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.

For beginning resources, please purchase and/or download the following items:

Beginning Tlingit Workbook (2nd edition) by X̱ʼunei
Tlingit Dictionary (current draft) by X̱ʼunei
Tlingit Verb Dictionary (yellow dictionary) by Gillian L. Story and Constance M. Naish
Lingít X̱ʼéináx̱ Sá (a Lingít phrasebook) by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer

Also, please bookmark or download the Tlingit Verb Database updated webpage by Keri Eggleston • Project webpage

For intermediate resources, please purchase and/or download the following items:

Haa Wsineix̱ Haa Yoo X̱ʼatángi (a grammar of Lingít for intermediate learners) by X̱ʼunei
Tlingit Reference Guide (a handbook for using verbs) by X̱ʼunei

Haa Shuka (Lingít Oral Literature) by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer
Haa Tuwunáagu Yís (Lingít Ḵu.éexʼ Speeches) by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer

For advanced resources, please purchase and/or download the following items:

Tlingit Stem List (a list of Lingít verb stems) by Jeff Leer
Tlingit Verbs Notes (handwritten notes on Lingít verbs) by Jeff Leer
Verbal Structure Handbook (a collection of tables to interpret and assemble verbs) by James Crippen

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



Advanced Tlingit I – Fall Semester – 2020

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

October 19, 2020 (watch class)
nÿaa / niyaa / yinaa
a keeká
chʼa g̱óot
woosh tʼikaadé
wooch een

wooch een x̱ʼadudli.átk


October 14, 2020 (watch class)
Wooch een yoo x̱ʼawtudli.át
Handout: English to Tlingit Translation (doc), English to Tlingit Translation (pages)

October 12. 2020 (watch class)
Ḵutí ḵa yax̱ ḵuhá, shkalneek ḵa at shí, wáa sá at gug̱wanéiyi
Handouts: chat (txt), Dauenhauer Collection Finding Guide (pdf), Dauenhauer Collection Finding Guide (doc), deLaguna Collection (folder), The Future (draft chapter)

October 07, 2020 (watch class)
Woosh yoo x̱ʼatudli.át, Kaséix̱ yoo x̱ʼatángi
Handouts: chat (txt)

October 05, 2020 (watch class)
Jinkaat aa yoo x̱ʼatánk, yéi at wooneiyi, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan
Handout: chat (txt), Perfective chapter (pdf with answers), Perfective (slideshow with answers)

September 30, 2020 (watch class)
Ḵunaax̱ Daak Kaduneek Aadé Yéi Daaduneiyí Yé, Yéi At Wooneiyí
Handouts: chat (txt), yéi at wuneiyí (sideshow), perfective (chapter), Tlingit Verb Conjugation (draft text)

September 28, 2020 (watch class)
Q&A, Aadé Yéi Daaduneiyí, Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan
Handouts: chat (txt), Yéil ḵa X̱ʼaan (slideshow)

September 23, 2020 (watch class)
Dictionaries, grammar, Yéi at wuneiyí, jinkaat aa yoo x̱ʼatánk.
Handout: chat (txt)

September 21, 2020 (watch class)
Wooch een yoo x̱ʼadudlit.átk, Yéi at wooneiyí.
Handout: chat (txt), Aadé X̱áat Duxáashi Yé (pdf, iBooks), vibrant languages poster

September 16 2020 (watch class)
Tleiḵáa x̱ʼaduwóosʼi, Haa Yoo X̱ʼatángi X̱ʼatuwa.áx̱ch (√aax̱ ¹,√ḵaa ¹, √neek), Yéi At Wooneiyí
Handouts: chat (txt), Hearing, Listening, Understanding, Speaking (pdf, keynote, powerpoint)

September 14, 2020 (watch class)
Wáa sá haa yatee, shkalneek, Haa Yoo X̱ʼatángi X̱ʼatuwa.áx̱ch (√aax̱ ¹,√ḵaa ¹, √neek)
Handouts: Dauenhauer Collection Finding Guide (pdf), Dauenhauer Collection Finding Guide (doc), Hearing, Listening, Understanding, Telling, Speaking (slideshow), chat (txt)

September 9, 2020 (watch class)
Tleiḵáa X̱ʼaduwóosʼi, Yéi At Wooneiyí
Handout: at daat áwé yoo x̱ʼadudli.átk (slideshow), yéi at wuneiyí (sideshow), perfective (chapter), Tlingit Verb Conjugation (draft text)

September 2, 2020 (watch class)
Check in, aan g̱alaḵú, kulix̱éitlʼsháni shkalneek, speaking/hearing/understanding
Handout: Hearing, Listening, Understanding, Telling, Speaking (slideshow)

Monday August 31, 2020 (watch class)
Daa sá daa yoo x̱ʼax̱aatánk (hintak.ádi), yéi daaduneiyi át (perfective)
Handout: (coming soon)

Wednesday August 26, 2020 (watch class)
Description Game (Daa sá daat yoo x̱ʼax̲aatánk?), Words of the Masters
Handout: Words of the Masters (slideshow)

Monday August 24, 2020 (watch class)
Introductions, Because We Cherish You
Handout: Kichnaalx̱ Speeches
Kichnáalx̱ audio:

Kichnáalx̱ Speeches

Advanced Tlingit I – Fall Semester – 2018


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