48 Lessons

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April – Lesson 14

April is "Thundering Month".

The theme for this month is fishing and the environment.

New Words

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awʌ́:ke yahonati̲

they threw it in the water

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big fish

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put your string on

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long string

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he caught a fish

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stick standing

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nice days

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the sun is warm

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1. nʌ ki’ wʌhnisliyó:se’ nʌ ya’kahewe’ nén aetwahyohkawinéhsa̲’

it’s nice days now it is time to go fishing

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2. ʌskweni kʌ ʌsataslihe’tohalʌ nén sanakalake̲

can you put the string on your stick?

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3. hʌ, nok tsi’ yah ki’ ní: tekelhe kʌ’ nyakhe:yel nén otsi’nuwahéta̲

yes but I don’t want to touch the worms

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4. ne: kyok ʌwá:tu wahslihé:tes ʌsatalihetohalʌ nén sana:kále̲’

you will have to put a long string on your stick

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5. kanyonʌ ʌsatahslihetohalʌ thonʌ: awʌ́:ke yʌsati

when you put your string on, you throw it in the water

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6. swatyelʌ nok ʌwá:tu wahunise’ ʌsatnutute asitsyayé:n̲a̲

sometimes you will have to wait a long time to catch a fish

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7. kwa’ nyo kʌstyowanʌ wahseskó:ko̲

what a big fish you took out of the water!