Greetings and Responses

  • Dagwáang.  Dear one
  • Gunáa  Dear boy/young man
  • Áang Dagwáang.  Yes dear one
  • Gei Dagwáang.  No dear one

  1. Díi sán ’láagang.  I am also fine or my spirit also has goodness.
  2. Díi x̱áwlaang.  I am sweet.
  3. Gam díi ’láa’an gang. I am not fine.
  4. Díi st’i gang.  I am sick.
  5. Xíit díi íijang.  I am feeling low.
  6. Huu ’láa gang.  That’s fine or that’s good.
  7. Gam díi ’láa ’angang.  I am not fine.
  8. Díi st’igáng.  I am sick.
  9. Xíit díi íijang.  I am feeling low.
  10. Dáng da díi kuyáadaang.  I have strong feelings of love for you.
  • I'll see you again.  Háws dáng hl kíng saang.
  • Dámaan agang hl kíng gang.  Take good care of yourself.
  • Dámaan agang hl kíng wang.  Take good care of yourselves.
  • Adáahl dáng hl kíng saang.  I will see you tomorrow.
  • Adáahl dláng hl kíng saang.  I will see all of you tomorrow
  • Háws dáng hl kíng saang.  I will see you again.
  • Áang, háws dáng hl kíng saang.  Yes, I will see you again
  1. Háw’aa.  Thank you.
  2. Ja háw’aa.  Thank you very much.
  3. Dáng an hl kíl ’láagang.  I thank you
  4. Dálang an hl kíl ’láagang.  I thank you folks
  5. Dáng an hl kíl ’láa áwyaagang.  I thank you very much.
  6. Dálang an hl kíl ’láa áwyaagang.  I thank you folks very much.

Alaskan Haida: Thank You

Note: Make it a point to use these phrases in your everyday communication. This can be done in a number of ways. For beginners, use sticky notes, or pieces of masking tape, and write the Haida words for things in your house. When you need to talk about that thing, always use the Haida word for it. If you are unsure of pronounciation and if you cannot find speakers, the recordings on this website and others found in the Resources page, can help. The important part is, if you don’t know a Haida speaker, this website can assist you to fix that part now instead of later when you see an Haida speaker. The audio clips and lessons in this website can only take you so far. You need to put yourself in places where the language is everywhere or create that place. What’s also important is that you use it everyday, in your home, communities, with friends.