɬik̓ʷǰɛn Mend net
ɬiɬi:čɩm Combing one's hair
ɬiɬkimawus mischievious eyes
ɬičɩmɛn Comb
ɬi:čɩm To comb one's hair
ɬɩɬačɛmɛn Centipede
ɬoɬmom Little neck clams
ɬoɬmom Littleneck clam
ɬoɬpənəq Exposed legs
ɬomakʷən Scales
ɬopajɩt Peeling bark
ɬopnəč Exposed behind
ɬopos Partially bald
ɬop̓ost to peel
ɬoq̓ Time of year when sap is running
ɬoqʷ clear sky.
ɬoqʷɛt clear sky
ɬoqʷoq The sky is clearing up.
ɬoq̓ʷ Bow and arrow
ɬotᶿɛt slurping
ɬoχomɩš Ugly
ɬukʷayǰɩn Panic
ɬukʷayjIm got scared.
ɬukʷomɛn canoe baler
ɬukʷsəm Will fly
ɬuk̓ʷ To fly
ɬuk̓ʷoɬ Did fly.
ɬuɬuk̓ʷ Flying
ɬuqɛm low blueberry bush
ɬušɩnišoɬ His / her shoe came off.
ɬušɩn no shoes on
ɬušɩn shoe is off
ɬušɩn Feet are bare (no shoes)
ɬušɩniʔɩšč my shoe came off.
ɬušɩniʔɩščxʷʊm you will lose your shoes
ɬušɩniš Shoe comes off
ɬušɩnišoɬ lost his/her shoes
ɬ̓əɬagət Smelt
ƛak̓ʷ went out (ie fire)
ƛaləqən Snail
ƛaɬaɬamɛn clothes iron
ƛaɬawum fruit or berries
ƛaɬət do it hard or with some strength
ƛaɬətčxʷ to put some strength in what you are doing. ie hammering
ƛaɬom Wolf
ƛaɬšin Stiff legs
ƛaƛašɩnəm To stomp around
ƛaƛačtəm falling asleep
ƛaƛačtəm To be half sleep
ƛaƛɬɛqoǰɛ Stiff fingers
ƛaƛɬəɬ stiffening
ƛaƛpəm kʷaɬt bowls
ƛaƛqegən rotten insides
ƛaƛχay Old person
ƛanəm Embarrassed
ƛanəm got shy
ƛapəm deep (any kind of container)
ƛapəm kʷaɬt bowl
ƛaposɛm To hold in your smile or put on a straight face
ƛaposɛm keeping a straight face.
ƛapxʷ To break a stick or bone
ƛap̓aθot To hold in your feelings.
ƛaqamaqaɬ Eel grass
ƛaqamaʔaɬ Grass mattress
ƛaqamaʔaq wind is coming down from the inlet.
ƛaqaǰɛ Buds
ƛaqayganut̓xʷ Tuberculosis hospital
ƛaqɛm Cornhusk
ƛaqəm Grass
ƛaqƛaqonɛs Rotting teeth
ƛaqƛaqtɛqojɛ long fingers
ƛaqonɛs Rotten tooth
ƛaqost To slap someone in the face
ƛaqsəm Will go out.
ƛaqt long
ƛaqtanə Long neck
ƛaqtokʷɛt wearing a long coat
ƛaqtokʷt̓ Long Coat
ƛaq̓ɛwnɛs rotten tooth
ƛaqʷət to be saving something (usually money)
ƛaqʷsət to add more
ƛaq̓ʷnə needs a haircut
ƛasamɛqoǰɛ / čuxʷɛqoǰɛ Middle finger
ƛasaməqəp Strong taste
ƛasɛmos sickly pale
ƛasəm Strong
ƛasəmɛws Strong body
ƛasəməqəp strong smell
ƛasəm qʷayegəns strong minded
ƛasəm qʷayigən (s) Strong mind/willpower
ƛasəm tumiš strong man
ƛasos to be hit in the head.
ƛasostəm Got punched in the face.
ƛastɛyganɛm projecting negativity
ƛast̓ to hit
ƛasšɩnəm tapping your foot
ƛatχɛm rattle (noise the rattle makes)
ƛatᶿuxʷas to accidently push someone/something over
ƛaχak̓ʷnə Molars
ƛaχaχ Old age
ƛaχay Elder
ƛaχɛqoǰɛ thumb
ƛaʔamɩn lund
ƛaʔay to be fast
ƛaʔətmɛθɛtᶿəm I am accusing you
ƛaʔƛasšɩnəm stomping your feet
ƛaʔos Squirrel Cove people
ƛaʔoje fast hands - for picking berries, digging clams, etc.
ƛaʔqostəs slapped someone
ƛaʔyəna To get hit on the neck with something.
ƛaxiqʷuja thumb
ƛaxƛaχay Elders
ƛaxƛax elders/parents
ƛaxƛaxay Old people
ƛaxƛaxɛqoǰɛ thumbs
ƛaxt̓ burning the bottom of the boat.
ƛa:yɛnatas He / she grabbed (ie the dog) by the neck
ƛa:yɛnatəm He / she / it got grabbed by the neck.
ƛašeganəm apprehensive / worried
ƛašɛθot Demanding, whiny
ƛačostən roof for the porch
ƛašteganɛm judgemental
ƛawkʷɛnaʔ Man that needs a haircut
ƛayɛqʷən Got hit on the head with something.
ƛayɛqʷən to get hit on the head with something
ƛayɛt To hold
ƛayɛtčxʷ You grab / hold onto it.
ƛayʔənən Handle
ƛayčist Hold his/her hand
ƛayšɩnəm Baby holding their toes
ƛayčɩst to hold someone's hand
ƛekʷaǰɩs Fish cheeks
ƛeqʷ Inside of skin
ƛeqʷ Fish meat
ƛeθayčɛm gently pressing one's hands over one's stomach
ƛeθayčɩm To press in at the top of your stomach.
ƛetᶿɛt To press down
ƛɛkʷanəm Scuttle Bay
ƛɛƛɛ Fast
ƛɛƛɛqɛqaw Getting dark
ƛɛƛəmšɩn stairs
ƛɛƛpɛgɩs Undershirt
ƛɛƛsəm to push oneself up
ƛɛƛxʷɛmɛws Whole body aches
ƛɛpaǰɛtɛq chin
ƛɛpaǰɛtɛq Chin
ƛɛpəm Underneath
ƛɛpəm to be under
ƛɛpiyəqəɬ Bottom of cliff
ƛɛpnač under the house
ƛɛpqɛn Lower lip
ƛɛps grapes
ƛɛpus longjohns
ƛɛqegən saplɛn Sandwich
ƛɛq̓aw Dark
ƛɛqʷ high tide
ƛɛqʷ Tide is in
ƛɛtᶿɛt to press (down)
ƛɛχew To catch an illness or bad habit
ƛɛʔɛƛkʷaʔəm playing catch
ƛɛʔƛɛ To be fast
ƛɛxɛm To fall, as in objects
ƛɛ:gə Hurry up
ƛɛ:pqɛn Lower jaw
ƛɛčɩnsəmt qʷol xəpi I'll be right back
ƛəɬagič Stiff back
ƛəɬaʔna Stiff neck
ƛəɬayəxən Stiff arm
ƛəɬəɬamɛn Iron
ƛəɬɬamot To be still
ƛəɬoǰɛ Stiff hand
ƛəɬšɩn Stiff leg
ƛəƛanəm being shy
ƛəƛqaygən Tuberculosis
ƛəƛqoq Tide is coming in
ƛəƛsostawɬ Boxing
ƛəƛtɛx Grasshopper
ƛəmqɛnəm to wet one's throat
ƛəmsostən Porch
ƛəmstən Homes
ƛəm̓ Wet
ƛəm̓ Wet
ƛənƛən shy person
ƛəpəm kʷaɬt̓ deep bowl
ƛəpƛop to be persistent / determined
ƛəpƛop to be persistent in asking.
ƛəpƛopmɛtas to become persistent in asking.
ƛəpƛopθot to become very persistent in asking
ƛəpqʷo Fish tail
ƛəpxʷ Break
ƛəpxʷ break
ƛəpxʷagič Broken back
ƛəpxʷaʔəm To break something (stick)
ƛəpxʷɛqoǰɛ Broken fingers
ƛəpxʷɛqʷ Broken nose
ƛəpxʷənəʔ Broken neck
ƛəpxʷnəč Broken tailbone
ƛəpxʷojɛ broken arm
ƛəpxʷyəχan Broken elbow
ƛəpxʷšɩn Broken leg
ƛəp̓ Deep
ƛəqajɛ buds are coming out
ƛəqaytən Womb or uterus
ƛəqƛaqt long...more than one thing
ƛəqƛaqtšɩn kikɛ Spider
ƛəqƛəqti:qɛn Long hair
ƛəqƛəqʔɛnɩs rotten teeth
ƛəqƛəqšɩn Bunch of slippers
ƛəqstən Seaweed
ƛəqt mot kʷaʔəmnəč Long roots
ƛəq̓ To go out
ƛəq̓šɩn mocassin
ƛətxʷoxʷən To knock something over
ƛətxamɛt beat the drum
ƛətxɛm Rattling
ƛəχaχmot Very old
ƛəxegən A wise or smart person
ƛiƛišqɛnəm Drooling
ƛiƛxʷətawɬ Competing against each other.
ƛiqɛt to drop "something" into a container.
ƛiyʔam Cockle
ƛiyčosəm Buds start to come out.
ƛiʔčos Spring
ƛiʔčos t̓agəm Spring moon
ƛičojɛ tattoo
ƛišqɛnəm To drool
ƛɩčƛačt likes to sleep in
ƛɩƛəmƛɛm little square crackers
ƛɩčƛačt sleepyhead
ƛɩšƛɩštəm ask to leave.
ƛɩčt sleep
ƛɩštamoɬ was asked to leave
ƛɩčtəm sleepy
ƛɩčtəm Sleepy
ƛok̓t To catch an object
ƛoɬ To grow up. (mature)
ƛoɬsəm Will grow up.
ƛoɬʔəm To raise a (child).
ƛoɬčɛp You (all) grow up.
ƛoƛɬayɩm Adopted person
ƛoƛop Healing
ƛoƛoqʷogus freckles
ƛomays To have enough money.
ƛomɛč It fits me
ƛop To heal
ƛopɛt Healed
ƛoq Hard
ƛoqow Summer
ƛoqowi t̓agəm summer moon
ƛoq̓tən Wall
ƛoqʷɛws Tough meat
ƛoqʷɛws Meat is really tough (to eat)
ƛoqʷoq got hard
ƛoqʷoq Hardened food
ƛoqʷtən wall
ƛoxʷay male dog salmon
ƛoxʷay Chum
ƛoxʷɛt crying
ƛoxʷəmšt We won
ƛoxʷtuwum We lost
ƛoʔos qayɛmɩxʷ Klahoose peoples
ƛo:ɬɛt Adult
ƛoxƛox Oysters
ƛoxostəm To have spit on someone's face.
ƛoxost to spit on someone's face
ƛoxt to cry
ƛoxt̓ To spit
ƛukʷɛnəs Heart
ƛukʷuxʷɛs to catch
ƛuxʷəmč I won.
ƛʊkʷoǰɩt To grab from someone
ƛ́ɛpɛtᶿa Lady's slip
ƛ́ɛpɛws Longjohns
ƛ̓aɬawum Fruit
ƛ̓aɬəm Salt
ƛ̓aƛlɛxʷəm baby deer spots
ƛ̓aqamaʔaɬ Mattress
ƛ̓aq̓ʷiqʷɛn long hair in need of a haircut
ƛ̓asem yellow
ƛ̓axəx to age
ƛ̓axəy grown up / adult
ƛ̓ayenans Wooden handle
ƛ̓ɛʔna Oolichan oil
ƛ̓əq̓aɬk̓u yeast
ƛ̓əsɛmos Pale and sticky face
ƛ̓ičƛ̓ičtawus sleepy eyes
ƛ̓ɩštəm asked to leave
ƛ̓oɬotas Raised (child)
ƛ̓oɬsəm Will grow up.
ƛ̓oɬʔəm to raise (child)
ƛ̓om qʷums θoʔ Time to go
ƛ̓uxʷəm̓ To win a competition
ƛ̓uxʷəm̓štəm We will win.
ƛ̓uxʷtuʔəm They beat us.
ƛ̓uxʷt̓ To beat (as in a challenge)
mahyɛyɩtən Lunch
malxʷ Greybird
maƛ̓nač mitlenatch island
mamak̓ɛyustən window/mirror
mamalɛqʷ Fawn
mamaɬaqɛnəm speaking the white man's language
mamaθɛw limping
mamaθɛχʷ Limp
maməmaɬəʔ White people
mamoqɬ Accident
mamqɛyostɛn mirror
mamt̓et̓ stained
man father
manoɬ Deceased father
manoɬ Deceased father
maqɛn hair
maqɛt Full from eating.
maqɛtoɬ Was full
maseqʷ Large sea urchin (purple)
masɛn frugal
mataxʷtən in-law relationship
mataxʷtən Daughter/son-in-law
matay Horse clam
mataymɛn horseclam shell
matɛyq to borrow money
matəm someone took
matiwsaʔamən Witch
matost̓ spread it
matost̓ ga saplan spread it on the bread
matsosət gable roof plank house
mat̓a ga (you) spread it
mat̓aymɛn Shell of a horseclam
mat̓ɩk̓ squished
mat̓osamɛn any kind of spread (on bread)
mat̓os saplən Already spread with jam
mat̓oθɛn food particles left around the mouth
maθɛmsəm Someone will take you.
maθɛč Cormorant
matᶿəɬpay ocean spray
maxʷɛt grouped together.
maxʷmaxʷɛt people milling around
maʔaxʷ to receive
maʔəmkʷum To gather berries
maʔəmqɬawum To pick and eat berries
maʔəmθqʷ Moth
maʔəxʷčxʷ kʷaθ q̓awəm you got what you deserved.
maʔhinat midnight
maʔƛ̓ɩm Calm spot in water.
maʔqʷθ Onions
maʔyeyɛtən noon
maʔyɛyitən Noon
majɛwus to get dirt in the eye
mačɛn lice
mačɛt to rub (with oil)
mačɛtəm Rubbed on.
mačɛt ga grease/oil it
mačəm rubbed (with oil)
mačintɩn Fine Comb
mačisəm To shake hands
mačistoɬ they shook hands on it.
mačosayɛ Flea
mačosiʔəm has lots of fleas
mačostən Face cream
mač̓ɩnəm lice in the hair
maymayɛw lost- unable to find one's way.
meqjɛn To set the net out.
meqʷšɩn to have feet in the water
meθɛm Wearing dirty disheveled clothing.
mɛhey In the centre of something
mɛmaw cat
mɛməw Cat
mɛmqʷostas to be dunking someone's head into the water.
