48 Lessons

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January – Lesson 2

January is "Freezing Ears Month".

The theme for this month is time.

New Words

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a:sé yohsláte̲

new year

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astehtsi̲'

morning

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kwa’suteke̲

night time

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kwʌ’teke̲

day time

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swahsútat

one night

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swʌ:tát

one week

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swʌhnislat

one day

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swʌhnítat

one month

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tsyohslát

one year

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yo'kalas

evening

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1. Nʌ kʌ á:se yohslá:te̲

Is it New Year's now?

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2. Hʌ nʌ ki’ á:se yohslá:te̲

Yes it is the New Year.

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3. Kwa’ nyóh kwi yosnóle: tsyohslát yuskáhewe̲’

How fast the year went by.

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4. Hʌ nʌ kyok kwi tsyohslát sʌha’ wa’yukwakstʌhane̲’

Yes, we are one year older.

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5. Tó: kati’ né: niwʌhnítake nén tsyohslát

How many months in one year?

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6. Tekni yawʌlé: niwʌhnítake nén tsyohslát

There are twelve months in one year.