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Our teachers all use lessons developed through our Kawaiisu Practical Grammar project in several communities as shown on our Schedule page. The same materials we hand out in classes are also here for our learners and for anyone who wants to try to learn to speak Kawaiisu. There are all the chapters of the grammar which you can open and print. There are handouts, audio tracks and videos for each chapter.

Kawaiisu Practical Grammar
Introduction
Learn whys and hows of the Kawaiisu Practical Grammar project.
Grammar Basics
You may encounter some grammar terms in the chapters. You can get an explanation of those "for regular folk" here.
Chapter 1, The sounds of Kawaiisu
Discover how to pronounce the language and read our teaching materials.
Chapter 2, Using verb endings
Simple sentences are introduced.
Chapter 3, Using Kawaiisu agreement
Learn how to create more complex sentences.
Chapter 4, Recognizing nouns and pronouns
Chapter 5, Adding descriptive words
Chapter 6, Asking questions
Chapter 7, Adding meaning to verbs
Chapter 8, Learning Kawaiisu word order
Kawaiisu is a flexible language. Sentences can be put together in many ways.
 

 

Conversations

Click to hear various conversations between fluent speakers
These were recorded between 2011 and and 2014 as we worked to document the Kawaiisu language though a Documenting Endangered Languages project. Listening to these can be very helpful to language learners.

Sina'av & Sanapi
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