mɛmxaɬ Bear cub
mɛqənəč To sit in water
mɛqost To dunk someone's head under water
mɛq̓ Grease
mɛq̓ to immerse or dip
mɛq̓ǰɛn To put the net out
mɛq̓ǰɛn To set the net
mɛqʷosamoɬ he dunked his face in the water.
mɛqʷosəm putting one's face in the water
mɛqʷosəm To put your head in the water.
mɛqʷosəmčxʷ you dunk your face
mɛqʷost to put (immerse) something in a liquid (water/grease)
mɛqʷoyɩm to put one's hand in liquid (water/grease)
mɛqʷoyɩmoɬ did put his hand in (ie water)
mɛqʷoyɩmtᶿəm I will put put (immerse) my hand in (ie water)
mɛqʷšɩn foot in (ie. dunked in water)
mɛqʷšɩnamoɬ foot was in the water.
mɛqʷšɩnčxʷsəm you will put your foot in (ie the water) if you are not careful.
mɛt 10 cents
mɛχaɬ Bear
mɛxʷɛm dirty (water)
mɛʔɛhem(č) To (I) owe money
mɛʔɛn Carrots
mɛxaɬ bear
məgə Cougar
məlšimayɩn Tip of root is bending.
məƛ Calm water
məmak̓eyustən window
məmaɬəʔ White person
məmhišɛgɩɬ He is walking in the middle of the road
məmk̓eyustən mirror
məmk̓eyustən window
məmnɛxʷɛmoǰɛ Expressive hands
məmyɛgiʔ Bee
məm̓anəm̓ doll
məneyukts His/Her stepchild
məneyukt̓xʷ Stepchild
məqɛt Full of food
məqsɛn nose
məsɛn To be cheap or stingy with money
məsɛqʷ Purple or red sea urchin
məsq̓ʷom Soft root
mətqɛt To squish something
mətqos pouty face
məθk̓ʷ Blackcaps
məǰəθ meat
mimayɛwoɬč I got lost
miqʷət to mix into something
miʔɛm To put branches in the water
moq̓omɛnayɛ Esophagus
mos four
mos Thursday
mosaɬšɛ forty
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ mos Forty four
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ paʔa Forty one
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ saʔa Forty two
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ taʔačɩs Forty eight
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ təxəm Forty six
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ tigixʷ Forty nine
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ t́ᶿočɩs Forty seven
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ θiyɛčɩs Forty five
mosaɬšɛ heykʷ čɛləs Forty three
mosaye 4 people
moxʷaǰu Bellybutton
moʔos head
moʔos t́ᶿəmtən Nipple
muk̓t to eat
mumkʷaʔəm back biting
mumkʷaʔəm gossiping
mumkʷaʔəm eating
mumkʷaʔəm eating
musqɛn Old Churchhouse
muš muš cow
mušmuš Cow
nagəptay young women
namaɬ for a little while
naməm draw
namət To write something down
namot like
namčxʷ qaqay coma
nanagihɩnčxʷʊt Bring a snack
nanat night
nanat Evening
nanatmɛn Dinner
nanemot tufted owl
nanəč wrong
nanəčšɛn doing it wrong or got it all wrong.
nangəɬ Babysitting
napaʔana something in the ear
napəθtən Shawl
naqamɛn Cowichen
nat night
naθosɛm To nod one's head
naʔč̓umɩxʷ Stranger
naxaθot to cut oneself for cleansing
na:gəɬ Babysit
naxt to cut.
načeqəp Smells and Tastes different
našnišəm swimming about
načšɛn do it wrong
nač̓os Sick face
nemoɬ we/us
neʔɛt to be in the way
nešəm To swim
nɛktayɛ Tie
nɛkʷayu Lamp
nɛnačtɛn handles for axes, hammer, shovels
nɛnɛθot always in the way
nɛnɛχamot Spearing for cod and cod eggs
nɛnɛxamot Spearing for cod eggs.
nɛnɛxəm Spearing
nɛnɛxəmʔot Is spearing
nɛngəpti Young girls (women)
nɛn pos qasnay Pullover
nɛpɛt To give sound advice / lecture
nɛpɛt To scold someone
nɛpəm to give advice / lecture
nɛqʷ čɛʔ Out in the ocean
nɛʔa Do you have
nɛʔa taʔa It is over there
nɛʔawt Attaching a stick to a basket
nɛʔayitən Cloudy
nɛʔɛt To wear something
nɛʔɛt ga təθ qoɬeyšɩn Put your shoes on
nɛʔnačtən handle for axes, hammers, shovels
nɛxəm To spear
nəlxʷət To stir
nəmaɬ a little while
nəmamɛn pencil
nəmsxʷgʊt So be it
nəm ot I agree/that's right
nəmč̓ot I am the same way
nəngaɬ babysitting
nəngəpti Young women
nənmaɬ very briefly
nənmaɬ very short period of time.
nənqam Killer whale
nənqəm Blackfish
nəpaʔana something in the ear
nəpawus something in your eye ie eyelash
nəpaymɩxʷ Breast milk
nəpeqʷəns brains
nəpɛqʷən Brain
nəpɛwsəm get dressed
nəpɩwsəm To get dressed
nəpƛač stomach contents
nəpƛəč Inside of stomach
nəpnač pants
nəpnačtən saucer
nəpnəpnəčtən Saucers
nəpostən any thing you put over your face
nəpqɛyiš To score a goal
nəpšɩn Bone marrow
nəxt To mark something
nineyu To make a mistake or error
nini to be forgetful
ninomščxʷ You forgot me
nišθəmt ʔamot ɬaqət tatᶿ tɩguxʷaɬ. I'm staying home with the kids
niyɛxʷ to forget
niʔɩnšəm Swimming
niʔyɛxʷɛgas They forgot
nišɛɬ Sechelt people
nišθəmt ʔamot I'm just going to stay home
ni:ǰɛʔ Far
niš tɛʔɛ təθ nɩgɩn Here's your lunch
niš ʔa tɛʔɛ It is here
niščxʷot ʔa tɛʔɛ You stay here
nɩgɛsəm θo you will go
nɩgɛs q̓at̓xʷət you burn
nɩginayɛ Lunchbox
nɩgi: you
nɩnɩni Forgetful
nɩnkʷayu Small Lamp
nɩnšɛmowɛθatən Swimsuit
nɩnšɛʔəmɛn Fin toward the tail of the fish
nɩnšəm swimming
nɩšɛyukʷ Open field
nɩšθəm I'm staying
nohom Special community feasts
nonpeganəm To think
nukʷǰɩm beating hard
nuɬ older brother
nuɬ older sister
nuɬ older brother or sister
nuɬoɬ deceased older brother/sister
nunuɬ older brothers
nunuɬtən Older Sisters
nunuɬtən older brothers or sisters
nuxʷɛɬ dugout
nuxʷɛɬ canoe/boat
nuxʷɛyɛɬ Having a canoe.
pakʷət To notice
pakʷnomot To get a feeling that something is not quite right
pakʷnomot to realize (something)
pakʷuxʷč I recognize / realize.
palasčɛn Fir cone
palokʷɛt To be broke
palokʷɛtč I am broke
palqʷšɩn Twisted ankle
paɬoqʷom boiling
paɬoqʷom boiling
paɬtos fat face
paƛxʷanəč missing the chair as one sits down.
paƛxʷayin to come apart
panəm to bury
pan pun spoons
papaqəq Faint light in the sky
papasxʷaʔəm farting
papayim ʔot ʔɛʔɛɬaw. always getting hurt
papɬθoman thick bushy eyebrows
papsɛqoǰɛ Numb fingers
papθoǰɛ Dirty hands
papʔgay Sole
paqaɬšɩn Sole of foot
paqaǰɛ Maple tree
paqayɛ chimney
paqɛt χagəɬ Smoked backbone of fish
paqiʔəjɛm place named after Maple tree
paqʔnəč Canada geese
paq̓iʔajɩm sliammon reserve on cortes island
pasat Nursing or babying sore limbs (hand/foot)
pasnačɛm Walking gingerly because everything is sore.
pasxʷam flatulence
pasxʷɛm quiet farts but smelly
pata butter
patpatnahs friends
patᶿəm arm pits are smelly.
paxʷpaxʷʊm A shy, quiet person
paʔa one
paʔa one
paʔapyunəč Swallowtail butterfly
paʔajɛ shoots - could be salmonberry or thimbleberry
paʔajɛ Thimbleberry shoots
paʔa tintin One hour
paʔač Net
paʔačs ḱiḱɛʔ Spiderweb
paʔa čuxʷmɛn One week
paʔayč Appendix
paʔəšt qaymɩxʷ We are one people
paʔqʷaɬ čɛyɩs maɬal Bear Paw
paʔyɛns ta hamoʔay Cascara tree bark
paX it is torn
paxatas tearing it up
paxɛt torn
paxət tear into pieces
paxətštəm we will tear it up
paxt to tear
pawus One dollar
payɛ always wanting to
payɛ xaɬxaɬɛt always angry
paytəm basement
pepun teaspoon
peqʷiš To wade out into the water (ie to meet the boat landing).
peqʷiš in soccer to move away from your own goal post.
peqʷiš To go out into the water (via boat)
pɛlaq Fungus
pɛpaʔqagič Woodbug
pɛqɛqat got wider (steaming with hot rocks for canoes)
pɛqɛqat ga to make it wider
pɛq̓ɛq̓at ga You make it wider
pɛʔɛʔɛmɛn Bandage
pɛ:ɬɛt Loose change
pəlkʷɛt roll it
pəlkʷəxʷət ga to notice something
pəlʔ Heron
pəɬəmɬaɬ saggy neck/chin
pəɬpəɬtaɬšɩn Thick soled shoes
pəɬqəm Slippery
pəɬt Thick
pəƛɩš Float
pənaɬxʷ underground house
pənanəs bananas
pənəm Anything that is planted
pənəm To plant something
pənəmɛnayɛ Garden
pənpun Tablespoons
pənʔaptu underground house
pəpa To grow
pəpalqʷosəm turning the head from side to side
pəpegən To be pregnant
pəpeθot to get all dressed up in fine clothes.
pəpə Pepper
pəpθawus Dark eyes
pəpxɛt torn in many places
pəq white
pəqaɬčeyɩš Palm of hand
pəqɛqʷən white hair
pəqos white face
pəqšɩn Wild rice
pəq̓ tə čɛʔ Whitecaps
pəsoǰɛ Numb hand
pəθ black
pikɩn bacon
piɬɛw loose
pipa paper
pipximajɛs faint blush on cheeks
piqɛnoɬtən Lard
pit qʷayɛgəns to be humble
piwɬ inside of any animal stomach
piχim pink
piyɛnxʷɛgas to come apart
piyəʔawt̓xʷ beer parlour (pub)
piyɩš to go down.
piyɩštᶿəm I will go down.
pi:qʷɛm Sparks flying from an open fire
pi:qʷɛm (tə kayɛʔ) Phosphorescense in the water
pi:tawtxʷ Downstairs
pišɩnmɛt To forgive someone
pɩpčuʔ Small basket
pɩwɬ Seal fat
pɩčamoɬ did wake up
pɩčamsəm will wake up
pɩčɩm ga Wake up
pɩču Basket
pok̓ʷ Mink island
popoχonɛsəm Teething
poqay Rotted tree on the ground
poqoq Moldy
poq̓ grey
poq̓poq̓ Blueberries
poqʷay Rotten
pukʷawtxʷ Bookstore
puɬaθot to become swollen
puɬɛt swollen or a lump
puɬosoɬ was pouting
puɬojɛ swollen hand
pun spoon
punajaθ fishing spoon
pupheʔɛm Bit windy
pupɬanačɛqəɬ jellyfish
pupɬajɛs puffy cheeks
pupɬaǰɛs Lumpy cheeks
pupɬawus Bulging eyes
puq̓ostɛn Face powder
puqʷɛwstən Body powder
puqʷnačtən baby powder
pusamɛn baking powder
pusaʷkʷɛna Lump in cheek when there is something in mouth
pusayiqʷən Lump on ankle
pusɛt a swelling ie on the ankle, head, etc.
pusəm yeast bread
pusɬəɬ Adam's apple
puwɛq̓ʷ saplən flour
puʔəm Wind
puʔpxʷ kindling
pʊƛač like a bump on a stomach.
pʊqs to fall in the water
p̓agi Halibut
p̓akʷpakʷ observant
p̓alasčɩn Cone
p̓alɛθ Skunk
p̓aɬamɛn Mt. Waddington
p̓aɬp̓aɬ someone searching around the house when they are not supposed to.
p̓aɬqəm slippery
p̓aɬqšɩn To slip
p̓aɬqʷanəč Missed the chair and fell.
p̓aɬt̓ thickness
p̓aɬčoθɛn pouting, lower lip is sticking out.
p̓aƛiš Risen to the surface.
p̓aƛš To rise to the surface.
p̓ama Corks to keep net afloat
p̓amayitən Buoy for end of net
p̓apoq̓os Sandbluffs
p̓ap̓alq̓ʷosəm fluttering eyes
p̓ap̓aʔačɩm gillnet or fishing with a net
p̓ap̓aʔač̓ɩm Fishing with a net.
p̓ap̓aʔəč̓ɩm Gillnetter
p̓ap̓ɛmowɛθə Work clothes
p̓ap̓ɛθot To get made up
p̓ap̓ɛʔəm Sticky
p̓ap̓xʷawušɩn Smelly feet
p̓ap̓xʷawušɩn Stink toes
p̓aqɛt flattened grass
p̓aqɛt flat
p̓aqgayčɛm have a snack
p̓aq̓gičɩn across from grace harbour
p̓asxʷ To burst or go flat.
p̓asxʷšɩn bursted as in a flat tire
p̓aθos black face
p̓atᶿɛkʷɛtən Barette
p̓atᶿx To fart
p̓atᶿxɛm Farting
p̓atᶿxoɬ Farted
p̓at̓ᶿt̓ Can (tin)
p̓aʔəčs ɬagət herring net
p̓aʔəč̓ Net
p̓aʔyɛm "you deserved it"
p̓aʔyɛn Fir bark
p̓axčɛnsəm I will tear
p̓ayɛnay Douglas fir
p̓eq wide
p̓eqaqət Widening
p̓exʷɛtɛtoɬ The flood
p̓ɛp̓ɛy thin (refers to objects)
p̓ɛp̓tanɛt stacked up
p̓ɛp̓yɛyɩs Any thin object
p̓ɛp̓yokʷɛt Sheets
p̓ɛp̓yokʷɛt Flannel sheets
p̓ɛqos Wide face
p̓ɛq̓ width
p̓ɛt́ᶿayɛtən Wash tub
p̓ɛt̓θayɛθatən tub
p̓ɛt̓θayit́ᶿatən Galvanized tub
p̓ɛθost To hug
p̓ɛxʷ Flood
p̓əɬp̓əɬmajɛs flabby cheeks
p̓əɬčoθɛn Lip sticking out, ready to cry
p̓əƛəm to pick fruit
p̓əƛp̓əƛ kʷʊkʷθays little rock island
p̓əma cork that keeps the net afloat.
