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6 October 5, 2000 WARM SPRINGS, OREGON SPILYAY TYMOO
Kiksht Language Lesson
I will being doing your language lesson in Kiksht
today, and I will talk in Kiksht as much as I can so
that you can start to hear words that are used in
everyday language. 14 Do what I do" and then when
I think you have learned the commands well, I will
sit down and watch you. Then, "Do what I ask you
to do." Alright? Let's Go.
A Day in Mrs. Grahams Class
Ah, tai it'ukdi.
Yes, very good.
K'aya beshtnamnd awawat.
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Dika chi emkiax, Christina.
Is Christina here?
K'aya dika ikiax.
No, he's not here.
K'aya dika akiax.
No she's not here.
Everybody stand up.
Ah, tai it'ukdi Jamie.
Yes, very good, Jamie.
Everybody sit down.
Everbody turn this way
You, sit on the rug.
Bid emxux, Christina.
You be still, Christina.
You walk around in a
Stop what you are
Bid emtait, Christina.
You sit still, Christina.
Chaxchax emxux ilidam-yamt
You walk towards the table.
You sit down in your chair.
It'ukdi, Rodney kwadau Tristen.
Good, Rodney and Tristen.
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Emttwit, Latisha kwadau Arnold.
Stand up, Latisha and Arnold.
Chaxchax emtxux aqabudit-yamt.
Both of you walk to the door.
Touch the door.
Both of you, go back.
Chaxchax emtxux ikilgigwiat
yamt Both of you, walk to
Both of you, sit on the rug.
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I'm coyote. (Showing them a puppet.)
Isk'ulia igikim, "Chaxchax emxux ilidam-yamt."
Coyote says "Everybody walk towards the
Isk'ulia igikim, "Emtait
Coyote says "You sit in
Chaxchax emxux ikilgigwiat
yamt, emtait ikilgigwiatba.
You walk to the rug, sit
down on the rug.
Aaaah, k'aya Isk'ulia igikim,
emlait alishishba. '
Aaaah, I didn't say Coyote says, sit in the
Isk'ulia igikim, "Emxitgagwa kwadau sbna."
Coyote says "Turn this way and jump."
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Kendall, he is the
I had fun teaching that
game, did you have fun
learning it? The kids did.
The kids are learning at
such a fast pace. We try
to use Kiksht as much as
possible during class time
and the kids are quick to
learn. Come join us, we
have room for you on
Did you hear?
The adults are having just as much fun as the
kindergarten kids at WSE. Come and see on
Monday nights. Would you mind seeing the
kindergarten and first grade pictures in upcom
inq lessons? I need an okay from you, let me
know if you think it's a good idea 553-3393.
the Language Trailer
behind the Old Boys Dorm
Begins week of Sept. 25th
Wed. 6-7 PM
Tues. & Thurs.
Mon. 6:00-7:00 PM
Tues. & Thurs.
When will your favorite language
be on KWSO check out
, the schedule.
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by Valerie Aguilar
First of all we would like to welcome aboard Mr.
Owen Wallulatum, whom I'm afraid we don't have a picture
of, but nonetheless, I'm sure he is known by most of commu
nity. Mr. Wallulatum will be assuming the role of computer
specialist trainee, who will work closely with Valerie to
digitize reel-to-reel audio tapes so that they may be distrib
uted via CD (Compact Disk). Thanks to WEDD, we are
lucky to have another good team member. If you are not sure
who he is, drop by and visit and see what's up.
Second, we are sorry to see Elaine is moving to a part
time status with our department. By her own choice, she has
resigned from being a full time Wasco Language Teacher to a
part time consultant for the program. Elaine has battled with
health problems that she felt impeded her work as a full time
teacher with the program. She has decided that the Warm
Springs Elementary Children need to have a teacher as active
as they are. We won't being seeing the end of Elaine, but her
smile and laughter will be missed during the day.
Community classes have started up again for the
Ichishkiin and Numu Languages. Suzie will teach in
Simnasho. Dallas and Arlita will teach at Agency on
Tuesday's and Thursday's. Pat will start an after school
program on Wednesday's. Kiksht classes are still going
strong and we are learning a new lesson every Monday, come
join us for good time.
Your encouragement has meant the world to us, we
look forward to your children and grandchildren speaking the
language someday. Join us in our dream and encourage your
children to speak and use the language they learn.