qʷ   Morph: qʷ. Etym: lqʷ. cyl obj. ttiɬtáɬqʷxən Coyote's son Straight Legs.

qʷac   [qʷac] Morph: qʷac. Etym: √qʷc. root with meaning "warm" on which several stems are formed. See: qʷacqn; qʷácqnəm; qʷacqʷct; qʷaʔcínaʔ. Sp hi qʷéc it's warm; Cr qʷic+t it is warm. (can refer to weather, usually to house, clothing, etc.); Sh qʷec warm; Th √qʷéc warm; Li √qʷac warm.

qʷacqn   [qʷácqən] Morph: qʷacqn. Etym: √qʷc. a hat; to have a hat on; to wear a hat. xʷaʔsqílxʷ inqʷácqən. I have many hats. k̓ʷəƛ̓pqín inqʷácqən. My hat came off. cilkst sqlaw̓ anʔíysən inqʷácqən. You paid five dollars for my hat. axáʔ iʔ smaʔm̓ʔím yayáʕt cqʷácqənəlx. These women all have caps on. mnímɬəmp iʔ p ksqʷácqnaʔx. You all put your hats on. ixíʔ k̓ʷƛ̓ɬtíxʷ iʔ qʷácqəns, məɬ anwí kʷ kɬəɬqʷácqnaʔx. Then take off her bonnet, and you put it on. ilíʔ c-k̓əɬ-t̓áq axáʔ iʔ qʷcqʷácqəns. The caps were laying there. Sp qʷácqn a hat; Cr qʷácqn chapeau, hat. See: qʷac.

qʷacqnm   [qʷácqnəm] Morph: qʷacqn+m. Etym: √qʷc. to put on a hat. kən qʷácqnəm iʔ t inqʷácqən. I put my hat on. See: qʷacqn.

qʷacqʷct   [qʷácqʷəct] Morph: qʷac•qʷc+t. Etym: √qʷc. warm weather. qʷacqʷct. See: qʷac.

qʷalsq̓t   [qʷálsq̓ət] Morph: qʷalsq̓t. Etym: √qʷl. qʷalsq̓t. qʷálsq̓ət. One of Eneas Seymour's names. Ques: possibly kʷalsq̓t

qʷaɬcn   [qʷáɬcən] Morph: qʷaɬcn. Etym: √qʷɬ. qʷaɬcn. qʷáɬcən ixíʔ kʷu cmayɬtís, k̓əl kɬk̓ərmíw̓s iʔ səncaʔqʷtáns iʔ sqílxʷ. qʷáɬcən was the one who told me, at Keremeos the summer place of the Indians.

qʷaƛ̓qín̓   [qʷaƛ̓qín̓] Morph: qʷaƛ̓qín̓. Etym: √qʷƛ̓. qʷaƛ̓qín̓: flat area, now inundated, located on the former west side of the Columbia, midway between La Fleur Creek and the area now known as the French Point Rocks. Lit: hatless qʷaƛ̓qín̓.

qʷamqʷmqs   [qʷámqʷəmqs] Morph: qʷam•qʷmqs. Etym: √qʷm. delicious food. way̓ itlíʔ sckník̓əms, way̓ uɬ ixíʔ sʔíɬəns, t qʷámqʷəmqs. He cut some off. And then he ate it. It was delicious. See: qʷamqʷmt.

qʷamqʷmt   [qʷámqʷəmt] Morph: qʷam•qʷm+t. Etym: √qʷm. excellent, beautiful; great tasting. way̓ qʷámqʷəmt axáʔ iʔ spuʔúsc iʔ tkɬmílxʷ. The woman was happy. Lit: Her heart was excellent. qʷámqʷəmt iʔ ɬəɬáxʷs. Her dress is beautiful. ʔihʔ, taɬt qʷámqʷəmt asck̓ʷúl̕. Wow, that̓s what I call a fine job! Lit: Your work is excellent. ixíʔ tl asqʷámqʷəmt t səxʷmaʔmáyaʔm. Because you are a good teacher. uníˑˑxʷ qʷámqʷəmt iʔ sc̓əʔák̓ʷ. The blooms are truly beautiful. níkxna qʷámqʷəmt iʔ k̓ɬənk̓míp. Gee, there is a beautiful gate. axáʔ wsəncút iʔ sx̌ʷílmən qʷámqʷəmt iʔ staʔxʷɬcítxʷs. The Devil is bragging how beautiful the house he got is. qʷámqʷəmt iʔ xəwíɬ. It's a beautiful road. cʔakswíx níkxna qʷámqʷəmt iʔ sənkɬc̓aʔsqáx̌aʔ. Goodness there a beautiful horse standing there. Sp qʷam wonderful; Cm qʷam‑qʷam‑t be beautiful, very good; Cr qʷam attractive, pleasant ...; Sh qʷem-qʷm-t good-lloking, nice (esp. of objects); Th √qʷám ? wonderful; /qʷam•qʷəm beautiful, wonderful, very good (usually has spiritual connotations).

qʷam̓   [qʷam̓] Morph: qʷam̓. Etym: √qʷm̓. a long way. qʷam̓ iʔ ksxʷúytəntət. We have long ways to go.

qʷáqʷaʕ   [qʷáqʷaʕ] Morph: qʷá•qʷaʕ. Variant: qʷáqʷaʕʷ. Etym: √qʷʕʷ. ro be rabid. sqʷáqʷaʕx iʔ kəkwáp. The dog is rabid. Sp qʷoʔqʷáw̓ rabies; qʷəʕ̓ʷqʷáʕ̓ʷʕ̓ʷ be rabid; Cr qʷeʕʷ drunk, insane.

qʷaqʷaʕílp   [qʷaqʷaʕílp] Morph: qʷa•qʷaʕílp. Etym: √qʷʕ. to slide on snow. qʷaʔqʷʕaʔílpəm. Sliding on snow. Sp q̓ʷaw̓íl̕eʔ he slid on a sled in the snow; Cr k̓ʷaʕ+aʕ+p+liyeʔ he coasted; s+q̓ʷaʕ+eʕ+plíyeʔ sledding, coasting. Sh kʷw-il̕əp to slide (as children on sledge); Th qʷóx̌ʷleʔ glide, slide on ice, snow, ride on sled, sleigh. See: kʷaʕp.

qʷaqʷcqn̓   [qʷáqʷcqən] Morph: qʷa•qʷ•cqn̓. Etym: √qʷc. little hat. qʷácqən, qʷáqʷcqən̓. Hat, little hat. See: qʷacqn.

qʷaqʷíyc   [qʷaqʷíyc] Morph: qʷa•qʷíyc. Etym: √qʷy. to get enough to eat; to get enough food. Gram: +nt transitive nʕayapcínəlx nak̓ʷáʔ ʔax̌lásq̓ət a mi ksqʷaqʷícsəlx iʔ t sc̓íɬən. They are hard up they won't get what they want to eat every day. See: qʷayíls.

qʷas   [qʷas] Morph: qʷas. Etym: √qʷs. loosely woven material.

qʷásqiʔ   [qʷásqiʔ] Morph: qʷásqiʔ. Variant: qʷáʕsqiʔ. Etym: √qʷs. blue jay; Blue Jay, a character that interprets things backwards. way̓ axáʔ qʷásqiʔ naʔɬ nkʷəl̕múts nc̓íʔcən, ixíʔ ikscaptíkʷləm. Well, this here BlueJay and his brother-in-law the Wolf, that's what I'm going to talk about. x̌minks axáʔ iʔ st̓əmkəʔílts axáʔ iʔ qaʔɬilmíxʷəm, qʷásqiʔ. Blue Jay likes his daughter, the chief's daughter. Sp qʷásqʷiʔ; Cm qʷas‑qʷy̓; Th qʷasqʷi-.

qʷax̌ʷx̌ʷ   [qʷáx̌ʷəx̌ʷ] Morph: qʷax̌ʷ•x̌ʷ. Etym: √qʷx̌ʷ. fingered (said of bucks' horns). qʷax̌ʷx̌ʷ.

qʷay1   [qʷay] Morph: qʷay. Etym: √qʷy. 1 • often. way̓ lut qʷay iʔ sqilxʷ kʷu t̓a ckícstəm. It isn't often that people come to visit us. lut sqʷays kʷu t̓a ckícstsəlx t sqilxʷ. It isn't often that people get here.

2 • to be rich. lut kən qʷay. I am not rich. way̓ ʕapnáʔ kʷu qʷáyqʷəyt. kʷu qʷay ʕapnáʔ yaʕyáʕt stímtət. Now we are rich. We are rich with all our things. Sp qʷey frequently, easily, plenty; Cm qʷay; Cr qʷiy to abound; Sh c̓qʷey to be well-provided, have plenty. See: qʷy.

qʷay2   [qʷay] Morph: qʷay. Variant: qʷaʕy. Etym: √qʷy. blue; green. axáʔ q̓sápiʔ axáʔ iʔ təmxʷúlaʔxʷ, t̓i qʷaˑˑy. Long time ago this land was really green. qʷaʕy iʔ skʷil̕s. Purple. axáʔ iʔ naqs qʷaʕy, uɬ axáʔ iʔ naqs kʷr̓ilxʷ. One blue, and one yellow. Sp √qʷay blue, blue-green, green; Cm qʷiy blue; qʷayúl̕əxʷ good green grass; Sh √qʷiy, qʷey, qʷy-qʷi-t blue, purple. Th √qʷəz blue; Li √qʷaz, qʷəz:qʷáz} blue, skyblue. See: qʷy.

qʷayíls   [qʷayíls] Morph: qʷayíls. Etym: √qʷy. to have enough. ixíʔ uɬ qʷayílsəlx iʔ t sɬiqʷ put way̓ kstaʔmínaʔlx. And when they have enough meat to last them the winter. See: qʷaqʷíyc; qʷay1.

qʷayqʷyt   [qʷáyqʷəyt, qʷáyqʷit] Morph: qʷay•qʷy+t. Etym: √qʷy. to be rich; to have much. kən qʷáyqʷət. I have lots. mat way̓ uníxʷ ilmíxʷəm mat uníxʷ qʷáyqʷəyt. My, but he must be a great king. way̓ ʕapnáʔ kʷu qʷáyqʷəyt. kʷu qʷay ʕapnáʔ yaʕyáʕt stímtət. Now we are rich. We are rich with all our things. See: qʷayils; qʷay1.

qʷáy̓a   [qʷáy̓a] Morph: qʷáy̓a. Etym: √qʷyʔ. qʷáy̓a. qʷáy̓a.

qʷaʕ1   [qʷaʕ] Morph: qʷaʕ. Variant: qʷaʕʷ. Etym: √qʷʕ. to be drunk, silly, crazy. qʷaʕ See: qʷaʕʷ.

