Rou Soulatlouy - Douwa vu lali'yum? (where are you going?)

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NOTE: You will often see two or three different pronunciations of the same word or phrase by different speakers (or even by the same speaker at different times). This is normal, and neither pronunciation is more "correct" than the other! We give both/all pronunciations to show the richness and variety of Soulatluk, and to honor all of the elder speakers who recorded the language.

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

Douwa vu lali’yum? [NR-kt]
Where are you going?
1. Voul va lal. [EB-gr]
I’m going visiting.
2. Shou’r va lal. [JJ-gr]
I’m going to the beach.
3. Wanaqh va lal. [DP-kt]
I’m going hunting. (“I’m going to the forest.”)
4. Rrak vou’r va lal.*
I’m going up north.
5. Rrak hutw va lal.*
I’m going down south.
6. Rrak di’ni va lal.*
I’m going east/inland.
7. Rrak shou’r va lal.*
I’m going west/toward the ocean/downriver.
8. Rrak jach va lal.*
I’m going upriver.
9. Dash va lali’! [DP-kt]
Don’t go too far!
10. Shouwa gitga gas gou louwu’m? [JJ-gr]
When will you be back?
11. Rrougul ya gitga gou louwut? [??-ak]
Will you come back soon?
12. Gu va rrougalhu’. [DP-kt]
I won’t stay long.
13. Va nougalh gitga. [DP-kt]
I’m going to stay for a while.
14. Gitga wulas gou louwuk.*
I’ll see you when I get back.
15. Gitga tulis gou louwu’m.*
I’ll talk to you when you get back.

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