UNFINISHED Tanaina Words

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Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Tanaina

Our vocabulary sets section is under construction. Though we hope to add a set of 100 common words for each language eventually, complete with phonetic lettering and possibly even audio, that will have to wait until we get a grant of some kind. For now, we have included twenty basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many Native American languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing") the way English and French do.

If you would like to know a Tanaina word that is not currently on our page, you can visit our main Tanaina language site for more free resources.

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Tanaina Word Set

English (Français) Tanaina/Dene
One (Un)
Two (Deux)
Three (Trois)
Four (Quatre)
Five (Cinq)
Man (Homme) Dena or N'ush
Woman (Femme)
Dog (Chien) Łik'a
Sun (Soleil)
Moon (Lune)
Water (Eau)
White (Blanc)
Yellow (Jaune)
Red (Rouge)
Black (Noir)
Eat (Manger)
See (Voir)
Hear (Entendre)
Sing (Chanter)
Leave (Partir)

Click here to see Tanaina vocabulary words compared to words in related Athabaskan languages: Athabaskan Indian Words




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