p̓əpkʷanəqtən always watching
p̓əpkʷusəmɛn someone who likes to stare.
p̓əp̓ayɛč̓ɩš Scrambling
p̓əp̓θoman black eyebrows
p̓əθk Bullhead
p̓ətᶿayɛtᶿatən clothespin
p̓ət̓ᶿɛqʷatən Barrette or bobby pin
p̓əʔač fish net
p̓ip̓i:qɛn Shoulder blades
p̓iqʷayɛpšɩn Sprained ankle
p̓iχay Alder tree
p̓ixay red alder tree.
p̓i:qɛn Shoulder blade
p̓ičɛt ga to turn over or flip over
p̓išɩn To apologize
p̓ɩχimos Red faced from exertion
p̓oho Raven
p̓oqp̓oq grey blueberry found in higher elevations
p̓oqʷeyus Blond hair
p̓oq̓ʷɛqʷən blonde hair
p̓oq̓ʷiyus telling that someone has blonde hair
p̓uxʷ stink
p̓uxʷawušɩn stink feet (or one foot)
p̓uxʷɛθxən arm pits are sweaty and smelly.
p̓uxʷɛtᶿa Wearing stink clothes
p̓ʋxʷ stinks
p̓ʋxʷɬaɬ stink mouth
p̓ʋxʷqɛn bad breath
qaga cane
qagaθot to pay oneself or to reward oneself.
qagatᶿəm I will pay or reward someone.
qagən Wild rose hip
qakʷɛm Being still
qakʷɛqʷɬatən Lap blanket
qakʷum To smell like urine
qakʷum To stop
qakʷumaθot settle down
qalayɛ Ratfish
qaɬa Suspenders
qaƛayɛ Gaff hook
qaƛɛqojɛ missing finger
qaƛos no head
qaƛostəm they cut his head off
qaƛ maqɛns Lots of hair
qameƛəm Massaging
qamƛət To massage
qamsaʔam̓enayɛ cupboard
qamsaʔaqʷə Funeral
qapqapəm touching things
qapqaptas touching things
qap̓axən Corner of a house
qap̓awušɩn Toenail
qap̓ɛqoǰɛ Fingernail
qap̓ɛqʷɬə Kneecap
qaqa low tide
qaqagaθot Paying oneself
qaqasƛačɛm laughing out loud
qaqaθajin eastern bay on hernando island.
qaqaʔənku Tide way out or beach long
qaqaǰiχaθot Cramping
qaqɛm Loon
qaqɛwsəm ga you make the sign of the cross
qaqɛy dead
qaqɛʔɛt good worker.
qaqɛʔɛt Ambitious person
qaqəm Nursing
qaqəmayɛ Nursing with a bottle
qaqəǰɩm Pity
qaqɬəmɬaɬ itchy throat and coughing
qaqƛayəχən Man's muscle shirt
qaqƛɛqojɛ missing fingers
qaqƛəm Bushy
qaqsemawt̓xʷ gym
qaqsemɛtəs to make fun of
qaqsɛm toy
qaqsɛm To play
qaqt́ᶿomən Eyebrows close together or joined
qaqθawus Cross-eyes
qaqtᶿawus eyes that are close together / beady eyes
qaqyɛt to trick or fool someone
qaqyɛt to purposely mislead
qaqyɛtᶿəm I will mislead them (or fool them)
qaqjɛm To miss someone.
qaqjɛm to be missing someone
qaqʷƛayəχən qəsnay teeshirt
qaqʷum ƛukʷɛnəs Heart attack
qasɛws a tired body
qasƛač to laugh
qasƛačɛm laugh out loud
qasnay Dress
qasqasɛm smiling
qast friend
qat To lift up
qatən Rat
qat́ᶿɛn Hair oil
qat̓əm Heavy
qat̓əm mot Very heavy
qaθakup chopping wood
qaθqaθ Hard worker / never gives up.
qatᶿ come together
qatᶿɛgɩs Suit
qatᶿəm greasing your hair
qat̓ᶿaymixʷ People gathering together.
qaχəɬ talə Has lots of maney
qaχət To shovel snow
qaʔaθot To fast
qaʔaθot To fast
qaʔəwθ A big eater.
qaʔgəhə To walk with a cane
qaʔqa Mat to lie on
qaʔwum eye
qaʔyews to get tired
qaʔyigən Stillborn baby
qaʔǰɩƛ Stuck
qax Many/lots
qaxayɛ lots of people
qaxegən Liar
qajiƛ tight. ie difficult to open
qaxonəč dog feces
qa:pet Sheltered (as in sheltered bay)
qa:qayəm kʷʋtəm Refers to tuberculosis
qačayin False Hellebore plant.
qaǰikʷɩ morning
qawkʷostəm To have the coffin covered.
qawk̓ʷos Head covered with blanket or cloth.
qawqagəm trying to please
qawθ Potato
qawtᶿaθot To cover oneself
qawtᶿost To cover
qawumstom punished
qawums (tə ǰɛnxʷ) Fish eyes
qay To die
qay To die
qayegɩs Exhausted or fatigued
qayɛmɛt thin
qayɛp The stern
qayɛqʷən savary island
qayɛws to be tired
qayɛʔ Water
qayəx digging stick
qayigɩs Tired body
qayim to stay overnight
qayi:x tool used for digging fork
qayɩgis tired body
qayɩm to spend the night
qaymɛt to believe in
qaymɛχʷanən Your spirit
qaymɛxʷanən one's life spirit
qaymɛxʷanən who i am
qaymɛxʷmɛns who you are
qaymɩxʷ Person
qaymɩxʷ person
qaymɩxʷqɛnəm to speak in the native language
qayoɬ Died
qayqayɛm camping for several days
qayqaymɛxʷqenəm speaking in one̓s native language
qayqaytas to beat someone up
qayumɩxʷ People
qayusč (I am) tired of doing something
qayχaƛəč Kidney
qayχawus Eyeball
qayxaθot to cramp up
qeqʷɛqʷ Scratched nose
qeχaqayšɩnəm Calf cramping
qeχaθot tət́ᶿ ǰɩšɩn Foot cramping
qexʷəm̓ Beside
qeyɛt to call or yell to someone
qeyƛnəč Tightwad
qeyƛos Scar on face
qeyχ Fish eggs
qeyχaθot To cramp
qeyʔayɛ Water container
qɛgaθ deer
qɛgəθ Deer
qɛgiš to walk overland
qɛqɛgiš Travel overland
qɛqɛm̓ Creaking noise
qɛqɬemos To grin re: joke or funny situation
qɛqʔqɛʔ Soft
qɛqxeganet Arrogant / thinking highly of oneself
qɛq̓ q̓ɛʔ Tender
qɛseθotč challenge yourself
qɛseθotᶿəm you set a goal for yourself (challenge)
qɛχ Younger Sister
qɛχ younger brother
qɛχoɬ Deceased younger brother
qɛχtən Younger Sisters
qɛχtən younger brothers
qɛxʷaxən Neighbor
qɛxʷtegan Beside me.
qɛyawus tear
qɛyayɛ jug
qɛyƛnač Tightwad
qɛyqayɩm camping for several days
qɛyqɛyawus tears
qɛyʔəm juicy
qɛʔɛnqɛn Mallard duck
qɛx younger brother or sister
qɛxtən younger brothers or sisters
qəkʷmaθotčxʷ you stop it / you sit still.
qəkʷʋm Stop
qəməp Thigh
qəmqəməp lap
qəmqəməp Thighs
qəmsamɛnayɛ Closet or Kitchen cabinets
qəmsat ga təθ qaqsɛm Put your toys away
qəmsaʔaʔmɛnayɛ cupboard
qəms čuy placenta
qəmθot To join in with others
qənayɛ Needle
qəp Time of year when sap is not running
qəpeqʷət to touch someone on the head
qəpɛt Touching
qəptasəm Will touch it.
qəptasoɬ Did touch it.
qəptčɛnsəm I will touch it.
qəpčʋxʷ You touch it.
qəqagəθ Sand flea
qəqana Whirlpool
qəqəsƛačɛm Laughing
qəqsamoθɛnəm Singing
qəqtxʷ gi:ɩws Extreme fever
qəqyɛnəq to be fooling someone
qəqyɛws getting tired
qəqʷƛačtən apron
qəsəm To smile
qəsəm To smile
qəsƛač to laugh
qəsnač Have a tired rear end
qəsnay shirt
qəsnays qʷ tumɩš Man's shirt
qəsqəsayɩp Tired thighs
qəsqəsɛm Smiling
qəsqəsšin Tired feet
qətmaθot To make oneself heavy.
qətmaʔəmɛn weight for anchor
qətxʷayis Short of money.
qətxos buzz haircut as in army
qət́ᶿ qət́ᶿ A determined person
qəχ Many
qəχ mot χɛχč̓ɛʔmɛn Forks
qəčqəčigən Unsociable
qəypanaq cutoffis/Summer shorts
qiwq̓ʷɛθot To make a drift set
qoɬeyšɩn shoe
qoɬeyšɩnəm gə Put your shoes on
qoməm Communion
qomqɛt To kiss
qomχayəχən elbow
qomχayəχən Elbow
qomχʷayɩqʷən Outside of ankle
qopawus Eyelash
qopɛgɩs Hair on body
qopoθɛn bearded
qopqopawus Eyelashes
qop šɩn Leg hair
qoqaʔwum eyes
qoqƛos wrinkled face
qoqo to drink
qoqoəmč I'm thirsty
qoqoq White owl
qoqoq White owl
qoqot̓uxʷ Bored
qoqpaʔana hairy ears
qoqpawus Hair hanging into your eyes
qoqʔaɬku Fish soup
qoqjemɛt To have pity
qoqʷayɛ glass
qoqʷǰɛmɛt Pity
qoθnačtɛn Cushion
qowʊt Beaver
qoxʷɛt́ᶿə Faded clothes
qoxʷɛčɩn Reef
qoxʷɛčɩn atrevida reef
qoxʷɛčɩn reef on marina island
qoʔay Western hemlock
qoʔmay Snow on the ground
qoʔoqo To drink
qoxoxʷɛt tᶿa Faded clothes
q'aykʷ bald eagle
q́ʷeyχ wood
q̓ačtas to bite
q̓agət To reward or pay.
q̓agixʷ spit at Harwood island
q̓akʷom to smell like urine
q̓aƛ Otter
q̓anayɛhayɛ Sewing basket
q̓aq̓a Hungry
q̓aq̓ačɩn I'm hungry
q̓aq̓eyq̓ay grace harbour
q̓aq̓eyuʔəm Trapping
q̓aq̓əm To become hungry
q̓aq̓ƛəm Thick bushy area
q̓asšɛn tired feet
q̓atxʷ Burnt
q̓at̓əm Liver
q̓at̓xʷət burn it
q̓aχayəχən Bruised arm
q̓aχəm Chamberpot
q̓aχənəq̓ Bruised thigh
q̓aχšɩn Bruised leg
q̓aʔawt́ᶿ Uvula
q̓axawus bruised/black eye
q̓axɛt Bruised / turns blue
q̓axəm potty
q̓axθut Bruised/turns blue.
q̓aw your pay or reward
q̓awačtən Stick to hold fish up in smoke house (poke through holes made in fish)
q̓ayɛ To shout
q̓ayəm To camp / spend overnight somewhere
q̓ayq̓ay To faint
q̓eyɛt To holler at someone far away
q̓ɛƛɛt Dyed cherry bark
q̓ɛq̓at̓o a swing
q̓ɛq̓ɛk̓ʷom gnawing (eating) something.
q̓ɛq̓nəhayɛ Small sewing basket
q̓ɛsnačɩp Ponytail
q̓ɛyƛ̓nač tightwad
q̓ɛys Anchor
q̓ɛʔɛχʷ Steelhead
q̓əɬon bow of the boat
q̓əqay To be dead
q̓əsɛqojɛ sore hand
q̓əsnəč Tired buttocks
q̓əsnəč Numb rear end from sitting
q̓əsq̓əs To be tired of sitting
q̓əsq̓əsawus Tired eyes
q̓ətxʷ to burn
q̓ətxʷaʔəm to burn things
q̓ətxʷaʔəm Burn
q̓ətxʷəm Container is burnt inside.
q̓ətxos Skull
q̓əǰɛkʷiʔ Morning
q̓onos To frown
q̓oqowaʔana ears
q̓ot́ᶿ kʷɛχ Green wood
q̓owaʔana ear
q̓oʔəmq̓om Little sores on body.
q̓waxt To cut or clean the fish
qʷaga Come
qʷagə You come (informal)
qʷagə hošt Come on, let's go
qʷagə hošt qaqsamowəɬ Come on, let's go for a boat/car ride
qʷagə hošt ʔəmɛmaš Let's go for a walk
qʷagə tɛʔɛ Come over here
qʷagə ʔoɬtxʷ Come in
qʷagə ʔoɬtxʷ qʷɛqʷayštəm Come in, let's have a chat
qʷalčɩn papišɩn mɛθɛ I'm sorry
qʷaləgə You come (polite)
qʷaloθɩn Talks so much it's irritating
qʷalsəm will come
qʷalšɛn ga Come forward
qʷaɬ raspberry
qʷaɬqʷoleyšɩn shoes
qʷamexʷaθot the person is curled up in a fetal position before burial
qʷanqʷanɛqʷɬə Knees
qʷaqoxʷawus blue / grey eyes
qʷaqθəm narrated
qʷaq̓ɛmosč I have a headache
qʷaqʷalay cottonwood
qʷaqʷaley Cottonwood tree
qʷaqʷaqəm Seal hunting
qʷaqʷayɛpaq talking under one's breath.
qʷaqʷayəmstənamot To look for pity or ask for help
qʷaqʷey talking
qʷaqʷəqʷ Woodtick
qʷaqʷɬay Lots of driftwood
qʷaqʷtɛm Creek
qʷaqʷθatamoɬ It was told (to him/her/us)
qʷaqʷθatas Telling/giving information
qʷaqʷθatuʔəmoɬ It was told to us.
qʷaqʷθəm Telling a story
qʷaqʷθəm to give information/to tell a story
qʷaqʷθosθiʔəm someone is telling me (a story)
qʷaqʷθqɛn gossiping
qʷasamɛqʷən flower in your hair.
qʷasaʔəm Having flowers.
qʷasəm Flower
qʷaθəns to gossip
qʷaʔəqʷey To have a conversation
qʷaʔlos To face toward you
qʷaʔnɛqʷɬə Knee
qʷaʔqʷaqʷəm Bumping
qʷaʔqʷəm to bump
qʷaʔwɛɬ Pitch or chewing gum
qʷašqʷɛš (č) Excited
qʷawɛɬ pitch/gum
qʷawɛɬs qaqyənay Jack pine pitch
qʷawɛɬs tuxʷay Balsam pitch
qʷawɛɬs tᶿačɩɬpay spruce pitch
qʷay to speak
qʷay To speak
qʷaymɛt to talk at someone
qʷaytənayɛ telephone
qʷeyqʷay Someone who talks a lot
qʷɛnəs Whale
qʷɛnot́ Porpoise
qʷɛnqʷɛn rosary
qʷɛqʷaxɛθ likes to sleep in / lazy
qʷɛšt To cheer someone up
qʷəl ʔəm Wanting to come.
