Nooksack Monthly Words

Come experience our language & culture with us through our monthly series. See (and hear!) an archive of our past words here, and check back for more each month.

July Words:

Q’ep (Gather, collect)

Q’ep (Gather, collect) Xwómet (Paddle) Kwáylas (Tomorrow) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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June Words:

Shíníchow (Catch fish)

Shíníchow (Catch fish) Q’el7mín (Camp) Xwem (Hurry) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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March Words:

Syá7ya7 (Friend)

Syá7ya7 (Friend) S7éliya (Dream, to dream) Qex (Much, many, lots, plenty) Tan lálam (My house) Ts’ ísin (Nailed it)

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February Words:

Tamtámes (Any day, anytime)

Tamtámes (Any day, anytime, whenever) Leklí (Key) Yestí7ixw (Old person, elder)

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January Words:

Kwoxwen (Help) / Yíq (Snow falls)

Kwoxwen (Help) Yíq (Snow falls, to snow) Sqwáliwen (Thoughts, feelings, emotions)

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December Words:

Slhom7 (Stew) / Ts’ólhom (Feel cold)

Slhom7 (Soup or stew) Ts’ólhom (Feel cold) Tsawát (Plan or prepare)

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November Words:

Kw’ól7oxw (Chum) / Ílhen (To eat)

Meaning: Kw’ól7oxw (Chum or dog salmon) Ílhen (To eat, to eat a meal) Píqw’elánoxw (Fall, autumn, when leaves turn yellow)

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October Words:

Slhémóxw (Rain) / Sts’óqwey7 (Fish)

Meaning: Slhmóxw (Rain) Sts’óqwey7 (Fish) Ihq’ílnoxw (To know, to understand)

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September Words:

Q’a7yíyech (Elk) / Hó:n (Fire)

Meaning: Q’a7yíyech (Elk) Hó:n (Fire) Smánit (Mountain)

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August Words:

Weníl (Sit down) / Oxw (Go)

Meaning: Weníl (Sit down, get up to rise, to be seated, sit up) Oxw (Go) Am7í (Come)

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