The summary of Deg Xinag class 2/13/01 appears below and is attached.



Deg xiqi xinatr'iditlghusr Conversational Deg Xinag

summary for 2/13/01 class



Hannah, Jim, Katherine, Amy,Beth, Cheryl, Donna, Xune\, Sam, [Barb Juneau

ghido'. Sonta Holy Cross ghido'.]


Think about dhido vs. ghido'.]


Ade'. Ndadz dengit'a? Ndagh dhedo? Ngi'egh ndadz dixet'a?


Conversation among speakers


Kaltag's language is Lower Koyukon. They're closer to Holikachuk language .

Hannah and them can understand each other when she's speaking Holikachuk.


We sang this weather song with Donna's lead.

Gileg:  Song:

Yoyan' xelanh.  Its clear. [Sky only there is.]

Yoyan' xelanh.  Its clear. [Sky only there is.]

Nixiditeyh.     It's freezing.

Nixiditeyh.     It's freezing.

Getiy yith ngichux.     There's lots of snow

Getiy yith ngichux.     There's lots of snow

Xiyh nixinedhit.        Winter has come.


Sounds practice: Barred \: put tip of tongue on ridge and just blow but if


don't' spit you're not doing it right.

TH is just like English TH.


New material:

Yoyan' xelanh.  Its clear. [Sky only there is.]

Xezrenh.        It's good.

Nixiditeyh.     It's freezing.

I\ yoth         It's snowing.

Ghi\ ghatl.     It's getting dark

So\ ditidhi'on'.        It's getting dark.

Gi\iggin        One person.

Q'odet          While ago.

Yith ngichux.   There's lots of snow.

Xigide'on'.     It is sunny.

Xigidighe'on'.  It was sunny.

Office dhisdo.  I'm at the office.

Q'osineyh dhisdo.       I'm at where I work.

Gidong gighehon'.       He ate already.

Sraqay xidilighisr.     Kids are playing around.

Venhdida g'an nitl'ade xits'in tasdo\.  Tomorrow I'm going out trapping. [to

where I'm catching animals.]

Xeyididitthiy   Stick dance stick.

Srel gileg      Stick dance song.


Gil dodo iy.