Sealaska Heritage Institute Tlingit Language Video Podcast
Tlingit Language PodcastThis 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.
The Letter "Ḵ"
The underlined k, ḵ , sound comes from farther back and is sometimes difficult to pronounce since we aren't used to producing that kind of sound in English. This episode contains examples of this sound. Fluent speaker examples by Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Johnny Marks, June Pegues, Marsha Hotch, and David Katzeek.
theletterk_.mp3 (4.03 MB)
Lingít vocabulary for some common and traditional foods with a few examples of how to answer the question "What are you eating?" Tlingit audio by Johnny Marks, June Pegues, Marsha Hotch, David Katzeek, Nora Marks Dauenhauer, and Fred White.
food_lingit.mp4 (9.13 MB)
Part 1 of series with language learners and teachers
In this interview, Susie shares what she enjoys about her language as well as different strategies for language learning.
learner_se.mp3 (7.97 MB)
Buildings: X̱aad Kíl
Begin learning the X̱aad Kíl vocabulary for common buildings through audio by Claude Morrison and Ben Young.
buildings_xaadkil.mp4 (17.05 MB)
Confusing pairs, part 3
This episode has words that differ by only one or two sounds. In this episode, the differences are explained and samples of the words are pronounced by fluent speakers Nora Marks Dauenhauer, David Katzeek, Fred White, and Marsha Hotch.
confusingpairsP3.mp3 (6.98 MB)
Begin learning the vocabulary for common buildings through Sm'algya̱x audio by David A. Boxley and Donna May Roberts.
building_smalgyax.mp4 (16.26 MB)
The letter "Tl"
The "Tl" is another one of the more difficult sounds. This episode has examples of the sound in different words. Fluent speaker examples by Johnny Marks, June Pegues, Marsha Hotch, and David Katzeek.
the letter_tl.mp3 (3.43 MB)
Verbs Part 1
Examples of common verbs - singular and plural. Fluent speaker examples by Nora Dauenhauer.
verb_part_1.mp4 (16.9 MB)
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)