Useful phrases for learning language in the language


Here are some useful phrases to help you ask questions in the language to help you learn more. Practice these phrases so that you can speak the language as much as possible.

When you learn a new language, you want to stay speaking in the language as much as possible: the more your mind goes back to English, the slower you will learn.

One trick to keep the conversation in Mig'maq (even if you're not following everything) is to learn how to ask your major questions about the language in the language. Here we give the first of a series of phrases that you can use to help stay in the game, no matter what.

Dialog 1

Ge' nnu'-gluli.

Please speak to me in Native.


Tali-ulm'tu'n 'nnuigtug gluli.

Would you be so kind as to talk to me in Native?


Ge' app tlua.

Please say it again.


Sangew tlua.

Say it slowly.



Speak slowly.


Menaqa tlua.

Say it carefully/precisely.

Vocabulary Section 1


What do you call it?


Taluisig ula?

What's the name of this?


Tlimi nnuigtug ta'n telluwgwen.

Tell me in Native what you are doing.


Tlimi nnuigtug ta'n telluwgwei

Tell me in Native what I am doing.



What are you doing?



What am I doing?


Ge' apoqonmui.

Please help me.


Ge' apoqonmui teluei.

Please help me say it.


Tami e'w't's na glusuaqan?

Where would you use that word?


Tali-e'w'mugg na glusuaqan?

How would I use that word?


Ge' tlimi na't-goqwei 'nnuigtug.

Please tell me something in Native.


Tlua "I am tired" 'nnuigtug.

Say "I am tired" in Native.


Getu' 'gji'tu ta'n tel-tluen "I am hungry".

I want to know how you say "I am hungry".


Getu'-pipanimul na't-goqwei. Tal-tluen "pail"?

I want to ask you something. How do you say "pail"?


Getu'-pipanimul, ta'n tel-tluen "full moon".

I want to ask you how you say "full moon".