spaal’ yuhi’lum’

Hul’q’umi’num’ Name: spaal’ yuhi’lum’

English name: Raven falls

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

Synopsis: Raven is falling because he flew too close to the sun, but his friends save him.

Language: Hul’q’umi’num’
Dialect: Quw’utsun’
Media Type: Video
Instructional Type: Story
Fluency: Beginner

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spaal’ yu hi’lum’ — Raven is falling because he flew too close to the sun. Good things his friends are there to help him.
his short (1:40 minute) video of a simple 11-line story by Ruby Peter is for beginners. The narration and dialogue contains some familiar nouns (spaal’, thqet, sum’shathut, stsuhwum) and some basic verbs (lhakw’, hi’lum’, lhtsiws). It also practices lst person singular forms (’een’thu, tsun, kwunus). A PDF of the text is available.

Production Notes:

Story & voice: Ruby Peter
Text editing: Donna Gerdts
Sound recording: Thomas Jones
Clip art: Joan Brown
Video editing: Donna Gerdts
Funding, CSETS, PCC, SSHRC, SFU, Canadian Heritage

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Keywords: raven, spaal’