Nee’aanděg’

Tanacross language

About Nee'aandeg'

 

Tanacross is spoken by 50 people in the villages of Healy Lake, Dot Lake and Tanacross. It is divided into two dialects: Mansfield and Healy Lake-Joseph Village. Tanacross continues to be the daily language spoken among the elderly, but few children speak or understand the language.

Recordings

 

Nts'é t'ínt'eh?

Nts'é t'áht'eh?

Ihsᶙᶙ

Tsín'ęę

Tsíná'ęę

How are you? (one person)

How are you? (more than one person)

I'm well

Thank you

Thank you very much

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Updated September 2020. 

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