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Tutelo-Saponi Language Lesson #1

Tutelo-Saponi Language Lesson # 28

Yílanaha  (Yee-lahn-ah-hah) 
Counting

#’s 20-29

20 – Putska Nani (Poot-skah Nahn-nee)

21 – Putska Nani Nos (Poot-skah Nahn-nee No-s)

22 – Putska Nani Nomp (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Nom-p)

23 – Putska Nani Nan (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Nahn)

24 – Putska Nani Top (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Toe-p)

25 – Putska Nani Kise (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Kee-say)

26 – Putska Nani Agus (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Ah-goose)

27 – Putska Nani Sagom (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Sah-go-m)

28 – Putska Nomba Palan (Poot-skah Nahn-nee Pah-lahn)

29 – Putska Nani Ksank (Poot-skah Nahn-nee K-Sahn-k) 
 

Making (Ongoing Action)

I am making – Móma

S/He is making  – O’ma

You are making – Yóma

Made (Past)

I made – Móka

S/He made – O’ka

You made – Yóka

Will Make (Future)

I will make – Móta

S/He will make – O’ta

You will make – Yóta  
 

Wehe Píma 
Summer Time

swim – míní ínase (mee-nee ee-nah-say)

running (human being) – heñden’hese (hayn-dayn-hay-say) 

I am walking – walewa (wah-lay-wah)

walking stick – gídan’ (gee-dahn)

ribs – gwayutik’ (gwah-you-teek)

pork ribs – gwayutik’ masgolo (gwah-yoo-teek mahs-go-loh)

beef ribs – gwayutik’ mampa (gwah-yoo-teek mahmpah)

meat – íye (ee-yay)

corn – mataqe (mah-tah-hay)

corn bread – maksapa mataqe (mahk-sah-pah mah-tah-hay)

bread – maksapa (mahk-sah-pah)

mosquito – waskiteng (Wah-skee-tayng)

berry – ha, hasí (hah, hah-see)

cherry – Yosañkrota (Yoh-sahn-crow-tah)

strawberry – haspahínuk (hah-spah-hee-nook)

raspberry – hasísiai (hah-see-see- eye’ee)

flowers – wahíye (wah-hee-yay)

Handoi (Hahn-doe-ee) – rattlesnake 

Munakha (Moo-nahk-hah) – beaver 

Mandukai (Mahn-doo-k’eye) – turkey 

Mayiñk (Mah-yeenk) – bird 

Prepared by: 
Lawrence A. Dunmore, III, Esquire 
OBSN Tribal Language Program Liaison

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