Oneida Words & Phrases

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e:lí̲

cherry

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tekanʌ’takwʌ́htʌ̲’

cedar

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7. Washeyatló:loke’ kati’ kʌ nén tsistoka’tá:n̲e̲’

Did you watch the fireflies?

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6. Wa’keyatló:loke’ nén kana:wʌ: kʌ’ latityenutyese̲’

I watched the butterflies flying around.

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5. Yah kati’ kʌ otsi’nuhwahé:ta̲’

isn’t it the earthworm

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4. Sanúhte’ kʌ na’katsi’nuyótʌ lutsta nʌ ukuyohkawinésa̲’

Do you know what kind of insect they use when they go fishing?

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3. Kwa’nyo lotityohkwanʌ nén okalyahtá:ne̲’

There are sure a lot of mosquitoes.

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2. Nok ʌwá:tu ʌsehnikúlalake takʌ’ tʌyawe’est tsinuhnehklís

You have to be careful that the bee doesn't sting you.

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1. Né: kwi: nu’u:wa ʌyethina’tuni tsyokna’katsi’nuyotʌse̲’

We will name the different kinds of insects

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watlʌ:náyʌhe̲’

praying mantis