Upper Inlet Dena’ina Lessons

February Lesson 1: Speaking the Native Language

1. Do you speak my language, the Dena’ina language? Shhnaga Dena’inaq’e qinash du?
1b. Do you speak the Dena’ina language? Dena’inaq’e qinash du?
2. Do you understand the Dena’ina Language? Dena’inaq’e qadak’dinesh du?
3. I understand. Qadak’deshnesh.
3b. I understand the Dena’ina Language. Qadak’deshnesh Dena’inaq’e qadak’deshnesh shit’i.
4. I do not know the Dena’ina Language. Dena’inaq’e k’a nch’u qadak’eydeshnik (shi).
5. I understand the Dena’ina language a little. Jitgga q’u Dena’inaq’e qeshnash shit’i.
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