Advanced Tlingit

This page is designed to help students and followers of the class, Advanced Tlingit at the University of Alaska Southeast. Classes can be viewed here on YouTube and the handouts for the class are listed below the date.

The main texts we use are the Beginning Tlingit WorkbookHaa Wsineix̱ Haa Yoo X̱ ʼatángi: Our Language Saved UsOther important texts for this class are: Leer Verbs (typed) & Leer Tlingit Stem List by Weihá Jeff Leer, Verbal Structure Handbook & Tlingitology Seminar by Dzéiwsh James Crippen, and the 575 Tlingit Verbs dissertation & 575 Tlingit Verbs: the Paradigms by Keri Eggleston.

Students should look at other Tlingit language resources, which can be found on the Resources tab of this website.



Advanced Tlingit I – Fall Semester – 2018

We will be meeting using Zoom meeting software. You can access our class by clicking here.


December 10, 2018 (watch class)
Hóochʼi yéi jineiyí
Handouts: tipitap, COLORS 1A nouns +, Going to the library draft 2, Lingít_Final_Dec-2018, Máa sá at wuskóowux’…., Tlingit Domain and Register Rohrbacher, Tlingit Final Assignment Booklet, Tlingit Gaal’

December 05, 2018 (watch class)
carrying verbs, motion verbs, grammar stuff, reflections.
Handout: carrying-verbs-sheet

December 03, 2018 (watch class)
x̱ʼaduwóosʼ, √taan/√aat/√ḵaa/√neek, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan, √cheesh
Handouts: hearing_listening_understanding_speaking, notes-05, yeil_kha_xh’aan_translate

November 28, 2018 (watch class)
Shkalneek wutuliyéx̱, yéi daadunéiyi át, yéi wdudzineiyi át, tlél yéi wdusnéiyi át.
Handout: Tlingit Verb Conjugation

November 26, 2018 (watch class)
Reflections on Language Summit, language learning, happenings, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan

November 12, 2018 (watch class)
Wooch een x̱ʼawtuldi.át

November 07, 2018 (watch class)
yá aan daat, haa yoo x̱ʼatángi daat woosh kaanáx̱ gax̱tuda.áat, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan shkalneek

November 05, 2018 (watch class)
alḵáa xʼúxʼu daat x̱ʼawtuli.át, haa yoo x̱ʼatángi daat woosh kaanáx̱ gax̱tuda.áat, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan shkalneek, ḵaa saaxʼú wuduwag̱éexʼi

October 31, 2018 (watch class)
Wooch een sh katulneek, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan

October 29, 2018 (watch class)
Class conversations, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan, Xóots Aawasháayi Yées Sháatkʼ
Handout: Dauenhauer Collection Finding Guide

October 24, 2018 (watch class)
Haa shkalneekxʼí, domains & registers, verbal structure
Handout: Verb_Monsters

October 22, 2018 (watch class)
wooch.een sh kawtudlineek, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan daat yéi jiwtuwanei
Handout: yeil_kha_xh’aan_translate

October 15, 2018 (watch class)
Time, story translation
Handout: Time&Sequence

October 10, 2018 (watch class)
Motion & migrations, story translations
Handout: migrations

October 8, 2018 (watch class)
Ḵutí, Q&A, imperfective / perfective / future, Xóots Aawasháayi Yées Sháatkʼ
Handouts: eating,

October 1, 2018 (watch class)
Song translation, seasons and months, time & sequence with Seidayaa (Elizabeth Nyman), stem variation and the perfective.
Handouts: Ḵudziteeyi_Át_Ḵulagaawú, Sitʼkunaa_G̱eeyi_Daat_Shkalneek, Tlʼanaxéedáḵw, Tʼaaḵú_Yanyeidí_daat_shkalneek

September 26, 2018 (watch class)
Talking about daily routines, Q&A, transcribing & translating conversations, verbal structure & stem variation.
Handout: conjugation-party

September 24, 2018 (watch class)
Q&A, translation exercises, food verbs & conjugation

September 17, 2018 (watch class)
át ḵuduteení, semester projects, motion verbs & conjugation classes
Handout: motion_verbs

September 12, 2018 (watch class)
atx̱á daat yoo x̱ʼawtuli.átk, q&a, verbs and verbal structure.
Handout: Verb_Monsters

September 10,2018 (watch class)
Talking about food, using time, Tlingit verb conjugation.

September 05, 2018 (watch class)
Ideas for Tlingit conversations, time & sequencing, creating short stories, creating and publishing projects, working together, Raven & His Uncle.

August 27, 2018 (watch class)
Introductions, course overview, learning philosophies, sʼigeidí ḵa x̱alakʼáchʼ shkalneek
handout: beaver-porcupine

August 29, 2018 (watch class)
Names & self-assessment, overview of resources, Kaasgéiy Susie James Sh kawdlineek.
Handout: tlingit-studycards, Kaasgéiy Susie James: Yéil ḵa Du Káak
06-01 SJ Raven & Uncle_01_01