Intermediate Tlingit

This page is designed to help students and followers of the class, Introduction to Tlingit Linguistics I, of Fall 2014. 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: 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.



Intermediate Tlingit II – Spring Semester – 2018

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


January 18, 2018 (watch class)
Immersion techniques, conversational phrases, noun review, Táaxʼaa translation

January 16, 2018 (watch class)
conversation, immersion strategies, nouns, Táaxʼaa shkalneek


Intermediate Tlingit I – Fall Semester – 2017

Starting September 28, 2017, we will be using different web meeting software.


Things Iʼd Like to Say (Google Spreadsheet)

Nouns spreadsheet (web page)

Online Dictionary (web page)


December 7, 2017 (watch class)
Action verbs, objects & subjects, semester wrap-up

December 5, 2017 (watch class)
Placenames, direction & location, motion verbs, action verbs
Handout: class-notes-11

November 30, 2017 (watch class)
Kinship terms, motion verbs, object & subject pronouns.
Handout: class-notes-10

November 28, 2017 (watch class)
listening & translation exercise, direction & location
Handout: Learning Tlingit Through Placenames (slideshow), Raven Loses His Nose by Austin Hammond

November 21, 2017 (watch class)
Base & suffix combinations
Handout: tlingit_bases_suffixes, class-notes-09Daanaawaaḵ – Raven Loses Nose

Noveber 16, 2017 (watch class)
Sample sentences, Q&A, reading & translation practice
Handout: Saagóot ḵa Shaadá Shkalneegí: Tléixʼ (corrected version)

November 14, 2017 (watch class)
Directions & Locations, Possessing Nouns, Sample Sentences
Handout: Tlingit Through Placenames (slideshow)

October 26, 2017 (watch class)
Reading & Translation Exercises, Noun Suffixes, Adjectives
Handouts: Tlingit Possessives Worksheetintermediate-tlingit-possessionpronouns-grammar

October 24, 2017 (watch class)
Reading & Translation Exercises, Noun Suffixes, Adjectives
Handout: Noun-Suffixes

October 19, 2017 (watch class)
Reading & Translation Exercise, Feelings

October 17, 2017 (watch class)
Sharing language, reading & translation exercise, feelings & verbs
Handout: class-notes-07

October 12, 2017 (watch class)
Readings & translation practice, looking up verbs, feelings & body parts

October 10, 2017 (watch class)
Readings & translation practice, Weather, verb modes.
Handout: weather&verbsWeather (slides)

October 5, 2017 (watch class)
Name game: plants, noun & spelling practice, Beginning Tlingit review (weather), verb modes

October 3, 2017 (watch class)
Verb Modes, Noun Review & Spelling Practice, Beginning Tlingit Review
Handout: Tlingit Verb Modes (slides)

September 28, 2017 (watch class)
Beginning Tlingit Review, Opposites, Areal & Other Prefixes
Handout: Opposites (slideshow)

September 26, 2017 (watch class)
Tribute to Ḵeixwnéi, Beginning Tlingit Review
Handouts: Ḵeixwnéi Haa Tóot Aawatee Latseen (video)

September 21, 2017 (watch class)
Listening Exercise, Beginning Tlingit Review, Pronouns, Verb Conjugation
Handouts: class-notes-06TlingitVerbConjugation

September 19, 2017 (watch class)
Beginning Tlingit Review, Verb Conjugation
handout: class-notes-05

September 14, 2017 (watch class)
Tlingit time, Learning to Use Verbs
handout: tlingit-timeclass-notes-04

September 12, 2017 (watch class)
Beginning Tlingit Review, Pronouns, Grammar
Handout: pronouns-grammar, class-notes-03Beginning Tlingit Benchmarks

September 7, 2017 (watch class)
Tlingit Questions & Phrases, Beginning Tlingit Review
Handout: Tlingit_Questions_Phrases

September 5, 2017 (watch class)
Beginning Tlingit Review

August 29, 2017 (watch class)
Class introductions. Overview. Review!
Handout: Beginning Tlingit Slideshow

August 31, 2017 (watch class)
Sharing Tlingit language, Shaadaaxʼ X̱ʼéidáx̱ Shkalneek, Learning philosophies
Handouts: 04 robert zuboff,


Intermediate Tlingit II – Spring Semester — 201604 robert zuboff

March 31, 2016 (watch class)
Content: Learning the Perfective Mode, Subjects, Objects
Handouts: Tlingit Verb Conjugation: an interactive look at verb components

February 9, 2016 (watch class)
Content: Listening to Tlingit, Sentence Structure, Place names, Noun Review, Spelling
12-03 KM R Brown Bears
12-03 KM Raven & Brown Bear – final
alphabet poster

Intermediate Tlingit I – Fall Semester — 2015

November 19, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Verb conjugation, review, directions, locations, motion …
Handout: Beginning Tlingit Nouns & Verb Overview Slideshow

November 17, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Direction & Location, Motion Verbs, Shkalneek

November 12, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Presentations, Verb Work, Chʼa daa sá
Handout: verbal-structure-handbook (Crippen)

November 10, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Presentations

November 5, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Verb Conjugations, Interjections & Phrases, Raven Story, and more!

The fire control panel

The fire control panel

November 3, 2015 (watch video)
Content: Conjugating Verbs, Pronouns, Preparing for Presentations, Direction & Location, Noun Suffixes
Handout: verb-complex-o-s-class-01

October 27, 2015 (watch video)
Content: Directional & Location Terms, Placenames, Basic Verbal Structure, Review
Handout: Tlingit Basic Verbal Structure tlingit-grammar-blocks-2-01

October 22, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Directional & Location Terms, Placenames …
Handout: Tlingit Through Placenames (slideshow)

October 15, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Tricky Nouns, Modifying Nouns, Directional & Relational Terms

October 13, 2015 (watch class)
Content: suffix rules, modifying nouns, beginning Tlingit review, Raven & Killer Whales story
Handout: 06-08 SJ Raven & Killerwhales – final

October 8, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Interjections, Common Phrases, Modifying Nouns …

October 6, 2015 (watch class)
Content: body parts, kinship, pronouns, modifying nouns, Beginning Tlingit review
Handouts: body-parts-broken-apart, adjectives & adverbs

October 1, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Beginning Tlingit Review, Nouns, Modifying Nouns, Verbs

September 29, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Beginning Tlingit Review, Nouns, Modifiers

September 24, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Fire Alarms and Shenanigans, Beginning Tlingit Review VI, Parts of Speech, Nouns, Shkalneek.
Handout: Tlingit Basic Verbal Structure Tlingit Parts of Speech 1

September 22, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Hintak.ádi Quiz, Beginning Tlingit Review V, Nouns, Shkalneek

September 17, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Beginning Tlingit Review IV, Shkalneek

September 15, 2015 (watch class)
Handout: Listen: The Education of Nora Dauenhauer
Content: Beginning Tlingit Review III, Shkalneek

September 10, 2015 (watch class)
Handout: shkalneek
Content: Beginning Tlingit Review II, Shkalneek

September 8, 2015 (watch class)
Content: Beginning Tlingit Review I, learning philosophies & teaching methodologies

September 3, 2015 (watch class)
Content: syllabus, introductions, learning philosophies

September 1, 2015 (watch class)
Handout: AKL205 SyllabusAKL 205 Pretest
Content: syllabus, introductions, learning philosophies