Oneida Words & Phrases

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4 Talu’kó: kwi nén ʌti nyekunese’ nʌ kanana’kene̲

4 Ducks go south in the fall.

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3 Náhte’ káti’ né: na’katsitʌ’slotʌ’ nén ʌti nukwá nyekunese’ nén kananakene̲

3 what kind of birds go south in the fall?

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2 Né: ki’ nén atú:nyote’ kwah tkuwalihowanáhtu

2 it is the eagle they hold most high

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1 Náhte’ na’katsi’tʌ sló:tʌ kwah tkuwalihowanáhtu nén Onʌyota’a:ka

1 What bird do Oneida people hold most high?

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tawistáwi̲

kildeer

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olí:te̲:

mourning dove

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atú:nyote̲’

eagle

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talu’kó

duck

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lalutastohoksha̲

woodpecker

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kohkwá:e

bobwhite or quail