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🤗 Lushootseed Greetings for Everyday Life

Hi Lushootseed learners! 😃


Do you want to learn how to say “Hello” in Lushootseed?

Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.

If you’re planning a trip to the country or are trying to learn Lushootseed, keep reading to discover some of the most important greetings.


Let’s get started! 🤗

Greetings[edit | edit source]

English Lushootseed
general greeting spoken to a man ʔi, siʔab
general greeting spoken to a woman ʔi, kwuy
general greeting spoken to a friend ʔi, syaʔyaʔ
general greeting spoken to a group of friends ʔu gwəlapu, haʔt syaʔyaʔ
greeting used when shaking hands Kwədačiʔ
greeting used when shaking hands Kwədačic
morning greeting Haʔɬ datatu
nighttime greeting Haʔɬ sɬax̆il
how are you? ʔəsxid čəxᵂ
reply to ʔəsxid čəxᵂ ʔəsƛ'ubil cěd

Sources[edit | edit source]

Polyglot Club thanks Jennifer Runner for her outstanding work in collecting some of the phrases for this Lushootseed lesson. 👍

Her objective is, like the Polyglot Club, to promote intercultural communication and understanding and to raise awareness of linguistic diversity in the world. ✨

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