Sealaska Heritage

Sealaska Heritage Institute Tlingit Language Video Podcast

Tlingit Language Podcast

This language podcast is dedicated to supporting language learners, teachers, and speakers. It was produced by Sealaska Heritage Institute—a regional, Native nonprofit serving the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian—in partnership with SERRC—Alaska’s Educational Resource Center.

Compiled by SHI Language Coordinator Katrina Hotch, a language learner, and funded by the Department of Education Alaska Native Education Program.

Content of this podcast does not necessarily represent the policy of DOE, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Verbs Part 1

Examples of common verbs - singular and plural. Fluent speaker examples by Nora Dauenhauer.
verb_part_1.mp4 (16.9 MB)

Opposites

This episode provides examples of vocabulary of opposites in Tlingit. Challenge yourself to figure out what each pair means. The translations don't come until the end. Fluent speaker examples by Johnny Marks and June Pegues.
opposites.mp4 (5.12 MB)

Tools Part 1

Vocabulary for tools and how to ask what tool a person has or needs. Fluent speaker examples by Nora Dauenhauer and Fred White.
tools_part_1.mp4 (16.32 MB)

Places Part 2

Learn the words for different locations and answer the question “What do you see?” Fluent speaker examples by Marsha Hotch, Nora Dauenhauer, and David Katzeek.
places_part_2.mp4 (21.67 MB)

Places Part 1

Learn the words for different types of buildings and how to say where you are going. Fluent speaker examples by Nora Dauenhauer, Fred White, David Katzeek, Marsha Hotch, and Joe Hotch.
places_part_1.mp4 (10.57 MB)

Carved Objects

Words for different carved objects first text only then with photos of the object to help prepare you to answer the questions that follow. Fluent speaker examples by Nora Dauenhauer, Fred White, Johnny Marks, and June Pegues.
carved_objects.mp4 (12.28 MB)

Anatomy of a Plant

Tlingit words for parts of a plant. Fluent speaker examples by Johnny Marks and June Pegues.

Anatomy of a Building

Learn the names for the different parts of a building. Fluent speaker examples by Marsha Hotch and David Katzeek.

Typing in Tlingit

A demonstration of how to type the special characters in the Tlingit alphabet.

Confusing Pairs Part 2

Sometimes the differences between words are subtle. Here are some words that often get confusing while beginning to learn Tlingit. Fluent speaker examples by Nora Dauenhauer, Fred White, June Pegues, Marsha Hotch, and Johnny Marks.
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