qʷəq Crack in wood
qʷəqʷətaləq Butterfly
qʷəqʷχəm Cutting the fish
qʷəsʔəm dried herring cooked over an open fire
qʷətxʷəθot slide down
qʷəʔqʷaymastanomoč I am asking humbly
qʷəʔqʷaystanomot asking for help in a humble way
qʷiƛqɛn To translate
qʷiqʷi Sandy beach
qʷitɛqʷ Bridge of nose
qʷišqʷiš Bluejay
qʷolxəpi To come back
qʷol ƛaχaχ Past middle age
qʷol čəx ɬəxayɩn Bad weather coming
qʷol č̓uxʷ ƛoʔos Can you pick me up?
qʷomi age
qʷomqɛnəm to have kissed someone
qʷopenəs hairy chest
qʷopɛt ḱiḱɛʔ Caterpillar
qʷoqɬom wading (in the water)
qʷoqʷƛos Wrinkly face
qʷoqʷnɛs little whale
qʷoqʷtᶿɛt Bundled up with blankets and pillows around you.
qʷoqʷxaʔəm Cutting or cleaning the fish
qʷoqʷjemɛt to feel sorry for ...........
qʷoqʷjemɛtas to feel sorry for someone
qʷotᶿ fresh wood
qʷoxʷomiš Squamish
qʷoʔɛnaɬkʷup ashes
qʷoʔqʷo drink
qʷojɛmawt̓xʷ outhouse
qʷupanət to grab by the back of the neck
qʷupšɛn hair on the legs
qʷʊnayɛganɛm Person who sees into thoughts or ...
qʷʊnayɛgačxʷ You can see into another's thoughts
qʷʊtiš Year
q̓ʷaləs Raccoon
q̓ʷaləs raccoon
q̓ʷaqʷaxʷ Duck
q̓ʷaq̓ʷlɛsos specks of dirt on face.
q̓ʷaxəm To cut fish
q̓ʷɛt beach
q̓ʷɛtem to overflow
q̓ʷɛtoθɛn Top lip
q̓ʷɛxʷ Ashes
q̓ʷəsʔay Lungs
q̓ʷətəm River
q̓ʷixawtxʷ Wood shed
sagəm lightning
sahɛqʷən head bowed down.
sakʷsakʷɛtəm going from side to side, drifting/staggering
saɬtu Wife
saɬtxʷ Woman
saɬxʷθot Girl first becomes a woman
saməm humming or singing
sapeqʷen to get hit on the head
sapeqʷən has been hit on the head
sapəm to hit
sapənaɬ To spank a child
saplɛn Bread
sapojɛ to get hit on the hand
sapt̓ to hit someone
sap̓ɛqʷɬa to get hit on the knee
sasagəm lightning
sasaxʷət Smoothing roots by pulling it under the knife
sasɛxʷ Dew
sasit̓amot To throw a tantrum
sasxʷalnač wild onions
sasxʷɛlnəč Wild Onion
sasjɛnəm exaggerated movement
saχəm race canoe
saxʷusəm to shave one̓s face
saʔa two
saʔaɬt girl
saʔasɬtxʷ little girl
saʔasqəm To yawn
saʔəs Tuesday
saʔgəm Lightening
saʔɬtχʷ young girl
saʔma Mussel
saʔnač head bowed down
saʔpeqʷən speaking of someone in derisive tone indicating that there is something wrong with them.
saʔpɛt Valley or ravine
saʔyayɩn Texada
saʔč̓i Leather
saxostən Shaver
sawsukʷom afraid (being alone at night)
sawsukʷum afraid of the dead
sawsuqʷegən Lonely
sawusʔəmən Secluded beach
sayaʔna neck
sayayɛχən arm
sayɛgən Waist
sayɛƛəχən elbow
sayɛnəq Inner thigh
sayɛqʷən top of the head
sayɛyɩqʷən Ankle
sayɛjɛs cheek
sayəqayšɩn Calf
saygɩɬ Diapers
sayɬəɬ Back of throat
sayƛačɛm diarrhea
sayƛačɩm Diarrhea
sayƛačɩm Diarrhea
saymot to be good at / strong
saymot strong
saynačɛǰɛ Underbrush
saynačɩp Back of head
saysay to be afraid
saysimaʔaq wind is blowing every which way.
saysimaʔaq̓ Mixed, swirling wind
sayǰɛ Leaf
selawt̓xʷ tent
sesiyəχən Shoulder
sɛsaʔəmɛtčxʷ the two of you do it together
sɛsič frost
sɛsqɛmen ticklish
sɛwšɛw Stinging nettles
sɛʔɛsp̓əm To play baseball
sɛʔɛsxɛx getting the chills
sɛʔmɛn Boil on skin
səlθot To turn
səp To get hit by an object anywhere on your body
səpnačtᶿəm i will spank
səpt̓ To club /hit
səpšɛwum To slam the door
səq̓ Fifty cent piece
səshɛqʷən head is always bowed down.
səsqaʔəm Splitting herring open after it's been cooked over an open fire
səčəm to itch.
səčsəčəm itching
sinkʷə Big open ocean
sisayayəxən Shoulders
sisayɛnəq Inner thighs
sisayɛyɩqʷən Ankles
sisayɛjɛs cheeks
sisayəqayšɩn Calves
sisaystanəq trying to scare someone
sisayǰɛ Leaves
sisisnamotɛ pretending to be scary
sitət To throw something
siyəm kʷət́ᶿ moʔos To feel dizzy
si sayɛƛəχən elbows
sič̓ɩm Rustling
sɩčɛm itching
sɩčɛmeqʷən Itchy head.
snatoɬ Lastnight
sopayɛʔ Axe
sopnəč Tailbone
sopnəčmɛn Stump
sosohoθot to cleanse
sosohoθot Daily cleansing for new adults
sosohoθot Brushing one's face with the hands or cedar and blowing away towards the sun
sospayuʔ Small axe
sosxʷa urinating
sotɩč Winter
soxʷay Dogwood
soxʷə urinate
soxaʔəqəp to smell like urine
soxaʔəwt̓xʷ out house
soxay Willow tree
sqʷəǰɩm Poor
sukʷɛm To be shaky
sukʷɛqʷatən scarf
sukʷɛqʷən Kerchief tied around the head (woman)
sukʷtəm Drifting out of control.
sukʷum going with the wind. (ie boat)
suk̓ʷəm Outer cedar bark
suk̓ʷʋm With the wind
suqʷɛqʷatən Kerchief or head scarf
susukʷʋm going with the wind.
sxoxoɬ A long time ago
šɛgatčɛnsəm i will honor them
šɛʔoyɛm To raise one's hands
šut̓os hair is combed back
tagakʷayin Bracken fern
tagəkʷayɩn Fern
tagit Frozen
tagumxʷ Ice on the ground
takɩnəmgə Put your socks on
takʸɛnə Skinny neck
tala money
talahawustən eyeglasses
talaʔawt̓xʷ bank
talɛhowɛstɛn eyeglasses
talɛč Round
taləhayɛ Purse or wallet
talχʷɛčχʷ to hollow
taɬaʔəmčɩstən Top of shoulder bone
taɬeqʷaθot To jump around
taɬɛkʷaθot To jump around
taɬɛnəs Collarbone
taɬqʷum to bounce / bouncy
tamaqəp? what kind of smell is it?
tamat To guess
tameqʷatən scarf that goes around the head (women)
tamɛqʷatən Kerchief or bandana
tamɛqʷɛtən Scarf
tamɛqʷən wearing a scarf around the head
tamostɛn Head band
tamojɛtən Bracelet
tamqʷɬaɬ scarf wrapped around the neck.
tamustən Headband
tan mother
tanoɬ Deceased Mother
tapaymɩxʷtən Bra
tapɛt tight. (does not fit)
tapɛt on tight
tapnəč Tight pants
taptɛn Girdle
taqawtᶿ food/water goes down the wrong way (in the throat)
taqəm talking it over.
taqtaqayɩqʷən Unable to pee
taqjosɛt Intercepted / hemmed in.
taqjostas To intercept.
taqjostəm Intercepted.
taqšɛnayɛqʷən Unable to urinate
taq̓ʷa devil fish
tasos to suffer
tataɬqʷaθot He / she / it was just bouncing.
tataʔəčɩš Travelling
tataʔnə Across the room
tataǰɛs Cheek
tatawusamɛn walking along the beach
tatayɩn the end of a ....(rope, a board, clothesline)
tatɛyɛqɛn upper arm
tatəmčxʷ What are you doing?
tatəmčxʷum tin nanat What are you doing this evening?
tatlɛčɛwus Big round eyes
tatogʸa lower arm
tat́ᶿeygəm Sizzling fat or sparks flying
taθ maqɛn your hair
tatᶿamoθtɛm Lipstick
tatᶿɛm to bleed
taχamay red cedar
taʔatos shed roof that is slanted on one side
taʔačɩs eight
taʔačɩsaɬ šɛ Eighty
taʔətawus one eye missing
taʔətšɩn one shoe on
taʔəčɩš Travel
taʔgɩt ɛɬtən Frozen food
taʔow Lifelong learnings/teachings
taxawusəm to close the curtains
taxawustən Curtains
taxəmajɛjɛ cedar branches
ta:q to talk about something
ta:twum Side of body
tačəm to be visible / it shows
taḱʷə Octopus
tawusamɛn to walk along the beach
tawʊsamɛn little river at comox
tayɛqmɛn big shell to drink from
tayičɛθot Annoyed
taytayqaθot moving around
tɛkinayɛqʷ Toque
tɛkɩnʊkʷt sweater
tɛku Spawn
tɛkʷʔəm To unload
tɛltolaʔana small ears
tɛltolaʔanə Small ears
tɛltolajɛs small cheeks
tɛqaw horse
tɛqnom got caught in the act
tɛqnomɛm caught in the act
tɛtalɛč spindle whorl (circle, round)
tɛtɛχɛm Sunny
tɛtolawus small eyes
tɛtqaytɛgɩqʷ Plugged nose
tɛtt́ᶿemaǰɛs Red cheeks
tɛtxʷanɛxʷas to know something
tɛtxʷanɛxʷəs to know something or someone
tɛχayč̓ɩn Messy hair
tɛʔɛ this one (masculine)
tɛʔɛ it
tɛxayčɩn hair is all bushy in the back of the head.
tɛxeqʷan uncombed hair
tɛ:k̓ɛw Horse
təɛkɩn sock
təm What
təmtəmawt̓xʷ jail
təmtumɩš Men
təpqɛn saplɛn Bread cooked by an open fire
təqaxʷən I closed it.
təqawt́ᶿ To choke
təqawt̓ᶿ choking on food
təqt To close
təq̓t To close something
təsɛt Near
təsɛʔɛčus One hundred dollars
təsos to experience pain, suffering or loss.
tətaɬqʷaθot Hopping around
tətəmqɛtas imitating someone's voice
tətkihɩn stocking feet
tətlahawus Wearing glasses
tətlahayɛ Change purse
tətlehayɛ Little change purse.
tətlečɛyɩn oval basket
tətnəčɩp Buttock
tətq̓ɛs To take your time
təttᶿɛm bleeding
tətčɛwmɩxʷ animals
tət́ᶿ tɩgixʷəɬ My children
tət́ᶿ tɩgʸuxʷəɬ The kids
təθɛmoθɛtən Bright red lipstick
təʔawt to tell
təxawus closed curtains
təxəmay Red cedar
təčtačɛm To stagger
təwtiwš To learn easily.
tihayɛ Teapot
tihomɩš Fat
tilawɛ big belly
tiqɛnɛs femal dog salmon
tiskʷət former village site.
tita him/he
titaqenəm boys voice change
titɛwšɛm stanəq teacher
tithaɬšɩn Big feet
tithanɛxʷ Big waves
tithaqayšɩn big calves
tithaʔanə Big ears
tithaʔǰɩs Big cheeks
tithawus Big eyes
tithaymɩxʷ Large breasts
tithewnɛs Big teeth
tithɛqojɛ big fingers
tithomɩš chubby
tithonuxʷ Big wave
tithojɛ Big hands
titɩwšɩmstənəq Teacher
titkalɛθəs tickling me
titkɛlɛt to tickle
titmɩt to be in jail
titol Small
titolɛqojɛ little/small fingers
titoltoləɬšɩn Small feet
titol mot Very small
titqenəm "big" voice
titxqɛnəm Boys' changing voice
tiθohəts tə t̓əgəm Sun is going down
tiχɛχyɛq̓ Hermit crab
tiχʷay yellow cedar
tixʷay Yellow cedar
tixʷθaɬ tongue
tiʔɛqʷ big nose
tiʔɛtˢa Big baggy clothes
ti: Big
ti:hawušɩn Big toe
ti:hos Big head
ti kʷəsəm it will be really big ..............
ti:mayɩn the end
ti:mot very big
ti:mot hɛhaw Really big
ti mot qasɛms To smile very big
ti:nomot Expensive
ti:nomotə Is it expensive?
tijosəm wash your face
ti:stəm one is treated with great respect.
ti:sxʷ To think highly of someone.
ti:sxʷəs to respect
ti:sxʷnamot Thinks highly of themselves.
ti:sxʷθəm I will respect him / her.
ti:tɩwšɛm Student
ti:tol čuy small child (baby)
ti:xʷay Yellow cedar tree
ti ʔayɛ Big House
tičɛgən to become irritated with someone's behaviour
tičɛtən I missed hitting (something)
tičiyus Messy
tiǰostən Wash basin
ti: pɩču Large basket
tičqɛtən ie. I missed hitting the garbage can.
tičuxʷən I became irritated with someone
ti:ǰɩt To wake someone up
ti: čuy big child (baby)
tɩgiχʷ nine
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ ninety
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ mos Ninety four
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ pa?a Ninety one
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ sa?a Ninety two
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ təxəm Ninety six
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ tigixʷ Ninety nine
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́aʔačɩs Ninety eight
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́očɩs Ninety seven
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ θiyɛčɩs Ninety five
tɩgixʷaɬ šɛ heykʷ čɛlɩs Ninety three
tɩkɛwusčxʷ You wink
tɩktakʸoǰɛ Skinny arms
tɩktəɛkɩn socks
tɩktɩkšɩn Skinny legs
tɩq̓ɛtən Dessert
tɩtakyus Narrow face
tɩtɩwšəm Learning
tɩtkɛwsəm Winking
tɩwšəm To learn.
tɩwšəmawt̓xʷ School
toqt Cough
toq̓ t̓əm Saturday
toqʷɛt Coughing
toqʷum cough
totgiwsəm To exercise
totiwsəm To flex one's muscles
totlos Small face
totoq̓om Persistent cough
totoq̓omč I have a cold
totoqʷum coughing
totoyəp following
totqʷanən People who live in Theodosia
totxʷɬay Necklace
toχtoχnomot Person who knows everything
toxʷəngusəm Having learned many skills
toxʷʋxʷ To learn something.