qʷaʕ2   [qʷaʕ] Morph: qʷaʕ. Etym: √qʷʕ. to drag s.t. Gram: +nt transitive ik̓líʔ qʷaʕntísəlx uɬ klíqnaʔsəlx. They dragged it and they buried it.

qʷaʕ3   [qʷaʕ] Morph: qʷaʕ. Etym: √qʷʕ. qʷaʕ: the sound made by Raven when he talks. qʷaʕ kʷ c̓aʔknálaʔk. What's the matter?

qʷaʕáp   [qʷaʕáp] Morph: qʷaʕá+p. Etym: √qʷʕ. s.t. has moved, has been dragged away, has shifted. qʷaʕáp. It has moved; has been dragged away; it has shifted. Cm qʷəʕʷp qʷʕʷ-p to slide, slip. See: qʷaʕ2.

qʷaʕctm   [qʷáctəm] Morph: qʷaʕc+t+m. Etym: √qʷʕc. to be early.

qʷáʕlx̌i   [qʷáʕlx̌i] Morph: qʷáʕlx̌i. Etym: √qʷʕlx̌. (fish) gills. qʷáʕlx̌i. See Sh qʷəqʷllóy̓ə (?); Th /qʷálxʷeʔ [fish] gills; Li qʷạḷx̌ʷạʔ gills.

qʷáʕmiʔst   [qʷáʕmiʔst] Morph: qʷáʕ+miʔst. Variant: qʷáʕʷmiʔst. Etym: √qʷʕ. do crazy things; act crazy. See: qʷaʕʷ; qʷaʕ1.

qʷaʕqʷáʕ   [qʷaʕqʷáʕ] Morph: qʷaʕ•qʷáʕ. Etym: √tyqʷ. to be drunk, mad, rabid. sqʷáʕqʷaʕx iʔ kəkwáp. A rabid dog. cəm̓ tiyáqʷt iʔ sqilxʷ ɬə qʷaʕqʷáʕ. The Indians might fight when they get drunk. Sp qʷoʔqʷáw̓ rabies; qʷoʔqʷaw̓w̓ he's demented or deranged because of mental illness. See: qʷaʕ1; qʷaʕʷ.

qʷaʕqʷaʕscút   [qʷaʕqʷaʕscút] Morph: qʷaʕ•qʷaʕ+scút. Etym: √qʷʕ (√qʷʕʷ). to be teasing or playful. scqʷaʕqʷaʕscútx iʔ kəkwáp. The dog is teasing, playing. Sp qʷoqʷo-s-cót he's in trouble (because he's so mischievous). See: qʷaʕ1; qʷaʕʷ.

qʷáʕqʷaʕt   [qʷáʕqʷaʕt] Morph: qʷáʕ•qʷaʕ+t. Etym: √qʷʕ. to be ornery. Cr qʷeʕʷ+qʷeʕʷ+t feebleminded, foolish, silly. See: qʷaʕ1.

qʷáʕsqiʔ   [qʷáʕsqiʔ] Morph: qʷáʕsqiʔ. Variant: qʷásqiʔ. Etym: √qʷʕs. Blue Jay; blue jay. ixíʔ ta nək̓ʷsílk̓ qʷáʕsqiʔ, aʔ kstəmtíma. One family Blue Jay, he had a grandmother. Sp √qʷásqʷiʔ bluejay, stellar jay, Bluejay; Cm qʷašqʷy̓ bluejay; Cr qʷásqn̓ blue jay; Th /qʷá[•qʷ]sqʷi [√qʷásqʷəy ? Blue-Jay.

qʷaʕy   [qʷaʕy] Morph: qʷaʕy. Etym: √qʷy. to be black. Gram: in Magpieʼs son's speech ʕ̓aˑˑn̓ incá kən qʷaʕy, anwí piq. Oh, mine is black, yours white. See: q̓ʷaʕy1.

qʷaʕysʔílxʷ   [qʷaʕysʔílxʷ] Morph: qʷaʕy+sʔílxʷ. Etym: √qʷʕy. greenbacks; paper money. uɬ aɬíʔ pnicíʔ nak̓ʷá way̓ kɬqʷáʕysʔilxʷ. And at that time they didn’t have green (paper) money. See: qʷay2.

qʷáʕyx̌n   [qʷáʕyx̌ən] Morph: qʷáʕyx̌n. Etym: √qʷʕy. greenback. qʷáʕyx̌n. See: qʷay2.

qʷaʕʷ   [qʷaʕʷ] Morph: qʷaʕʷ. Variant: qʷaʕ1. Etym: √qʷʕʷ. to be drunk, silly, crazy. aɬíʔ kmix scqʷaʕx. He's always drunk. Sp √qʷew (qʷaw) drunk, crazy, senseless; Cm qʷaʕʷ be drunk; Cr √qʷʕʷ qʷeʕʷ drunk, insane. See: qʷaʕ1.

qʷáʕʷmiʔst   [qʷáʕʷmiʔst] Morph: qʷáʕʷ+miʔst. Variant: qʷáʕmiʔst. Etym: √qʷʕʷ. do crazy things; act crazy. məɬ n̓ín̓w̓iʔ lut ksqʷáʕʷmiʔstəmp. Don't do anything crazy! kʷ cpəpsáʕyaʔ cəm̓ kƛ̓aʔíplantxʷəlx, pnaʔ kʷ qʷáʕʷwmist. You have got no sense, you might cause them problems, you might do something silly. See: qʷaʕʷ; qʷaʕ1.

qʷaʕʷmscút   [qʷaʕʷmscút] Morph: qʷaʕʷ+mscút. Etym: √qʷʕʷ. to be crazy or wild; to act crazy, irresponsibly. lut t̓ isqʷəqʷáʕʷqʷut, lut t̓ iksqʷaʕʷmscút. I'm not wild, I won't do anything crazy. See: qʷaʕʷ; qʷaʕ1.

qʷaʕʷqʷʕʷt   [qʷáʕʷqʷut] Morph: qʷaʕʷ•qʷʕʷ+t. Etym: √qʷʕʷ. to be crazy. cəm̓ way̓ ixíʔ pnaʔ kɬqʷáʕʷqʷut aláʔ ckicx. There might be some no good people who get here. Sp qʷáwqʷu-t he's always acting goofy. See: qʷaʕʷ; qʷaʕ1.

qʷaʔ   [qʷaʔ] Morph: qʷaʔ. Etym: √qʷʔ. root with meaning "familiar, accustomed" on which several stems are formed. See: qʷaʔmí(n); nqʷaʔmús; sqʷʔam; qʷaʔmíkst; qʷaʔmmín; qʷaʔmnwíxʷ; qʷaʔqʷʔmnwíxʷ; qʷaʔqʷaʔmncút; qʷʔamsqáx̌aʔ; qʷaʔqʷʔamsqáx̌aʔm; tqʷaʔmiw̓s; tqʷaʔmús. Sp √qʷʔem familiar with, accustomed to; Cr qʷiʔ accustomed.

qʷaʔcínaʔ   [qʷaʔcínaʔ] Morph: qʷaʔcínaʔ. Etym: √qʷc. warm weather. uc ɬ iscxʷəlxʷált kəm̓ k̓əɬtwín, mi kʷu ksqʷaʔcínaʔ. I might never make it until the warm weather. Lit: I might be alive or fall short, and then we'll have warm weather. Sp qeʔ čɬ-qʷeʔcéneʔ warm weather is upon us. See: qʷac.

qʷaʔlíp̓aʔ   [qʷaʔlíp̓aʔ] Morph: qʷaʔlíp̓aʔ. Etym: √qʷʔlp̓ʔ (?). baby lice. cqʷaʔlíp̓aʔ. Little baby lice.

qʷaʔlstmnwíxʷ   [qʷaʔlstmənwíxʷ] Morph: qʷaʔl+st+mnwíxʷ. Variant: qʷʔalstwíxʷ. Etym: √qʷl. to argue. qʷaʔlstmənwíxʷəlx. They argued. See: qʷlqʷlstwixʷ.

qʷaʔɬmncút   [qʷaʔɬməncút] Morph: qʷaʔɬ+mncút. Etym: √qʷɬ. snow or dust afloat, mid-air. qʷaʔɬməncút iʔ təmxʷúlaʔxʷ, ixíʔ stxrútəms. The snow was floating around the earth. He went up the hill. Sp qʷuʔɬ-m-n-cút a dust storm (or a blizzard) arose. See: qʷuɬ.

qʷaʔmíkst   [qʷaʔmíkst] Morph: qʷaʔmikst. Etym: √qʷʔ. to get used to s.t. axáʔm scx̌síkstəmsəlx yaʔ ksqʷaʔmíkst. Those who know how to fix them took pains. uɬ axáʔ yaʔ ksqʷaʔmíkst, ta k̓ʷənxásq̓ət wʔyúsxən kəm̓ iʔ sck̓ʷəl̕scq̓ílən. Those who are used to it, it takes them several days to finish shoe work or arrow work. See: qʷaʔ.

qʷaʔmíkstm   [qʷaʔmíkstəm] Morph: qʷaʔmikst+m. Etym: √qʷʔ. to get used to s.t. Gram: +nt transitive məɬ way̓ kən ɬxəƛ̓páɬq uɬ aɬíʔ uɬ qʷaʔmíkstmən iʔ sənkɬc̓aʔsqáx̌aʔ. and I won again, because I got used to horses. ksqʷaʔmíkstməntəm iʔ scm̓im̓yaʔncútət, iʔ sck̓ʷúl̕tət. We're going to get used to what we're learning, to our work. See: qʷaʔmíkst.

qʷaʔmí(n)   [qʷaʔmín] Morph: qʷaʔ+mín. Etym: √qʷʔ. to be or get used to s.t.; to be or get familiar with or accustomed to s.t. uɬ way̓ qʷaʔmísəlx iʔ sənt̓ək̓ʷkiʔsqáx̌aʔm i laprít uɬ k̓amtíw̓s aɬíʔ way̓ xƛ̓áƛ̓əlx. They are used to putting saddles on horses, and the bridle, and jump on the horse, because they are grown. Sp √qʷʔem familiar with, accustomed to; Cr qʷiʔ accustomed. See: qʷaʔ.

qʷaʔmmín   [qʷaʔmˑín] Morph: qʷaʔm+mín. Etym: √qʷʔm. to have gotten used to s.t. Gram: +nt transitive qʷaʔmˑín iʔ sq̓ʷəq̓ʷúƛ̓aʔxnəm. I got used to running races. way̓ uɬ qʷaʔmmís iʔ syríwaxəns. He had got used to his snowshoes. xʷúˑˑy, mat ixíʔ qʷaʔmmíntməlx. Time went by, maybe they got used to them. məɬ qʷaʔmmíntp uɬ qʷaʔmmíɬəms, uɬ way̓ qəmpmíɬəms, lut nixʷ kstxt̓ɬúləms. And youʼll get used to it, and theyʼll get used to you, and theyʼll calm down about you, they wonʼt watch you any more. Gram: middle t̓əxʷ isqʷaʔmˑínəm iʔ suyápix ya nqʷəlqʷílt. I got used to the English talk. See: qʷaʔmí(n).

