Like all First Nations languages, Lillooet (Lil'wat) is a repository for an abundantly rich oral literature. In "These Are Our Legends, " the fifth volume of the First Nations Language Readers series, the reader will discover seven traditional Lillooet "sptakwlh" (variously translated into English as "legends," "myths," or "bed-time stories."
These texts are presented in a technical transcription that can be used by linguists, and also in a practical orthography that can be used by Lillooet speakers themselves. An English translation is also given. Basic information on the Lillooet language, its grammar, and a glossary are included in the volume.
With thanks to the Mount Currie Cultural Centre and the Tszil Publishing House.
These Are Our Legends
University of Regina
First Nations Language Readers