Oneida Words & Phrases

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wata’klokwaskó: wʌhni’tatati

big snow moon

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latikalatuhe’ wʌhni’tatati

storytelling moon

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onyʌte’ laya’tunyá:tu

snowman (or he is made from snow)

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lonatnekaklitslú:ni

the soup is made

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teyeyʌtahlith̲a̲’

she is splitting(chopping) the wood

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luwayʌslus tsi’kwilʌtu̲’

she is preparing the squirrel

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nʌ lohsu la’tuslaké:tas

she has scraped all the fat off the raccoon

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o’tusla laketas la’tuslaké:tas

he is scraping the raccoon pelt

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luwayʌslus kwa’yʌh̲a̲’

skinning a rabbit

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luwayʌslus ʌtílu̲

skinning a raccoon