Cedar Headband


xte’um ‘u tthu shqitustun
making a headband

1. Vocabulary

shqitustun ‘headband’
sluwi’ ‘inner cedar bark’
nuts’emutth’ ‘one strand’
xuthinumutth’ ‘four strands’
t’umusht ‘braid it’
tl’uy’q’t ‘press it’
tl’ey’q’t ‘pressing it’
sul’iq’tul’ ‘even’
‘usup’t ‘finish it’
thhwat ‘make it invisible’
humun ‘hammer’
t’um’ut ‘pound it’
t’uyumt ‘attach it’
tl’a’ma’qwum ‘fit your head’

 

2. Sentences

(1) xuthinumutth’ tthu saay’st-hwuhw ‘u tthu sluwi’.
‘You’ll have four strands ready.’
(2) t’umusht ch kwu’elh st’e ‘u tthey’.
‘You will braid it like this.’
(3) ‘un’ syaays yath ‘uw’ sts’uts’e’ ‘u tthu lutem.
‘Keep your work on the table.’
(4) ni’ ch yutl’uy’q’t kws yaths ‘uw’ yusul’iq’tul’.
‘Press it down so it will always be even.’
(5) ‘uy’ tthun’ syaays, ni’ ch wulh tsulel ‘i’ ‘usup’.
‘Good work! You’re almost done.’
(6) ni’ ch tse’ yuthahwt tthuni ‘usup’tuhw.
‘You will tuck it in to finish it off.’
(7) humun tse’ tthu ni’ ha’kw kwun’s t’um’ut tthu sluwi’.
‘You will use a hammer to pound the cedar bark.’
(8) t’uyumt nemustuhw tthu shqitustun tthun’ xwi’lum’ ni’ ‘un’ shtl’a’ma’qwum.
‘Attach the string that you fitted to your head to the headband.’