As part of this year's Live Your Language Alliance (LYLA) conference, participants were asked to record a list of everyday conversational phrases in their language. Here is the Wiyot recording we made (Wiyot spoken by Michelle Hernandez, with 2 phrases by Della Prince).
I have created a vocabulary DVD based on a word list spoken by Della Prince and recorded by Karl Teeter in 1954 (part of the Wiyot audio collection housed by UC Berkeley's California Language Archive). The DVD combines the original recording with images and captions; in response to tribal members' feedback, I have also added short pauses after each word to allow viewers time to practice the vocabulary.
Screenshot of the video
Free DVD for Tribal Members
If you are a tribal member and would like to learn some Wiyot vocabulary, please email Lynnika Butler for a free copy of the DVD.
Wiyot Words Pronounced on Your Phone
Attention Smartphone Users!
If you have a smartphone, you can download a QR code scanning app (I chose "QR Code Reader," a free app from Scan, Inc., available for iPhone and Android) and use it to hear Wiyot words pronounced on your phone. I have created a set of vocabulary cards (PDF) for items around the home and office (door, table, mirror, etc.) with scannable QR codes that link to native speaker recordings of each word (speakers are Della Prince and Nettie Rossig). If tribal members are interested, I will continue to create new scannable vocabulary cards (including longer phrases) so that you can practice whenever and wherever you like!
Scan a QR Code Example
Here is a sample QR code for the word dutkshulh ("door"); you can scan it right on the computer screen to see how it works.