[aka Bella Coola, Bellacoola, nuxalk]

Classification: Salishan


critically endangered


Three Questions in Nuxalk

Examples of using follow up yes/no questions with three Nuxalk questions - stamks t'ayc? - what is this? alh7alatsicw-aqw's-iks t'ayc - what colour is he/she. alh7alatsicwliwa-ks t'ayc - how is he/she. All of these are taught with follow up questions, and for these questions we use straight forward yes/no questions. Practicing this takes us closer to being able to do a classroom without reverting to English when things aren't understood. Using this method, even questions should be teachable without translation.

RedEmoji Day / Rojo

Bella Coola

Jan. 1, 2016