Words from Nuuchahnulth, a nearly dead language in Canada:
puqee-oh - Always-absent woman hina?aluk- I look out for what I know is to happen Simaacyin?ahinnaanuhsim?aki - their whaling spears were poised in the bow haasulapi-ck'in?i - sing a little louder
Less than 10% of the traditional population now speaks the Nuuchahnulth language," Dr John Stonham of Newcastle University told the BBC News website.
He said linguists found the language fascinating because of its complexity.
"Entire sentences can be built up into a single word," Dr Stonham said.
"But there are also some concepts that can be encapsulated in a single syllable. A single sound describes the state of remaining in seclusion when the husband goes out to hunt, for example."