A Nez Perce Alphabet

For Niimíipuu and Weyíiletpuu speakers and learners

’á’a crow
a páhap man’s daughter
aa háama man
aw láwtiwaa friend
aaw cikáawn fear
ay máymay intestines
aay máayx sand
c cíickan blanket
c’ c’íiqin speaking, words
e héhen root top
ee héekin seeing
ew wéwluqt wanting
eew péews tongue
ey weyéecet dance
eey méeywi morning
h hípt food
i sís navel
ii síis mush
iw líwn burning
iiw ’íiws urine
k kíi this
k’ k’ayk’áyoc raccoon
l láatis flower
l’ páal’a morel mushroom
ł łit’áan bitterroot
m máamin appaloosa horse
m’ tíim’es paper, book
n nucnuhíin teakettle
n’ tán’at salmon pemmican
o tóhon leggings
oo yoosyóos blue
oy ’óykala all
ooy lilóoyn happiness
p píips bone
p’ p’íłin hole
q qíiwn old man
q’ q’íin sticking
s sísnim black thornberry
š šíšnim black thornberry
t titóoqan person, Indian
t’ t’eyíit’eyii flat
u kúckuc small, little
uu kúus water
uy k’úyc nine
uuy qúuynu pigeon
w wáawa mosquito
w’ wáaw’a fishhook
x xuyyís slippery
x̣áx̣aac grizzly bear
y yáaka brown bear
y’ cúuy’em fish

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