qʷaʔmnwíxʷ   [qʷaʔmnwíxʷ] Morph: qʷaʔ+mnwíxʷ. Etym: √qʷʔ. to introduce s.o. to s.o. Gram: +st transitive uɬ aɬíʔ ixíʔ qʷaʔmənwíxʷstməlx axáʔ iʔ t st̓əmkʔílts. And his daughter introduced him. kʷu qʷaʔmənwíxʷstxʷ You introduced me. kʷu aksqʷaʔmnwíxʷstəm, kʷu aksəxʷnwíxʷstəm. Give us an introduction, get us acquainted. See: qʷaʔ.

qʷaʔqʷaʔlmst   [qʷaʔqʷaʔlmst] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷaʔl+m+st. Etym: √qʷl. to interrogate s.o. or put s.o. on trial. way̓ ixíʔ suwsíwsəlx qʷaʔqʷaʔləmstísəlx. And they started asking her questions, put her on trial. qʷaʔqʷaʔləmstúmən. I put you on trial. See: qʷaʔqʷaʔl.

qʷaʔqʷaʔlúlaʔxʷ   [qʷaʔqʷaʔlúlaʔxʷ] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷaʔlúlaʔxʷ. Etym: √qʷl. to talk about the land; political talk. uɬ way̓ t̓i cqʷaʔqʷaʔlúlaʔxʷ. They still speak about the land. See: qʷaʔqʷʔál.

qʷaʔqʷaʔmncút   [qʷaʔqʷaʔməncút] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷaʔ+mncút. Etym: √qʷʔ. to practice. ixíʔ n̓ín̓w̓iʔ kʷu qʷaʔqʷaʔməncút. We will practice. See: qʷaʔmí(n).

qʷaʔqʷaʔmst   [qʷaʔqʷaʔmst] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷaʔ+m+st. Etym: √qʷʔ. to train s.o. caʔkʷ cus i ta nqílxʷcən kʷu qʷaʔqʷaʔmstís i l sk̓amtíw̓s like they say in Indian, he trained me in riding. See: qʷaʔqʷʔám.

qʷaʔqʷílmiʔst   [qʷaʔqʷílmiʔst] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷíl+miʔst. Etym: √qʷl. to take one's time; to go slow. xʷət̓t̓pnúmts iʔ tkɬmilxʷ itíʔ ɬqʷaʔqʷílmiʔst itíʔ uɬ ɬənʔúɬxʷ. The woman jumped up, took her time going back in.

qʷaʔqʷʔál   [qʷaʔqʷʔál] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷʔál. Etym: √qʷl. (several persons) talk, discuss; to speak on an issue. iʔ ƛ̓ax̌əx̌ƛ̓x̌áp ɬa cqʷaʔqʷʔál, ixíʔ a ck̓k̓níyaʔmstn. When the elders talk I always listen. huhúy kʷu ksqʷaʔqʷʔálaʔx. Let's talk. iʔ l sk̓laxʷ naʔɬ isqʷsqʷaʔsíʔa kʷu cqʷaqʷʔál iʔ k̓l kɬcáwtət. In the evening my children and I talk about what we are going to do. iʔ məlqnúps qʷəlqʷílt, uɬ iʔ sxƛ̓uƛ̓lx qʷəlqʷílt, iʔ sqilxʷ qʷəlqʷílt, qʷaʔqʷʔálˑx náx̌əmɬ lut ksənsxʷnaʔmənwíxʷsəlx. An eagle talks, and a ground hog talks, a person talks, they all talk, but they don't understand one another. kən xʷuy k̓əl scqʷaʔqʷʔalmíx. I went to the trial. kʷu qʷaʔqʷʔál uɬ t̓əxʷ mi ʔasíl x̌əx̌yáɬnəx̌ʷ. We talked until two o'clock. cqʷaʔqʷʔállx. They held a meeting. kʷu ksqʷaʔqʷʔalmíxaʔx. Let's backbite him. See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷaʔqʷʔált   [qʷaʔqʷʔált] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷʔál+t. Etym: √qʷl. to discuss. kʷu ksqʷaʔqʷʔáltaʔx. We are going to discuss. See: qʷaʔqʷʔál.

qʷaʔqʷʔám   [qʷaʔqʷʔám] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷʔám. Etym: √qʷʔ. to fit in.

qʷaʔqʷʔamsqáx̌aʔm   [qʷaʔqʷʔamsqáx̌aʔm] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷʔa+msqáx̌aʔ+m. Etym: √qʷʔm. to gentle or tame a horse. kən qʷaʔqʷʔamsqáx̌aʔm. I'll tame the horse. See: qʷʔamsqáx̌aʔ.

qʷaʔqʷʔmnwíxʷ   [qʷaʔqʷʔəmnwíxʷ] Morph: qʷaʔ•qʷʔm+nwixʷ. Etym: √qʷm. to be used to each other. qʷaʔqʷʔəmnwíxʷ. They're used to each other. See: qʷaʔmnwíxʷ.

qʷcqʷacqn   [qʷəcqʷácqən] Morph: qʷc•qʷacqn. Etym: √qʷc. hats; several have hats on. ilíʔ iʔ qʷəcqʷácqən ʔísk̓ʷləms. He threw down the caps. axáʔ iʔ smaʔmʔím yəyʕát cqʷácqnəlx, t̓əxʷ iʔ ksɬq̓əlxáyaʔqən. These women all have hats on, night caps. See: qʷacqn.

qʷcqʷacqnm   [qʷəcqʷácqnəm] Morph: qʷc•qʷacqn+m. Etym: √qʷc. several put on hats. way̓ ixíʔ yaʔx̌íʔ cqʷəcqʷácqənməlx. Well, they all put their caps on. See: qʷacqnm.

qʷc̓iʔ   [qʷc̓iʔ] Morph: qʷc̓iʔ. Etym: √qʷc̓ʔ. pithouse; subterrenean house; kickwillie house. iʔ qʷc̓iʔ məɬ t̓iʔ way̓ ixíʔ cən̓uʔw̓ár̓ iʔ t x̌sísəlp̓ lut iʔ ta cpuʔúl̕. Pithouses had small fires in them with wood that didn’t smoke.

qʷil   [qʷil] Morph: qʷil. Etym: √qʷl. to cheat; to cheat s.o. Gram: intransitive ixíʔ ʕác̓ənt, scqʷilx sənk̓l̕íp. Look, Coyote cheated. Gram: +nt transitive cqʷílən ispuʔús. I cheated my heart. qʷíləntsən. I cheated you. Gram: middle kʷ scqʷíləms. She is faking you; she is cheating you. lut aksqʷíləm, lut akst̓yám, lut aksnáq̓ʷ. Don't cheat, don't be lazy, don't steal. uɬ ixíʔ t̓i kʷ scqʷíləms xʷus kʷ ksʔítxaʔx. She’s just faking you to put you to sleep in a hurry. náx̌əmɬ cəm̓ kʷ qʷíləm nckʷúsəntxʷ uɬ lut swit t̓ aksl̕áx̌t. But if you cheat and pull the reins, nobody will be your friend. pna asəxʷk̓amtíw̓s kʷ sqʷíləms. Maybe your jockey is cheating you. Sp qʷil to cheat; Cm qʷil‑m to cheat; Cr qʷil cheat, swindle; Sh qʷil-n-s to deceive;; Th qʷiyˑ/qʷih √qʷəy false secret.

qʷilcn   [qʷílcən] Morph: qʷilcn. Etym: √qʷl. fir boughs; boughs. ixíʔ məɬ nʔask̓ʷlítkʷsəlx, uɬ iʔ sútən, iʔ qʷílcən. They threw them in the water, and the things, the fir boughs. mxiɬp iʔ qʷílcəns. Cedar boughs. t̓əxʷ way̓ iʔ skpəllíksts iʔ stkəlkəlxmíkstṇ, ixíʔ uɬ scústsəlx iʔ qʷílcən. Those which sprout from the limbs, these they call palm boughs. Sp qʷelcn grand fir; Cm qʷalcn tree boughs; Sh qʷelcn pine bough.

qʷilm   [qʷíləm] Morph: qʷil+m. Variant: qʷilm̓; qʷil̕m. Etym: √qʷl. (to sing) a medicine song. kən kʷn̓im t inqʷíləm̓. I sing my song. axáʔ ixíʔ ɬaʔ kɬqʷíl̕əm. That's his song. iʔ st̓əlsqílxʷ ka ck̓ʷúləmstsəlx iʔ qʷíləm məɬ kənkənxtwíxʷəlx. The People-To-Be will use these songs to help each other. ixíʔ aʔ cmistís iʔ qʷílqən iʔ qʷíləms. He's the one who knows the Porcupine song. incá kən kʷu cus isqʷsíʔ uɬ ṇkʷaˑníxtṇ iʔ ta nqílxʷcən qʷíləm nqləmxʷqíntṇ. My son asked me and I sang, Indian medicine songs and love songs. uc kʷ kɬqʷíləm. Have you got a song? iʔ qʷil̕əm x̌minks iʔ ksníxəlmiʔs uɬ yaʕyáʕt nkʷakʷíɬtṇ ya cmystín. He wanted to hear medicine songs and all the other songs I know. Sp qʷél-m; Cm qʷal‑m spiritual song; Cr qʷílem̓ anthen, aria, ballad, canticle, canto, carol, chanson, song; see Th /kʷéy̓-m [of Indian doctor] sing, chant.

qʷilm̓   [qʷíləm̓] Morph: qʷil+m. Variant: qʷilm. Etym: √qʷl. a (medicine) song; a tune.

qʷilqn   [qʷílqən] Morph: qʷilqn. Etym: √qʷl. porcupine. ixíʔ aʔ cmistís iʔ qʷílqən iʔ qʷíləms. He's the one who knows the Porcupine song. Sh qʷil-qn wolverine; Th /qʷil(c)qn wolverine; Li qʷílqən wolverine.

qʷil̕m   [kɬqʷíl̕əm] Morph: qʷil̕+m. Variant: qʷilm; qʷilm̓. Etym: √qʷl. a song. axáʔ ixíʔ ɬaʔ kɬqʷíl̕əm. That's his song.

qʷimm   [qʷimˑ] Morph: qʷim̓•m̓. Variant: qʷim̓m̓. Etym: √qʷm̓. to startle, to get startled.

