Learning to Speak Everyday Lushootseed: ʔəstagʷəxʷ čəxʷ ʔu Are you hungry?
ʔəstagʷəxʷ čəxʷ ʔu (Are you hungry?)
ʔəstagʷəxʷ čəd (I am hungry)
ʔi, ʔəstagʷəxʷ čəd (Yes, I am hungry)
Lushootseed is a member of the Salish language family, whose approximately twenty surviving languages are spoken from northern Oregon to central British Columbia, and from the Pacific coast eastward into Montana and along the British Columbia-Alberta border.
Translation provided by the Tulalip Lushootseed language department. For more information on the Tulalip Lushootseed language department go to http://www.TulalipLushootseed.com