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CHAPTER EIGHT:

FAMILY LANGUAGE

PT 1:FIDDLEHEADS

 

mahsosəyal  
fiddleheads


mahsosike   
gather fiddleheads


mseltol mahsosəyal pečiptawekil    
we bring a lot of fiddleheads


pekihtonal mahsosəyal  
clean fiddleheads 


nətəlαkʷasəyal mahsosəyal   
I cook fiddleheads


wəlihpokat    
tastes good


 

PT 2:WEATHER

 

tαn aləkisəkat peməkisəkat'   
what's the weather like today?


peməkisəkat kisóhso     
today is sunny


peməkisəkat alohkat    
today is cloudy


peməkisəkat áləlαmsən   
today is windy 


 

PT 3:FAMILY

 

Laurie, Lorraine wətosal    
Laurie, Lorraine's daughter


Rita, wihkwessal
Rita, her mother


Cliff, Gayle wənemanal    
Cliff, Gayle's son


JD, Josh wənemanal    
JD, Josh's son


When talking about two people, one of them has to have the -al ending. It indicates a feature of who you are talking about. You couldn't have one without the other, but you are talking about that one.