Beginning Tlingit

This page is designed to help students and followers of the Beginning Tlingit class to follow along with what we are studying in the class.

The main text we use is the Beginning Tlingit Workbook, which is based upon the amazing work by Richard & Nora Dauenhauer. This workbook takes the concepts in Beginning Tlingit and adds images, explanation, and a few more lessons for the learner.

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

Gunalchéesh!

Beginning Tlingit II – Spring 2017

Our class meets Monday and Wednesday from 5:30–7:30 at the link below:
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May 1, 2017 – coming & going
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April 26, 2017 – kinship terms, new sentences, coming & going
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April 24, 2017 – kinship terms, sentence review with kinship terms
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April 19, 2017 – story translation, kinship terms
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April 17, 2017 – story translation, using resources, kinship
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Handout: sigeidi_xhalakach

April 12, 2017 – dialogue, body parts, feelings
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Handout: dialoge-2, dialoge-3

April 10, 2017 – dialogue listening, dialogue practice
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April 3, 2017 – birds, weather, final projects
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Handout: Xʼéig̱aa Kayaaní Dísi & time (handout)

March 29, 2017 – birds, weather, snow, placenames
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Handouts: snow, landforms

March 27, 2017 – Weather & Verb Modes
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March 22, 2017 – Handouts for March 27 & 29
Handouts: battle-of-giants, Thornton-intro
Links to placename maps: Google Maps example, Carto example,

March 20, 2017 – Preparing for Midterms & Using Verbs
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Handouts: BT-Notes-04

March 8, 2017 – Preparing for Midterms & Using Verbs
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Handouts: BT-Notes-03

March 6, 2017 – Tlingit Elders Kaséix̱ & Shak Sháani & Weather
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March 1, 2017 – Weather & Using Verbs
Handout: BT-Notes-02
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February 27, 2017 – Noun Practice, Weather
Handout: weather & time (slideshow)
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February 22, 2017 – Pronouns, Placenames, Body Parts, Plant Parts, Landforms
Handout: body-plant-land, snowBT-Notes-01
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February 20, 2017 – Noun Review, Wáa sá iduwasáakw?, Verbs & Objects
Handout: Prounoun & Conjugating Card
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February 15, 2017 – Shmoozing & Conjugating, Noun Review, Wáa sá iduwasáakw?
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February 13, 2017 – Sound Practice, Daa sáyá, Daa sáwé iyatéen?
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January 30, 2017 – Sound Practice &  Tlingit Learning Methods
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Note: Beginning Tlingit Workbook has been updated! Check the link above.

January 25, 2017 – Tlingit Oratory
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Kaatyé (2), Naa Tláa

January 23, 2017 – Language Overview
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January 18, 2017 – Introductions & Language Overview
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Handout: Tlingit Overview 1 (slideshow)

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Beginning Tlingit I – Fall 2016

December 5, 2016 – Finals Preparation (no recording)
Final Word list (draft)

November 30, 2016 – Useful Phrases; Names, Clans, Identities
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useful-phrases (slideshow)

November 28, 2016 – Realms of Existence; Names, Clans, Identities
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beginningtlingit-11-29 (class notes)

November 23, 2016 – Names, Clans, Identities
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November 21, 2016 – Words of Encouragement
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encouragement (slideshow)

November 16, 2016 – Names, Clans, Identities
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beginningtlingit-11-18 (class notes)

November 14, 2016 – Names, Clans, Identities
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beginningtlingit-11-14 (class notes)

November 7, 2016 – Names, Clans, Identities
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beginningtlingit-11-08 (class notes)

October 26, 2016 – Táaxʼaa, Review, Q&A Drills
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UAS Tlingit Language YouTube Channel
UAS Woosh Een áyá Yoo X̱ʼatudli.átk • Tlingit Conversation Documentation Project

October 24, 2016 –Táaxʼaa, Review, Q&A Drills
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October 19, 2016 – Táaxʼaa, lesson three, counting
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beginningtlingit-10-20 (class notes)

October 17, 2016 – Táaxʼaa, lesson three
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Handout: Táaxʼaanoun-flash-cards (pdf),

October 12, 2016 – lesson one review, lesson two, introductions
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beginningtlingit-10-14 (class notes), beginningtlingit-10-14_2 (class notes)

October 10, 2016 – lesson two, lesson one recap
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October 5, 2016 – lesson one, lesson two
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October 3, 2016 – lesson one, lesson two
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September 28, 2016 – counting, lesson one
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September 26, 2016 – sound practice, basic phrases, lesson one
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September 21, 2016 – visting scholar Ḵeixwnéi Nora Dauenhauer
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September 19, 2016 – Sound Practice, Learning Philosophies, Daa Sáyá, Vocabulary
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Handouts: Language Learning Methods,Tlingit Learning Methodologies Slides

September 14, 2016 – Sound Practice, Daa Sáyá, Vocabulary
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September 12, 2016 – Sound Practice, Daa Sáyá, Vocabulary
Watch class • Sound Practice on YouTube

September 7, 2016 – Learning a language, Sound Practice, Daa Sáyá
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August 31, 2016 — Introduction to Tlingit, Learning Strategies, Sounds
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Handouts: Beginning-Tlingit-01 (slideshow)
Homework: 1) read Beginning Tlingit from opening pages through the end of Lesson 1, 2) read Beginning Tlingit Workbook from opening pages through “Daa Sáyá” • should be completed by next class (September 7, 2016)

Beginning Tlingit Workbook Chapters (in case the 252 page file is too large): Beginning_Tlingit_Preface,Beginning_Tlingit_0 Beginning_Tlingit_1 Beginning_Tlingit_2 Beginning_Tlingit_3 Beginning_Tlingit_4 Beginning_Tlingit_5 Beginning_Tlingit_6 Beginning_Tlingit_7 Beginning_Tlingit_8 Beginning_Tlingit_9

August 29, 2016 – Introductions & Class Syllabus
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Handouts: AKL105-syllabus, tlingit introductionGoal_Sheet
Sources discussed: Beginning Tlingit Workbook, Tlingit Dictionary (draft), Tlingit Resources (Tlingit Verb Dictionary, Dictionary of Tlingit, Beginning Tlingit, Lingít X̱ʼéináx̱ Sá.

