Oneida Words & Phrases

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6. Tah tsi’ ki’ ní: tkakwaheleko nú: wahke̲’

No! I am going where there’s lots to eat(or feast)

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5. Wahslutotakó:na’ káti’ kʌ

Are you going to the Christmas concert?

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4. Oskanú:tu né: ʌthatilú:tʌ shakó:wihe’ lá:osleht waté:slehse̲’

reindeer will pull Santa’s sleigh

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3. Nʌ káti kʌ né: saya’taslú:ni nén kalute̲’

Did you decorate the tree yet?

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2. Hʌ nʌ ki’ yakahwe’ utá:le’ shakó:wihe̲’

Yes, it is time for Santa Claus to come.

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1. Nʌ kʌ tho yakahwe’ nén wʌhnisló:wan

Is it almost Christmas?

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Christmas concert

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(there is) a tree standing

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