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.

November Words:

Slhiyó7lhchalh (Ours, it’s ours)

Slhiyó7lhchalh (Ours, it’s ours) Lhéq (Usually, often) Mesám (Wake up) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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October Words:

Tsewátsot (Take care of oneself)

Tsewátsot (Take care of oneself) T’onoxw (Hear something, learn something, find out, understand) S7á7am (Give as a gift) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language

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September Words:

O7són (To teach, to show how)

Sí7ixwelh (Youngster, children) O7són (To teach, to show how) Níchim (To talk) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language

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August Words:

Sts’imáy (Berry bush, berry plant)

Lhéq’ (All the time, always, usually) Hóhoy (Alone, all alone) Sts’imáy (Berry bush, berry plant) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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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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