toyəp to follow
toyəptawɬ following each other
toyqɛtən Hoop over baby basket used for covering
to:p stove
toxtoxnomot knowledgeable / always making sure of the facts.
tu Ice
tukt To pull
tuk̓t̓ to pull
tuƛɛ Rabbit
tumišθot To turn into a man
tumɩš Man
tunačɩn To back up
tuqetəs To answer back.
tuqɛt to answer back
tutəmtamɩš Baby boys or young boys
tutmɩš Baby boy or Young boy
tutxʷawus Blurred vision
tuwəmayəʔ Westerly wind
tu:qɛn Webby throat
tu̓tamɩš Young man
t́am Belt
t́at́alomos mask (scary mask, t́al mask)
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ mos Eighty four
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ paʔa Eighty one
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ saʔa Eighty two
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ təxəm Eighty six
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ tigixʷ Eighty nine
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́aʔačɩs Eighty eight
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́očɩs Eighty seven
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ θiyɛčis Eighty five
t́aʔačɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ čɛlɩs Eighty three
t́ɛqamɩn sharpener
t́ɛqɛt grind down
t́əmtam̓ukʷt Patchwork quilt
tˢəpxʷosəm Dunk your head in the water (dive)
t́əxamaɬ šɛ heykʷ mos Sixty four
t́əxamaɬ šɛ heykʷ saʔa Sixty two
t́əxamaɬ šɛ heykʷ tigixʷ Sixty nine
t́əxamaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́aʔačɩs Sixty eight
t́əxamaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́očɩs Sixty seven
t́əxamaɬ šɛ heykʷ θiyɛčɩs Sixty five
t́əxamaɬ šɛ heykʷ čɛlɩs Sixty three
t́oʔomt paddle
t́ᶿagatɛqʷoǰɛtən Ring
t́ᶿahaθot Regret
t́ᶿat́ᶿaʔəm Chewing
t́ᶿat́ᶿəm Spring salmon
t́ᶿat́ᶿoqʷɛʔəm To scoop the fish
t́ᶿat́ᶿuq̓ʷaʔəm To make a round set
t́ᶿaʔat To chew
t́ᶿaʔyɛʔ Preserved food
t́ᶿaʔčus Mosquito
t́ᶿaxɬawum To gather food
t́ᶿaytɛn Umbrella
t́ᶿeyuxʷ Nephew
t́ᶿeyuxʷtən Nephew/nieces
t́ᶿɛk̓ʷəm Left side
t́ᶿɛpɛqʷən Pointed head
t́ᶿɛpənuxʷ To blink
t́ᶿɛp̓ɛqʷ Pointed nose
t́ᶿɛqʷtegən To the left
t́ᶿɛt́ᶿɛqʷ Muddy
t́ᶿɛt́ᶿɛq̓ʷ Worm
t́ᶿɛt́ᶿit́ᶿoǰus Crazy person
t́ᶿɛt́ᶿkos Blackhead or pimple
t́ᶿɛt́ᶿpapšɛn Spike heels
t́ᶿɛt́ᶿp̓awus Slanted eyes
t́ᶿɛt́ᶿqenɛs Hawk
t́ᶿɛt́ᶿχo Ling cod
t́ᶿɛʔkʷoǰɛʔ Left handed
t́ᶿəmtən Breast
t́ᶿəmt́ᶿəmqʷi:əm Fog
t́ᶿəmt́ᶿəmtən Breasts
t́ᶿətqɛmoqʷ Dripping nose
t́ᶿət́ᶿaqɛtəs Mother chewing food for baby
t́ᶿət́ᶿəmɛχawus Eyes almost closed
t́ᶿət́ᶿkʷɩwsəm Wiping oneself dry
t́ᶿət́ᶿoqʷɛʔɛm Round set
t́ᶿiyɩčsəs Friday
t́ᶿičɩt To twist or wring something
t́ᶿokʷɩwsəm To wipe oneself dry
t́ᶿomaǰu Barnacle
t́ᶿomaǰʊ barnacle
t́ᶿot́ᶿawušɩn Hail
t́ᶿot́ᶿok̓ʷʊk̓ʷ Dawn
t́ᶿot́ᶿoqʷ Feather Mattress
t́ᶿot́ᶿoq̓ʷ Feather
t́ᶿot́ᶿqʷom Half-smoked fish
t́ᶿot́ᶿxʷonɛsəm Brushing your teeth
t́ᶿowʊč tə p̓aʔač To clean the net
t́ᶿoχonɛsəm To brush your teeth
t́ᶿoχt To wash something
t́ᶿoxʷaməmən Dish washing basin
t́ᶿoxownɛstɛn Toothbrush
t́ᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ mos Seventy four
t́ᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ saʔa Seventy two
t́ᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ tigixʷ Seventy nine
t́ᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́aʔačɩs Seventy eight
t́ᶿukʷum Not sweet
t́ᶿʊkʷaməmən Dishtowel
t́ᶿʊkʷomɩxʷtən Mop
t́ᶿʊkʷt́ᶿʊkʷum Bland
t̓agəm sun / moon
t̓agəms kʷ ƛiyəm Moon of the cockles
t̓agəms kʷ sɛsič Moon of the frost.
t̓agəms kʷ sotič Winter moon
t̓agəms kʷ t̓ɛnɛkʷ Salmonberry Moon
t̓aleqɛt To punch holes in something
t̓alɩk̓ a hole
t̓alt̓ᶿɛqʷ table knife
t̓aɬəm Cedar sticks for baskets
t̓aɬəm Sticks
t̓aɬos To face sideways/profile
t̓aɬqʷət flicking the cod eggs so that they come loose from the rocks.
t̓aɬt̓aɬoθɛnəm Flowers in full bloom.
t̓aɬšɩn go sideways
t̓aɬšɩn go sideways
t̓aɬšɩnəm walking (going) sideways
t̓amaɬ ga What kind is it?
t̓amuxʷ gooseberry
t̓anos Two people sitting side by side
t̓apatas To land (ie boat)
t̓apawuɬ boat is beached
t̓apəs Cave
t̓apos Blind
t̓aq Slowpoke
t̓aqa salal berry
t̓aqaʔana Plugged ear
t̓aqaʔaq Southeast wind
t̓aqɛt sticking onto something.
t̓aqə Salalberry
t̓aqt̓ Mountain
t̓aqt̓aq going slow
t̓aqšɩn slow walker
t̓aq̓at Berries mashed and dried for storage
t̓aq̓ay Salal bush
t̓atmosəm Making faces
t̓at̓ak̓ʷs Gun
t̓at̓aɬɛt walking sideways
t̓at̓aɬonɛxʷ tacking (as in sailing)
t̓at̓aɬumʋxʷ broadside.
t̓at̓əp tide is going out.
t̓at̓manəqot He / she is copying.
t̓at̓manəqθəm I will copy / imitate him/her.
t̓at̓manəqč I am copying/imitating.
t̓at̓manəqšt We will copy / imitate.
t̓aθayin The point is showing.
t̓aθɛmɛkʷən Red hair
t̓atᶿɛm red
t̓atᶿɛmos Red faced
t̓aʔat To try or also to taste something
t̓aʔmuxʷ Wild currant
t̓axamay red cedar tree
t̓a:nɛt Something washed up on beach
t̓a qos Rock cod
t̓ayš Bed blanket
t̓enɛt χaʔa Barbecued clams
t̓ɛk̓ʷt To take off (ie off the truck)
t̓ɛk̓ʷum disembark (ie get off a boat)
t̓ɛn bb'q fish
t̓ɛnɛk̓ʷ Salmonberry
t̓ɛnɛqʷ Salmon Berries
t̓ɛnəm Barbecued fish
t̓ɛqɛnɛstən Knife sharpener
t̓ɛqt̓ən whaletown bay
t̓ɛq̓ɛt To sharpen
t̓ɛt̓aθawus peeking just a little
t̓ɛt̓ɛkʷu Spawning
t̓ɛt̓ɛnəm Barbecuing fish
t̓ɛt̓ɛq̓ɛtč Sharpening or i am sharpening
t̓ɛt̓əst̓ɛs bird
t̓ɛt̓ɩstɛs Any bird
t̓ɛt̓tᶿɛmawus red eyes
t̓ɛχey To spread your arms out
t̓ɛʔɛθ sling shot
t̓ɛxeθot To warm oneself by the fire.
t̓ɛxɛθot to warm oneself up against the fire.
t̓ɛxɛθot to warm oneself by the fire
t̓ɛxosəm toasted face
t̓əgəm Sun
t̓əlqɛʔanə Pierced ears
t̓əlt̓əlt́ᶿɛqʷ Table knives
t̓əmšɩn Twin
t̓əm̓t̓əm̓otxʷ jail house
t̓əpθot to warm myself by the fire
t̓əqanə Water dam
t̓əqawus patch over the eye
t̓əqawus eye lid is glued shut.
t̓əqɛqʷən hair is just flattened.
t̓əqɛt́ᶿə Partition in a house
t̓əqsəm Slowpoke
t̓ətqɛm Dripping
t̓ət̓iaxawus wide eyed
t̓ət̓laxawus Wide eyes from something happening.
t̓ət̓lexawus big scared eyes
t̓ət̓manəq To copy or imitate someone.
t̓ət̓tᶿɛmos bleeding face
t̓əχmaɬ šɛ sixty
t̓əχmaɬ šɛ heykʷ paʔa Sixty one
t̓əʔq̓a Any dried berry
t̓əxamaɬ šɛ heykʷ təxəm Sixty six
t̓əxəm six
t̓igɩm Sweet
t̓igɩm matosamɛn honey
t̓ikqɛnəm to eat sweets
t̓imɩxʷ Medicine
t̓iyɛč messy
t̓iyəm Cherry bark
t̓i:əm Wild cherry bark
t̓i:may Wild cherry tree
t̓išosəm Sliammon land
t̓ič̓os messy
t̓ɩgɛmqɛnəm eat something sweet
t̓ɩk̓ɛwusəm To wink
t̓ɩk̓ɛwusθəs He or she winked at me
t̓ɩšɛm tə qayɛʔ Milky water
t̓ogut to recognize
t̓oɬaɬ bed
t̓omt paddle
t̓oqom Thimbleberry
t̓oqt̓ ga you throw out the water
t̓oq̓ Squirrel Cove
t̓oqʷom Thimble Berry
t̓osas ga(i) You be quiet.
t̓osəm quiet
t̓osəmčɛp you all be quiet.
t̓osəmčxʷ Be quiet
t̓ot̓gutəs to recognize/to know (some people)
t̓ot̓guθot To show off one's physical strength or pick a fight while drinking
t̓ot̓ogatas to try and identify someone
t̓ot̓ gi:wsəm Contractions
t̓oθom To shoot
t̓otᶿqɛnəm to shoot ie ball into the net.
t̓oχʷɛy Very pregnant
t̓oxʷnexʷmotas He / she really knows / understands.
t̓oʔxʷəm Huckleberry
t̓oxnɛxʷas he/she knows
t̓oxt̓oxost to explain
t̓oxt̓oxostᶿəm I will explain
t̓ʊks A loud bang or explosion
t̓ʊqʷaʔna Deaf
t̓̓ət̓mat to copy
t̓̓̓aqos stuck somewhere maybe caused by bad weather
t̓̓̓aʔət ga you taste
t̓̓̓ət̓meʔem guessing
t̓̓̓̓aqsɛqɛn speak slowly
t̓̓̓̓ityɛʔəm refusing to give something
t̓̓̓̓ityɛʔəmtawɬ refusing to give to one another (something)
t̓̓̓̓i hegən to trust
t̓̓̓̓̓aqšt to bring someone somewhere
t̓̓̓̓ᶿeyɛgən satisfied or to trust
t̓̓̓̓̓̓ɛkʷtumoɬəs let us off
t̓̓̓̓̓̓̓ɛkʷt to take off (something)
t̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓ɛkʷtuwum let us off
t̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓ɛt̓ɛkʷɛw spawning of herring
t̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓̓ᶿət̓ᶿuqʷaʔəm kʷ ɬagət action of scooping herring
θagaɬčeyiš Sliver in the palm of your hand
θagɛqoǰɛʔ Sliver in your finger
θaguja to get a sliver in the hand
θaguǰɛʔ Sliver in your hand
θahəms tə t̓aqt̓ Over the mountain
θahəm̓ Other side of an object
θaɬaθtuxʷ Comox people
θamšɛ twenty
θamšɛ heykʷ mos Twenty four
θamšɛ heykʷ paʔa Twenty one
θamšɛ heykʷ saʔa Twenty two
θamšɛ heykʷ taʔačɩs Twenty eight
θamšɛ heykʷ təxəm twenty six
θamšɛ heykʷ tigixʷ Twenty nine
θamšɛ heykʷ t́ᶿočɩs Twenty seven
θamšɛ heykʷ θiyɛčɩs Tweny five
θamšɛ heykʷ čɛlɩs Twenty three
θam šɛ heykʷ taʔačɩs Fifty eight
θam šɛ heykʷ tigiχʷ Fifty nine
θapahos Buck
θapiš To bathe
θapišawtxʷ Bathroom
θapišawt̓xʷ bathtub
θapišoɬ He / she had a bath.
θapišθəm I will take a bath.
θaptanayɛ Bathtub
θaptən bathtub
θap̓awəčxʷ Are you busy?
θap̓awč I am busy
θap̓ayčɩn Snack
θaqay sockeye salmon
θat̓ɛxəm Waterfall
θaθapiš Bathing
θaθapiš Bathing
θaθχays Gravelly beach
θaθčɛ?əm hollow out
θatᶿəm spring salmon
θaʔyɩm̓ To sink
θaxɛqʷən crewcut
θa:həm The other side.
θa:paw To be busy
θačɛɬšɩn Foot is asleep
θačɛɬc̓eyiš Hand is asleep
θašɩš Gone sour
θač̓ikɛn Straight hair
θawqʷəm An abrasive surface
θayɛɬ Lake
θayɛptθəm I am going to look into it
θayəmoɬ It sank.
θeqɛt Ditch or hole in the ground
θeqəm to dig
θeystən porch
θeyumɩxʷtən floor
θɛqɛt To dig
θɛqɛtasoɬ already dug
θɛqənəč To dig roots
θɛqnačoɬč I did dig
θɛθɛqəm Digging
θɛθičqan stinging of the mouth.
θɛθɩθoǰus Crazy
θɛθuθetən desk
θɛθ θuθtən small table (end) (coffee)
θɛwq̓ Elderberry
θɛwθeytɛn table
θɛwθɛtən table
θɛwuθɛtən table
θɛʔθa that one (feminine)
θɛ:θa or θɩ:θa she/her
θəkay Sockeye salmon
θəmqɬ Cloud
θəmtəq̓ Eulachon
θəm θoman eyebrows
θəmčɛθot To submerge oneself in water.
