Oneida Words & Phrases

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1. Ʌsatnʌstatate’ kʌ nén onʌhakʌ́:late̲

Are you going to dry the Indian corn?

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2. Hʌ: tho’ nʌ ʌwá:tu né: ʌkatlanú:ni̲

Yes, then I can make cornsoup

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3. Ʌwá:tu kʌ alá:sek wá:yat ʌsatna’talú:ni̲

Can you make elderberry pie?

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5. Ʌsatsható: kʌ nén yonu’slaké:tote̲’

Are you going to bury the squash?

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6. Tah oksa' ki' né: ʌkna’tishalʌ̲

No, I'm going to boil it right away.

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tetwatunʌhelá:tu kakhwa’shuha̲

we give thanks for these foods

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yehnikihlatha’ ó:wise̲’

drinking glass

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drinking mug

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dinner plate