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LIST OF BIRDS: BIG HORN LENAPE DIALECT

LIST OF BIRDS: BIG HORN LENAPE DIALECT

Postby treebeard » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:02 am

Big Horn Lenape List of Birds

Many of the words for various birds were never recorded in Northern Unami dialect. So, we have utilized such forgotten words, first from Modern/Southern Unami resources ; and when they can't be found there, we utilized the words found in a list by Frank Speck, an early 1920's-30's Anthropologist, of Canadian Delaware/Munsi dialect.

# - Lenape words from modern Oklahoma Unami dialect, because these words are unknown to us in the Old Unami/ or Northern Unami (as some call it) dialect.
** - Words remembered from Eastern Lenape Elders.
* - Words from Frank Speck/ Canadian Delaware.

bird = awe'helaaw (pl. awehelaa'wuk)
= or/ tcholens' (pl. tcholen'suk)
baby bird = aneensee'hilaaw
bald eagle = woapalu'nay
barn swallow = lexawanee'tchees *
bittern = mek'hum *
blackbird = tske'nakw
= tchookwa'lee
red wing blackbird = axkokweldupweel *
bluebird = tcheehoapaa'kelees
= tcheema'lus
blue heron = kaxko *
blue jay = tee-as **
bobolink = shka-akwe'helay **
bobwhite = poopoo'qwush #
brown creeper = ekeen'djees *
cardinal = mehawqwee'man
catbird = tchoowee'a *
chickadee = muxkwtcheelee'lees *
chicken = tee'pas(pl.-uk)
chick = teepa'teet
chimney swift = nehneemtchem'was *
cowbird = awexaamoosawe'helay **
crossbill = pkeehixkalankwes *
crane = tulaa'kau
crow = a'has
downy woodpecker = teeh'tus #
duck = qweeqween'kus
female bird = awqwaa'helaaw
flicker = ooleek'wun #
flycatcher = luxawulanee-as #
goose(white, domestic) = awpsoowee'hulay #
goose (wild) = ka-akw' /pl. -uk
gobbler (cock turkey) = koolookooxsee
golden eagle = ai'xum #
gold finch = weesawtay-as #
grackle = weesawe'helay **
grebe = tchoxkwees *
grouse(partridge) = popo'koos(pl.-popo'kwsuk)
guinea fowl = susupteepas #
hen = keekee'bes
heron, black crowned night = ka-awktchay #
junco(snowbird) = tcheelee'lee
killdeer = kwusskwtees #
kingbird = sheeksanu'lay #
kingfisher = tiskaama'nees
kite(has forked tail) = xauwalu'nay
lark, horned = lawakanee'kun *
loon = metaaweelay'oon **
male bird = lenowaa'helaaw
mallard duck = uskuskont'pat
martin = matuna'teet #
meadowlark = tcheetcheekunumweekun'hwees #
mockingbird = tusku'moos #
mourning dove = memedhakaa'moo
night hawk = peeshkw'
nuthatch = pkeehixalan'kwes *
oriole = weesawee'helaaw **
osprey(fish hawk) = nimaa'naas
owl = kok'hos
barred owl = le'nee kok'hos
great horned owl = ohoon'tum
saw whet owl = tunkkok'hos **
screech owl = tchooloolhoo'way #
snow owl = wapeekok'hos *
peacock = peeku'kus #
pelican = ehanswee'ket #
pewee = tunkamaa'lees **
pheasant = pabha'koo
phoebe = maa'lees *
pigeon, passenger pigeon(extinct) = amee'mee
raven = weenkaa'wawxqwaaw
red headed woodpecker = papa'xaas
red tail hawk = mexkalu'nay
robin = tcheesko'koos
ruby throated hummingbird = laalembu'lees #
scarlet tanager = waatundaa'ees #
sea gull = akawa'nay-o *
shrike = mbotcheeleelehle'sus *
snipe = piseeko'lees
sparrow
chipping sparrow = leneewe'helay **
english sparrow = ootenaawe'helay **
song sparrow = kaskaswu'lees *
sparrow hawk = sunee'hulay #
swan = menkeex'soo
thrasher, brown = kakeewa'lees #
towhee = tchawee'a(same as catbird) *
tufted titmouse = tunktee-as #
turkey = tchikaa'num
turkey buzzard = amatchee'poo-ees
= weenan'kaaw
whippoorwill = qwaako'lees
woodcock = me'maaw
wood duck = keekeetcheem'wees
wood thrush = olulu'nay *
wren = heenoo'teet #
yellow bellied sapsucker = tchitch'hum #
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