θəmšuʔos Twenty dollars
θəqat Steep
θəqšɩmqɛn To smack your food
θəθayičɛθot To be squirming
θəθhənxʷ to get fish in the river
θəθhənxʷ Gaffing in the river
θəxʷəm to stab
θiθačqɛn Canker sore
θiθɩčqɛn Canker sore
θiyɛč To find something
θiyɛčɩs five
θiyɛčɩsaɬšɛ fifty
θiyɛčɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ mos Fifth four
θiyɛčɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ paʔa Fifty one
θiyɛčɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ saʔa Fifty two
θiyɛčɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ təxəm Fifty six
θiyɛčɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́ᶿočɩs Fifty seven
θiyɛčɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ θiyɛčɩs Fifty five
θiyɛčɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ čɛlɩs Fifty three
θiyɛčsos Five dollars
θičɩm Away from the water or upland
θɩθayɛɬɛt Puddle
θɩθɩyɛɬ Little Lake
θɩθɩyɛɬ Little lake
θɩč Straight
θɩčamɛn adze
θɩčɛmot kʷaʔəmnəč Straight root
θɩǰɛqop hat
θoga go
θogə You go (polite)
θohenas The other end of the reserve.
θohɛqʷ Around the point.
θohoɬ kʷaʔ He/she went
θohoɬšt We went
θohonə When you refer to another room
θohos To be facing away
θokʷaʔəmɛn Water dipper
θoman eyebrow
θoqʷɛt twin islands
θotegən Other side of a person
θoθɛn mouth
θoθsəm Jigging for cod
θoxʷəməm gə Wash the dishes
θoʔna The other room
θoxo Cod
θukštən Stool
θukʷnačtən chair
θu:nəč Sliver in your behind
θu:šɩn Sliver in foot
θʊkʷnačtən chair
tᶿagus face gets smaller during illness
tᶿaqɛqʷən to bang one's head against something
tᶿatᶿkʷɛnəs hiccup
tᶿatᶿǰɛmən Shadow
tᶿaxʷčxʷ It will cost you
tᶿaʔaθot To regret doing something.
tᶿaʔəm to be amazed at something
tᶿaʔi to learn your lesson
tᶿaʔqɛqɬa to get hit on the knee
tᶿaʔyɛ food always preserved
tᶿajɛx in a rush
tᶿajɛxč ɩ am in a rush
tᶿajɛxšt we are in a hurry.
tᶿajɩt in the shade
tᶿaxɬawum Gathering food
tᶿaxɬawum Food gathering and preparation for the coming winter.
tᶿašəš to turn sour or ferment
tᶿačɩm stinging
tᶿašɩm Anything that has gone sour.
tᶿačɩmqenəm stinging of the mouth from eating something sour/bitter
tᶿač̓aɬpay Spruce tree
tᶿayɛčɛtəm twitching around
tᶿetᶿɛt narrow
tᶿetᶿɛyəm looking for something
tᶿetᶿɛyətəsoɬ was looking for something
tᶿeyəm to look for something
tᶿeyɩt To look for something
tᶿɛpayɩn pointed
tᶿɛp̓nač nervous tension (physical)
tᶿɛqʷostəm To sprinkle water on the forehead.
tᶿɛtᶿiqenəm searching for drink or food.
tᶿɛtᶿpəpšɩn stiletto heels with pointed toes.
tᶿɛtᶿpos pear
tᶿɛtᶿwus peeking
tᶿɛwqʷ Red elderberry
tᶿɛyəm to search for
tᶿəǰɩt Shade
tᶿipaʔəmɛn tongs or pincers
tᶿičostəm face is contorted
tᶿɩč̓ rope
tᶿɩč̓əmɛn planer
tᶿokʷojɛ wipe hands
tᶿonət To render.
tᶿontas To have rendered (ie oil)
tᶿot́θoqʷaɬ Feather Mattress
tᶿot̓ᶿokʷɩkʷ Dawn
tᶿoχθot Baptize
tᶿoxʷɛt already washed
tᶿoxo ling cod
tᶿočɩs seven
tᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ Seventy
tᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ paʔa Seventy one
tᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ təxəm Seventy six
tᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ t́očɩs Seventy seven
tᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ θiyɛčɩs Seventy five
tᶿočɩsaɬ šɛ heykʷ čɛlɩs Seventy three
tᶿuk̓štən floor mat
tᶿukʷosəm wipe one̓s face
tᶿukʷtᶿukʷəm sour
t̓ᶿičət To wring (wet clothes/towel)
t̓ᶿikɛt screaming
t̓ᶿikt To scream
t̓ᶿip̓ət to pinch
t̓ᶿɩč̓ bitter or not ripe
t̓ᶿɩčxʷət to cut something
t̓ᶿokt To wipe.
t̓ᶿokʷ day
t̓ᶿokʷɛwsəm to dry oneself off
t̓ᶿokʷnačɛm To wipe your bum.
t̓ᶿoχʷəmam ga wash dishes
t̓ᶿoxʷaməmɛn sink
t̓ᶿoxʷaməmɛn sink
t̓ᶿoxʷaʔəmɛn sink
t̓ᶿoxʷaʔəmɛn sink
t̓ᶿukʷamʔəm dry the dishes
t̓ᶿuqʷam to scoop up water.
t̓ᶿuqʷət scooping out water.
ukʷ gətəs Everybody
uk̓ʷ kʷ t̓agəm moons (plural)
ʊkʷ taməs everything
wač Clock
walθ Frog
wanwant To drill holes in something
wačawtxʷ toilet
wačawtxʷ Toilet room
wačawt̓xʷ toilet room
wačuǰɛ Wristwatch
wawiwlos Young men
wəχwəχ To smoke
wiwlos Teenage boy or young man
wɩwlostənamot Older man acting like a teenager.
wɩwlosθot To become a young man.
wuk̓ʷ Scoop net
wunaʔəm drilling
wunɛt already drilled
wunəmɛn hand drill
wuntəm drill the hole
wutɛt To bend
wutɛt bent
wutəxʷ Bent
wuwuwum To sing
wuxʷoθɛn Fish trap of rocks on beach
wuʔum Dry wood for the open fire
wuxoθɛn fish weir (trap when tide goes out)
wu:wumtən A song
χak̓ʷum Tart
χaƛʊxʷəs To love
χaƛ̓nomɛč I love you
χaƛ̓nomot Frugal with money or belongings
χanət To pass or give something
χanχanɛq̓təm To be possessed by the spirit of the owl or deceased
χatɛqʷ Tattoo
χatqʷaʔamɛn crayon
χatχat all fresh
χatχat p̓iχay freshly cut alder
χat́ɛkʷ design
χat́ᶿɛnəs Breastbone
χat́ᶿt To measure something
χat́ᶿt́ ga measure it
χat́ᶿt̓ To measure
χaθiyəxəɬ Cliff
χaχaɬ Tall
χaχaɬnət Sunday
χaχateqʷɛm Artist/Painter
χaχays Tide is going out
χaχgiɬayč Centre of being above stomach
χajoset not wanting to ask
χa:p̓ Baby basket
χaǰes Rock
χačit Organized
χæχɛganmɛn Core (fruit)
χawgəs Grizzly bear
χaws New
χawχawšɩn Bones
χawχɛk̓ʷum Herrring eggs
χawxošɩn Protruding bones
χawšɩn Bone (deer, mountain goat)
χeθɛkw Coho
χɛpɛt To scrape
χɛqɛt To scratch
χɛθ To pout
χɛχaǰeyɩs Little rocks
χɛχɛgɛsiʔus Naturally curly hair
χɛχɛnəm Growling/snarling
χɛχt́ᶿaɬšɩn Cork boots
χɛχyɛq̓ Crab
χɛχčɛmɛn fork
χɛčɛmɛn Pointer finger
χɛč̓ɛmɛθot Guilty face
χəɬɛt Angry
χəɬɛtos Angry face
χəɬɛtos Pouty face
χəpay Stick
χəp̓kʷɛm crackling sound of eating herring eggs
χətχət tə jɛnxʷ Fresh fish
χəχawgəs Grizzly bear cub
χəχyɛʔ Strange
χəǰum Pit of your stomach
χipət To startle someone
χoɬpəč tə ǰɛnxʷ Untangling fish from the net
χomɬəɬ Windpipe
χopɛqʷatən Hairpin
χowχɛkʷum Sun-dried herring eggs
χoχmaɬku People born in Bute Inlet
χoχowum Grey hair
χoʔq̓ʷ Sawbill duck
χo:χp Awl
χʷat́ᶿɛq̓ʷanən All joints
χʷaχʷaǰɩm Telling legends
χʷaχʷɛts qʷ heyom Seagull eggs
χʷaxʷɛt eggs
χʷaʔwawušin toe
χʷaʔweqoǰɛ finger
χʷiyim certain object
χʷoxʷaʔweqoǰɛ fingers
χʷoxʷawušɩn toes
xʷak̓wayɛwstɛn Ribbon
xʷalxʷalšɩn awkward walking
xʷaƛəm to cut the bushes down
xʷap̓ənay Indian tea
xʷap̓ənay Labrador tea
xʷaqʷomnəč Burl
xʷastən Animal fat
xʷasxʷgʊt Never mind
xʷatqom Thunder
xʷat̓əm To fall off of something
xʷat̓əmčɩn I fell
xʷaxʷatqʷəm Thundering
xʷaxʷayɩm Housefly
xʷaxʷjɛt dead
xʷaxʷjɛtawɬ Physically fighting
xʷaʔ no
xʷaʔow To lose an object
xʷajɩm Weapon
xʷa χəčiyosameəs Disorganized
xʷa xʷə yɛmas That is not correct
xʷačɛt Belching
xʷač̓it To belch/burp
xʷawʔɩt fire / lit
xʷay Dead (more than one)
xʷayim to dive
xʷayɩm the correct one
xʷayɩm The correct one or somehow marked so that one knows it is the one.
xʷɛɬɛmeqʷan shiny hair
xʷɛɬɛmos Shiny, greasy face
xʷɛƛay Mountain goat
xʷɛmas ga "your too much"
xʷɛsɛt ga you tighten
xʷɛt́ᶿayɩtən Scrubboard
xʷɛyqtᶿəm I will have a turn.
xʷɛyt To stretch
xʷɛʔɛt Wedge
xʷɛʔɛt̓ay Lasqueti island
xʷɛʔɛθot To plan
xʷɛʔləm Rope
xʷɛ:ɬɛm Greasy and shiny
xʷəƛqɛn Pillow
xʷəs grease
xʷət́ᶿqʷayɛt́ᶿatən Scrub board
xʷəʔaguxʷən I lost something
xʷəʔxʷaʔaw to be lost
xʷəʔxʷəʔaw to be lost ( ie in the woods)
xʷəʔ t̓ososəs Someone who never stops talking
xʷə ganaxʷʋs. It is not true.
xʷə gaynɛxʷəs. Is not aware.
xʷə qaymɩxʷas spirit/ghost
xʷə qaymɩxʷas spirit
xʷə qɛqkʷamas never stays still.
xʷə čɛmas! Never
xʷə čičiθotas never listens
xʷəč ʔaʔǰeyitən I'm not feeling well
xʷikʷɛθot To cleanse / brush oneself before any important event.
xʷikʷɛθot To brush your body with cedar
xʷinɛwum To swear
xʷipəmɛn Small hand brush for clothing
xʷipomɩxʷtən Broom
xʷixʷə Fast runner
xʷixʷpomɛxʷtən Small broom
xʷɩxʷ xʷə Light
xʷoɬpayin to come undone
xʷoƛaǰu Trout
xʷoƛqɛnayɛ Pillow case
xʷomxʷomkʷu Rapids
xʷopxʷop Hummingbird
xʷop̓ɛʔɛč Basket weave
xʷop̓əp̓stən safety pin
xʷop̓t to pierce
xʷoqʷɛt to snore
xʷoqʷɛt snoring
xʷoqʷɛtoɬ was snoring
xʷosəm soapberries
xʷoxʷaǰum selling
xʷoxʷop̓ɛʔɛč basket weaving
xʷoxʷowum greying hair
xʷoxʷtᶿanəq making fun of someone / being sarcastic.
xʷoxʷtᶿanəqtən A sarcastic, critical person
xʷoxʷjʊsɛm now known as keays bay
xʷo gənaxʷegənəs Ambivalent
xʷukʷayɩn skunk cabbage
xʷumyic Skin
xʷupɛt someone is whistling
xʷupotas whistling at someone
xʷupoθɛn whistling
xʷupoθɛnəm whistling a tune
xʷusiqʷɛn Black hair
xʷuxʷpɛʔɛm whistling at someone
xʷuʔos Porcupine
xʷujomayɛ Store
xʷʊkt napeqʷəns no brains
xʷʊsəm To get knocked out in a fight
xʷʊtkʷaməmɛn Dishrag
xʷʊtmaqəɬ Dropoff
xʷʊt́ᶿqʷanoǰɛ Wrist
xʷʊč toxnɛxʷən I don't know
xʷʊč watsnamotən Proud of yourself
yaqaš to use
yaxəni blue huckleberries
yax ga you sober up
yemyemšɩnəm bicycle
yeq̓ɛt necessary (useful)
yeymaǰɩm kʷaʔəmnəč Knotty root
yɛgay Inner bark
yɛgəw to dry up
yɛgu Dry or stale, as in food
yɛhihomən Eyebrows far apart
yɛp'ɛt Broken
yɛpʋxʷəs He/she broke it.
yɛqamoɬ Did buy.
yɛqaw To be late.
yɛqawč I am late.
yɛqawšt We are too late.
yɛqəm to buy
yɛqmɛn taθ ʔɛʔagik̓ʷ 2nd hand clothes
yɛqt to buy
yɛqt čɛnsəm I'm going to buy it
yɛqʷɛɬtoχ Cape Mudge people
yɛwɬaɬ to have a dry throat
yɛχay Clam basket
yɛχ ga you sober up
yɛyɛqaw running late
yɛyɛqawšt we are running late
yɛyqaw Young baby
yɛʔayč Oregon grape
yɛʔgi Inner cedar bark
yɛʔmaǰɛwus Stye
yɛʔyič Oregon grape
yɛʔyʊ Monday
yɛxatčxʷ you remember it
yɛxəms (ta) ɬoɬmom. shell of a little neck clam
yɛxyɛx to remember easily
yɛ:xɛt To be sober
yəχt Ribs
yəč̓ full (container)
yip' broken
yiyqaš to use
yiyq̓ɛqʷ around the point
yiyqʷɛqʷ Goging around the point.
yiystawɬ Wrestling
yiʔimaʔəm Soccer
yixmɛt to take care of (someone or something)
yičiš To go into the inlet
yɩmpt to kick
yɩmšɩnəm kicking one's feet
yɩqət Accountable
yɩwyɩgəgayč Constipated
yɩčt head of the bay
yukʷʋm to go around
yuwosəm ga You face the front.
yu mot. Very dry
ʔa To be sore.
