Oneida Words & Phrases

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Onʌyota’a:ká: ukwehuwé:ne nú: teknakéhl̲e̲’

Oneida reserve is where I live

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Clara yohatati tsi' nú: teknakéhl̲e̲’

Clara road is where I live on

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Tsyá:tak niwashʌ watlu’ na’tewakohsliyá:ku̲

seventy nine is how old I am

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Onʌyota’á:ka Lutwʌnutakhwa’ Kʌtyohkwayʌ tsi’ nú: yekatawyá:th̲a̲’

Oneida Language Centre is where I go to school

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Lillian yutatyáts aknulha

Lillian is my mother’s name

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Joseph luwa:yáts lake’nih̲a̲

Joseph is my father’s name

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Sophie né: yutatyáts aksóth̲a̲

Sophie is my grandmother’s name

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Sandy né: luwa:yáts laksóth̲a̲

Sandy is my grandfather's name

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tho ya’sa:tí kana:tsyaku̲

you put it in the pot

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tho ya’sa:tí ate’skutakhwá:slaku̲

you put it in the frying pan