Gitxsan Alphabet

Welcome to the Gitxsan Alphabet section of the KCS Gitxsanimx Curriculum. This was created at the Kispiox Community School to help get our language in the homes of our community. A good place to start is with making the sounds we need to pronounce the words correctly. Go through the following enough times so that you can pronounce the words correctly. There are 2 samples per Gitxsan sound. In the first sample you will hear the sound, then the sound used in a word and short phrase.

Hard em -'M

'Mal - canoe

Hard em -'M

Luu'mitxw - full

Hard en - 'N

'Nax - Bait

Hard en - 'N

'Nuu'u - to die

Short O

An'on -Hand/arm

Hard P'

Ansiip'binsxw - Friend

ess- s

Sim'oogit - Chief

Hard T'

T'imges - head

Hard - tee ell - tl'

Tl'ook' - mud

Hard - tee ell - tl'

Tl'ak - frown

Soft tee ess-ts

Tsigins - Chicken

Soft tee ess-ts

Yats - Chop/hit

Hard tee ess-ts

Ts'uuts - bird

Hard tee ess-ts

Ts'a'awaxs - shoes

Hard w - w'

'win - tooth

Hard w - w'

'Watsx - otter

Back eks-Underline x

Xadaa - moose

Back eks-Underline x

Bax - run

Eks-w - Xw

Xwsdins - Five (animals/things)