48 Lessons

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February – Lesson 5

February is the "Month of Midwinter".

The theme for this month is animals and birds.

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a'no:wál

turtle

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ohkwa:lí̲

bear

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oná:kʌt

groundhog

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onhéhta̲

porcupine

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othahyu:ní̲

wolf

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ska’nyúhsa̲’

moose

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tsyoní:tu̲’

beaver

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a’nó:wal né: naho’taló:tʌ nén lake’niha̲

turtle is my fathers clan

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ashʌ ki’ né: nahoti’talake nén Onʌyota’á:ka

Oneida people have three clans

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hʌ ohkwá:li ki’ né: na’ako’taló:tʌ’ nén aknulha

yes, my mother’s clan is bear

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náhte’ kati né: na’ako’taló:tʌ nén sahsotha̲

what is your grandmother’s clan?

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ok nen ya’niha náhte’ né: naho’taló:tʌ̲’

what about your father, what is his clan?

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sanúte’ kʌ náhte’ na’ako’taló:tʌ’ nén sanulha

do you know what your mother’s clan is?

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thayú:ni né: na’ako’taló:tʌ nén aksotha̲

wolf is my grandmother’s clan