Our November 2022 Native Word of the Month features a video clip from our upcoming Storyteller language profile on Denaakk’e teacher, Susan Paskvan.

Dot’aanh? = What is he/she/it doing?

“It’s a good word to know for language learners because you can ask ‘what is the man doing’ or ‘what is the dog doing’?” Susan shared. “It’s a pretty powerful word.”

For more Native words, view our archives on the Foundation website.

Denaakk’e is one of the languages available to learn in Doyon Languages Online. Currently available courses include:

  • Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana)
  • Deg Xinag
  • Denaakk’e (Koyukon)
  • Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross)
  • Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim)
  • Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)
  • Doogh Qinag (Holikachuk)
  • Hän

The final course, in Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana), will be available soon.

Doyon Languages Online courses are available for FREE to all interested learners. Find more information and sign up to access the courses at doyonfoundation.com/dlo.