ʔagəqɛnəmč I am searching for food.
ʔahagič Sore back
ʔahayəxən Sore elbow
ʔahayč indigestion
ʔaheygən intense behaviour
ʔahɛnas sore chest
ʔahɛqʷɬə Sore knee
ʔahigənomiš scary looking
ʔahnač buttocks are sore
ʔaǰɛmətčxʷ Change the way you are
ʔalančɩs oranges
ʔalɛnčɩs oranges
ʔaɬəɬ Sore throat
ʔaɬtxʷ To be inside
ʔaƛəm to throw away
ʔaƛəmɛnayɛ Garbage can
ʔamɛmiš Walking
ʔamɛt going fast
ʔanongəɬ Looking after children different times
ʔanotəm to be allowed
ʔanqɛn to agree to something
ʔanqɛn ga you agree to do something
ʔanqɛtəm to be allowed
ʔanqɛθiʔəm I am allowed to.
ʔaplɛs apple
ʔapukʷəm Place of maggots
ʔap̓ostən Towel
ʔap̓ukʷəm Forbes bay
ʔaqnomiʔəm caught up to me
ʔaq̓ət To chase
ʔasep̓at ga calling someone down
ʔasep̓əm to call down
ʔasxʷ seal
ʔasxʷʊɬtən Seal oil
ʔat́ᶿaʔməs Large shawl blanket
ʔat̓əmɛqʷən Baby's hair falling out
ʔaθatawɬ to share with each other
ʔaθəm To share something
ʔaθos attentive
ʔaθ nə it is yours
ʔaθ xaʔaxʷəs To change a pattern in your lifestyle
ʔatᶿ nə it is mine
ʔatᶿ qɛχoɬ younger brother deceased.
ʔat̓ᶿ ǰɛʔǰaǰɛʔoɬ Deceased Relative
ʔaχɛθ lie
ʔaχɛθawtxʷ Bedroom
ʔaxʷimɛn leftover (food)
ʔaʔ Pain
ʔaʔagoqs Enjoying the scenery
ʔaʔahəm Afraid to feel pain.
ʔaʔaǰɩm Personality change
ʔaʔaqɛn Bladder
ʔaʔaǰim Young lady
ʔaʔawt coming behind
ʔaʔawum Vivian Rock
ʔaʔawxʷ Snowing
ʔaʔawʔgit always the last one
ʔaʔəqʷiš going downriver
ʔaʔgayqsɛn Harwood island
ʔaʔhaʔana Earache
ʔaʔhayč Sore stomach
ʔaʔhunɛs Sore tooth
ʔaʔləs Sea cucumber
ʔaʔqaǰɛtas I have a bad feeling
ʔaʔqʷayɛgən sad
ʔaʔsɛxʷ Baby seal
ʔaʔyis Clean
ʔaʔ kʷəθ aʔayʔqɛn Bladder infection
ʔaʔ qʷayigən sad
ʔaʔǰɛmoǰɛ Right hand
ʔaʔǰɛmoǰɛʔ Right handed
ʔaʔǰɩmtegən To the right
ʔaʔšɩn sore foot
ʔajaqaɬ rainbow
ʔajeqəp smells good
ʔajewus good eyesight
ʔajɛmosəm face changes because something different happened
ʔajɛmqenəm Voice change for young boy becoming a man.
ʔaxɛθ to lay down.
ʔaxɛθ To lie down
ʔajɛws physically fit body
ʔajɛčxʷʊt How are you?
ʔaji to get better.
ʔajiyəqʷ Nice piece of cleared land
ʔaxtay the same
ʔaǰɛgətčxʷ get them off the way
ʔaǰɛmtegən Right side
ʔaǰɛθot move out of the way
ʔaǰiganmɛt Proud of someone
ʔaǰɩmowɛθatən A change of clothing
ʔašɩšnomot Person who is always kind
ʔa:ǰumiš Beautiful
ʔa:ǰuθ To understand
ʔa:ǰuθčɛn I understand
ʔawƛɛgən frustrated and disgusted.
ʔawtɛganem last fish run up the river
ʔawtəm Behind
ʔawtəm behind
ʔawuθen mouth of the bay
ʔawuθɛn Mouth of an inlet
ʔawxʷ Snow
ʔayaǰeyigən Gets along with everyone
ʔaye house
ʔayɛgən in the bush
ʔayɛqayim asking the living to enter the grave
ʔayɛxʷayɛ Berry basket
ʔayɛʔə Having a house
ʔayɛʔəp your (plural) house
ʔayiganstaʔəms Core of tree/root
ʔayigən Forest
ʔayigənstəm Core of root
ʔayiš cousin
ʔayištən Brothers and Sisters
ʔayištən cousins
ʔaymeθot Doing something on his / her own.
ʔaymnomot To do it to oneself
ʔayʔaji feeling lucky
ʔayʔajiy to have good luck
ʔayʔajuθəm speaking the language well
ʔayʔaǰusθot partying
ʔayʔaǰusθot To have fun
ʔayʔitəm Eating a variety of goodies
ʔayʔitəm Treating one well
ʔayšagiš to go off the road
ʔayšagišoɬ had gone off the road
ʔayšagištᶿəm i might go off the road
ʔayšawɬ To move off the road when walking
ʔayšɛʔəm change for bill (money)
ʔayšɛʔəm Change for larger bills
ʔayšəgiʔiš To accidently go off the road
ʔeyis Rock face
ʔeyičɩn Top of the mountain
ʔeʔ yes
ʔɛlawɛʔ Turnips
ʔɛlqay Barbecue deer meat
ʔɛlqət to bbq any kind of meat.
ʔɛɬaguɬ To have had an injury
ʔɛɬaw To get hurt
ʔɛɬtanmot Real food
ʔɛɬtən To eat
ʔɛɬtən eat
ʔɛɬtənawt̓xʷ restaurant
ʔɛmaθ Grandchild
ʔɛmaθtən Grandchildren
ʔɛmaxʷi gə Goodbye
ʔɛmaš walk
ʔɛmaštᶿəm I will walk.
ʔɛmen Trail
ʔɛmɛkɛǰu Ant
ʔɛmɛn door
ʔɛmɛt step on it
ʔɛməš To walk
ʔɛnheygən Shaker or Longhouse moan
ʔɛtqəp to gather dry kindling.
ʔɛtᶿɛm Blanket
ʔɛyičin bunster hills/appleton creek
ʔɛʔagikʷ Clothing
ʔɛʔagikʷayɛ Clothes basket
ʔɛʔalɛt Shallow beach
ʔɛʔaməš To hunt
ʔɛʔaməš Hunting
ʔɛʔamɩš To hunt
ʔɛʔanə to be born
ʔɛʔaʔǰɛmaθot To heal oneself or change your life
ʔɛʔaǰɛm young teenager (woman)
ʔɛʔaǰɛmθot Girl becomes a teenager
ʔɛʔaǰɩm Young woman
ʔɛʔačtɩn Something small and cute
ʔɛʔɛɬtən eating
ʔɛʔɛnčɩn small outboard motor
ʔɛʔɛtqəp gathering small dry kindling
ʔɛʔɛχəm planing or cutting with knife
ʔɛʔɛxʷɛqʷt Making point on roots
ʔɛʔɛyɛys cliff (rockface)
ʔɛʔɛxaǰɛ Fine cleaning roots
ʔɛʔɛǰɛqɛnəm getting treats
ʔɛʔlɛt shallow water.
ʔɛʔɬagus Injured face
ʔɛʔɬəɬaw Many injuries
ʔɛxəm carving
ʔɛ:ɬaw To be hurt
ʔɛxost to peel
ʔɛǰeyigačxʷ To make someone feel better or good about what they're doing
ʔɛǰəqɛnəm Treat
ʔəmɛməš To walk around
ʔəms hehaw Our ancestors
ʔəms hɛhaw ancestors
ʔəms nə it is ours
ʔəms noʔomɩxʷ From my community
ʔəms noʔot One of us
ʔəms tačeymɩxʷ Anybody around you
ʔəptən Little green sea urchin
ʔəst́ᶿok̓ʷ Today
ʔətnopelawt̓xʷ garage
ʔət́ᶿ Bay
ʔət́ᶿaməs Cape
ʔət́ᶿɛt́ᶿəm Blankets
ʔəθ χaƛə Do you want to
ʔəθ xaƛa kʷəθ tihayɛ Do you want some tea?
ʔəθ xaƛa kʷʊθ θo qameθ hoč akʷ tisqʷət Want to come with me to town?
ʔət̓ᶿ nəʔ It's mine
ʔəʔaxtay the same (more than one)
ʔəʔəham Arthritis
ʔiɬaɬ tasting good food
ʔimot thank you
ʔisčɛn i like
ʔiyɛtxʷ roof
ʔiyɛtxʷ ceiling
ʔiynɛs sharp
ʔiʔajusθot having a good time
ʔiʔeyis Slide area
ʔiʔqʷayɛgən happy
ʔiʔ mot ɛɬtən Delicious
ʔiʔ qʷayigən Happy
ʔiʔ sxʷəs To like something
ʔijɛmθot sitting on someone̓s knee
ʔi:mot You are welcome (after thank you)
ʔi:nɛs Sharp
ʔi:ot qajanəns comfortable
ʔi:yɛnəs Chest
ʔi:yɛčɩn Back
ʔišiθot To correct shame
ʔičsən Forehead
ʔi čɛt ga ..... And then, ......
ʔi:čɩnot. čɩmgə nɩgi I am fine, and you?
ʔiššiθot Cleansing oneself.
ʔɩšnomot A kind person
ʔoɬkʷoʔay Tidepools
ʔoɬqay snake
ʔoɬqetəs To answer back.
ʔoɬqo To dig clams
ʔoɬtɛw to go in
ʔoɬtunəč Salamander
ʔoɬt̓ɩxʷ to be inside
ʔoɬt̓xʷ To enter
ʔomət lazy
ʔopaječɩs Gloves
ʔopən ten
ʔopənos Ten dollars
ʔopən hekʷ mos fourteen
ʔopən hekʷ paʔa eleven
ʔopən hekʷ saʔa twelve
ʔopən hekʷ tɩgiχʷ nineteen
ʔopən hekʷ t̓əχəm sixteen
ʔopən hekʷ θiyɛčɩs fifteen
ʔopən hekʷ tᶿočɩs seventeen
ʔopən hekʷ čɛlas thirteen
ʔopən hɛkʷ čɛləs ukʷ kʷ t̓agəms ɬaʔəmen, ƛoʔos qaymɩmɩxʷ hegta χʷɛmaɬku 13 Moons of the Sliammon, Klahoose, and Homalco People
ʔopən təsɛʔɛč one hundred
ʔop̓ Churchouse
ʔoqsɛm snorting or breathing hard
ʔosa blueberry bush found up high.
ʔotčxʷum if you ........
ʔowanəq helping someone
ʔowoɬ get in (the car, the boat)
ʔoyɩm to gather
ʔoʔoɬqo digging clams
ʔoʔop qaymɩxʷ Churchouse people
ʔoʔowuɬ To get on. (car, boat)
ʔukʷanəm to be all out of (something, ie food)
ʔukʷayamɛtčɛp everyone shares
ʔukʷayə everyone
ʔukʷ čɛnas everywhere
xagamɛt To mourn the dead.
xakʷu Wild rhubarb
xakʷum Cow's parsnip or Indian rhubarb
xakʷum grief point
xak̓ʷɛt does not fit
xaɬmɛtas To get mad at someone.
xaɬos mad (angry) face
xaƛɛt mot Very difficult
xaƛoman eyebrows plucked
xaƛomatən tweezers
xaƛomən pluck eyebrows
xaƛos Thinking or thoughtful face
xaƛs to want
xaƛuxʷas wants
xaƛ kʷət́ᶿ θo taʔačiš I want to go on a trip
xamxəmsaʔamɛns All fish fins
xanaθɛm given to you.
xanaθiyɛt give to me
xanaθiʔəm he, she gave it to me.
xanxanɛqtəm being visited by the spirits.
xapəm stink butt
xapəm Stink behind
xap'kʷɛm Crunching on food.
jaq To fall down.
jaq̓t To grind.
xasəm rustle sound
xasxasəm rustling sound
xatosəm ga Get up
xaʔa Butter clam
xaʔa Butter clam
xaʔajɩm mink island
xaʔay Bog cranberry
xaʔay large cranberries
xaʔay Cranberries
xaʔgaɬ Smoked fish backbone
xaxaɬnatuwet́ᶿə Sunday clothes or best clothes
xaxaƛɛt very difficult
xaxajɛm quarrel
xaxawum To wail
xaxɛʔɛɬ Single person
xaxgiɬ Person who can see into the spirit world.
xaxgiyanən spiritual power
xaxƛɛm curious about something happening
xa:ƛɛt Difficult
?a:not Access
xa:səm Crunchy, as in objects
xaxyɛ strange or odd
xaxyɛqən Way of talking is not quite right.
xačxɛčθot stabbing pain
xawxawšɩn bones
xawxɛkʷum herring eggs
xawxɛk̓ʷʊm sun dried herring eggs
xawšɩn bone
xayp To be startled.
xaypč I am startled.
xaypčɛn I am startled.
xaypšt We are startled.
xayxek̓us To have a nightmare
xayxitᶿ Arguing
xayxitᶿ arguing
xekʷɛm Pouting
xesɛqʷən Permed hair
xesɛθot To curl up / shrink
xesɛθot To crouch
xetᶿɛm fruit/vegetables not ripe
xeχaǰisəm Rocky beach
xeyɛx To war
xeyɛxtawɬ fighting each other
jeyqʷamɛnəs heartburn
xexaxa Girl's puberty
jejexəm falling apart
jexəm to fall apart
ječays Ironwood used to make a spear.
xečɩt To point at.
jɛɬayš to pay back (from owing someone ie money)
xɛmamən Claw of bear
xɛnəm People of the interior
xɛqnacɛm scratching your bum
jɛqʷəm To sweat
xɛqʷosəm scratching one's head.
xɛseqʷan Curled hair
xɛθ refuses in a pout
xɛtᶿ iron
xɛwxagəɬ Chipmunk
xɛypawus something hits your eye ie dust
jɛyqʷamɛnəs Heartburn
xɛytᶿɛqʷ coho salmon
jɛʔɛws early riser
jɛʔɛws early riser
xɛʔɛč Old fish
xɛʔɛč Salmon after spawning
xɛxaxa 1st menstrual cycle
xɛxawgəs baby grizzly
xɛxayex Warring
jɛjɛ tree or family relative
xɛxɛsɛgiyus natural curly hair
?ɛ?ɛχa:ǰɛ Shaving roots down
?ɛ?ɛχəm Planing or cutting with knife
xɛxnɛq Owl
xɛxnɛq owls grove
xɛčič Fall
xəɬ To get angry
xəƛɛt already severed
xəƛ̓ɛt severed (was cut)
xəpkʷɛm Crunchy, as in food
xəpqʷɛqʷ Fish head gristle
xəpjos face looking back
xəpjosam ga You look back
xəpjosəm looking back
xəpǰɛšas to take back
xəpǰɛšɩn step back
jəqišoɬ Crawled
jəqišsəm He / she might crawl.
jəqištᶿəm I will crawl.
jəqjəqiš Crawling around.
jətkʷaʔam To shake up.
jətkʷəm Shaking
xəttᶿɛm someone does bad medicine on you.
xətxʷojɛ burnt hand
xəyp To be startled.
jikʷtas painting
jikʷtas rubbing
Sisayayɛχən both arms
xiypmetawɬ They startled each other.
jɩƛstawɬ running a race
jɩnɛs tooth
jɩnǰɩnɩs ta ʔoɬqəy Teeth of a snake
jɩšjɩšɛn feet
?opən hekʷ taʔačɩs eighteen
xopot Preparing barbecued clams
xosom soapberry
joxʷatčxʷʋm You will throw up.
xoxʷačxʷum Are you going to be long?
joxʷət To throw up
xoʔəmɛn File
xoxɬ cedar shakes for any kind of shelter (house, smokehouse)
xoxoɬ Old
xoxop Round basket base
xoxopɛʔɛč Weaving a basket
xoxopɛʔɛčč I am weaving a basket
jojoxʷət Throwing up
xox mot a long time
jukʷəm to break / shatter (as in glass)
jukʷot To crush (break into small pieces)
juqʷatəm Already broken / shattered
juqʷɛt Broken / shattered
juwɛgən discontented.
juxʷʋm Already crumbled
čahamawt̓xʷ church
čam jam
ǰaqʷɛt To keep warm
čaχamɛnayɛ oven
čačaʔəm praying
čačgatawɬ They are helping each other.
