Deg xiqi xinatr’iditlghusr Conversational Deg Xinag

Chenh da’ 10/30/01 class

A{ixi antr’ixixidili’anh. We learn with each other.


Ade’. [Hello]

Ndadz dengit’a? [How are you?]

Ngidenax? [And you?]

Ndagh dhedo? [Where are you?] answer: “…dhisdo.”

Q’iydong ndagh ghingdo’? [Where were you yesterday?] “ …ghisdo’.”

Venhdida’ ndagh tedo{? [Where will you be tomorrow?]   “…tasdo{” [I will be in…]

Ni’egh ndadz dixet’a?[How’s the weather?]

Q'iydong ndadz dixighet'a'? [What was the weather yesterday?]

Eq xelanh.

Tsighi{ de’on’

Gilegik dhidlodi library


I { yoth fairbanks godeg.

It’s snowing in fairbanks


It was cloudy.

Siyotr viyix dhedo.

I’m at my daughter’s house.

Quth xelanh

It’s cloudy.

Q’unodle tl’oghdi

Next week

Dran ndadz dangit’an’? [What did you do today?] 

Venhdida’ ndadz ditet’e{. [What are you going to do tomorrow?] Find out the future form of the verb that you want.  …q’otasineyh [I’ll be working at ....]

Conversation between speakers:


(Xitsi taso{ siyi{ gitigho{ togho{)

I went there (by car).

Nganh q’idz go’edaghol siyi{ togho{??.

I went by car.

Si’otr diliquth.

My daughter is coughing?

Q’idong I{ or ghi{ yoth?


What masks?



Soghi{ de’on. tsighi{ ye'on' in stem list.

It’s dark.

Tthoggiy yi’idighon hiy dhidlodi

Museum old time made stuff

Ting xuliqik. (l or {?)

(trail) The roads are slippery.

xu+{+qik be slippery

xu{qik it is slippery

qik smooth, *slippery

 dithitl'en qig silk, *rayon



Sits’i da’on

S/he’s my friend , my relation

P+ts’i d+0+'on

‘be friend, relative to P’

sits'i dingi'o

‘you're my friend’

ni{ts'i da'on

‘friends, relatives’

Xin xidithitinh, he? (break up the verb into parts.)

Did the river freeze?



Ndadz dene ___ deg xiq’i.

Time or place + q'i, = on or like the time or place

xiq'i  = as if

How do you say _ in Deg Xinag?


‘Isda’ nididong ningiyo’. (glottal stop at end of ningiyo’?)

My cousin when did you come? Men to men

Ughuda nididong ningiyo’. (Do we need to start with possessive person prefix as suggested below?)

 -ughuda' = cousin (male or female)

-ughuda' yozr = female cousin (respectful) 

-ghuda' = (woman's) *sister-in-law

My cousin when did you come? Women to women


Yixudz ditr’atone{.

Let’s all say it.(In this list I’ll try to note which phrases we practice around with.)


PHRASES we use this class:


Ni’egh Gileg:

Weather Song:

I{ chonh


I{ yoth


Tr’al ts’I ezre

Not so cold

Xiyts’in’ nixinedhit.

Falltime has come.

A{ixi antr’ixixidili’anh. We learn with each other.

Dixudz inuxdatl. Gilixudz iy. Chenh ditral iy. Gil ixudz iy. Gil dodo iy.