Language Resources

Welcome! Here are some of my favourite resources! I’m not a fluent speaker but as an avid learner, I want to share some audio tracks and links to my most-used websites. A big shout out to Adam Werle, the Fluent Speakers, and the Emerging Speakers he worked with to share the many lessons and resources on www.kwistuup.net.

Among Us – Colour Worksheet

Nuu-chah-nulth Alphabet – Character Names

Action Words Worksheets

Action Words List

Yahtzee Scoresheet with English reference page

Traditional Introduction

Politeness Phrases

Survival Phrases – Level 1
Pronunciation Practice

This first set is a collection of recordings that accompany the Survival Phrases in the East Barkley Dialect. If you would like to read along while you listen, you can use this set Survival Phrases Level 1

These are a great first step in practicing our pronunciation. Focus on doing it slowly and well, the fluency will come once you have a solid foundation.

Home

Greetings

Classroom

Elders

Personal

Visiting

I hope these tracks are helpful and I recommend any new learner to record themselves frequently. It is a great snapshot of your learning journey and is an opportunity to see how well you’re doing and what parts you’d like to work on.

Survival Phrases – Level 1
Call and Response


If you are feeling confident with your pronunciation you can move on to these next audio tracks. I created these tracks to prepare me for my Level 1 Invaluation. At Level 1 you are required to memorize and demonstrate that you understand these phrases.

The first half of the audio that you hear will be Line A spoken in Nuu-chah-nulth and your job to answer with Line B. Then the second half of the audio you will hear Line A spoken in English and your job is to translate that into Nuu-chah-nulth.

Home

Greetings

Classroom

Elders

Personal

Visiting

Prayer

Prayers and praying offer very unique learning opportunities. While not everyone prays, everyone can learn from the language used in prayers. Using this prayer, we can see examples of making requests and mindfulness language. Learning to ask for help is powerful in any language.

łałak̓ʷinmaḥ suw̓a ḥaw̓eeł hupiiquuk siy̓aO Creator, I am pleading with you to help me
n̓aacsasuk ʔanis wikqaas wiikšaḥiYou see that I’m not ok.
našuksuqƛ̓ap̓isMake me strong inside.
t̓aaqsčiikuk̓ʷap̓is t̓ašii.Make my path straight.
saač̓ink̓iʔaała ḥaačatił hupii…Always help everyone…
…tatiiłʔi, ʔuušy̓aam̓inḥʔi, yaʔaayaqḥy̓uqas……the sick, those in trouble, my relatives …
…ʔanik suw̓aaqsuk našmisnak…because it is you who has strength.
čuuAmen.