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The mission of Tulalip Lushootseed is…

To preserve the x̌əč́usadad (traditional training, teaching) of the people of Tulalip by protecting its records and by becoming “living records” ourselves who by speaking, teaching and involvement in living culture pass on to the tribal community what we have learned. For more information about Tulalip Lushootseed, please view the website at www.tulaliplushootseed.com.

Lushootseed Phrases of the Week

Here are our final Phrases of the Week until September 30th.    We are working to update our website and more.
These are the Lushootseed phrases contained in Tulalip Matters for the week of June 3rd, 2013.
See this weeks Phrases in a video. here!

ʔušudxʷ čəxʷ ʔu tiʔiiʔiɬ ʔaciɬtalbuxʷ ʔal ti q̓il̕bid.

Have you see those people on the canoe.

ʔi, ʔəsx̌aƛ̕txʷ čəd kʷi gʷədsʔəsšudxʷ tiʔiɬ q̓il̕bid ʔal x̌əlč ʔə ti yəl̕yəl̕abčəɬ.

Yes, I love to see the canoe on the waters of our ancestors.

stab kʷi sdaʔ ʔə ti q̓il̕bid addəxʷʔuluɬ.

What is the name of the canoe you traveled on?

ti sdaʔ ʔə ti q̓il̕bid, "tul̕ʔal ti tuyəl̕yəl̕abčəɬ. "From our Ancestors," is the name of that canoe.
ʔup̓ayəqyitəb ti bək̓ʷ ʔaciɬtalbixʷ ʔə ti dxʷlilap. It was carved for all the people of Tulalip.

dxʷsq̓ius ti tusdaʔ ʔə tiʔiɬ day̓ haʔɬ dxʷsp̓ayəq.

Jerry Jones was the name of that very good carver.

Grammar: q̓il̕bid – means canoe, ʔaciɬtalbixʷ means people, and sdaʔ  means name, and  pa̓yəq  means carve something.

Each phrase is said in Lushootseed, then English, and then repeated in Lushootseed three times,
with a pause in between, giving people time to repeat the phrase.

Past Phrases of the Week