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.

February Words:

Anchaěchaxw (Where are you from?)

Anchaěchaxw (Where are you from?) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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December Words:

S7aě7am (To give)

S7aě7am (To give, to give as a gift) Ch’aheìyelh (To pray, to give thanks, to worship) Stl’i7 (To desire, to want) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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November Words:

Tse7iět (True)

Tse7iět (True) Memiėlech (Confused, mixed up) Twe7aěl (Together, reciprocal) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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October Words:

Kwoìxwets (Coho salmon)

Kwoìxwets (Coho salmon) Hiělikw (Happy) Anchachaxw (Where are you from?) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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September Words:

Naw (Hello)

Naw (Hello) Hóymalh (Goodbye) Laq’álh (Ok, alright) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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August Words:

Kw’á7les (Hot weather)

Kw’á7les (Hot weather, it’s hot) Xwem (Fast, hurry) Óyem (Slow, to slow) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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July Words:

Kw’á7les (Hot weather)

Kw’á7les (Hot weather, it’s hot) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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June Words:

Txwnats’ (Change, alter)

Txwnats’ (Change, alter, be transformed) Syewaén (Important, priority) Kwenáé7 (Hold, grab, carry, embrace) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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May Words:

Slí7éqw (Loose, slack)

Slí7éqw (Loose, slack) Txwnats’ (Change, alter, be transformed) Xwoyám (To tell a legend, to tell stories about old days) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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April Words:

Q’epósem (Gather together)

Q’epósem (Gather together) Talsh (Follow tracks / To track an animal) Oxwshít  (Toward, go toward) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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