wawaač̓ak

nuuchahnulth language

 

wawaač’ak

 

 

is a word, sentence and saying building learning support ‘game.’

For learners who have some understanding of the way our language works and some basic vocabulary:

 

 

ROOT CARDS have a #1 with white faces.

 

Roots are the foundational parts of our thoughts: words, sentences, and sayings. The root of a word is the first part of our words, hence the one and they are always the first card.  

There are 20 of these:

·      3 root word,

·      6 weather root words,

·      11 actions roots words,

 

 

ASPECT CARDS have the #2 with green faces.

 

The aspects is a linguistic term cards can be defined as:

 

There are 10 of these:

 

·      1 repetitive aspect card

·      2 complete aspect cards

·      3 continuous aspect cards

·      4 endings

 

 

TENSE CARDS have the #3 with blue face.

 

There are 4 of these cards.

This set of cards has:

·      1 ending

·      1 past tense

·      2 future tense

 

 

MOOD CARDS have the #4 with a plum face.

 

There are 8 of these:

·      4 real mood

·      4 question mood

 

The bottom of the cards has samples of what can be put together