Oneida Words & Phrases

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ok nen ya’niha náhte’ né: naho’taló:tʌ̲’

what about your father, what is his clan?

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hʌ ohkwá:li ki’ né: na’ako’taló:tʌ’ nén aknulha

yes, my mother’s clan is bear

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sanúte’ kʌ náhte’ na’ako’taló:tʌ’ nén sanulha

do you know what your mother’s clan is?

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Teyakohúhtyaks wʌhni’tatati

freezing ears month - January

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á:se yohslá:te̲

new year

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í:kelhe’ ashuthu kʌ ʌtutasawʌ̲

I thought they start at midnight

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tah só:tsi’ yata’tusahuleni tsi’ niyolé: ashuthu̲

no because it’s not over 'til midnight

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wahsatlʌnayʌna kʌ nén á:se yohslá:te yo’kalau

are you going to church on new year’s eve?

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hʌ ʌkheyuni ki’ nén kheyuhwátʌha

yes, I’m going to make one for my niece

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ʌsatú:ni káti kʌ nén oyá:n kaya’tú:ni̲

are you going to make a doughnut doll?