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Go Fish in Yurok Language

A Yurok Language twist on a classic card game. Below you can buy the game and listen to how the words are pronounced by language teacher Brittany Vigil-Burbank. 

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Basic Phrases

Phrases that will be necessary to play the game. Ideally, the entire game will be played without speaking any English.

CHO' NUE KERT-KERM'!
You should go pole fishing!

CHYUE KEE PYUER-KEYR-EE'-MPH
Let's Play!

KEL' HES 'OKW' K'E-_____?
Do you have a ______?

NEK 'OKW 'NE-______.
I have a _____.

REW-PEE-NEK'!
I won!

Animal Names

Note that traditionally the pronunciation of these words would vary slightly depending on where the village was located on the river. And that there are some translation differences from English, i.e. the word for abalone shell is different from the animal and spring salmon is different from fall salmon.

Translation notes: 

Mer-lues = small boney fish

Pee-leen wey-leen= big eyes

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REY-GOK

sea lion1.png

'EYCH-KWOH

candle fish1.png

KWO'-ROR'

westerntoad3.png

LO-CHOM'

turtle1.png

'ES-KEW

starfish1.png

KOY-AAKW'

sturgeon1.png

KAH-KAH

sea urchin2.png

WE-CHEW

SEA enanamie.png

SA'-RO'

seal1.png

CHKWEY-GES

salmon1.png

NEY-PUY

mussels1.png

PEE'-EEH

razor clam1.png

CHPER-GER'

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MER'-LUES

FRESH WATER CLAM1.png

PEE'-EE-YERS

grey whale2.png

HEYKW-SA'

ABALONE1.png

'EYK-SOON

crab1.png

KO'-SES

gumboot1.png

MEYT-KOH

Lamprey1.png

KEY'-WEEN

razor clam2.png

WAH-KWEHL

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PEY-LEEN 'WEY-LEEN

Misty Forest Reflection
A special thanks to:
Brittany Vigil-Burbank, Yurok Language Program Distance Learning Coordinator
Victoria Carlson, Yurok Language Program Manager
Barbara McQuillen, Yurok Language Program Collections Coordinator & Lead Teacher 
James Gensaw, Yurok Language Program Cultural Coordinator 
Andrew Garrett, Department of Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley
Carole Lewis
And Kay Inong
Who work tirelessly to retain the Yurok Language and thus culture.
As well as past teachers who helped revitlize the language and inspired me and many others.
'Aawokw* Archie Thompson (Ne'-peychew)*
'Aawokw Georgiana Trull
'Aawokw Glenn Moore
'Aawokw Aileen Figueroa
In addition to all the other flutent speakers and current teachers who continue to inspire the community. 
*Aawokw = alas!, poor thing! (Like saying rest in peace)
Ne'-peychew = My (deceased) grandfater
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