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    The focus of this issue will be on the Spring and Summer.
    Weha Ehimpe –Spring
    (Way-hah Ay-heem-pah)
    Wehe Píma – Summer Time
    blossom/bud – wahíye
    (wah-hee-yay)
    berry – ha, hasí
    (hah, hah-see)
    corn – mataqe*
    (mah-tah-hay) *q is pronounced like the German hard ch in loch, or the Spanish hard j in joven
    cornbread – maksapa mataqe*
    (mahk-sah-pah mah-tah-hay)
    bread – maksapa
    (mahk-sah-pah)
    Flower – wahíye
    (wah-hee-yay)
    leaf – otoi
    (Oh-toy)
    Warm weather—akatía
    (ah-kah-tee-ah)
    plants – nawí
    (nah-wee)
    flowers – wahíye
    (wah-hee-yay)
    fog – manotihua
    (mah-no-tee-who-ah)
    warm –akateka
    (ah-kah-tay-kah)
    bean—hadine
    (hah-dee-nay)
    seeds—dó
    (doe)
    fruit—hoyahane
    (ho-yah-hah-nay)
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    rain – qawoi
    (jah-woe-ee)
    strawberry -Haspahínuk
    (hah-spah-hee-nook)
    raspberry – Hasísiai
    (hah-see-see- eye’ee)
    cherry – Yosañkrota
    (Yoh-sahn-crow-tah)
    cranberry – hohnunk
    (hoh-noon-k)
    corn – mataqe
    (mah-tah-hay)
    tobacco – yehni
    (yay-knee)
    mosquito – waskiteng
    (Wah-skee-tang)
    swim – míní ínase
    (mee-nee ee-nah-say)
    running (Human being) – heñden’hese
    (hayn-dayn-hay-say)
    I am walking – walewa
    (wah-lay-wah)
    walking stick – gídan’
    (gee-dahn)
    ribs – gwayutik’
    (gwah-you-teek)
    Pork Ribs – gwayutik’ masgolo
    (gwah-yoo-teek mahs-go-loh)
    Beef ribs – gwayutik’ mampa
    (gwah-yoo-teek mahmpah)
    meat – íye
    (ee-yay)
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    Handoi (Hahn-doe-ee) – Rattlesnake
    Munakha (Moo-nahk-hah) – Beaver
    Mandukai (Mahn-doo-k’eye) = Turkey
    Mayiñk (Mah-yeenk) – bird
    Making (Ongoing Action)
    I am making – Móma
    S/He is making – O’ma
    You are making – Yóma
    Made (Past)
    I made – Móka
    S/He made – O’ka
    You made – Yóka
    Will Make (Future)
    I will make – Móta
    S/He will make – O’ta
    You will make – Yóta

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