How to Make New Words with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Suffixes

How to Make New Words with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Suffixes

Use the Skwxú7mesh numbers to increase your vocabulary by 26 words!


A suffix is a letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to make a new word. We will see how this works using the Skwxwú7mesh numbers, so let’s review them:


  1  –  nch’u7

  2  –  án̓us

  3  –  chánat

  4  –  xa7útsen

  5  –  tsíyichis

  6  –  t’ak’ach

  7  –  t’akw’usách

  8  –  tkach

  9  –  ts’es

10  –  úpen


We can talk about the time in Skwxwú7mesh by simply adding the suffix k to the end of each number:






Another example is the suffix iwa which means tree:







Want to learn more? Open this link for a full explanation of using numbers with suffixes, and increase your Skwxwú7mesh vocabulary by 26 words!


Having trouble with pronunciation where audio is missing? We are working on uploading all the audio for our posts asap! In the meantime, check out our post on How to Read the Squamish Language to help you sort out the sounds.



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