SENĆOŦEN conversations

The following recordings are of short conversations between two Saanich elders, which provide examples of fluent SENĆOŦEN speech used to talk about everyday matters. The conversations were recorded during linguistic fieldwork sessions in W̱JOȽEȽP (West Saanich) in 2008 and 2009.


The following participants can be heard:

  • Speaker 1 - Ivan Morris Sr.
  • Speaker 2 - Ray Sam
  • Fieldworker - Claire K. Turner
  • Visitor - John Elliott

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