qʷimmst   [qʷimmst] Morph: qʷim•m+st. Variant: qʷim̓m̓st. Etym: √qʷm. to surprise or startle s.o.; to make s.o. skittish. kʷu qʷim̓m̓stxʷ uɬ kn c̓q̓mist. You startled me and I jerked backed. qʷim̓ˑstmən. I surprised you. lut kʷu aksqʷímˑstəm. Don't surprise me! kʷu qʷim̓m̓ɬtxʷ inkwáp uɬ c̓q̓mist. You startled my horse and it had a start. See: qʷimm.

qʷimqʷmt   [qʷímqʷəmt] Morph: qʷim•qʷm+t. Etym: √qʷm. to be nervous, skittish (as a horse); nervous. qʷímqʷəmt. Nervous, skittish (e.g. a horse). See: qʷimm.

qʷim̓m̓   [qʷim̓m̓] Morph: qʷim̓•m̓. Variant: qʷimm. Etym: √qʷm. to be surprised, skittish, in a hurry. Gram: intransitive t̓i kən qʷim̓ˑ. Gee, I got surprised! way̓ xʷustx way̓ kən qʷim̓m̓ kən nk̓əwpíls. Hurry, I'm in a hurry, I'm lonesome. way̓ qʷim̓m̓ axáʔ iʔ kɬtkɬmílxʷs. His wife got in a hurry. kən sqʷím̓ˑx. I got scared. Gram: +nt transitive uɬ way̓ kən nkʷaʔcnúxʷ, uɬ way̓ qʷim̓mən. And then I got late, and I was anxious. Sp qʷim̓ always in a hurry.

qʷim̓m̓st   [qʷim̓m̓st] Morph: qʷim̓•m̓+st. Variant: qʷimmst. Etym: √qʷm. to startle or surprise s.o. kʷu qʷim̓m̓sts iʔ scəq̓cq̓ám. The thunder scared me. lut iksk̓əɬx̌x̌láʕsəm cəm̓ qʷím̓m̓stən. I will not look, I might startle him. See: qʷim̓m̓.

qʷin   [qʷin] Morph: qʷin. Etym: √qʷn. to be green; to be blue. yaʕyáʕt qʷin iʔ təmxʷúlaxʷ iʔ sc̓ʔak̓ʷ. The earth will be green with flowers. Sp hi qʷín it's green, it's purple; Cm qʷin green; Cr qʷen blue, green, celadon; Sh √qʷin be phosphorescent; Th √qʷəy blue.

qʷins   [qʷins] Morph: qʷins. Etym: √qʷn. green or blue face. qʷins. See: qʷin.

qʷintkʷ   [qʷintkʷ] Morph: qʷintkʷ. Etym: √qʷn. qʷintkʷ. qʷintkʷ.

qʷiy   [qʷiy] Morph: qʷiy. Etym: √qʷy. to pile boughs; to make a lean-to. Gram: +nt transitive qʷíysəlx. They made a lean-to.

qʷíylaʔxʷ   [qʷíylaʔxʷ] Morph: qʷíylaʔxʷ. Etym: √qʷy. boughs on the ground; to pile boughs on the ground. Gram: intransitive ilíʔ mat caʕlxsts iʔ k̓ʷək̓ʷyúmaʔ, uɬ ilíʔ t̓i ixíʔ cqʷíylaʔxʷ. That's where he must have bathed the little one, the boughs are still on the ground. Gram: +nt transitive uɬ x̌ʷiƛ̓s iʔ qʷílcən, qʷíylaʔxʷs. He broke some fir boughs, he lay them on the ground. See: qʷiy.

qʷiylpm   [qʷíylpəm] Morph: qʷiylp+m. Etym: √qʷy. Gram: phonetics not clear to make a bed of boughs. Gram: intransitive way̓ kən ksksqʷílpaʔx. I have got to have something under me. Gram: middle k̓əl kl̕əl̕kʷút uɬ ixíʔ nixʷ scqʷíylpəms sənk̓líp. Coyote also made a bed a little ways off there. See Th qʷəy̓ strip limbs/needles. See: qʷiy.

qʷiʔɬmláql̕k   [qʷiʔɬmláqəl̕k] Morph: qʷiʔɬmláql̕k. Etym: √qʔɬ ?. qʷiʔɬmláql̕k. qʷiʔɬmláql̕k.

qʷlap   [qʷlap] Morph: qʷla+p. Etym: √qʷl. the smell of mold. qʷlap.

qʷláwi   [qʷláwi] Morph: qʷláwi. Variant: qʷlíwa. Etym: √qʷlw. nodding onion (allium cernuum). qʷláwi. Sp qʷléwiʔ onion; Cr qʷlíw+l̕š bulb, wild onion, onion; Sh qʷléwe wild onion; Th √qʷəléwe(ʔ) wild onion; Li qʷláwaʔ onion.

qʷlíwa   [qʷlíwa] Morph: qʷlíwa. Etym: √qʷlw. Variant: qʷláwi. nodding onion (allium cernuum). qʷlíwa. Sp qʷléwiʔ onion; Cr qʷlíw+l̕š bulb, wild onion, onion; Sh qʷléwe wild onion; Th √qʷəléwe(ʔ) wild onion; Li qʷláwaʔ onion.

qʷlmin   [qʷəlmín] Morph: qʷl+min. Etym: √qʷl. ashes; cinders. k̓ʷul̕l̕ t qʷəlmín. It turned to ashes. ixíʔ ʔaˑˑq̓ʷs iʔ qʷəlmín. He scraped the cinders away. ixíʔ ntqúsəs iʔ qʷəlmín uɬ xiʔ taʔx̌ílsts uɬ t̓iʔ x̌ast. He put his hands on the ashes, did like that, and it was healed. Sp qʷl-min qʷlil; See Cm sqʷlatkʷp; Sh √qʷl dust, ashes.

qʷlqʷil   [qʷəlqʷíl] Morph: qʷl•qʷil. Etym: √qʷl. to talk; to tell; to call. Gram: +nt transitive uɬ ʕapnáʔ k̓əɬpaʔx̌əntíp iʔ qʷəlqʷílɬmən. Now you'll think about what I told you. ixíʔ mi sic qʷəlqʷílɬmən. Then I will talk to you. Gram: +st transitive kʷu qʷəlqʷílskʷ. Talk to me! Sp qʷel talk, give a speech; qʷlqʷél-t he talked; Cr √qʷl, qʷaʔ+qʷel̕ speak.

qʷlqʷilst   [qʷəlqʷílst] Morph: qʷl•qʷil+st. Etym: √qʷl. talk to s.o. Gram: +st transitive uɬ qʷəlqʷílstsəlx iʔ sqʷsíʔsəlx. And they talked to their son. kʷm̓iɬ kiʔ qʷəlqʷíltstəm axáʔ t sk̓ʷək̓ʷíməlt. Suddenly a child spoke to him. lut ksnaʔc̓ntílsəmp iʔ p iksqʷəlqʷílstəm. Don't be offended by what I'm about to tell you. way̓ ixíʔ lut ʕác̓ənt anwí t̓ isənt̓inaʔscút kʷu ɬa cqʷəlqʷílstxʷ. Look, I didn't dispute what you were telling me. cniɬc iʔ cqʷəlqʷílsts. He’s the one that called him. See: qʷlqʷil.

qʷlqʷilt   [qʷəlqʷílt] Morph: qʷl•qʷil+t. Etym: √qʷl. to talk (of humans and animals); to sound off; to make a speech. Gram: intransitive kən mán̓xʷəm, mi sic itlíʔ kən qʷəlqʷílt iʔ t k̓ʷək̓ʷínaʔ. I'll smoke, and then I'll talk some more. t̓i k̓ʷək̓ʷínaʔcən iscqʷəlqʷílt, lut t̓ xʷaʔcín. I'm going to tell you in a few words, not many. iʔ məlqnúps qʷəlqʷílt, uɬ iʔ sxƛ̓uƛ̓lx qʷəlqʷílt, iʔ sqilxʷ qʷəlqʷílt, qʷaʔqʷʔálˑx náx̌əmɬ lut ksənsxʷnaʔmənwíxʷsəlx. Eagles talk, and ground hogs talk, a person talks, they all talk, but they don't understand one another. uɬ haʔ wnixʷ haʔ ixíʔ ascqʷəlqʷílt iʔ l ascq̓áy̓. Is what you said in your letter true? mʕaws iʔ scqʷəlqʷílts. She broke her word. way̓ lut, lut t̓ə scqʷəlqʷílts. No, He never said it. iscqʷəlqʷílt ixíʔ stəɬtáɬt. What I said is the truth. incá kʷu q̓əy̓ɬtísəlx iskʷíst, ikscqʷəlqʷílt. They signed my name, like I was speaking. t̓iʔ k̓ʷək̓ʷínaʔcən kiʔ kən cqʷəlqʷílt ta nqílxʷcən. I talk a little Indian. way̓, axáʔ John a cqʷəlqʷílt. Hello, this is John speaking. n̓ín̓w̓iʔs cuntxʷ ik̓líʔ kən qʷəlqʷílt. In time tell her I called. uɬ way̓ min̓á tan̓mús kiʔ ixíʔ qʷəlqʷílt. I guess it's not for nothing that he said that. way̓ anwí mi kʷ qʷəlqʷílt, kʷ m̓ay̓ncútx. You do the talking, you tell the story. qʷəlqʷíltx itlíʔ, way̓ put ascqʷəlqʷílt. Talk more, you're saying it right. Gram: +st transtitive xʷuyx, lut aksəntq̓aʔlsínaʔm sənk̓l̕íp, way̓ n̓ín̓w̓iʔ t incá qʷəlqʷílstən. Go on, don't pay any attention to Coyote, I will talk to him. way̓ ixíʔ qʷəlqʷílstmən. That's what I'm telling you. way̓ kʷu k̓əɬq̓əy̓ɬtíxʷ axáʔ iʔ qʷəlqʷílstmən, lut aksənɬíptəm. Put down in writing what I'm telling you, don't you forget it. ixíʔ lut anwí isənt̓inaʔscút iʔ l kʷu qʷəlqʷílstxʷ. I didn't dispute your word when you talked to me. kʷu qʷəlqʷílskʷ. Talk to me! k̓əɬkícx iʔ k̓əl kɬtx̌ʷíw̓s, kʷm̓iɬ kiʔ qʷəlqʷílstəm t sk̓ʷk̓ʷíyməlt. He got half way, and suddenly a little child spoke to him. aɬíʔ scútx kʷu x̌minks pintk kʷu qilt məɬ t sqilxʷ qəlqʷílstn. He told me he likes that every time he sees me I talk in Indian. way̓ ixíʔ kʷu kʷúkstxʷ ɬ qʷəlqʷílstmən. I'm thankful that I got to talk to you. ilíʔ mútx, kʷ iksqʷəlqʷílstəm. Sit down there, I'm going to talk to you. Sp qʷlqʷél-t he talked; Cr qʷaʔ+qʷel̕ speak; Sh √qʷel to speak, talk; Th √qʷéy speak; Li √qʷal̕ to speak. See: qʷlqʷil.

