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Our Language & Protocol page has been created to give our browsers a better understanding of our Language & Protocols that we as St'at'imc have and use. You will be able to find links here and throughout our website where you will be brought to an online language archive. From there you will be able to hear and see what the word means in our language.
The St'at'imc have different dialects between each community, but it is the same langauge. Below you will find some of the everyday words that will be useful if you are in the St'at'imc Territory. Click on the link to hear how to pronounce the word. There may be protocol notes entered as well pertaining to that word.
For Ceremonies and Cultural Protocol, click here or choose the "Ceremonies and Cultural Protocol" page under "Language & Protocols".
I am ___*your name*________
Note: it is Protocol to introduce yourself and is considered rude if you don't.
Note: Generally repeated when spoken (i i).
Note: Refers to a person, thing, or situation.
Note: Used as an afternoon greeting
Note: Used for one person thanking another
See you again!
Note: There is no word for Good Bye but it is commonly used as Good Bye.
For a more indepth look at our languages, please visit:
Southern St'at'imc Dialect - go to: www.firstvoices.com and choose english, and then under the "choose a language" drop down menu, choose Lil'wat.
Northern St'at'imc Dialect - go to www.firstvoices.com and choose english, and then under the "choose a langauge" drop down menu, choose Northern St'at'imcets.
For those who can read Ucwalmicwts/St'at'imcets you may have noticed certain punctuation is missing. These have been removed in order for the words to display the same on everyones screen. Once you click on the links however, you will see the correct punctuation.