2. Words with the "e" sound

Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Ee_Ee

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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 "tsek" will print on the back of the "tsek" flash card, etc.).

Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Ee_qetsSpoken by Della Prince:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. Daqets = The Wiyot name for Pepperwood (it probably means “where the sweet anise is”)   [Birdie James & Amos Riley]
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Ee_tsekSpoken by Nettie Rossig:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. tsek daqoun = children (more than one) [Della Prince]
  2. Tsek ji vulh gusu gaqh. = A child was born. [Della Prince]
  3. tsek dalasemilh = umbilical cord (lit. ‘child’s string’) [unknown speaker, 1889]
  4. Tsek wayits da dutaduwilh. = The child is kicking the dog. [Jerry James]
  5. Tsek vusaqilh. = The child has a fever. [Elsie Barto?] 
  6. rrou’ tsekrrik = my childhood [Della Prince]
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Ee_melh_velhMany Wiyot words can start with "m" OR "v" with no change in meaning (see words with "m" and words with "v").
Spoken by Nettie Rossig (melh) & Della Prince (velh):

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. Melh dasilh. = S/he is sharpening the axe. [Della Prince]
  2. gourr melh = this axe [unknown speaker, 1889]
  3. Siga’qiwilh melh chi dalou’dalilh. = He cut himself with the axe when he dropped it. [Elsie Barto]
  4. Velh lusouyit! = Grind the axe! [Elsie Barto]
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Ee_belThis may be short for a longer word libe’l (found in some of the example sentences below).
Spoken by Nettie Rossig:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. Ha be’l! = Cousin! (when speaking directly to them) [Della Prince, Jane Searson]
  2. yil rru libe’l / rri libe’l = my cousin [Della Prince / Elsie Barto?]
  3. Douwa ki libe’l? = Where is your cousin? [Elsie Barto]
  4. wu libe’luwu’l = his/her cousin [Della Prince]
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Ee_wenSpoken by Della Prince:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. we’n wulinu’l = stars (lit. ‘sky’s eyes’) [Della Prince]
  2. We’n Twulh = The Sky Falls (a story told by Jerry James & Della Prince)
  3. we’n hushurreni’milh = mole (lit. ‘the sky pushed his hands aside’; from the story We’n Twulh) [Della Prince]
  4. We’n Dalim = a place near Bucksport (lit. ‘the sky lies there’; from the story We’n Twulh) [Della Prince]
Pronunciation vocabulary primer_Ee_wesThis is a short form of the longer word we’san (seen in example sentences below):
Spoken by Weaver Denman, Nettie Rossig, & Della Prince:

Example sentences from the language archives:
  1. Rrou we’s hi digamu. = I cut my hand. [Della Prince]
  2. We’sanu’l shaw hi rruqhlhayurr = His hands were pushed sideways. [Jerry James] (from the story We’n Twulh ‘The Sky Falls’)
  3. Ha’ jou we’shanat. = I’m waving my hands. [Elsie Barto?]
  4. Rru rrou we’s da klhet. = My hand hurts (lit. ‘is hot’). [Elsie Barto]
  5. We’sanu’l tsu’rayuqh. = His/her hands are dirty. [Jane Searson]