Oneida Words & Phrases

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Watlu’ niyowista:e tsi’ niyole: ahsʌ swatye:lʌ kayé:

9:00 until 3:00 sometimes 4:00

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Ohniyotuhati nu’ú:wa̲’

What’s going on today?

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elhúwa kateyʌtet

(just now) new learner

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Watsyok ʌtutaoyʌte̲

the speakers will be coming in today

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Katsi’tsyókwas khále’ Kanʌhlʌt kʌ íknehse’ nu’úwa̲

Katsi’tsyókwas and Kanʌhlʌt are here today

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Í:selhe’ kʌ Twatéyʌtet Onʌyota’á:ka̲

Do you want an Oneida Lesson book?

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Yah te waki

I don't have any

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tewakenhala:u

I am busy

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tyotkút tewakenhala:u ukwehu:wehneke

I am always busy with the language

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E:so ukyatakenha’ ukwehuwehne:ke akatwanú:tak

It helps me speak Oneida