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Southern Tutchone – Phrases of the Day

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In case you missed it, here are all our Southern Tutchone – Tàá’an Män (Lake Laberge) Dialect First Nation Phrases of the Day. Please note, all these translation have been generously provided by Nakhela Bunbury.

Word:  Southern Tutchone: Pronunciation:
Son (father speaking) Äyea Ahh-yay ah
Father Ätà Ah-tah                 
Child Dunèn   Do_nen                                   
Aunt  Amaya Ah-mayah
Uncle (same clan) Ändüa Un dooh ah
Girl Äghàjęla Ah-gahh jellah
My younger brother Äshäla Uh-shul-ah
Grandmother Äsua Ah-sue-aw
Grandfather Äśia Ah-see-ah
Daughter (father speaking) Äthea Ah-thay ah
Phrase: Southern Tutchone: Pronunciation:
It’s foggy ùr nàjènagwát                       uur-na-jenna-gwat
Yes, my mother is well. Àghay, ama äzhäw Ah-ghuy, ah-mah ah-zhow
Who is this man? Mà ch’i zhän däk’an? Mah-ch’ee zhun deck-un
Where are the children? Dunènà jà? Do-nen ahh jah
How do you feel? Niyenji Dakwäch’ea? Duk-wha-chah
How is the baby?  Dunèn ghra däch’a? Do-nen khrah duh ch’ahh
I feel good Äyenji shä`wkwathän I-n-g show-kwa-thun
I’m not feeling good Äyenji äju shä`akwathän I-n-g ah-joo show-kwu-thun
I’m angry Ä’ya kwadhä`t Ah-yah-kwah-thut
Are you well? Ni Zhäwa Nee zhow-ah
How is it outside? Nee zhow-ah Che, cha, duh, kwa, cha
It is cold outside Chįch’a kwäk’ü Che, cha, kway, ku
I’m sick Jennida Jenee-dah
It is raining Sha nįsha Sha neesha
It’s snowing Yäw Níkhyäw Yow-nee-khe-yow
Is your mother well? Nįma äzhawa Nee-mah ah-zhow-ah
Moose Khànày Khun-eye
it is windy ints’i nįts’i int,see,nit,see
A warm wind is blowing Ints’i dhäl nįts’i In-tsee thul neets-ee
It’s sunny Sha kwä`nlį Shaw-kwan-lee
Animal words: Southern Tutchone: Pronunciation:
Cow moose Däghür Dah-gur (growling)
Bull Moose Dènjì Den-Jee
Yearling Moose Chį Wà Chee-urrah
Calf moose Dèsia Desi-ah
Caribou Mezi Meh-zee
Sheep mbay mi (silent b)

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