Áa Ḵaa Ée Dultóow Yé

A place where people are taught

A káa ḵududziteeyí yoo x̱ʼatánk
The words by which people live

Keep in mind that we are committed to maintaining a safe environment where everyone is welcome to speak and encouraged to speak. We will be adhering to the following guidelines to make sure all participants are respectful, encouraging of others, and not engaging in harmful or exclusive language or behaviors.

These are the guidelines for our conversations and lessons. Please make sure that you are adhering to these values, and that you are doing your part to be an active learner and respectful user of Lingít.

• Correct with kindness.
• Speak with love.
• Give everyone a chance to speak; we need to hear everyone’s voices.
• No homophobia. We include everyone. Our language is not binary in our identification.
• Unless someone asks for help, you are not to correct them immediately.
• This is a safe space. Names should not be attributed to individuals out of this space.
• Don’t be afraid. Your mistakes help you and others learn.

For beginning resources, we recommend that you purchase and/or download the following items:

Beginning Tlingit Workbook (2nd edition) by X̱ʼuneiTlingit 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, we recommend that you 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, we recommend that you 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

June 04, 2021
Final Presentations & Reflections

June 03, 2021
Wooch een yoo x̱ʼatudli.átk, Q&A, Táaxʼaa, Kichnáalx̱, ḵaankageetxʼ yoo x̱ʼatángi

Handouts: Tlingit Readers Clan Map (pdf), Alaska Native Language Archive (website), Yukon Native Language Centre (website), Kichnáalx̱ Speeches, 1980 (pdf)

June 02, 2021
Wooch een yoo x̱ʼatudli.átk, Lingít X̱ʼéináx̱ Sá, placenames, names & compound nouns, direction & location, Spiritual & cultural concepts, Táaxʼaa

Héen x̱ʼayaax̱ ḵu.oo (beginners), Héen yík ḵu.oo (intermediate), Héen táak ḵu.oo (Intermediate), Éet ká ḵu.oo (master speakers)

Handouts: Lingít x̱ʼéináx̱ sá, placenames (pdf), placename atlas (pdf), Tlingit Location & Direction (slideshow), Táaxʼaa Grammar (pdf, keynote, powerpoint), Táaxʼaa (pdf)

Táaxʼaa (mp3)

June 01, 2021
Q&A (verbs), counting, direction & location, placenames

Handouts: placenames (pdf), placename atlas (pdf), Tlingit Location & Direction (slideshow)

May 28, 2021
Making sounds, language chant, Táaxʼaa ḵa Deisheetaan Has Wuligásʼ, reflecting on the story

May 27, 2021
Learning Techniques, Yéil ḵa G̱uwakaan, pronouns, resources, Beginning Tlingit chapters

May 26, 2021
Wooch een yoo x̱ʼatudli.átk, Q&A, Intro to the Verb

Handouts: Tlingit Reference Guide (slideshow), Intro to the Verb (slideshow)

May 25, 2021
Songs, Stories, Time

Handouts: Yéil Ḵutlaakw • Ḵuchein x̱ʼéidáx̱ (pdf), Time & Sequence (slideshow)

Yéil Ḵutlaakw • Ḵuchein x̱ʼéidáx̱ (mp3)

May 24, 2021
Wooch een yoo x̱ʼadudli.átk (x̱áat daat), student feedback, asking questions, words of encouragement

Handouts: Aadé X̱ʼaduwóosʼ Yé: The Way to Ask Questions (slideshow)

May 21, 2021
Ḵeixwnéi ḵa Xwaayeenáḵ, Shkalneek

Handouts: Words of Encoragement (pdf), Dauenhauer Collection Finding Guide (pdf), Sʼigeidí ḵa X̱alakʼáchʼ (pdf), Shaadaaxʼ X̱ʼéidáx̱: Yéil ḵa Ḵudatankahídi (pdf)

Shaadaaxʼ: Yéil ḵa Ḵudatankahídi (mp3)

May 20, 2021
Sneaky Sounds, Opposites

Handouts: Beginning Tlingit Sounds (slideshow), Opposites (slideshow), Opposites images (Dropbox folder), Opposites audio (mp3)

May 19, 2021
Wooch een yoo x̱ʼatudli.átk, TPRS, sound practice

Handouts: Beginning Tlingit Sound Practice (slideshow)

May 18, 2021 (part 2)
Sound practice, Shgaté yoo x̱ʼatángi, breakout room activities

Handouts: sound practice (pdf)

May 18, 2021 (part 1)
Introductions & Class Overview

May 17, 2021