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    Tutelo-Saponi Language Lesson # 5

    Vocabulary List

    Tutelo-Saponi Verbs
    to bite off – latkūsisel (laht-koo-see-sail)
    boil – hīehā (Hee-ay-hah)
    to break with foot – lakatkūsisel (lah-kaht-koo-seesail)
    burn – inausíngā (een-ow-sing-gah)
    bury – sùntése (Soon-tay-say)
    buy – kilomīha (Kee-loh-mee-hah)
    call – kikōha (kee-koh-hah)
    cause – konta (kon-tah)
    chop – lakasase (lah-kah-sah-say)
    churn – mampamasawohōka (mampamasa wohōka)
    (Mahm-pah-mah-sah-woh-hoh-kah)
    count – yilanāha (yee-lah-nah-hah)
    cry – qāqise* (jah-jee-say)
    *q is pronounced like the German hard ch in loch, or
    the Spanish hard j in joven

    cut with a knife – lakatkōsa (lah-kaht-koh-sah)
    dance or I dance – wagitçi* (wah-geet-shee)
    *ç is pronounced like sh in shine
    drink – lākpē, lapēta (lahk-pay), (lah-pay-tah)
    eat – lūti (loo-tee)
    hunger/hungry – kihnindewa (keeh-neen-day-wah)
    jump – ohīmpa (Oh-heem-pah)
    kill – kitē, ktē (kee-tay), (k’-tay)
    laugh – inksēha, inkee (ink-say-hah), (ink-ee)
    lead – kōwa (koh-wah)
    leave – qala (jah-lah)
    make – aōma, aōñ (ah-oh-mah), (ah-oh-n)
    marry – ohōteha, ohōn (oh-hoe-tay-hah), (oh-hoe-n)
    pound – pahē (pah-hay)
    read – yilanāha (yee-lahn-ah-hah)
    run – hinda, hantá (heen-dah), (hahn-tah)
    say – hahēwa (hah-hay-wah)
    see – ohāta, inēwa, waqēta
    (oh-hah-tah), (ee-nay-wah), (wah-jay-tah)
    sew – ihōha (ee-hoe-hah)
    shoot off – opatañsel (oh-pah-tahn-sale)
    sing – yāmùñiyē (Yah-moonn-ee-yay)
    sit – mahanañka (Mah-hahn-ahnnk-ah)
    sleep – hīyañ, hianta, hiantkapewa
    (hee-yahnn), (hee-ahn-tah), (hee-ahnt-kah-pay-wah)
    speak – sahéñta, niça (sah-hayn-tah), (nee-shah)
    stamp with foot – nañkōkisek (nahnn-koh-kee-sayk)
    stay – nañka (nahnn-kah)
    steal – manoñ, manōma (Mah-nonn), (mah-nohmah)
    strike – kohinunhiwa (koh-hee-noon-hee-wah)
    sweep – lakaplék (lah-kah-playk)
    talk – niça (nee-shah)
    tie – olohī (oh-loh-hee)
    walk – yalēwa (yah-lay-wah)
    weave – añktāka (ahnnk-tah-kah)
    weep – qaka (Jah-kah)
    work – oknahō (oak-nah-hoe)

    Conjugations

    Tutelo-Saponi Affixed Nominative Pronouns

    (pronouns that are usually the subject of a sentence)

    I – Ma, Wa, Mi, Me, We
    We/Us – Mae, Ma, Mai, Man, Manj
    You – Ya, Ye, Yi, Yin
    They/Them – hla, hlese, lese, hna, hne

    Tutelo-Saponi Verbal Endings

    Present
    oma, owa, ewa (iwa)

    Past
    oka, ewa (iwa)

