48 Lessons

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August – Lesson 32

August is "Green Corn Ceremony Month".

The theme for this month is corn and vacation.

New Words

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Big field

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Big corn

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I'm husking corn

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I'm picking corn

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Corn husk

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Onʌste’ kahʌtayʌ̲

Corn field

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I will make a mat

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I will shell the corn

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Long rows

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I will dry corn

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1. Satkatho nikahʌtówanʌ onʌste̲’

Look at the big corn field.

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2. We:ne tsi’ kanʌstowá:nʌse̲’

It looks like they’re big corn.

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3. Nʌ ki’ ni: knʌstakwas

I’m picking corn now.

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4. Nʌ ki’ ʌwa:tu ʌknolotshi̲’

I can now husk corn.

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5. ʌknʌstaluko ki’ tho’nʌ ʌwá:tu ʌkatnʌstatate̲’

I will shell the corn then I will dry the corn.

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6. Tat nu’uwa ʌwá:tu sʌ ʌkatnolú:ni̲

Maybe I will be able to make a mat too.