tsii.n = salmon
ts as in "peanuts"
word beginnings include:
tsa, tsaa, tsii, tsu, tsuu
- flexible III-dimensional container object
- person with a fat stomach
- mammalian kidney
- fish roe; fish egg; bare threads of material after nap is worn off
Gwa.aleehl diiga tsasdlaa. Hand me the (full) sack.
’La ’i tsajuugang. He has a fat stomach.
Tsa sk’ang.andaa. Salmon eggs in skein.
Tsa skaahluwaa. Salmon eggs loosened from skein.
- be shallow (in direction)
- be dried up now; stick out of the water (now)
- with lowering or rising of tide
K’adga tsa.asaang. It (sea) goes out shallow.
T’iijee tsa.asdlatl’a.aang. The rocks are sticking out of the water now.
’Waagyaan sk’ahlangng kwaan ’iw’waan tsa.asdlaayaan yaalee ’isdagaalaan.
Then Raven went back and forth carrying up many fish that were dried up.
Tlagee tsa.aang. The bottom is close to the surface, ie the water is shallow.
Hawaan tsa.a k’ak’ahldaang. The tide is still going way out.
Hing.aan tl’a ts.a xadaal.unggang. They (boat owners, meaning boats) are just lying there left by the tide.
be a certain-sized flexible container object
have eggs; be female
appear to live well, but live poorly
Tl’a tsa.agee ’laatl’aa.uu tl’aa.isan ’isgwaangganggaa. I am not living well, but he always comes around (e.g. to ask for food).
- make live in a poor fashion
- live poorly (for want of X)
- have no place to call one’s own; homeless
- tsa.a gud’aang
- come from poor people; be from a poor family.
- have made live in a poor fashion.
- tsa.a gud’angaa
outgoing tide at shoreline; beach exposed by outgoing tide
be slack low water
be soft after having frozen
- relatively long and narrow cylindrical object; person have a long face
- loud high pitched voice
Diigwii ’la ts’a tsaamsiidan. He stared at me with his long face.
Dajang ’i tsaamjuuraa ’la gut’iijang. He is wearing a top hat.
’La tsaamdagagan. She was talking loudly in a high pitched voice.
be a certain-sized relatively long and narrow cylindrical object
- underwater; below, below the surface, below deck; under the surface; underground
Dii t’aawan kaahliyaahl tsa.án ’ansgad. Put your head down amongst my feathers.
Tsa.án tl’a ’ant’asgiigang. Keep your head wrapped up (in blanket, etc.) at all times.
- be wasted
’Laaga ’la tsaanaagaang. She is wasted on him (ie her marriage to him was a mistake).
’Agang ’la ’is tsaanaagagan. He wasted himself in a poor marriage.
- black cottonwood tree or wood (populus trichocarpa)
Tsaanaanggyaa.uu ’ijaan. It was a cottonwood.
- to underwater; to under the surface
Tsa.án.gahan ’la tl’ajuugaayaan. It (a mountain) stuck right out into the water.
’A tsa.án.ga nang kinggaayaan ginn k’idaa kin hlgyu.udaayaan. This one who was looking into the water saw a big carved thing (a pole) lying there.
- the one(s) under the surface, the one(s) below deck (on boat)
Tsa.án.gee kunee.uu ’is.an tl’a xundagaangaan. They kept on guessing that it was a sea whale (ie a real whale, not an imitation).
- a little way under the surface
Tsa.án.gwaa.uu ’iijang. It is a little way under the surface (eg something buried in a container of something).
- to a little way under the surface
Tsa.án.gwii ’la da xahlagan. He pushed it in a little way under the surface.
from underwater; from under the surface
- the area under the surface
K’wiyee tsa.ánsii taajaagang. There is sand under the topsoil.
seawater, saltwater ’water salt’
lance; lance point; sword; bayonet
be a period of small tides, small tidal fluctuation.
- (n) intertidal zone, beach exposed at low water
Tsáa.u saliisda ’la sdiihltl’a.agalgan. He returned from the beach.
- at the edge of the low water; along the edge of the low water
Tsáa.us jan.gu ’la gaayanggang. He is floating close to the shore.
Tsáa.us jan.gu ’la gyaa.anggang. He is standing at the edge of the low water.
the high tide on the full moon in May. (red tide time of year)
have ended up as permanent residents in location.
the shallow place; the shallows
K’aaw xilaa hl tsadagan. I soaked some dried herring roe.
be swollen with liquid or moisture; be soaked; be waterlogged
have swollen with liquid
be always peeing
- (n) urine vessel; peepot
- stale urine, stale pee
Tsagansaan ’la ts’asasagan. He place a urine vessel toward the fire.
Dii tsagansaanaanang doctorgaa ginanggan. A doctor asked for my urine.
be soaked with urine
- sink; settle to the bottom
Dii tsahgan. I sank (ie either I literally sank or the boat I was on sank, not necessarily taking me with it).
have to pee all the time (man only)
- be prepubescent (girl)
’La tsahlangaaganda.an ... While she was still prepubescent...
’Waagyaan ’la tagunaas salii.iid... Then after her first menses...
- have a penis
Dúus tsajaa. Cylinder of revolver (lit. cat penis)
K’ám.aal tsajaa. Spout of teapot (lit. China penis)
- small and skinny child; small projections on skin
Dii cwii tsalsdiijang. I have goosebumps from the cold.
’La tl’an.uwee ’wii tsal.aawgang. Her (young girl) breasts are small.
’La ’i tsaljuugang. He is a skinny kid.
- child with small face
’La ’i tsamjuugang. She (child) has a small face.
- quantity of water, air move
- rubbing on bottom (ie boat)
- smell diffuse; from smell
- smell of urine
Tajaaw tsan hlgisdats’aayaan. A blast of wind came in.
Kadleegwii tsants’ahlaayaan. It (boat) went up on the reef.
T’iijeegwii tsanyaandaalaan. It (boat) went over the rock fast, scraping its bottom.
’Laasda tsan hlgijuugang. Body odor is coming strongly from him.
- guests at a potlatch
- first day of potlatch
- be guests at a potlatch
- go, come in direction to be guests at potlatch
snow, ooligan grease, sugar and aged smoked salmon eggs mixed
make into tsanahuus
be grandfather for ...
have for grandfather
smell of stale urine
loose aged salmon eggs (roe)
- tsa skaang.andaa
- (v) clear up (fog, clouds)
Yaanee ga tsasdlaang. The clouds are cleared up now (lit. Something has moved away the clouds).
have cleared up (clouds, fog)
wet the bed
urinate (in direction); pee (in direction)
- squirt from siphon
Dii tsiigaang gudaang. I need to pee.
Tsáawee tsiiganggang. The shellfish are spawning.
- phloem layer inside bark
- after cedar bark is split, the half that was next to the tree.
- any salmonid species; salmon
Tsii.n yahk’ii. Real salmon
- be salmon (fish) in location
(n) salmon fry
water drip from roof in large volume
fill up from water dripping off roof, tree, etc.
Dii k’yaal tsuuts’iga. My knees are stiff.
’La tsuusiidan. He let out a small fart.
tsuu giis.uu tlagu
good-for-nothing person, that’s how (you are)
(said only playfully, not in anger, to younger people)
have a vulva
- girl; girly