qʷlqʷlmniɬp   [qʷəlqʷlmníɬp] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+mniɬp. Etym: √qʷl. antelope brush. qʷəlqʷlmníɬp iʔ k̓əl plsíc̓aʔm. Sage brush-like antelope brush used for smoking hides.

qʷlqʷlstnwixʷ   [qʷəlqʷəlstwíxʷ] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+st+nwixʷ. Etym: √qʷl. to talk with one another. kʷu sqʷəlqʷəlstwíxʷəxʷ t̓əxʷ mi kʷu nsxʷnaʔmənwíxʷ. Let's talk and understand one another. See: qʷlqʷlstwíxʷ.

qʷlqʷlstwixʷ   [qʷəlqʷəlstwíxʷ] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+st+wixʷ. Etym: √qʷl. to talk to one another; to argue. t̓əxʷ kʷaʔ csáx̌ʷtx, kʷu sqʷəlqʷəlstwíxʷx, t̓əxʷ mi kʷu ṇsuxʷnaʔmənwíxʷ. All right, come down (and) let's talk, so we may understand one another. See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷlqʷlt   [qʷəlqʷəlt] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+t. Etym: √qʷl. to teach (about) s.t. Gram: +tuɬt transitive ixíʔ aksqʷəlqʷəltúɬtəm asqʷəsqʷaʔsíʔa. You want to teach your children about it. See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷlqʷltiɬn   [qʷəlqʷltíɬən] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+tiɬn. Etym: √qʷl. to talk to people. lut t̓a cʕʷəyncút kəm̓ t̓a cqʷəlqʷəltíɬən. She never laughs or talk to anybody. See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷlqʷltiw̓s   [qʷəlqʷəltíw̓s] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+tiw̓s. Etym: √qʷl. to telephone s.o. qʷəlqʷəltíw̓sx iʔ k̓l səxʷntqʷəlqʷəltíw̓stən mi ksíwplaʔntxʷ. Phone the operator and ask! See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷlqʷltiʔst   [qʷəlqʷəltíʔst] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+tiʔst. Etym: √qʷl. to manage to talk; to be able to talk. way̓ qʷəlqʷəltíʔst, cut way̓ way̓ náxʷaʔst t səmx̌íkən. He got to talking, he said, he had gained a grizzly. See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷlqʷltnu   [qʷəlqʷəltnú] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+t+nu. Etym: √qʷl. to manage to talk to s.o. Gram: +nt transitive lut t̓ cqʷəlqʷəlˑtnúntxʷ. You never got a chance to talk to him. See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷlqʷltw̓scncut   [qʷəlqʷəltuʔscəncút] Morph: qʷl•qʷlt+w̓scn+cut. Etym: √qʷl. to talk about oneʼs thoughts. ixíʔ uɬ sqʷəlqʷəltuʔscəncúts sənk̓líp. Then Coyote started telling how he felt. uɬ aɬíʔ ixíʔ nixʷ iʔ scqʷəlqʷəlt[uʔs]cəncúts sənk̓lip. And Coyote was saying these other things he had done. See: qʷlqʷltw̓scut.

qʷlqʷltw̓scut   [qʷəlqʷəltuʔscút] Morph: qʷl•qʷltw̓s+cut. Etym: √qʷl. to brag. nɬək̓ʷk̓ʷmís ƛ̓əm iʔ scqʷəlqʷəltuʔscúts sənk̓líp. He remembered what Coyote had been saying he did. See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷlqʷltw̓sncut   [qʷəlqʷəltuʔsəncút] Morph: qʷl•qʷl+tw̓s+ncut. Etym: √qʷl. to talk to oneself. way̓ cʕ̓ayncút əcw̓áw̓ən̓x qʷəlqʷəltuʔsəncút aɬíʔ mat t c̓int məɬ itlíʔ w̓áˑˑw̓ən̓x a cənkʷním. He was smiling, war dancing, talking to himself, saying something, and dancing, singing. See: qʷlqʷltw̓scut.

qʷl̕al̕   [qʷl̕al̕] Morph: qʷl̕•al̕. Etym: √qʷl̕. Variant: qʷl̕aʕl̕. gall bladder. qʷl̕al̕. Sp qʷl̕ín̓ gall; Cm qʷl̕‑ip gall bladder; see Sh kʷlalst gall; see Th /kʷl-óʔ; see Li kʷə̣́ḷ-ən̓ gall, gall bladder.

qʷl̕aʕl̕   [qʷl̕aʕl̕] Morph: qʷl̕•aʕl̕. Etym: √qʷʕl̕. Variant: qʷl̕al̕. gall bladder. Sp qʷl̕ín̓ gall; Cm qʷl̕‑ip gall bladder; see Sh kʷlalst gall; see Th /kʷl-óʔ; see Li kʷə̣́ḷ-ən̓ gall, gall bladder. See: qʷl̕al̕.

qʷl̕qʷl̕mniɬp   [qʷəl̕qʷəl̕mníɬp] Morph: qʷl̕•qʷl̕+mniɬp. Etym: √qʷl̕. big sagebrush (artemisia tridentanta). qʷəl̕qʷəl̕mníɬp. See Sp q̓ʷlq̓ʷl-mnéɬp sagebrush; Cr qʷl+qʷl̕+m+níɬp sagebrush.

qʷl̕qʷl̕qin   [qʷəl̕qʷəl̕qín] Morph: qʷl̕•qʷl̕qin. Etym: √qʷl̕. 1 • pasture wormwood (artemisia frigida).

2 • big sagebrush (artemisia tridentata).

3 • short sagebrush (artemisia tripartita).

4 • fleabane (No. 2) (erigeron linearis). qʷəl̕qʷəl̕qín.

qʷɬin   [qʷɬin] Morph: qʷɬin. Etym: √qʷɬn. big white paper birch (betula papyrifera). qʷɬin. Sp qʷqʷɬín̓ waterbirch; Sh qʷɬin birch; Th √qʷəɬí ? white birch; Li √qʷəɬ birchbark; qʷəɬʔin-áz̓ birch.

qʷɬniɬp   [qʷəɬníɬp] Morph: qʷɬniɬp. Etym: √qʷɬn. alder; birch. qʷɬniɬp. Th qʷəɬ•-/qʷɬín̓-éɬp white birch trees. See: qʷɬin.

qʷmqʷim   [qʷəmqʷím] Morph: qʷm•qʷim. Variant: qʷm̓qʷim̓. Etym: √qʷm. to be prancing. hiˑ, iʔ kəwˑápsəlx qʷəmqʷím, kɬʔax̌lx̌ləw̓sílxʷ. Gee, their horses prance, they are well matched. Sp qʷm̓m̓sqáx̌eʔ his horse is acting lively, wanting to run. See: qʷimm.

qʷmqʷmcníc̓aʔ   [qʷəmqʷəmcníc̓aʔ] Morph: qʷm•qʷmcníc̓aʔ. Etym: √qʷm. qʷmqʷmcníc̓aʔ. qʷəmqʷəmcníc̓aʔ. William Seymour's name.

qʷmtikstm   [qʷumtíkstəm, qʷəmtíkstəm] Morph: qʷm+tikst+m. Etym: √qʷm. to finish off s.o. iʔ qʷumtíkstəms iʔ sənʔamʔímats. She done finished her grandchildren. Sp √qʷm die (pl).

qʷm̓ap1   [qʷm̓ap] Morph: qʷm̓a+p. Etym: √qʷm̓. to be or go far. maɬ lut aksqʷm̓ap. Don’t go too far. Sp qʷum̓ far, far away... dull; Cm qʷm̓‑p be distant, far off in time or place; Cr qʷum̓ dim, grat, lacklustre.

qʷm̓ap2   [qʷm̓ap] Morph: qʷm̓a+p. Etym: √qʷm. to faint. cm̓ ilíʔ kʷ qʷm̓ap. Maybe you’ll faint. sp̓áp̓qəs iʔ yutlxʷ uɬ xiʔ nák̓ʷəm uɬ iʔ ƛ̓lal ilíʔ t̓əxʷ qʷm̓áp. She hit Raven over the head and he lay dead there, fainted. Sp qʷm̓-íp several have died; Cr a+can+qʷém̓+p ... faint, pass out.

qʷm̓iwt   [qʷm̓iwt] Morph: qʷm̓iwt. Etym: √qʷm̓. 1 • long ago; a long way; a long time. ixíʔ way̓ qʷm̓iwt kiʔ ƛ̓lal. He died long ago. uɬ axáʔ way̓ qʷm̓iwt, way̓ itíʔ nis. It was a long time, and he's gone. uɬ ʕác̓ənt iʔ sqʷm̓iwts, uɬ ʕapnáʔ isúxʷəm. And look how long it was, and now I recognize it. iʔ sqʷm̓iwts kən ɬaʔ cm̓áy̓aʔm. lut kən t̓a c̓ayx̌ʷt. It was a long time that I told stories. I don't get tired.

2 • far away. təl̕ qʷm̓iwt kaʔ ɬcxʷúystən. I brought him back from long ways. See: qʷm̓ap1.

qʷm̓pus   [qʷəm̓pús] Morph: qʷm̓+pus. Etym: √qʷm. a long s.t. qʷəm̓pús iʔ sp̓íc̓ən. A long rope. See: qʷm̓ap1.

qʷm̓qʷim̓   [qʷəm̓qʷím̓] Morph: qʷm̓•qʷim̓. Variant: qʷmqʷim. Etym: √qʷm̓. to prance. hiˑ, iʔ kəw̓wápsəls qʷəm̓qʷím̓ kɬʔax̌əx̌luʔsílxʷ. Their horses prance and they're well matched.

qʷm̓qʷm̓sqáx̌aʔ   [qʷəm̓qʷəm̓sqáx̌aʔ] Morph: qʷm̓•qʷm̓sqáx̌aʔ. Etym: √qʷm̓. (to be on) a prancing horse. ixíʔ a cxʔit ixíʔ nk̓sils ixíʔ ilmíxʷəm a cqʷəqʷəmsqáx̌aʔ. That one in the lead, the mean one, that chief on the prancing horse. Sp qʷm̓m̓sqáx̌eʔ his horse is acting lively, wanting to run. See: qʷm̓sqáx̌aʔ.

qʷm̓sqáx̌aʔ   [qʷəm̓sqáx̌aʔ] Morph: qʷm̓sqáx̌aʔ. Etym: √qʷm̓. (to be) on a prancing horse. taˑˑ cuwtán iʔ sqəl̕tmíxʷ t̓ə cqʷəm̓sqáx̌aʔ. The man came, the one on the prancing horse. See: qʷm̓qʷim̓.

