Áraar Úpeenti, Indian Says

The following text is taken from the Smithsonian website. The text itself is typewritten from hand written texts documented by John Harrington in 1930 era. The typewritten form is good for learning purposes since it doesn’t include any accents or glottal stops. In addition there is an audio reading of the text that I recorded.

Assignment: Listen to the audio and repeat until you feel comfortable with your pronunciation. Then review the jpeg of the typewritten notes (it is a bit blurry unfortunately) and match what you heard with the written words.

When you have done this now listen to the recording along with the written text and INDICATE the accent marks. The is the ´, acute accent, the ˆ, circumflex (hachik), and the glottal stop which we indicate with the ‘, apostrophe

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The recording:

You can download PDFs of the text-images HERE: Pipe Description Pg 2 and here: Pipe Description Pg 1;

Take a photo of your work after you have inserted the proper accents (´, ˆ, ‘) to texts. Use a pen, pencil or marker. Send in your work via Comments and we will review and reply to your work ASAP! Yay!

Video Programming

panther

Ayukii (Hello).

The Native language portion of our site will be including video programming. As an example here is a very short video made at night using an iSight camera on a MacBook computer. It isn’t technically a “program” since it was done without much forethought. Just wanted to tell my son and his family ‘hello’. (They live in Oz, down under.)

After recording my message in English I decided to add Karuk language subtitles. And then it was time to post. Here it is.

 

Lesson One/beginning level

This lesson is a beginning level lesson. This same lesson will return later as an intermediate level lesson for those who already possess a vocabulary and familiarity with the Karuk language.

The beginning level is designed to present images and for you, the student, to learn the names of people, places and things in the Karuk language.

Keemishatunvêechas–Animals

(Audio files are located below images.)

ROW ONE

Iktakatakatíhan

Thúuk

Takâakaa

ROW TWO

Pimnanitanákaanich

Áchkuun

Vírusur

ROW THREE

Kachakâach

Chúfish

Pihnêefich

ROW FOUR

Amtápich

Chínim

Akraah

 

ROW FIVE

Xanchîifich

Chiipákpaak

Xatímniim

 

About seeking images

<Image deleted due to yuckiness>

The really funny thing about populating a site with Native language materials is the ‘search’ for images. When looking for body parts you often are presented with images of medical afflictions. Very gruesome sometimes. Don’t like it. Horrible at times.

So for me it’s almost always better to draw body parts. Animals are a different matter. So is just about every other kind of image that you might seek to illustrate and populate your language site.

 

 

tiik
tiik, hand, hands.
kútutuk, left hand     yástiik, right hand

Ayukîi Ithívthaaneen! Hello World

Welcome to the resumption of the website for the Institute of Native Knowledge. Our goal with the site is to provide a location to access a bevy of info and connections pertaining to learning to SPEAK the Karuk language!