čenɛt laying down /lounging
čenɛt Lounging/resting
čeqɛt to chop something up.
šeteman Leader in prayer
čewqɛt they are cheering.
čeyɛɬtən to get prepared for gathering herring or fish
čeʔyɩm To hurry
šɛgatəm to lift someone up
čɛgaθiʔəm helped me out
šɛgaʔəq Against the wind
čɛgə šaθ nuɬ Where is your older brother?
šɛguyəm To reach up
čɛkt Blouse
ǰɛkʷanətən Scarf
čɛləs Wednesday
čɛlqɛn Cannot get the word out right (tongue twisters).
šɛƛačiš To fall backwards.
čɛƛɩč Sechelt land
šɛmɛt qeyχ Dried fish eggs
šɛmɛwstəm Treatment centre for alcohol
šɛmɩwsəm To air dry oneself
šɛmomɛ fruit (apples/plums, etc.) dried
čɛmšɩnčxʷ Where are you going?
čɛnačtən Cushion to sit on to protect your behind
čɛnɛt lounging/resting but not sleeping
čɛnɛtoɬč I was lounging (resting)
čɛnuxʷ 3x's
čɛnuxʷšɛ ʔikʷ paʔa Thirty one
ǰɛnxʷ Fish
čɛpθ Aunt
čɛpθoɬ deceased aunt
čɛpθtan Aunts
ǰɛqaǰɛ To hope
šɛqɛn ta t̓agəm the moon is shaped like a bowl.
šɛqənəɬ To rock a baby
šɛstaʔamɛn Sticks to hold fish up in the smokehouse
šɛsuʔay Waxberry
šɛtajɛs high cheekbone
čɛtay Devil's club
čɛtayɩn land that faces the ocean side
čɛtayčɛn hornby island
šɛtəm̓ Above
čɛtostən Cross piece for making a canoe/ stick that holds fish for smoking
šɛtqajɛ marina island
ǰɛttən Recent widow or widower
čɛtʔɛʔana Newborn baby
čɛt ƛəʔayin qʷay Starting to speak
čɛt̓ay Devil's club
čɛt̓ostən Sticks for dressing fish
čɛtᶿəm kʷʊnomɛ I will see you again/I will see you later
čɛyɛɬtən Preparing to catch, clean and preserve fish.
čɛyɩɬtən Time to get our fish
čɛyɩm ga(i) hurry up
čɛyuxʷ to get used to
čɛyuxʷ to become accustomed to
šɛʔ To climb
čɛʔagawtxʷ Storage shed
čɛʔat xɛxa First menstruation
ǰɛʔaǰɛ Relatives
čɛʔaw any kind of tools
čɛʔaw Tools
šɛʔaystən emmonds beach
ǰɛʔɛyƛ̓ ran
šɛʔgat To lift someone from their sorrow or support them
šɛʔmɛt χaʔa Dried clams
šɛʔmɛt xow χ̓ɛkʷum sun dried herring eggs
šɛʔmomə Dried fruit
čɛʔno Dog
čɛʔyɩm urging to hurry
ǰɛʔǰɛ Relative
ǰɛʔǰɛʔ Tree
šɛ?gatəm Public apology
ǰɛ:gɛt Tree on the ground
čɛ kʷəθ tu:wə? Where are you from?
čɛ kʷə šaθ ləps Where are your runners?
čɛ kʷə šɛ čɩtqamɛn Where's the knife?
čɛ kʷnɛs Where is your
čɛ kʷ nɛs kʷəθ kɩpayɛʔ Where are your scissors?
šɛ:tqɛn Upper jaw
šɛ:t̓awt̓xʷ Upstairs
šɛšɛsatukʷakʷax Duck hunting with camouflaged boat
šɛšɛtajɛs high cheekbones
čɛǰɛtən Grandparents
čɛčɛtən Mother-in-law or father-in-law
šɛšɛtəpšɩn High heels
čɛčɛtχ To laugh
čɛčɛyɛɬtən harvesting at herring time
čɛčɛʔostən Bedspreads or sheets
čɛčəgayɛ Small storage basket
čɛčiyt̓oyəm swinging your arms while walking
ǰɛǰiʔəm̓ Trees
čɛčiš Dead tree.
čɛčɩlqʷaθot To zigzag
čɛčɩƛšɩn short legs
šɛšlexawus rash around the eyes
šɛšləm ta tu Icicles
čɛčwuqʷomayč stomach growling from hunger
čɛčwuqʷomayčɩm stomach gurgling
čəpxʷəm container is dirty inside
ǰəqɛš To crawl
šəqθot To sigh
čəquwutən Cape Mudge reserve
ǰəqǰəqayiš To be crawling around
čəx Cooked
čəxamiyəm Mid-morning
čəxt cook it
čəčəhatanapɛč i thank (honor) you all.
čəčəhatanapɛšt we thank (honor) you.
čəčəhəm welcome figure (thankful)
šikɩs Indian shaker
čik̓aʔəmɛn frypan
čik̓ saplen Fry bread
čiɬɛyšɩnstən shoe lace
ǰinɛs tooth
ǰin ǰinɛs teeth
čiqaǰaθ water goes down the wrong tube
ǰiqɛš Crawling
čisɛqʷ wrinkled nose
šismɛt to feel that someone or something is dirty
šismɛt To be repulsed.
šismɛt to be disgusted with
čitɛqʷatən Hair clippers
čiyɛʔanə To listen
čiʔik̓ Fried (anything)
čičeyɩš hands
čičeyɩš both hands
čišɛt To challenge
čišɛtas Challenged someone
šišgaʔəq Going with the wind.
čičiɬegəm A bunch of people dancing
čičiɬɛm A dancer
čičixʷaθot disciplining yourself for lifelong habits
čičiyɛʔoɬ Deceased grandmother
čičɬɛm Dancing
šišmaʔəm kʷ χawχekʷum Drying herring eggs
čičxʷəm To beg
čičyɛ grandmother
čɩgategən A person good at what they do
čɩgat kʷ p̓ap̓ɛm Good worker
ǰɩgɛt To praise
ǰɩgən Song
čɩgət To be good at.
ǰɩgihɛn Personal spirit song
čɩgitəm it is almost ....
čɩlq̓šɛn legs crossed.
šɩlxʷanəč Baby bum rash
čɩɬ Rain
šɩɬɛxʷ rash anywhere
čɩɬokʷt Rain Coat
šɩɬxʷanəč rash on the buttocks
šɩɬxʷqən Thrush in the mouth of babies.
čɩɬčiɬɛm A person who is always dancing
ǰɩƛ To run
ǰɩƛ run
šɩm Wind dry
čɩmagič cold back
ǰɩman Bird's nest
šɩman Enemy
ǰɩmɛtəm Baby in an awkward position inside
čɩm kʷəθ kʷaʔanən (s) How are you feeling?
čɩm tita? what is the matter with that person?
čɩmčxʷ what is the matter?
čɩmčxʷ gə What's wrong?
šɩm̓ to dry
čɩm̓ Why
šɩm̓ Dry, as in clothing
čɩnač Very head of the bay.
čɩnɛsəm naʔət I will do it
ǰɩnɛsit First tooth
čɩnos Leaning on
čɩnuxʷ šɛ Thirty
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ mos Thirty four
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ saʔa Thirty two
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ təxəm Thirty six
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ təxəm Thirty six
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ tigixʷ Thirty nine
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ t́aʔačɩs Thirty eight
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ t́ᶿočɩs Thirty seven
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ θiyɛčɩs Thirty five
čɩnuxʷ šɛ heykʷ čɛlɩs Thirty three
čɩnčinɛws Shins
čɩpxʷšɛn dirty feet
čɩpxos dirty face
čɩt cut
čɩtagič cut back
čɩtana Short hair for women
čɩtanəq get a cut on the thigh
čɩtawušɩn cut on the toe
čɩtɛqoǰɛ Cut fingers
čɩtɛqʷən Short hair for men
čɩtəpšɛn cut on the heel
ǰɩtkʷɛm Shaking
čɩtnač cut on the buttocks
čɩtoxʷan Blackberries
čɩtoxʷɛn Blackberries
čɩtoǰɛ Cut hand
čɩtqamɛn kitchen knife
šɩtqayəχən Arm in a sling
šɩtqoǰɛʔ Hand in a sling
čɩtxam laughter comes easy.
čɩtšɛn cut feet
čɩtšɛn cut foot
čɩtčɩtqamɛn Cutting knives
čɩčaƛɛgən Short
ǰɩčayš A cod spear
čɩčɛƛɛnə Short neck
čɩčɛp̓ɛmos a bit of a smile (amused look)
čɩčɩmaʔəq cool wind
ǰɩšɩn Foot
čɩčkʷɛmawus Runny eyes
šɩšlɛxʷawus rash around the eyes
šɩšɬxʷana Rash around the ears.
šɩšɬxʷ ƛɛpaθxən Rash in the armpit
šɩšɬxʷ sayɬaɬ Rash on the neck
šɩšmɛtəs to be disgusted
čɩčχət Cooking
čɩčǰik̓ʷ saplən fry bread
ǰɩšǰɩšɩn Feet
̓k̓ɛlt̓aʔəm snagged
čkʷi yɛqɬawumit I've bought groceries
̓lamatokʷt Comforter
čoqos face down on the ground
čoqosiyɩšč I fell head first.
ǰoχom Hunting with dogs
ǰoxʷət To polish something
šoʔos Facing up
šoʔosəm To look up
šoʔot to choose
ǰukʷot To smash something
ǰukʷqɛt To rub something inside mouth
ǰukʷt paint
čuɬat to start (an engine)
čuɬətčx start up the engine
šupos hair is straight back
čusɛtč Insulted or Offended
čusθot He / she is offended.
ǰuθot To push
ǰuwegən Frustrated
ǰuwegənmɛθot Unsettled/in a turmoil
čuwonetəm stolen from
čuwonɛtəm stolen from
čuwotən thief
ǰuxʷaʔamɛn Polish for utensils
čuxʷɛt To be in the middle of two objects or people
čuxʷoθɛn klahannie
čuxʷtegən People on either side of
čuy Child
čuy young
čuysnamot Acting young
čuystanamot acting like a child.
čuystənomot acting younger than their age.
čuystomiʔəm treated like a child
čuy saɬlxʷ Young girl child
čuʔoɬ To steal
čuʔwoɬosčɛ must have stolen it
čʊʔčuʔwoɬ stealing
XʷəXʷə spiritual messenger
ṕiχay alder
č̓aχəmɛn top cooking stove
č̌eyɩš Arm
č̓ɛgət To help
č̓ɛhɛq̓ fenced in
č̓ɛhəm To pray
č̌ɛkʷaǰɛs Cheeks
č̓ɛƛɛqojɛ short fingers
č̓ɛmamɛnayɛ refrigerator
č̓ɛnoʔawt̓xʷ doghouse
č̓ɛqt̓ to cheer
č̓ɛqč̓ɛq Robin
č̓ɛtomɩxʷ Vancouver Island people
č̓ɛtostən Sticks to hold fish open
č̌ɛʔagayɛ Toolbox
č̓ɛʔagayɛ kitchen cupboards
č̓ɛč̓ɛtən Mouse
č̓ɛč̓iš Dead standing tree
č̓ɛč̓mɛqʷ Great grandparents
č̓ɛč̓mɛqʷtən Great grandchildren
č̓ɛč̓mɛqʷtənoɬ Deceased great grandparents
č̓ɛč̓wuqʷomayč growling stomach
č̓ɛč̓yɛq̓ Tangled
č̓ɛč̓yis tangled up
č̓əpx dirty
č̓əq̓ fence
č̓ətatasoɬ He/she did cut it up.
č̓ətatoɬčɩn I cut it up already
č̓əxos sunburnt face
č̓əč̓iyqanxʷ snubbing with the eyes.
č̓ič̓iɬos To hang the net
č̓ik̓ To fry
č̓ik̓ɛʔamɛn fry pan
č̓iɬostən hanging twine
č̓inɩws Shin
č̓iqanxʷ snub with the eyes
č̓isatɛ Intestine
č̓iseqʷ wrinkling up one's nose (at something distasteful)
č̓iyɛʔanəčxʷ Pay attention
č̓iJɩk̓ saplən fried bread
č̓i:k̓ Fried
č̓i:k̓ɛt to fry it
č̓i:k̓ʸʔəm To fry
č̌ičeyɩš Arms
č̌ičɩƛ kæpo Short jacket
č̓ɩɬečɛnstən shoelaces
č̓ɩmč̓ɩm Cold
č̓ɩpxʷos Dirty face
č̓ɩpxana dirty neck
č̓ɩt̓amɛn saw (power saw)
č̓ɩčɩƛ tagəm short moon
č̓ɩč̓ɬ Raining
č̓ɩč̓taʔəm Sawing
č̓ɩč̓xʷə(u)m begging
č̓ɩč̓xaʔəm cooking
č̓ɩč̓xət cooking
č̓oʔostən Bedspread or sheet
č̌oʔoθɛtən Tablecloth
č̌uk wum Both side of body
č̌ukʷnačɩp Buttocks
č̓uɬayčɩm upset stomach
č̓usɛt Feeling insulted
č̓usθot To be offended
č̌uxʷčuxʷ Ring finger
č̓uč̓u Wren
č̌̓ɩč̓ɩg Fried

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