Oneida Words & Phrases

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onhwalá:n̲e̲’

caterpiller

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kana:wʌ̲́:

butterfly

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tsinuhnéhklis

bee

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tsi’nhutstókhwi̲’

ant

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7 Wa’eskalakone’ kʌ nén sanulha

Is your mother going to pick flax?

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6 Wahsahyaka’ káti’ kʌ nén shá:yese̲’

Are you going to pick thimbleberries?

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5 Hʌ thonʌ wá:yat ʌkatú:ni̲

Yes, then I am going to make pie.

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4 Wahsahyaka kʌ alá:sek

Are you going to pick elderberries?

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3 Né: ki’ tat sahsaka khále’ satholyahslyúse̲

it’s for coughs and if you have a cold.

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2 Náhte’ né: yotlihute̲

What is it used for?