Tutelo-Saponi Language Lesson #4©Lawrence A. Dunmore, III

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    Mécou Wítahe. Ein Yukéwa Yapóske Amañishuké . . .

    [“Welcome, friends. A long time ago, the hilly land

    Dokalidö Nedúge Liohatéhla Yim Ehuya Konspéwa Kebína Yalopokíwa! They are to be viewed with respect and good thoughts!

    Tutelo-Saponi Language Lesson # 4
    Useful Terms/Word List
    Give -Ngo(Nah-go)
    Take -Luca(loo-kaw)
    Small -Kūtskai(koot-sky)
    gLarge -Itáñi(ee-tah-nn-nee)
    Yes -Aháñ(Ah-hahn) or Aha (Ah-ha)
    No -Ihau(Ee-how)
    Good -Bi, Biwā(bee; bee-wah)
    Bad -Kebina(Kay-bee-nah)
    Stay -Nañka(nah-n-kah)
    Go -Alē(Ah-lay)
    Sit -Mahanañka-(Mah-hahn-ahn-kah)
    Stand -Heyanenhes(hay-yah-nayn-hays)
    Walk -Yalēwa(Yah-lay-wah)
    Run -Hinda(Heen-dah)
    Old -Hōakāi(Hoh-ah-k-eye)
    New -Suñtk(Soon-tk)
    Yesterday -Sitō(See-toe)
    Today -Nahambe(Nah-hahm-bay)
    Tomorrow -Nahampk(Nah-hahmp-k)
    Evening -Osihitewa(Oh-see-hee-tay-wah)
    Tonight -Usī(Ooh-see)
    Near -Iñktēi(Eenk-tay-ee)
    Far -Nāmu(Nah-moo)
    Now -Ehin(Ay-heen)
    Only -Ika(ee-kah)
    Nothing -Yahanya(Yah-hahn-yah)
    Much -Nandakhikawa (Nahn-dahk-heek-ah-wah)
    Perhaps -Kiçe(Kee-chay)
    Off -Sel(Sail)
    On -Agínese(Ah-gee-nay-say)
    Must -Gwa(Gwah)
    Up -Otapai(Oh-tah-p-eye)
    Down -Tabata(Tah-bah-tah)
    Soon -Inking(een-keen-g)
    Sing -Mùñiyē (Moon-ee-yay)
    So -Le(Lay)
    Hurry Up (and come)
    Dala Nonho(Dahlah Non-hoh)

    Numbers
    1-Nosāi;
    Nōs2-Nombai;
    Nomp3-Nāni;
    Nān4-Topai;
    Tōp5-Kisañ;
    Kisē6 -Akāspei;
    Agùs7-Sagomēi;
    Sāgóm8-Palāni;
    Pālán9-Kasāñkai;
    Ksānk10-Putskai;

    PutskCounting in Series
    First -Etahni(Ay-tah-nee)
    Second -Nonpase(Nohn-pah-say)
    Third -Einani(Ay-ee-nah-nee)
    Fourth -Eintopai(Ay-een-toh-pie)
    Fifth -Gisana’i(Gee-sah-nah-ee)
    Sixth -Aguspee(Ah-goos-pay-ay)
    Seventh -Sagumi’i(Sah-goo-mee-ee)
    Eight -Palani’i(Pah-lah-nee-ee)
    Ninth -Sankai’i(Sah-n-kah-eye-ee)
    Tenth -Putckai(Pootk -k’eye)

    Correct negative word forms from the last newsletter’s lesson #3:Ólacke(Oh-lahck–ay) -to biteKolackena(Koh-lahc-ay-nah) to not biteOknaho(Oak-nah-hoe)
    –to workKoknahona(Koh-k-nah-hoh-nah)
    to not workInē (ee-nay)
    –to seeKinēna(Kee-nay-nah)
    to not seeWaginōma(Wah-gee-no-mah)
    –S/He is sickKawaginōmana
    S/He is not sick (Kah-wah-gee-no-mah-nah)
    Kulúja(koo-loo-jah) –to wash
    Kikulujana (Kee-koo-loo-jah-nah) to not wash

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