Speaking to a new baby
Speech for welcoming a new baby
Ta: né: kati’ onʌ wa’akwatsha’ nu:ni: tsi’ waskwantolʌne’ ne: kʌh nu: niyakwanakehle’ nén Onyota’a:ka né: tuske’ né: elhuwa’ wesaketohte’ né: kati’ wi watekhwanʌhela:tu tsi’ thoní:yot ne: kati’ wi: onʌ atsyók tho ohkʌla:ke ne: ʌsate’slehsu thonʌ tho tʌhsatawʌli né: ohutsya:ke tsi’ nu: niyakwanakehle’ Né: kati’ wi yotshanunyat tsi’ thoni:yot né: tsi’ teyesaya’tolyehtʌ:ni né: kati’wi onʌ wa’tetwatanʌhela:tu né: tsi’ thona’awʌne’ Né: kati’ wi onʌ yotshanunyat tsi’ thoni:yot Né: kati’ wi onʌ wa’tekwanʌhela:tu tsi’ thoniyawʌ:u Né: kati’ wi Ta:né:
So it is true that you have just arrived so we give thanks that it is this way. So soon you will crawl around in the dirt and then walk on this earth where we live. So it is a good feeling that this is what was decided for you. So we give thanks that this has happened. So it is a good feeling that this is the way it is. So now we give you thanks that this has happened. So that is the way your mind will be. That is all.
Please find the written transcript of the longer conversation between Pearl and Lillian, a downloadable pdf to print or view.