    Future
    ta, eta, ita

    Now, let’s conjugate the many ways to say … Love
    Love – Andestagōnwa (Anhn-day-stah-gohn-wah)
    I love – Miandestagōnwa (Me-anhn-day-stah-gohnwah)
    Lūs miandestagōnwa (Loose me-anh-day-stah-gohn
    -wah)
    I love the cat.
    Car miandestagōnwa. (me-anh-day-stah-gohn-wah)
    I love the car.
    Hēna miandestagōnwa (hay-nah me-anh-day-stahgohn-wah)
    I love mother.
    Tāt miandestagōnwa (Tah-t me-anh-day-stah-gohnwah)
    I love father.
    I love you – Maiiándostékā (Mah-ee-ahn-doe-staykah)
    Hēna Maiiándostékā (hay-nah Mah-ee-ahn-doe-stay
    -kah)
    I love you mother.
    I love him/her – Yandowastēka (Yahn-doe-wah-stay
    -kah)
    You love me – Yandoyistēka (Yahn-doe-yee-staykah)
    You love him/her – Yandoyestéka (Yahn-doe-yaystay-kah)
    You love us – Waiyándoyestékā (Why-yahn-doeyay-stay-kah)
    He/she loves me – Yandoyistēka Yahn-doe-yee-stay
    -kah)
    He/She loves him/her – Yándostegíse (Yahn-doestay-gee-say)
    He/She loves you – Yandomistéka (Yahn-doe-meestay-kah)
    He/She loves us – Waiyándostegíse (Why-yahn-doe
    -stay-gee-say)
    Or Waiyándostēka (Why-yahn-doe-stay-gee-say)
    He/She loves them – Yandostekanēse
    (Yahn-doe-stay-kahn-ay-say)
    We love you – Mankiandostēka (Mahn-kee-ahn-doe
    Nov/Dec Fall/Winter 2015
    -stay-kah) or Maikiandoyistēka (My-kee-ahn-doeyee-stay-kah)
    We love him/her – Maigiándostekā (My-gee-ahndoe-stay-kah)
    We love them – Maiyīándostékānaése
    (My-yee-ahn-doe-stay-kahn-ah-ay-say)
    or Maihiandostékanaēse (My-hee-ahn-doe-staykahn-ah-ay-say)
    They love me: Yándomistékahanā (Yahn-doe-mestay-kah-hah-nah)
    They love you: Yándoyistékhanā (Yahn-doe-yeestake-hah-nah)
    They love them Yandostekanēse (Yahn-doe-stakeah-nay-say)
    Bī – good (Bee)

    Present Tense

    I am good – Mimbīwa (Meem-bee-wah)
    You are good – Yimbīwa (Yeem-bee-wah)
    They are good – Ebilēse (Ay-bee-lay-say)
    He/She was or is good – Ebīse or Bīwa (Ay-beesay) (Bee-wah)

    Past Tense
    I was good – Mimbīkoa (Meem-bee-koh-ah)
    You were good – Yimbīkoa
    (Yim-bee-koh-ah)
    He/She was good – Ebikōa (Ay-bee-koh-ah)
    or Bīwa (Bee-wah)
    They were good – Ebikōalēse (Ay-bee-koh-ah-laysay)

    Future Tense
    I will be good – Mimbīta (Meem-bee-tah)
    You will be good – Yimbīta (Yeem-bee-tah)
    They will be good – Ebitalēse (Ay-bee-tah-lay-say)
    He/She will be good- Bīta (Bee-tah)

    Possession of objects: The object is followed by the
    possessive

    My foot – Isī migītowi (Ee-see me-gee-toe-wee)
    Your foot – Isī yingītowi (Ee-see Yeen-gee-toe-wee)
    His/Her foot – Isī gītowi (Ee-see gee-toe-wee)
    My house – Atī migītowi (Ah-tee me-gee-toe-wee)
    Your house – Atī yingītowi (Ah-tee yeen-gee-toewee)
    His/her house – Atī gītowi (Ah-tee gee-toe-wee)
    My axe – hisép migītowi (Hee-sayp me-gee-toewee)
    Your axe – hisép

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