Oneida Words & Phrases

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Wʌhnislowá:nʌ ka:lúte̲’

Christmas tree

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Yotshanunyát tsi’ wʌhnislowá:nʌ̲

Merry Christmas

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wʌhnislowá:nʌ ka’íkʌ wʌhnisla:té̲:

Christmas (this) day

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wʌhnislowá:nʌ kahyatúhsel̲i̲

Christmas card

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teyonutakli:tsale’ atʌ́:nis

candy cane

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kayatuhsli tekanuwalotálh̲u̲

paper chain

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kwayatalukwas kayatuhsli

cut the paper

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kwayatalukwas kayatuhsli Onʌyota’á:ka thokʌ́ yá:t

cutting the paper (that says Oneida)

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yela’natakwa kayatuhsel̲i̲

tape the papers

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tsyalehkwa’kʌ a:ukwistyo’kwa nʌstuke’ tsi’ náhe’ yoswá:u né: tsi’ nikawela’shatste̲’

I almost froze while the lights were off because it is so windy