Tutelo-Saponi Language Lesson # 2 – Lawrence A. Dunmore

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    Yílanaha (Yee-lahn-ah-hah)
    Counting

    #’s 30-39

    30 – Putska Nani (Poot-skah Nahn-nee)

    31 – Putska Nani Nos (Poot-skah Nahn-nee No-s)

    32 – Putska Nani Nomp (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Nom-p)

    33 – Putska Nani Nan (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Nahn)

    34 – Putska Nani Top (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Toe-p)

    35 – Putska Nani Kise (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Kee-say)

    36 – Putska Nani Agus (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Ah-goose)

    37 – Putska Nani Sagom (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Sah-go-m)

    38 – Putska Nomba Palan (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Pah-lahn)

    39 – Putska Nani Ksank (Poot-skah Nahn-nee K-Sahn-k)

    Seasons

    Tañyi (Tahnn-yee) or Tä’i (T’eye-ee)
    Fall time

    Waneñi (Wah-naynn-ee) or Wanei (Wah-nay-ee)
    Winter time

    Hak (Hahk)
    The Hand

    Finger – Saki (Sah-kee)

    Fingernails – Tsutsaki (T-soot-Sah-kee)

    Forefinger – Hakobuskey (Hahk-oh-boo-skay)

    Little finger – Hakins (Hahk-eens)

    Middle finger – Hakayandoley (Hahk-ah-yahn-doh-lay)

    Thumb – Hakhohkai (Hahk-hoh-k-eye)

    Relationship Terms

    Aunt – Tomin (Toe-meen) or Watemai (Wah-tay-m-eye)

    Uncle – Nek (Nayk)

    Boy – Gutskai (Goots-k-eye); Waitiwa (Why-tee-wah)

    Girl – Wagatc (Wah-gaht-c); Komqan (Kom-chan); Mihi (Mee-hee)

    Father – Tat (That) or Yat (Yaht)

    Mother – Hena (Hay-nah)

    Sister – Dawinak (Dah-wee-nak); Tahank (Tah-hank)

    Brother – Ohenopse (Oh-hayn-ohp-say); Inginumbai (een-gee-noom-b-eye)

    Brother-in-law – Tahenen (Tah-Hayn-ayn)

    Elder brother – Tansk (Tan-sk); Tal (Wee-Tahl); Hiik (Heek)

    Younger brother – Suntk (Soont-k); Non (Nohn)

    Elder sister – Nonnonq (Nohn-nohn-ch)

    Grandfather – Ekuni (Ay-koon-ee); KuKa’k (Koo-Kah’k); Higun (Hee-goon); Yattgoma (Yaht-go-mah)

    Grandmother – Higun (Hee-goon); Digo (Dee-go); Egon (Ay-gon); Higoma (Hee-go-mah)

    Grandparent(s) – Dokalido (Doh-kah-lee-doh)

    Son – Tekai (Tay-k-eye)

    Daughter – Wiohanke (Wee-oh-hahn-kay)

    Daughter-in-law – Hiohenk (Hee-oh-haynk)

    Niece – Tosiñk (Toh-seennk) [sister’s daughter]

    Nephew – Toskai (Toh-sky-ee) [sister’s son]

    Cousin – Gida (Gee-dah)

    Parents – Díha (Dee-Hah)

    Relative – Nédéwahe (Nay-day-wah-hay)

    Generation(s) – Handéwa (Hahn-day-wah)

    Child – Koska (Koh-skah) or Niska (Nee-skah) or Wakasic (Wah-kah-seek)

    Prepared by:
    Lawrence A. Dunmore, III, Esquire
    OBSN Tribal Language Program Liaison

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