Rou Soulatlouy - Gaqu's (affirmations & encouragement)

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* indicates a phrase that was reconstructed by language staff, based on similar phrases by elder speakers.

Gaqu’s. [JJ-gr, DP-kt]I know you.
1. Gou rrugulu’s. [DP-kt]I recognize you (for what you are). / 
I know what kind of person you are.
2. Gou’wiqit. [DP-kt]You’re a Native person.
3. Kil Soulatluk.*You’re a Wiyot person.
4. Goutsu rrutwit.*You are good/kind.
5. Rra’dutwas. [EB-gr]I admire/respect/think highly of you.
6. Rra’dutwasuduk. [EB-gr]We admire/respect/think highly of you.
7. Da shakuvash.[EB-gr]
Da shakvash. [DP-kt]
I’m listening to you.
8. Dishgamu kou tulisuk. [DP-kt]
I like talking to you.
9. Yil wi rrani’s. [EB-gr]
I will help you.
10. Rruqhe guvut.*
You can do it. / You are good at it.
11. Kil halunut.*
You are valuable. / You have value.
12. Dishghaghirat. [EB-gr]
You are liked. / You are loved.
13. Ilhe, goutsu rruqilat! [EB-gr]
Oh my, you are good!
14. Kil gou’ts dula rruda’lik.*
You are my friend.

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