Greetings in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Greetings in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Are you well? –  Nu chexw men wa ha7lh? (Respectful greeting.)

Hello. –  Núu. (Intimate greeting To very close friends or partners)

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

Hello (Meaning: “You have arrived”).I chexw tl’iḵ. (Used as a response) 

Formal Hello (more than one person). – Ta néwyap.  (Very formal. Used when addressing a crowd/to start a speech. e.g. “Ta néwyap, welcome to the  territory of the Squamish people”…)

Take care. –  Wa chxw yuu.

Goodbye.Huy̓ melh halh.

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

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