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 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
For intermediate resources, we recommend that you purchase and/or download the following items:
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
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)
June 01, 2021
Q&A (verbs), counting, direction & location, placenames
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
May 25, 2021
Songs, Stories, Time
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
Shaadaaxʼ: Yéil ḵa Ḵudatankahídi (mp3)
May 20, 2021
Sneaky Sounds, Opposites
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)