Deg xiqi xinatr’iditlghusr Conversational Deg Xinag

Gan tr’idighine’ (?) what we said (summary) 11/13/01 class

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

Tr’ighedo’: YIXUDZ chenh!!!  Katherine, Courtney, Amy, Xune/, Beth, Donna, Sam, Alice


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?]

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

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 ....]

Ngide chenh.

Conversation among speakers: Katherine and Beth


Fairbanks ntasdo\.

  See Verb Lessons pp 53 and 54.  Adding n- + -t- to the beginning of  ‘go’ words means ‘return/go back’. So in the word ntaso\,

the future stem for one person is –o\

the person marker is s

the future marker is a

the ‘return’ markers are n + t



It is sunny.

It was sunny. Add –gh- to tell that the action is completed , known as ‘perfective’.


I returned.

Questions answered:

Grayling xits’i taso\.

I’m going (to go) to Grayling.

Eq xighela’.

It was foggy.

Xughenatlnik ts’in’ xantaginix.

I will forget that I’m tired. (When I hear that dance music!)


Don’t forget.

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


Don’t forget.


PHRASES we used this class:

Siyix dhisdo.

I’m at my house.

Xina xatidlghisr ghisdo’.

I was at a meeting.

Xina xatidlghisr tasdo/

I’ll go to a meeting tomorrow.

Tsighi\ de’on’.

It’s dark.

Yoyan’ xelanh.

It’s clear.

Yoyan’ xighela’.

It was clear.

I\ yoth tr’al.

It’s snowing a little bit.

Q’uth yan’ xighela’.

It was just cloudy.

Niliq’oy datl’anh.         

I beaded. (did beads)

Siyix q’odhisineyh.

I worked at my house.

University nidhiso siyix xits’in q’odhisiyo.

I went home from the University and worked around my house.

Q’otasineyh ISER.

I’ll work at ISER.


It will be sunny.

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

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