Yurok language exercises

These exercises will generate a random audio recording of a Yurok word or sentence, or a random photo, that you can use to test your knowledge of the language. You can repeat the exercise as often as you want. Choose your preferred exercise below.

Yurok words

Click below to listen to a randomly selected Yurok word. You can then type your transcription or translation.

Yurok sentences

Click below to listen to a randomly selected Yurok sentence. You can then type your transcription or translation.

Sentence difficulty level: all basic intermediate advanced

Photographs

Click below to see to a photo associated with the Yurok dictionary. You can then type the Yurok name of what you see. (The dictionary currently contains very few photos, so the same images will reappear often.)

Teaching, learning, and documenting Yurok

Robert Spott, the adoptive son of the learned traditionalist Captain Spott, was himself one of the most culturally knowledgeable Yurok people of his generation. Robert worked on Yurok cultural and linguistic documentation with scholars of several generations, including A. L. Kroeber, with whom he wrote Yurok narratives in 1940, and the British linguist R. H. Robins, who recorded him in 1951.
[Photo (1907): Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology.]