Lesson 6 - fɛʂta: dʊ na?


Some useful phrases

Contact between speakers and 'not yet speakers' (You!?) of the Kalix language might be full of misunderstandings. Here are some phrases which could be useful, practically dealing with not fully understanding the language.



ʝɛ fœʂta ɛt wɒ dʊ sɪ

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

I don't understand what you say.


kjan dʊ ɛŋ:ɛlsk?

sɒ man kjan fœɾkɭɔɔr hɛ dʊ ɛt bɪgɾɛɪp

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Do you know English? So that one can explain what you don't understand.


kjan dʊ ta nɛ ʊpa ɛŋ:ɛlsk?

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Can you take that in English.


sɒ kjasɪ ʝɛ fœʂta:

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Then maybe I understand.


fœʂta: dʊ na wɒ hœndɛna sɪ?

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Do you understand something of what she says?
(specifically pointing some woman out, "hœndɛn" is used when e.g. she is not around)

fœʂta: dʊ na wɒ hɒndɛn sɪ?

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Do you understand something of what he says?
(talking commonly about some guy, "hɒndɛna" is used to be specific)