Oneida Words & Phrases

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4. Oskanú:tu né: ʌthatilú:tʌ shakó:wihe’ lá:osleht waté:slehse̲’

reindeer will pull Santa’s sleigh

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3. Nʌ káti kʌ né: saya’taslú:ni nén kalute̲’

Did you decorate the tree yet?

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2. Hʌ nʌ ki’ yakahwe’ utá:le’ shakó:wihe̲’

Yes, it is time for Santa Claus to come.

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1. Nʌ kʌ tho yakahwe’ nén wʌhnisló:wan

Is it almost Christmas?

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kakhwahele̲’

feast

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latilutotakwas

Christmas concert

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kalu:tóte̲’

(there is) a tree standing

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kaya’taslú:ni̲

decorated

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kakhwaku’ushu̲

good food

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waté:slehse̲’

sleigh