1. Words with the "a" sound


Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Aa_Aa

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UPDATE: These new printouts also feature bonus content, with sentences from the archives that contain the key vocabulary words, and additional audio where available. If you print the flash cards double-sided, the example sentences will print on the reverse side of the vocabulary word (e.g. sentences containing "bas" will print on the back of the "bas" flash card, etc.).

Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Aa_basSpoken by Della Prince:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. Bas rradu’n walh hi da dali’souy. = A large tightly woven basket plate is also set down.  [Della Prince] (from the narrative ‘Acorn Mush II’)
  2. yi rrou bas = my tightly woven basket plate [Elsie Barto? + Della Prince]
  3. kou’ bas / kou bas = your tightly woven basket plate [Elsie Barto? + Della Prince]
  4. hou basu’l = his/her tightly woven basket plate [Della Prince]
  5. Bas shawuqh. = I lost the tightly woven basket plate. [Elsie Barto]
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Aa_bashachSpoken by Della Prince:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. bashach gou’tsurr = one small tightly woven plate basket [Della Prince]
  2. Bashach jouwa da’lim daturri’. = A small tightly woven basket plate is lying up there. [Jerry James] (from the story ‘Coyote Gets Married’) 
  3. bashachach = basket sifter (lit. ‘tiny tiny tightly woven basket plate’) [Jerry James]
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Aa_dapSpoken by Della Prince:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. Chge gaduvi’warr yalh dap. = But first one uses spruce root. [Della Prince] (from the narrative ‘Baskets I’)
  2. hou dapu’l = his/her spruce root [Della Prince]
  3. Dap hou jaqulou’muqu’l da qilu’l vulh da gou lughusiswulhalh. = Her gathering of spruce root, and she gathers her own hazel brush. [Della Prince] (from the narrative ‘Aunt Nellie’)
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Aa_gayThis word sounds like the English word "guy" (NOT like the English word "gay")!
Spoken by Della Prince:

Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Aa_lash_lashkSpoken by Della Prince (lash) and Nettie Rossig (lashk):

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. yi rrou’ lash = my strawberries [Della Prince]
  2. kou’ lash = your strawberries [Della Prince]
  3. lashulhwat = strawberry vine [Della Prince]
  4. Lash, juwa da va laplhouy. = That is where we go to pick strawberries. [Della Prince] (from the narrative ‘Picking Strawberries’) 
  5. Lash Gulubouwashwi = Port Kenyon Creek [Amos Riley] (lit. ‘strawberries made the trail’)
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Aa_shvatSpoken by Della Prince:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. Shvat gawu kurraqhsilh. = He’s starting to string the bow. [Della Prince]
  2. shvat wutgay = sinew on the back of the bow [unknown speaker, 1889]
  3. Qilhwa hou shvaterre’l? = Whose bow is it? [unknown speaker, 1889]
  4. Shawuk rrou shvat. = I lost my bow. [unknown speaker, 1889]
  5. shwatsats = small bow [Elsie Barto?] 
  6. Wik jach Ha’ Sva’t = Fogmaker’s Bow [Jerry James] (lit. ‘Upriver One’s Bow’)