Deg xiqi xinatr’iditlghusr [Conversational Deg Xinag]

Chenh da’ [next time, plan] 2/26/02 class

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



Ade’. [Hello]

Ndadz dengit’a? [How are you?]   Ask for the answer that you want to give.

  Xe{edz dhist’a.  [I’m fine.]

Ngidenax? [And you?]


Ndagh dhedo? [Where are you?]

  Answer: “…dhisdo.” [I’m… (wherever).]


Introduce yourself. Ask for pronunciations from speakers.

Ndadz ngi’ezre’?

What’s your name?

______________ si’ezre’.

My name is ________________.

Deg Hit’an itlanh.

I am Deg Hit’an.

Engan hit’an itlanh.

I am a person from outside.

Deloy Chet xist’anh.      

I am from Holy Cross.

 {eggijitno’ xist’anh.     

I am from Shageluk.

 Gitr’ingithchagg xist’anh.       

I am from Anvik.

Deloy Ges xist’anh.

I am from Anvik. “Simple Hill”

deloy “hill”, ges “simple”

Xeyeghelinghdi xist’anh.       

I am from Holikachuk (Grayling).

Singonh ____________vi’ezre’

My mother’s name is _________.


She is from_______

Sito’ _______________vi’ezre’

My father’s name is__________.

_______ xit’anh.

He is from______


After 8:00, when all students are on-line, we’ll ask for a conversation among speakers. REMIND THE CLASS LEADER!!


Xidingi{qat:                                       [Questions. (Ask it.)]

Deloy chet

Hill point?

Dangidhitlo’ du’ q’odhisinek.

Check spelling.

I worked at the bank.

Xindige’oh  (not in noun dictionary or stem list. Check one more time.)

Standing tree

Giyema yeg giq’idixit’anh

Or is it

Yiggi q’idixit’anh

Mask dance






Deloy Chet sigida{tidl yi{ dineg oqo q’odhisiyo siyozr yi{.

Hill point (Holy Cross) my gun with  moose for around I walked my son with. How can we switch the word order around and have the sentence mean the same thing?

Ndagh dhedo?

Where are you? What is the imperfective stem?

Ndagh ghingdo’?

Where were you? What is the perfective stem and prefix?


What is the ‘you’ prefix in dhedo and ghingdo’?


Dineg Gileg

Moose Song (We’ll sing 2 beats on the long vowels [a,o,e] and one beat on the short vowels [i,u].)

Deloy Chet

Holy Cross

sigida{tidl yi{

with my gun

dineg oqo

for moose

q’odhisiyo siyozr yi{

I walked around with my son

Deloy Chet sigida{tidl yi{ dineg oqo q’odhisiyo siyozr yi{.

I went with my gun around Holy Cross moose hunting with my son.

Can we make up a deg tune for this song?


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


Dixudz inuxdatl. Gilixudz iy. Chenh ditr’al iy. Gil ixudz iy. Gil dodo iy.