Sx̱el̓ – Colours in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Sx̱el̓ – Colours in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Se – Colours

 

kwemkwímred

 

úlanchorange

 

lelchyellow

 

tl’estl’ísgreen 

 

skwáyel blue

 

ests’áts’ipurple

 

p’eḵw’ p’íḵw’brown 

 

p’eḵwhite

 

xwekw’xwíkw’grey

 

ḵ’ex̱ ḵ’íx̱ – black

 

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S7ílhen Sníchim – Food Terms in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

S7ílhen Sníchim – Food Terms in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Do you want to go eat?A stl’í7 ú kwis nam̓ í7lhen?

 

I want to go eat.En stl’í7 kwins nam̓ í7lhen.

 

Are you thirsty?Nú chexw tisḵwú7ḵwu?

 

Are you hungry?Nú chexw kw’ákw’ay̓?

 

I am thirsty.Chenkw tisḵwú7ḵwu.

 

I am hungry.Chenkw kw’ákw’ay̓.

 

Eat. –  ílhen

 

Drink. –  Taḵw

 

FoodS7ílhen

 

BreadSeplín

 

Home made BreadSp’áyaḵim̓

 

Fish/Salmon Sts’úḵwi7

 

Berries Sḵw’elám

 

Duck/Any edible bird that is eatenX̱wíliḵw

 

SoupLhum̓

 

WaterStaḵw

 

CoffeeKapí

 

TeaTi7

 

I wish to eat duck/birdEn stl’i7 kwins ílhen ta x̱wíliḵw.

 

I wish to drink coffeeEn stl’i7 kwins taḵw ta kapí.

(Replace “X̱wíliḵw with any other food and “Kapí with any other drink and the same sentences will work.)

 

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Greetings in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Greetings in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Hello, are you doing good? –  Nú, chexw men wa ha7lh? (Respectful greeting.)

 

Hello. –  Nú. (To close friends)

 

I have arrived. – I chen tl’iḵ. (Used as a greeting)

 

You have arrived.I chexw tl’iḵ. (Used as a response) 

 

Everyone\all of you. – Tanúyap.  (Very formal. Used when addressing a crowd/to start a speech. e.g.. Tanúyap, welcome to the traditional territory of the Squamish people…)

 

Take care. –  Wa chexw yuu.

 

Goodbye.Huy̓ melh halh.

 

Have a good one.Ayás chexw.  (Another way to say bye)

 

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