’iyus mumun’lh | Happy little ones

Hul’q’umi’num’ Name: ’iyus mumun’lh

English name: Happy little ones

Producers and/or Creators: Hul’q’umi’num’ Language & Culture Society

Synopsis: A happy children’s poem in four stanzas.

Language: English, Hul’q’umi’num’
Dialect: Quw’utsun’
Media Type: Document & Presentation, Video
Instructional Type: Story
Fluency: Beginner

Find it at: https://sxwiem.hwulmuhwqun.ca/iyus-mumunlh-happy-little-ones/

More details about this resource:

This children’s poem by Lynsey Johnny, Ruby Peter, and Donna Gerdts, in four stanzas, features properties and noises of four creatures: birdies, rabbits, puppies, and babies. Cj Rice brings the story to life in her video.

This is good practice for the adjective phrases tsulel ‘i’ “almost” and nan ‘uw’ “very”. Some phrase types used are questions, commands, 2nd person plural pronouns, hortatives (‘ilhe “lets”).

Production Notes:

Lynsey Johnny wrote this children’s poem for her final project for FNLG 200, summer 2016, and her grandmother Ruby Peter and linguist Donna Gerdts help put it into Hul’q’umi’num’.

Story by Lynsey Johnny, Ruby Peter, and Donna Gerdts; Voice Ruby Peter, Sound Donna Gerdts, Video CjRice, Art Appropriate Productions, Music Thomas Jones.
Funding from First Peoples’ Cultural Council and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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Keywords: babies, bark, birdies, energetic, fly, hop, play, puppies, rabbits, restless, sleep, snore, sound imitative words, time of day, tired