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Gáx̌káxs Wíl̓iáx̌i Come to the Beach Gáx̌káxs Wíl̓iáx̌i

Written by Karen Hunt, Bradley Hunt

Illustrated by Shirl Hall

Translated by Lillian Gladstone

Spoken by Marina Humchitt

Language Heiltsuk

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Ǧína láká wíl̓iáx̌vi. Ǧína láká wíl̓iáx̌vi du núgva. Ǧína gáx̌ɫáṇƛa.

Come to the beach. Come to the beach with me. Come with me.

Ǧína láká wíl̓iáx̌vi. Ǧína láká wíl̓iáx̌vi du núgva. Ǧína gáx̌ɫáṇƛa.


Dúqvḷá dábisax̌vi. Dúqvḷá q̓íkasax̌s dábis. Q̓íkasúx̌vs dábis.

See the log (on the beach). See the big log (on the beach). It is a big log (on the beach).

Dúqvḷá dábisax̌vi. Dúqvḷá q̓íkasax̌s dábis. Q̓íkasúx̌vs dábis.


K̓íx̌vḷáxsi láká dábisax̌vi. K̓íx̌vḷáxsi láká q̓íkasax̌s dábis. K̓íx̌vḷáxsi láká q̓íkasax̌s dábis la wíl̓iáx̌v.

Run to the log. Run to the big log. Run to the big log on the beach.

K̓íx̌vḷáxsi láká dábisax̌vi. K̓íx̌vḷáxsi láká q̓íkasax̌s dábis. K̓íx̌vḷáxsi láká q̓íkasax̌s dábis la wíl̓iáx̌v.


K̓íx̌ʔṇáxs dábisax̌v. K̓íx̌ʔṇáxs q̓íkasax̌s dábis. H̓uá k̓íx̌vʔṇáxs q̓íkasax̌s dábis.

Run on the log. Run on the big log. You can run on the big log.

K̓íx̌ʔṇáxs dábisax̌v. K̓íx̌ʔṇáxs q̓íkasax̌s dábis. H̓uá k̓íx̌vʔṇáxs q̓íkasax̌s dábis.


Txvḷáxsi la dábisax̌v. Txvḷáxsi la q̓íkásax̌s dábis.

Jump on the log. Jump on the big log.

Txvḷáxsi la dábisax̌v. Txvḷáxsi la q̓íkásax̌s dábis.


Txvsústíwáxs! Txváx̌axs! Txvḷákƛḷaxs! Txvḷákƛḷaxs la dábisax̌v!

Jump up! Jump down! Jump up and down! Jump up and down on the log!

Txvsústíwáxs! Txváx̌axs! Txvḷákƛḷaxs! Txvḷákƛḷaxs la dábisax̌v!


H̓ṃ́ɫaxsi la wíl̓iáx̌v. H̓ṃ́ɫaxsi la wíl̓iáx̌v du núgva.

Play at the beach. Play at the beach with me.

H̓ṃ́ɫaxsi la wíl̓iáx̌v. H̓ṃ́ɫaxsi la wíl̓iáx̌v du núgva.


English text by: Karen Hunt, Bradley Hunt
Illustrations by: Shirl Hall
Heiltsuk translation by: Lillian Gladstone
Spoken by: Marina Humchitt
Language: Heiltsuk
Editors: Evelyn Windsor, Anja Brown
Source: Heiltsuk Language Programme, Wágḷísḷa (Bella Bella), B.C.
Site design: Indigenous Storybooks (indigenousstorybooks.ca)
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