qʷnɬpíc̓aʔ   [qʷənɬpíc̓aʔ] Morph: qʷnɬpíc̓aʔ. Etym: √qʷnɬp. qʷnɬpíc̓aʔ. ixíʔ həɬq̓ymtíkən, uɬ istəmtímaʔ qʷənɬpíc̓aʔ. Thatʼs q̓ymtíkənʼs people and my grandmother qʷənɬpíc̓aʔ.

qʷnswíkɬc̓aʔ   [qʷənswíkɬc̓aʔ] Morph: qʷn+s+wíkɬc̓aʔ. Etym: √qʷn, √wk. a pitiful looking deer; a bony deer, in poor shape as often seen in late winter or early spring. See: qʷn̓; wik.

qʷntúlaʔxʷ   [qʷəntúlaʔxʷ] Morph: qʷntúlaʔxʷ. Etym: √qʷnt. qʷntúlaʔxʷ. qʷntúlaʔxʷ.

qʷnxʷaʔpíc̓aʔ   [qʷənxʷaʔpíc̓aʔ] Morph: qʷn+xʷaʔpíc̓aʔ. Etym: √qʷn, √xʷʔp. qʷnxʷaʔpíc̓aʔ. qʷənxʷaʔpíc̓aʔ.

qʷnʔiw   [qʷnʔiw] Morph: qʷnʔiw. Etym: ?. to faint, pass out.

qʷn̓   [qʷn̓] Morph: qʷn̓. Etym: √qʷn̓. root with meaning "pity" on which several stems are formed. See: qʷn̓an̓; ksnqʷn̓an̓; nqʷn̓an̓; nqʷn̓min; nqʷn̓qʷn̓ils; qʷn̓cin; qʷn̓cinm; qʷn̓cnmist; qʷn̓ikstm; qʷn̓kstmist; qʷn̓scut; qʷn̓mscut; qʷn̓qʷn̓mscut; qʷn̓qʷán̓aʔt; qʷn̓qʷan̓t; qʷn̓qʷn̓tan; qʷqʷn̓qʷánaʔt.

qʷn̓an̓   [qʷn̓an̓] Morph: qʷn̓•an̓. Etym: √qʷn̓. to be pitied. kʷu kukscút kʷu sənqʷn̓án̓. We are sure lucky to be pitied. Sp qʷin̓; Cm n‑qʷn̓‑n̓‑mi(n)‑nt‑xʷ you are merciful, kind to s.o.; Cr qʷay̓ impoverished, pitiable, poor; qʷiy̓ to pity; Sh qʷn-qʷen-t poor; Th √qʷén poor; Li √qʷən:qʷán-t poor, destitute. See: qʷn̓.

qʷn̓cin   [qʷən̓cín] Morph: qʷn̓cin. Etym: √qʷn̓. to be a pity. uɬ aɬíʔ t̓əxʷ qʷən̓cín aɬíʔ inm̓ístəm. It's a pity he is my father. huhúy, aɬíʔ qʷən̓cín aɬíʔ anwí kʷ sxəxʔítaʔx. OK, it's a pity that you are the oldest. aɬíʔ qʷən̓cín kən səck̓ʷúl̕x, uɬ way̓ kʷ iksƛ̓aʔɬtím y anx̌mínk. It's a pity I am working for wages, or I'd go after anything you want. aɬíʔ way̓ qʷən̓cín kən səchúyx iʔ t sk̓iwḷx, uɬ aɬíʔ way̓ kən x̌ʷptwilx uɬ ixíʔ kən scxʔimscútx. It's a pity I am so finished with old age, I can't do anything any more, I am right to the limit. way̓ sənk̓l̕íp, axáʔ qʷəncin kʷ sʔiwtx, way̓ t̓i ixíʔ k̓əm sxiʔmíx axáʔ iʔ cq̓ílən, way̓ ixíʔ axáʔ kʷintxʷ, ixíʔ akɬcq̓ílən, uɬ ixíʔ akskʷíst, sənk̓l̕íp. Well, Coyote, it's a pity you got behind, this is the only arrow left, take it, this will be your arrow, and this will be your name, Coyote. See: qʷn̓an̓; qʷn̓.

qʷn̓cinm   [qʷəncínəm] Morph: qʷn̓cin+m. Etym: √qʷn̓. to have pity on s.t.; to pity s.o. Gram: +nt transitive kʷu qʷəncínməntxʷ. Pity me! aɬíʔ uɬ kʷu qʷən̓cínməntxʷ. Since you complain with me... way̓ t̓əxʷ kʷu qʷəncínməntxʷ uɬ aɬíʔ kən stʔiwtx, uɬ pútiʔ kən k̓ʷək̓ʷyúmaʔ, kən spsáʕyaʔ. Pity me that I am the youngest one, and still too small, I got no sense. Gram: c-...-st customary way̓ uyá way̓ kʷu cqʷən̓cínmstp, way̓ lut. Heck, have pity on me. way̓ ƛ̓lal, cqʷəncínəmstxʷ. He's dead, pity him. See: qʷn̓cin.

qʷn̓cnmist   [qʷən̓cənmíst] Morph: qʷn̓cn+mist. Etym: √qʷn̓. it's a pitiful thing; they are pitiful words. kʷu cúsəlx way̓ uyá kʷ qʷən̓cənmíst. They said to me, "You poor pitiful thing! way̓ kʷ sqʷən̓cənmístx, nak̓ʷáʔ t ink̓əɬcútn. You talk pitifully. I didn't do it on purpose. See: qʷn̓cinm.

qʷn̓ikstm   [qʷn̓íkstəm] Morph: qʷn̓ikst+m. Etym: √qʷn̓. do s.t. pitiful to s.o.; to abuse (sexually). Gram: +nt transitive uɬ aɬíʔ swit qʷn̓íkstməntxʷ st̓əmkʔílts. You have dome something pitiful to his daughter. Gram: c-...-st customary way̓ kʷu cqʷn̓íkstəmstx. You are doing me pitifully! uɬ mnímɬəmp way̓ cqʷn̓íkstəmstp axáʔ iʔ təmtəmníʔ. You folks are treating this corpse pitifully. way̓ uyá cqʷən̓íkstəmstxʷ ixíʔ ankəwáp. Leave alone that poor thing, your horse (stop abusing your horse). Gram: as nominalized transitive lut kʷu aksqʷníkstmnəm. Don’t do anything pitiful to me, don’t abuse me (sexually)! Gram: morphology: +st interpreted as a transitivizer See: qʷn̓.

qʷn̓iwtm   [qʷn̓íwtəm] Morph: qʷn̓iwt+m. Etym: √qʷn̓. to pass out. uɬ lut t̓a cmistín əxkínəm uɬ aɬíʔ kən qʷn̓íwtəm. I don't know what happened, because I passed out. iʔ txʷuyms uɬ kt̓ək̓ʷk̓ʷínaʔs, ilíʔ mat sqʷn̓iwtx aɬíʔ. He went to him and he fell on him. He must have fainted there. See: qʷnʔiw.

qʷn̓kstmist   [qʷən̓kstmíst] Morph: qʷn̓kst+mist. Etym: √qʷn̓. to do pitiful things; to waste one's time. way̓ t̓i ilíʔ uɬ qʷən̓kstmíst axáʔ nc̓íʔcən, ƛ̓əm xaʔtús. Then Wolf did something pitiful, he that used to be boss. way̓ lut, p cqʷən̓kstmíst, cəm̓ ƛ̓əxʷɬúləms. No, you’re wasting your time, he'll kill all of you. See: qʷn̓ikstm.

qʷn̓mscut   [qʷən̓məscút] Morph: qʷn̓+m+scut. Etym: √qʷn̓. to be pitiful; to have had bad luck; to have a hard time. uɬ cúntməlx way̓ p qʷnəmscút. He told them "You folks are pitiful." kən sqʷən̓əm̓scútx. It's a pity that I tried to do something. uɬ kʷ sqʷən̓mscútx uɬ nixʷ kʷ nstils kʷu akspúlstəm. You are pitiful that you think you are going to kill me too. cəm̓ p qʷən̓məscút, lut p t̓a cminúlaʔxʷəm. You are going to have a hard time, you don’t know the country. See: qʷn̓scut.

qʷn̓qʷán̓aʔt   [qʷən̓qʷán̓aʔt] Morph: qʷn̓•qʷán̓aʔt. Etym: √qʷn. to be pitiful. aɬíʔ qʷən̓qʷán̓aʔt uɬ x̌əsɬcáwaʔt nx̌əsíls because she's pitiful and has got good ways, she's kind. See: qʷn̓qʷan̓t.

qʷn̓qʷan̓t   [qʷən̓qʷán̓t] Morph: qʷn̓•qʷan̓+t. Etym: √qʷn̓. to be pitiful, sorry, poor. ixíʔ mi sic kʷ qʷən̓qʷán̓t, ixíʔ mi lut pənkín̓ t̓ ksp̓úƛ̓əms aksqʷən̓qʷán̓t. You will be sorry, your sorrow will never end. way̓, way̓ kʷ qʷən̓qʷán̓t sənk̓líp. You are pitiful, Coyote. ixiʔ ɬ ilmíxʷəm cm̓ talíʔ kʷu qʷən̓qʷán̓t. If he gets to be chief we will be pitiful. iwá ṇqʷən̓qʷən̓tmín, incá iʔ kən ksqʷən̓qʷán̓taʔx. Even if I get hard up, it is I who would be hard up. Sp qʷn̓qʷín̓-t it's ugly, he's pitiful; Cm qʷən̓qʷn̓t be pitiful, poor. See: qʷn̓an̓.

qʷn̓qʷn̓aʔɬqím   [qʷən̓qʷn̓aʔɬqím] Morph: qʷn̓•qʷn̓aʔ+ɬ+qím. Etym: √qʷn̓, √qm. to leave s.o. to one's own devices; to let one scrounge on one's own. Gram: +nt transitive qʷən̓qʷn̓aʔɬqíməntəm. They let him scrounge on his own. See: qʷn̓qʷn̓aʔɬqm.

qʷn̓qʷn̓aʔɬqm   [qʷən̓qʷn̓aʔɬqəm] Morph: qʷn̓•qʷn̓aʔ+ɬ+qm. Etym: √qʷn̓, √qm. to leave s.o. to one's own devices; to let one scrounge on one's own; to neglect s.o.neglect. Gram: +nt transitive qʷən̓qʷn̓áɬqəms iʔ təkɬmílxʷs. He neglects his wife. See: qʷn̓qʷn̓aʔɬqím; qʷn̓.

qʷn̓qʷn̓mscut   [qʷən̓qʷən̓nməscút] Morph: qʷn̓•qʷn̓+mscut. Etym: √qʷn̓. to be pitiful; to be in a tough predicament. cus axáʔ iʔ sənkɬc̓aʔsqáx̌aʔ way̓ myaˑˑɬ p ɬa cqʷən̓qʷən̓nməscút iʔ t sq̓míltən. He said to the horses, "You have had too hard a time with hunger." uɬ way̓ myaɬ cəm̓ kʷ qʷən̓qʷn̓əmscút. You are too pitiful. kən sqʷn̓əmscútx. I am pitiful (as I go against someone with power). See: qʷn̓mscut.

