48 Lessons

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August – Lesson 30

August is "Green Corn Ceremony Month".

The theme for this month is corn and vacation.

New Words

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Corn bread

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Corn husk

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Ohwaskʌ kaya’tú:ni̲

Corn husk doll

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Green corn bread

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Corn soup

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Indian corn

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Husk the corn

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Get the corn

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It is sweet

Let’s Talk

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1. Hao’ kwi: snʌstakona thonʌ ʌknʌsto̲h̲

Go and get the corn and I will boil it

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2. Tahnú: tsi’ ni:kanʌstaku só:tsi’ teyonutaklitslale̲’

The corn is really good, it is so sweet

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3. Seká:se’ káti’ kʌ nén okahslo:ta’ kaná:talok

Do you like the green corn bread?

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4. Tah, yah kih ní: te’waké:kase̲’

No, I don’t like it

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5. Náhte’ ne: lʌnunyá:ta̲’

What do they make it with?

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6. Wé:ne kwi tsi’ onʌhakʌlate̲’

I guess, the Indian corn

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7. Né: káti’ kʌ thsakanʌstat nén olá:na lʌnunyá:ta̲’

Is it the same kind of corn that they make the corn soup with?