Tune in on Friday, January 31, 2020 for the Teslin-themed, third episode of Lingít Aaní Káa Kei Nas.áx̱ Haa Yoo X̱’atángi (Our Language Is Sounding Off on Tlingit Land). A new addition to Juneau Afternoon, this show and associated language lessons seek to open the radio waves to Tlingit language use and normalization. This program is made possible by a creative partnership between KTOO, University of Alaska Southeast, Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, Sealaska Heritage Institute, Tlingit & Haida, and the Alaska Humanities Forum.
Wé Deisleen ḵu.oowú s du toowú yanéekw ách áwé wé Lingít yoo x̱ʼatángi yoo x̱ʼala.átigi has du náḵ has woo.aat. Tliyaatgé wé yoo x̱ʼatánk shagóogu áwé has du náḵ woogoot. Has du kagéiyi yís áwé wutuliyéx̱ yáatʼaa.
A daat yoo x̱ʼawdudli.át:
Shuxʼwáa yoo x̱ʼatánk
Ḵaa yáx̱ awoolx̱ʼéiykw yoo x̱ʼatángi
At wuskóoxʼu ḵa yan wáatxʼ
Shuwuteen ḵa Lugóon wooch een yoo s x̱ʼawli.át
Ḵaa yáx̱ awoolx̱ʼéiykw yoo x̱ʼatángi, Lʼewtoo.éesh x̱ʼéidáx̱
The community of Teslin lost some major Tlingit speakers in the last year, including a 99-year-old master yesterday, so much of the show is dedicated to them. Here is what it basically covers:
Words of encouragement
Weather (snow, ice, slippery roads, dangerous driving conditions, cold weather, global warming, Daḵká Lingít know real cold)
Wisdom keepers and elders (losing them, staying strong, acknowledging their bravery, listening to some speakers)
Shuwuteen Martha VanHeel and Lugóon Sophie Smarch conversation, Yanyeidí sisters from Teslin (interviewed in Carcross at a language immersion camp)
Wrap up and encouragement for learners and teachers
Words of encouragement by Herman Davis