Oneida Words & Phrases

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teyutatá:wihe̲’

exchanging gifts

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wʌhnislo:wán

big day or Christmas

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7. Takʌ’ ʌsesa’nikulhʌ tsi’ ʌsatste’ yunihtyákta̲

Don’t forget to wear the scarf.

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6. Ʌsatste’ kwi: anyá:nawʌ̲

you wear gloves

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5. Ʌwá:tu ki’ onyʌte’ laya’tunyá:tu ʌtwatú:ni̲

we can make a snow man

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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