Oneida Words & Phrases

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4. Ʌwá:tu ki’ onyʌtá:ke ʌtwatnutolyahte̲’

we can play on the snow

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3. Nok ʌwá:tu nén kohsla’kekha’ atslunyá:khwa’ ʌtwatste̲’

we now have to wear winter clothing

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2. Wata’klokwaskó: wʌhni’tatati’ latina’tukhwa’ nén lotikstʌhoku

the elders call it the big snow moon.

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1. Nʌ ki’ tsi’ nihatika:latuhe’ wʌhni’tatati

it is now Storytelling Moon

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teyohsi:tute̲

longjohns

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wata’klokwaskó: wʌhni’tatati

big snow moon

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latikalatuhe’ wʌhni’tatati

storytelling moon

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onyʌte’ laya’tunyá:tu

snowman (or he is made from snow)

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lonatnekaklitslú:ni

the soup is made

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teyeyʌtahlith̲a̲’

she is splitting(chopping) the wood