- šweɬcn – carry on the conversation; respond, answer in reply; speak with intention, make comment on topic. (šw-eɬ-cn)
- šew – expand, enlarge.
- -eɬ – pass though, a projectile.
- -cin, -cn – transition point; mouth.
The Salish sentence is one of three types: intransitive, transitive, ditransitive. Sentences are comprised of the verb, object, and subject. The heart of the sentence is the verb, also called the predicate or predicated clause.