Ruby & Delores chat about language work

Hul’q’umi’num’ Name: (none)

English name: Ruby & Delores chat about language work

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

Synopsis: Ruby Peter and Delores Louie talk about working on the language.

Language: English, Hul’q’umi’num’
Dialect: Quw’utsun’
Media Type: Audio, Website
Instructional Type: Conversational
Fluency: Advanced, Intermediate

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In this 3-minute conversation in Hul’q’umi’num’, Ruby Peter and Delores Louie discuss working on the language—writing it and translating it. They talk about the slow work of preparing materials for the school children, but wanting to do things properly for the sake of those trying to become fluent. Audio, with text in Hul’q’umi’num’ with English translation.

Production Notes:

Carol Louie recorded a conversation between Delores Louie and Ruby Peter at Donna Gerdts’s place on May 22, 2017. The ladies are talking about teaching the language. Thanks to Delores for translating, Donna for transcribing, Margaret Seymour for sound editing, and Michelle Parent for web work.
Funded by First Peoples’ Cultural Council.

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Keywords: conversation, fluency, language, pronunciation, shipmunqun, status of the language, translating, writing