Oneida Words & Phrases

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big field

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7 Wé:ne tsi’ nʌ kukwité:ne tsi’ nʌ é:so yontlatute’ nén kalutó:tu̲

it must be springtime because there are a lot of leaves on the trees.

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6 O’nu:wa: kʌ ʌsátste’ nén ʌsata’slú:ni̲

are you going to use the strips of black ash when you make a basket?

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5 Takʌ ʌtesahítyak tho ká:yʌ nén o:nhahte̲’

don’t trip on the branch laying there.

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4 Wé:ne tsi’ latunyá:ne’ nén wáhta óshes

I guess he’s going to make maple syrup

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3 Laksótha wahahkalotʌ nén wáhta kalútote̲’

my grandfather tapped the maple tree.

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Né: kʌ nén kwah ok thikuné:se’ ótsitsi

is it the wild flowers?

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1 Hao’ tsi’ kalhayʌ’ yeheten tnitsi’tsyakóna̲

let’s go to the forest to gather flowers.

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sap or syrup