 

Beginning Tlingit II – Spring Semester

Classes can be viewed here on YouTube and the handouts for the class are listed below the date.

April 27, 2015 – Beginning_Tlingit_Final

April 15, 2015 (watch class, part two)
semester review

April 13, 2015 (watch class)
Tlʼanaxéedáḵw Shkalneegí

April 8, 2015 (watch class)
Tlʼanaxéedáḵw Shkalneegí

April 6, 2015 (watch class)
Tlʼanaxéedáḵw Shkalneegí

March 25, 2015 (watch class)
Tlʼanaxéedáḵw Shkalneegí
Handout: Tlʼanaxéedák̲w

March 23, 2015 (watch class)
review: body parts, feelings, dialogue

March 11, 2015 (watch class)
word review, putting on/ taking off, weather, body parts, conditions, etc

March 9, 2015 (watch class)
body parts, wanting/needing/having, weather
handout: Beginning Tlingit Workbook Chapter 5
handout: hand parts

March 4, 2015 (watch class)
kinship terms, body parts, feelings, wanting/needing, aches & pains
handout: Beginning Tlingit Chapter 5 (update)

March 2, 2015 (watch class)
body parts, feelings, wanting/needing, aches & pains
handout: Beginning Tlingit Chapter 5

February 25, 2015 (watch class)
Body Parts, Weather, Introductions, Dialogue Practice

February 23, 2015 (watch class)
Introductions, Basic Verb Conjugation

February 18, 2015 (watch class)
dialogue practice, introducing self, introducing others (after many minutes of technical difficulties)

February 16, 2015 (watch class)
Greetings, Introductions, Basic Verb Conjugations, Pronouns
Handout: Dialogue Practice 1

February 11, 2015 (watch class)
pronouns, introductions, kinship, weather, basic verb conjugation

February 9, 2015 (watch class)
Pronouns, Introductions, Weather

February 4, 2015 (watch class)
Review: Daa sáyá? Daa sáwé iyatéen? Independent, possessive, object/subject pronouns for 1st, 2nd, 3rd person.

February 2, 2015 (watch class)
We struggled with the phone this evening, but then were able to figure things out (the first fifteen minutes or so is the struggle). After that, we went over the set of phrases that were developed and collected by the Yakutat Tlingit Tribeʼs Mentor-Apprentice Program in December 2014. We also discussed some basics of motion verbs including a future, progressive imperfective, and perfective form.

January 28, 2015 (watch class)
Today in class we named things that fly (birds, insects) and then went over a set of phrases that were developed and collected by the Yakutat Tlingit Tribeʼs Mentor-Apprentice Program in December 2014. The handout is below.

Handout: MAP Phrases 2

January 26, 2015 (watch class)
We reviewed the material from last semester, focusing on sound practice and lesson one.

January 21, 2015 (watch class)
We reviewed the material from last semester, focusing on sound practice and lesson one.

January 14, 2015 (watch class)
Beginning Tlingit I Review

January 12, 2015 (watch class)
Introductions

Handout: AKL 106 Syllabus

Beginning Tlingit I – Fall Semester

Class Two – class overview, sound practice (watch the class)
Handout: Updated first chapters of Beginning Tlingit Workbook

Class Three – the Tlingit language, sound practice (watch the class)

Handout: Beginning Tlingit Lesson One Noun Flashcards

Handout: Beginning_Tlingit_1

Handout: Beginning_Tlingit_2

Handout: Beginning_Tlingit_3

Handout: Beginning_Tlingit_4

Handout: Tlingit Kinship Chart (blank)

Handout: Plural Pronouns

Handout: Tlingit Clan List (draft)

Veteranʼs Day Handout: 54 Soboleff & Ramos & video link

11/25/2014 Handout: Weather Cards

Selected Words (Section 1, M–Th 12–1 pm)AKL 01 Selected Words,

AKL 105 01 Words Final

AKL105(1) words 01 (audio)

AKL105(1) words 01 (audio)

Taan T’éix̱ʼ

Taan T’éix̱ʼ

Naawéiyaa

Naawéiyaa

Shkooyeil

Shkooyeil

Shuwuteen

Shuwuteen

Sumiq

Sumiq

Tsʼaxweil Du Yéet

Tsʼaxweil Du Yéet

Tutmaralria

Tutmaralria

Yei Dulitseen

Yei Dulitseen

Yeil Tʼoochʼ Tláa

Yeil Tʼoochʼ Tláa

AKL 02 Words Test Final

AKL105(2) words 01 (audio)

AKL105(2) words 01 (audio)

Sookʼ

Sookʼ

Ḵ’eikaxwéin

Ḵ’eikaxwéin

Kóot X̱eech

Kóot X̱eech

Sʼeek

Sʼeek

Sinakwaa Tláa

Sinakwaa Tláa

Yakdushi

Yakdushi

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