qʷn̓qʷn̓tan   [qʷən̓qʷən̓tán] Morph: qʷn̓•qʷn̓+tan. Etym: √qʷn̓. one's pitiful state; one's suffering. lut t̓a cmistím iʔ l stim̓ sisyús, pnaʔ cmay ixíʔ akɬqʷən̓qʷən̓tán. We don't know in what things he is smart, maybe you'll suffer from it. See: qʷn̓qʷan̓t.

qʷn̓scut   [qʷən̓scút] Morph: qʷn̓+scut. Etym: √qʷn̓. to do s.t. pitiful. way̓ uɬ ilíʔ kən qʷənscút ilíʔ la nixʷút, nak̓ʷáʔ inkc̓ax̌ʷ. That's when I did that pitiful thing inside there, I didn't do it on purpose. Sp qʷn̓qʷn̓-m-cút he got himself into a pitiful predicament; Cm qʷn̓‑m(n)‑scut to suffer hard times, struggle, be unfortunate. See: qʷn̓.

qʷpqʷúpsaʔ   [qʷəpqʷúpsaʔ] Morph: qʷp•qʷúpsaʔ. Etym: √qʷpsʔ. great-great-grandchild or great-great-grandparent. kən kɬt̓aʔt̓úpaʔ k̓im way̓ kən kɬqʷəpqʷúpsaʔ. I have great-grandchildren; I have yet to have great-great-grandchildren. See: qʷúpsaʔ.

qʷqʷaʕqʷat   [qʷəqʷáʕqʷat] Morph: qʷ•qʷáʕ•qʷat. Variant: qʷqʷaʕqʷaʕt. Etym: √qʷt. to be or act crazy. kʷaʔ sənk̓líp spsʕáyaʔx, sxəxát̓wyaʔx, qʷəqʷáʕqʷat. Coyote is crazy, plays tricks. See: qʷqʷaʕʷqʷwt.

qʷqʷáʕqʷaʕt   [qʷqʷáʕqʷaʕt] Morph: qʷ•qʷáʕ•qʷaʕ+t. Variant: qʷqʷaʕqʷat. Etym: √qʷʕ. ornery little ones, ornery children. qʷqʷáʕqʷaʕt. Sp s-qʷqʷáw̓qʷuʔ-t mischievous child. See: qʷqʷáʕʷqʷwt; qʷaʕ1.

qʷqʷáʕʷqʷwt   [qʷəqʷáʕʷqʷut] Morph: qʷ•qʷaʕʷ•qʷw+t. Etym: √qʷʕʷ. to be crazy or wild; to act crazy. aɬíʔ nak̓ʷá {ta} təl tan̓mús a kiʔ kən qʷəqʷáʕʷqʷut. It isn't for nothing that I act crazy. uɬ way̓ t̓i kʷ nqmílsəm, lut t̓ isqʷqʷáʕʷqʷut. Put your mind at ease, I am not wild. lut t̓ isqʷəqʷáʕʷqʷut, lut t̓ iksqʷaʕʷmscút. I'm not wild, I won't do anything crazy. See: qʷqʷáʕqʷaʕt; qʷqʷaʕqʷat; qʷaʕʷ.

qʷqʷilqʷlt   [qʷqʷílqʷəlt] Morph: qʷ•qʷil•qʷl+t. Etym: √qʷl. to talk slowly. qʷqʷilqʷlt. See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷqʷil̕qʷl̕tm   [qʷqʷíl̕-qʷəl̕təm] Morph: qʷ•qʷil̕•qʷl̕+t+m. Etym: √qʷl̕. to waste time. Gram: uncertain form lut aksqʷqʷíl̕-qʷəl̕təm. Don't waste time. See: qʷqʷilqʷlt.

qʷqʷliʔt   [qʷəqʷlíʔt] Morph: qʷ•qʷliʔt. Etym: √qʷlʔt. jack pine; black pine; lodgepole pine (pinus contorta). qʷqʷliʔt. Sp kʷkʷl̕íy̓-t lodge pole pine; Cr qʷ+qʷl̕ít black pine; Sh qʷəqʷliʔt jackpine; Th qʷʔít lodgepole pine; Li qʷlít-az̓ Jackpine.

qʷqʷl̕qʷílaʔt   [qʷəqʷəl̕qʷíˑˑlaʔt] Morph: qʷ•qʷl̕•qʷílaʔt. Etym: √qʷl. to talk in hushed tones. uɬ x̌lap uɬ cqʷəqʷəl̕qʷíˑˑlaʔt iʔ təkɬmílxʷ məɬ ʕ̓ʷəy̓ncúˑˑt And in the morning there is a woman talking in hushed tones, and laughing; See: qʷlqʷilt.

qʷqʷɬin̓   [qʷəqʷɬín̓] Morph: qʷ•qʷɬin̓. Etym: √qʷɬn. 1 • paper birch and western birch (betula papyrifera and b. occidentalis).

2 • qʷqʷɬin̓: areas north of yaʕcín where birch grew. Lit: birch Sp qʷqʷɬín̓ waterbirch; Sh qʷɬin birch; Th qʷəɬ•/qʷɬí-n much birch bark; Li qʷə́ɬin birchbark. See: qʷɬin.

qʷqʷm̓sqáx̌aʔ   [qʷəqʷəm̓sqáx̌aʔ] Morph: qʷ•qʷm̓sqáx̌aʔ. Etym: √qʷm̓. a prancer, a prancing horse. k̓amtíw̓s tə cqʷəqʷəm̓sqáˑˑx̌aʔ. He was riding a prancer. See: qʷm̓sqáx̌aʔ.

qʷqʷn̓qʷánaʔt   [qʷəqʷən̓qʷánaʔt] Morph: qʷ•qʷn̓•qʷán+aʔt. Etym: √qʷn̓. a low-class, pitiful person. qʷqʷn̓qʷánaʔt. See: qʷn̓qʷan̓t.

qʷqʷyqʷaʕy   [qʷəqʷiqʷáʕy] Morph: qʷ•qʷy•qʷaʕy. Etym: √qʷʕy. blue violet (viola adunca). qʷəqʷiqʷáʕy. See: qʷay2.

qʷqʷyqʷaʕy sl̕ax̌ts   [qʷəqʷiqʷáʕy səl̕áx̌ts] Morph: qʷ•qʷy•qʷaʕy s+l̕ax̌+t-s. Etym: √qʷʕy; √lx̌. blue-eyed Mary (collinsia parviflora). qʷəqʷiqʷáʕy səl̕áx̌ts. See: qʷqʷyqʷaʕy; sl̕ax̌t.

qʷqʷʔip   [qʷəqʷʔíp] Morph: qʷ•qʷʔip. Etym: √qʷʔ. bay. qʷqʷʔip. Sp √qʷeʔ joined at an angle, puckered, gathered; hec-qʷeʔ it's joined at an angle, it's puckered, it's a creek; Cm qʷaʔ‑ap duffle bag; pocket; Cr √qʷʔ s+n+qʷáʔalqšn angle, corner; qʷiʔ hollow; s+n+qʷíʔ cavity; an+qʷíʔ cave; Sh c-qʷuʔ bay, anything horseshow-shaped.; Th √qʷuʔ bend around corner.

qʷqʷʔípaʔ   [qʷəqʷʔípaʔ] Morph: qʷ•qʷʔípaʔ. Etym: √qʷʔ. 1 • pouch, purse, bag. kʕacəntín inqʷəqʷʔípaʔ uɬ kʷin inpícaʔ, ixíʔ iswíc̓əm. I tie my pouch, I take my digging stick, and I go digging. təl̕ stim̓ kiʔ əck̓ʷúl̕stsəlx iʔ qʷəqʷʔípaʔ. Out of what do they make the (medicine) pouch?

2 • qʷqʷʔípaʔ. qʷqʷʔípaʔ. Sp č-qʷeʔɬc̓ép a pouch-like pocket sewn into the side seam of a lady's dress. See: qʷqʷʔíp.

qʷqʷʔyáʕplxkn   [qʷəqʷʔyáʕpəlxkən] Morph: qʷ•qʷʔyáʕp+lxkn ? Etym: √qʷʔyp ?. little male sheep.

qʷsiʔ   [qʷsiʔ] Morph: qʷsiʔ. Etym: √qʷsʔ. son. xʷt̓ilx uɬ cúntəm iʔ ta lʔiws way̓ qʷsiʔ kʷ ɬckicx. He sat up and his father said, "Son, you got back." Sh qʷseʔ nephew, niece (husband's brother's child). See: sqʷsiʔ.

qʷspíc̓aʔ   [qʷəspíc̓aʔ] Morph: qʷspíc̓aʔ. Etym: √qʷsp. buffalo; buffalo robe. ʔakswíx ixíʔ iʔ qʷəspíc̓aʔ kiʔ kʷu cqəlqʷilsts. The buffalo stood there, then he talked to me. ʕ̓ant yaʔx̌í k̓əl kɬkiˑˑw iʔ st̓mʕ̓ált iʔ qʷəspic̓aʔ iʔ q̓ʷəyq̓ʷaʕy. The Cows, the Black Buffalos are over there in the open. aɬíʔ qʷəspíc̓aʔ iʔ ʔúms [ix]íˑˑʔ isnəqsílxʷ. They call those Buffalo Robes, that's my people. iʔ sƛ̓aʔcínəmsəlx ik̓líʔ ixíʔ əcq̓íx̌x̌əmstsəlx iʔ sqilxʷ iʔ stq̓ʷáʕyxənx. t̓əxʷ mat iʔ qʷəspíc̓aʔ háʔ. The Blackfeet Indians are stingy of their four footed game over there. Must be the buffalo, right? cxʷpxʷípəplaʔxʷs iʔ q̓ʷəyq̓ʷáʕy iʔ síp̓iʔs, iʔ cxʷíkʷ, ixíʔ uɬ cusəlx qʷəspíc̓aʔ. They had spread on the ground black hides, tanned hides, what they call buffalo robes. Sp qʷs-pélxʷ a soft, fleecy, tanned buffalo hide ...; Cm qʷisp cow; buffalo; Sh qʷisp bison; Th qʷisp; Li qʷisp.

qʷtíx̌ʷaʔ   [qʷtíx̌ʷaʔ] Morph: qʷtíx̌ʷaʔ. Etym: √qʷtx̌ʷʔ. louse. c̓kin iʔ sʕ̓ác̓əs iʔ qʷtíx̌ʷa. What do lice look like? Sp qʷtáx̌ʷeʔ louse (head or body); Sh qʷtíx̌e; Th /qʷtíx̌aʔ.

qʷtqʷtlisxn   [qʷətqʷətlísxən] Morph: qʷt•qʷtlisxn. Gram: uncertain form Etym: √qʷtl. rocks used for cooking. qʷətqʷətlísxən. Rocks used for cooking.

qʷtqʷtl̕ísaʔxn   [qʷətqʷətl̕ísaʔxn] Morph: qʷt•qʷtl̕ísaʔxn. Etym: √qʷtl̕ ?. qʷtqʷtl̕ísaʔxn: an open area south of the present-day "Spokane Trail Road.” Lit: type of rock qʷətqʷətl̕ísaʔxn. See: qʷtqʷtlisxn.

qʷt̓sam   [qʷət̓sám] Morph: qʷt̓sá+m. Variant: q̓ʷt̓sam. Etym: √q̓ʷt̓. to nod (in agreement). uɬ lut ixíʔ t̓ isck̓ʷúl̕, uɬ kən qʷət̓sám. And I hadn't done it, and I nodded my head "yes." Sp n-q̓ʷít̓s-m ... he nodded to you; see Sh qʷət-qʷit̓ smiling all the time; Th qʷíƛ̓ smile.

qʷuɬ   [qʷuɬ] Morph: qʷuɬ. Etym: √qʷɬ. 1 • dust.

