Oneida Words & Phrases

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kaská:wayʌ̲’

bushes

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onláhte̲’

leaf

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kalhayʌ’

forest

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o:nháhte̲’

unattached branch

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yo'nháhtot̲e̲’

attached branch

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7 Takʌ só:tsi’ akta nyʌhʌse’ tsi’ tkalutóte’ nén aslók

don’t go near the thorn tree.

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6 Hʌ né: ki’ kanutunyúhe̲’

yes, I’m thinking about it.

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5 Ok nén wihsu ʌsatayalíte’ kʌ nʌ né:

what about the plums, are you going to can them?

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4 Hao’ ki’wah tho’nʌ ʌtyatayálite̲’

ok then we will can it.

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3 Hao’ kwi tyahyaka tsi’ tkalutote’ nén e:lí̲

come, lets get the fruit from the cherry tree.