Total Physical Response (TPR) is a teaching technique that enables learners to acquire new Dań Kʼe vocabulary by listening to and carrying out spoken commands.

You (One)

Action

Lena Johnson

Daniel Tlen

Lorraine Allen

Chop ń-khèlʼ ń-khèlʼ ʼn-khèlʼ
Cry ń-säy ń-tsäy ʼn-tsäy
Dance ń-lį ń-lį ʼn-lįŋ
Drink ń-dą ń-dą ʼn-dą
Eat ń-na ń-na ʼn-na
Eat ń-thuh ń-tthuh ʼn-tthuh
Jog ń-tlal  ń-tlal ʼn-tlal
Laugh ń-dlàwʼ ń-dlàwʼ ʼn-dlàwʼ
Run ń-tlʼel ń-tlʼel ʼn-tlʼel
Sing ń-zhan ń-zhan ʼn-zhan
Sit ń-da ń-da ʼn-da
Sniff ń-san ń-tsan ʼn-tsan
Stand up nà-ń-dhat nà-ń-dhat nà-ń-dhat
Swim ń-tʼàn ń-tʼàn ʼn-tʼàn
Yell ń-zhal ń-zhal ʼn-zhal

You (Two)

Action

Lena Johnson

Daniel Tlen

Lorraine Allen

Chop ʼá-khèlʼ ʼáh-khèlʼ ʼá-khèlʼ
Cry ʼá-säy ʼáh-tsäy ʼá-tsäy
Dance ʼá-lhį ʼáh-lhį ʼá-lįŋ
Drink ʼá-dą ʼáh-dą ʼá-dą
Eat ʼá-na ʼáh-na ʼá-na
Eat ʼá-thuh ʼáh-tthuh ʼáh-tthuh
Jog ʼá-tlal ʼáh-tlal ʼá-tlal
Laugh ʼá-dlàw ʼáh-dlàw ʼá-dlàw
Run ʼá-tlʼel ʼáh-tlʼel ʼá-tlʼel
Sing ʼá-zhan áh-shan ʼá-shan
Sit ʼá-ke ʼáh-ke ʼá-ke
Sniff ʼá-san ʼáh-tsan ʼa-tsan
Stand up nàà-á-that nàà-áh-dhat nàà-á-dhat
Swim ʼá-tʼàn ʼáh-tʼàn ʼá-tʼàn
Yell ʼá-zhal áh-zhal ʼá-zhal

You (All)

Action

Lena Johnson

Daniel Tlen

Lorraine Allen

 

Chop yà-á-khèlʼ ghà-áh-khèlʼ ghà-á-khèlʼ
Cry yà-á-tsäy ghà-áh-tsäy ghà-á-tsäy
Dance yà-á-lhį ghà-áh-lhį ghà-á-lįŋ
Drink yà-á-dą ghà-áh-dą  ghà-á-dą
Eat yà-á-na ghà-áh-na ghà-á-na
Eat yà-áh-thuh ghà-áh-tthuh ghà-á-tthuh
Jog yà-á-tlal ghà-áh-tlal ghà-á-tlal
Laugh yà-á-dlàw ghà-áh-dlàw ghà-á-dlàw
Run yà-á-tlʼel ghà-áh-tlʼel ghà-á-tlʼel
Sing yà-á-zhan ghà-áh-zhan ghà-á-zhan
Sit dà-á-tthʼi dà-áh-tthʼi dà-á-tthʼi
Sniff yà-á-san ghà-áh-tsan ghà-á-tsan
Stand up nà-da-ya nà-da-ya nà-da-ya
Swim yà-á-tʼàn ghà-áh-tʼàn ghà-á-tʼàn
Yell yà-á-zhal ghà-áh-zhal ghà-á-zhal

NOTE: Special thank you goes out to Lorraine Allen for creating this master TPR list that we adapted for this educational material.