Learn about Yurok relationships and how we relate to one another by working through each house in the 'O sme-merhl village.


Tee'-now k'e-chek?
"Who is your mother?"


Yurok family structures differ from modern living arrangements. Children would live in the family 'o'-lehl (house) with the women and men would live in the sweat house for moist of the year. Women and men had different roles. When boys were old enough to learn from the men, they would move into the sweathouse with them.


Phrase of the week:
'ey-lekw "I don't know"



Round 1:

Review mother/mommy/mom terms

Review tee'-now and other question indicators

Review prefixes ('ne-, k'e-, 'ue- or 'we-)

Review that Yurok words can be shortened when used with a prefix or kue


Round 2:

'neyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

Recall that some words are dependent and that 'ne- is built in here


Round 3:

Kues 'wew k'eyp-sech?

Recall k'e- is built in here


Round 4: talk to one person directly

'neyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

k'eyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

(DIFFERENT PERSON IN CLASS) 'uep-sech 'wew (NAME)

*review KMPW

Recall 'ue- is built in here


Round 5: talk to one person directly

'neyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

k'eyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

Kues 'wew 'uep-sech (PERSON IN CLASS)

Recall KUES is a question indicator meaning 'how are they called' here


Round 6: No Pressure Refresher

Go around the room and ask Tee'-now 'uep-sech 'wew (NAME)? and have different people answer.

*Recall the phrase of the week 'ey-lekw if they get stuck

'O sme-merhl

Village 2, House 2 - Tee'-now k'eyp-sech?


Use 'o'-le-mah/'o'-lo-mah as folks enter the room...


Cultural hook:

family structures, responsibilities of men for families, review living arrangements from last week


Phrase of the week:

- 'ey-lekw (have them use it when they get stuck)

- Play elder audio (or signal me to put a link to it in the chat)


Round 1:

Review mother/mommy/mom terms

Review tee'-now and other question indicators

Review prefixes ('ne-, k'e-, 'ue- or 'we-)

Review that Yurok words can be shortened when used with a prefix or kue


Round 2:

'neyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

Recall that some words are dependent and that 'ne- is built in here


Round 3:

Kues 'wew k'eyp-sech?

Recall k'e- is built in here


Round 4: talk to one person directly

'neyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

k'eyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

(DIFFERENT PERSON IN CLASS) 'uep-sech 'wew (NAME)

*review KMPW

Recall 'ue- is built in here


Round 5: talk to one person directly

'neyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

k'eyp-sech 'wew (NAME)

Kues 'wew 'uep-sech (PERSON IN CLASS)

Recall KUES is a question indicator meaning 'how are they called' here


Round 6: No Pressure Refresher

Go around the room and ask Tee'-now 'uep-sech 'wew (NAME)? and have different people answer.

*Recall the phrase of the week 'ey-lekw if they get stuck