Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Language

Language


Vocabulary

Cplul’kw’ten

Gathering place

Esťíl

Stop (as on a stop sign)

Kukwstsétsemc

Thank you

Qelmúcw

Person or people

Secwépemc

The people

Secwépemc'ulucw

The territory of the Secwépemc people

Secwepemcstin

Language of the Secwépemc people

Sek'lep

Coyote (the trickster who teaches)

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

The Secwépemc people in the Kamloops area

Tsútswecw

Many fish (name of provincial park in Shuswap area)

Weyt-k

Hello


Audio

Kukwstsétsemc / thank you

Weyt-k / hello


More audio and background from First Voices

Months and days

Listen to Simpc elder Mona Jules pronounce the Secwepemctsin words for months of the year and days of the week.

Secwepemc calendar project

Secwépemc language app for iOS or Android

Secwepemc language app

  iOS
  Android

The Secwépemc language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, and images. Users can generate their own thematically organized flashcards and bookmark words or sentences to create their own lists.


TRU Library resources

Material from the Secwépemc Cultural Education Society has been digitized and uploaded to the web in the form of a collection of PDFs, videos and sound recordings. These include several language guides.
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