2 • the sound made by snowshoes. qʷuɬ, qʷuɬ, qʷuɬ, iʔ syríwaxəns. His snowshoes go dust, dust, dust. Sp qʷuɬ dust, dusty, dusky; Cm qʷuɬ‑t dust; Cr qʷuɬ dusty; Sh √qʷl dust, ashes.

qʷúɬlaʔxʷ   [qʷúɬlaʔxʷ] Morph: qʷúɬlaʔxʷ. Etym: √qʷɬ. dust; dusty. way̓ t̓i iʔ l qʷúɬlaʔxʷ ki ʔakswíx axáʔ iʔ tkəɬmílxʷ. The woman was left again standing in the dust. See: qʷuɬ.

qʷuɬt   [qʷuɬt] Morph: qʷuɬ+t. Etym: √qʷɬ. to be dusty. See: qʷuɬ.

qʷumt   [qʷumt] Morph: qʷum+t. Etym: √qʷm. to goof. kən qʷumt. I goofed. Sp qʷúm̓-t he experienced a mental block, he drew a blank; Cr qʷum̓ dim, gray, lacklustre.

qʷum̓   [qʷum̓] Morph: qʷum̓. Etym: √qʷm̓. a long time. qʷum̓ kiʔ kics. It took him a while to get there. way̓ qʷum way̓ c̓sap. Itʼs been a long time. xʷuˑˑy qʷum̓ kiʔ ʔamútət pqəlqin. Eagle went a long way before he landed. See: qʷm̓ap1.

qʷúpsaʔ   [qʷúpsaʔ] Morph: qʷúpsaʔ. Etym: √qʷpsʔ. great-great-grandchild or great-great-grandparent. kən kɬt̓aʔt̓úpaʔ k̓im way̓ kən kɬqʷəpqʷúpsaʔ. I have great-grandchildren; I have yet to have great-great-grandchildren. Cm qʷúpsaʔ great-great-grandparent, great-great-grandchild.

qʷxn   [qʷxən] Morph: qʷxn. straight leg. ttiɬtáɬqʷxən. Coyote's son Straight Legs. See: alqʷ; xn.

qʷx̌ʷiwt   [qʷəx̌ʷíwt] Morph: qʷx̌ʷiwt. Etym: √qʷx̌ʷ. s.t. with prongs. qʷx̌ʷiwt.

qʷy   [qʷy] Morph: qʷy. Etym: √qʷy. root with meaning "blue" on which several stems are formed. See: kɬqʷaylxʷ; qʷqʷyqʷaʕy; qʷyqʷytaʕps; stqʷayqn; qʷyqʷytáʕps; tqʷyqʷay.

qʷyiɬxʷm   [qʷyíɬxʷəm] Morph: qʷyiɬxʷ+m. Etym: √qʷy. to fix a shelter with boughs or frond-like things. Gram: c-...-st customary ixíʔ məɬ ixíʔ ɬ cqʷyíɬxʷəmstsəlx. That's how they cover their houses. Gram: middle sqʷyíɬxʷəms. He fixes a shelter with boughs.

qʷyínaʔ   [qʷyínaʔ] Morph: qʷyínaʔ. Etym: √qʷy. to cover a surface. Gram: +nt transitive tqʷyínaʔntxʷ. You cover it with something.

qʷylk̓usm   [qʷylk̓usm] Morph: qʷyɬk̓us+m. Variant: qʷyɬk̓usm. Etym: √qʷylk̓. qʷylk̓usm. qʷylk̓usm. See: 27/Oct/98.

qʷyɬk̓usm   [qʷyɬk̓usm] Morph: qʷyɬk̓us+m. Variant: qʷylk̓usm. Etym: √qʷyɬk̓. qʷyɬk̓usm. uɬ inxaʔcín iʔ tl̕ inlʔíw, scústsəlx t qʷəyɬk̓úsəm. And my ancestors from my father, they called him qʷəyɬk'úsəm.

qʷypilxqn   [qʷipílxqn] Morph: qʷypilxqn. Etym: √qʷyp. qʷypilxqn. qʷypilxqn.

qʷyqʷyap   [qʷəyqʷyáp] Morph: qʷy•qʷyap. Etym: √qʷy. distant rain; the rain is visible in the distance; storm. qʷəyqʷyáp. It's going to rain. way̓ qʷəyqʷyáp sp̓iʔsc̓íɬt. It stormed yesterday. qʷəyqʷyáp sc̓əqc̓qám. Thunder storm. ixíʔ qʷiqʷəyáp iʔ sniw̓t. It's a wind storm. Sp √qʷuy snow.

qʷyqʷyp   [qʷəyqʷəyp] Morph: qʷy•qʷyp. Etym: √qʷy. distant rain. səcqʷəyqʷəypmíx. It's raining. kʷu kməqʷqʷínaʔ iʔ səcqʷyqʷypmíx. The storm snowed us in.

qʷyqʷyqniɬml̕x   [qʷiqʷiqəníɬml̕x] Morph: qʷy•qʷyqniɬml̕x. Etym: √qʷy. lupine (lupinus spp.) qʷiqʷiqəníɬml̕x. Sp qʷiqʷiqnéɬp lupine.

qʷyqʷytaʕps   [qʷəyqʷəytáʕps] Morph: qʷy•qʷy+taʕps. Etym: √qʷʕy. blue tailed lizard; salamander. qʷəyqʷəytáʕps. Turquoise-tailed salamander. qʷəyqʷəytáʕps. Blue tail lizard. See: qʷay2.

qʷyqʷy̓íc̓aʔ   [qʷiqʷiʔíc̓aʔ] Morph: qʷy•qʷy̓íc̓aʔ. Etym: √qʷy. qʷyqʷy̓íc̓aʔ. qʷyqʷy̓íc̓aʔ.

qʷytasq̓t   [qʷitásq̓t] Morph: qʷytasq̓t. Etym: √qʷyt. qʷytasq̓t. qʷytasq̓t.

qʷytax̌n   [qʷitáx̌ən] Morph: qʷytax̌n. Etym: √qʷyt. qʷitáx̌ən. qʷitáx̌ən.

qʷytmalqs   [qʷəytmálqs] Morph: qʷytmalqs. Etym: √qʷytm. qʷytmalqs. ixíʔ ta qʷəytmálqs ɬaʔ ksník̓əɬxʷ, Rose ixíʔ skʷúkʷɬəns. That's qʷəytmálqs's son-in-law, Rose's live-in husband (lit. little borrowing).

qʷyúlaʔxʷ   [qʷəyúlaʔxʷ] Morph: qʷyúlaʔxʷ. Etym: √qʷy. riches; wealth; rich land; rich person. inqʷəyúlaʔxʷ. My riches. kən qʷyúlaʔxʷ. I am rich. aɬíʔ q̓sápiʔ iʔ sqilxʷ ixíʔ iʔ xʔítsəlx, iʔ qʷyúlaʔxʷsəlx. Long ago that's who comes first for the people, the rich ones. qʷiyúlaʔxʷ. Person of high class. See: qʷay1.

qʷyyúlaʔxʷ   [qʷyˑúlaʔxʷ] Morph: qʷy•yúlaʔx. Etym: √qʷy. to be rich, industrious. iʔ ƛ̓ax̌x̌ƛ̓x̌áptət kʷu c̓mutstm iʔ k̓l qʷyˑúlaʔxʷ, km̓ k̓ʷəl̕k̓ʷəl̕muɬ. Our parents got us settled with rich or industrious people. See: qʷyúlaʔxʷ.

qʷʔac   [qʷʔac] Morph: qʷ[ʔ]ac. Etym: √qʷc. spring, when the weather gets warm. qʷʔac. Sp qʷʔéc it got warm; Cm qʷaʔc; Cr qʷic; Sh qʷec warm; Th √qʷéc warm; Li √qʷac warm. See: qʷac.

qʷʔalstwíxʷ   [qʷaʔalstwíxʷ] Morph: qʷʔal+st+wíxʷ. Variant: qʷaʔlstmnwíxʷ. Etym: √qʷl. to argue, quarrel. ksax̌ʷt uɬ qʷaʔalstwíxʷ. He confronted him and they quarreled. See: qʷlqʷil.

qʷʔamí(n)   [qʷʔamí, qʷʔamˑ(í)] Morph: qʷʔa+mi(n). Etym: √qʷʔ. to get used to s.t. or s.o. Gram: +nt transitive qʷʔamˑín. I'm used to it. kʷu qʷʔamˑís. He's used to me. qʷʔamˑíntsən. I'm used to you. way̓ uɬ qʷaʔmˑís iʔ syríwaxəns. He had got used to his snow shoes. Sp qʷʔém-m-i-s she became accustomed to it. See: qʷaʔ.

qʷʔamsqáx̌aʔ   [qʷʔamsqáx̌aʔ] Morph: qʷʔa+msqáx̌aʔ. Etym: √qʷʔ. to gentle or tame a horse. yaʔx̌ís iksqʷʔamsqáx̌aʔ. I’m going to tame that horse. See: qʷaʔ1.

qʷʔamsqáx̌aʔm   [qʷʔamsqáx̌aʔṃ] Morph: qʷʔamsqáx̌aʔ+m. Etym: √qʷʔm. to gentle or tame a horse. kən qʷaʔqʷʔamsqáx̌aʔm. I’ll tame the horse. See: qʷʔamsqáx̌aʔ.

qʷʔuɬ   [qʷʔuɬ] Morph: qʷ[ʔ]uɬ. Etym: √qʷɬ. to get dusty. qʷʔuɬ. It got dusty. See: qʷuɬ.