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LESSON # 7: LENAPE LANGUAGE / NORTHERN UNAMI

LESSON # 7: LENAPE LANGUAGE / NORTHERN UNAMI

Postby treebeard » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:31 pm

LESSON # 7: IN THE BIG HORN DIALECT

NEW NUMBER WORD

nee'shash = seven

NEW COLOR WORD

wa'pay-oo = it is white(inanimate)
wap'soo = he/she is white(animate)

NEW ANIMATE WORD

nee-an'kway/ or poo'shees = cat
nee-an'kwuk/ or pooshee'suk = cats

NEW INANIMATE WORDS

koon = snow(on the ground) {no plural}
wee'nay = falling snow {no plural}
wee'nay-oo = it is snowing/ it snows

amo'xool = boat; canoe
amoxoo'laa = boats; canoes

CONVERSATION

ehuleenak'tay-oo = it is colored/ the color it is
ehuleenak'soo = he/she is colored/ the color he/she is
ehuleenaksee'kun = the color of something
ta ehuleenak'tay-oo = what color is it?
ta ehuleenak'soo = what color is he/she/it?(animate)

Ke'koo ehuleenak'tay-oo = What color is it?
takta'nee = I don't know
Max'kay-oo? = Is it red?
Mu'ta/ u'ta sheewa'pay-oo = No. It is blue
Ke'koo ehuleenak'soo? = What color is he/she?
Weesaw'soo? = Is he/she yellow?
E-e. Weesaw'soo = Yes. he/she is yellow
Ke'koo ehuleenak'soo na mo-ayka'nayw? = What color is the dog?(In Lenape "What color is he/she, the dog?")
Siskweenakw'soo na mo-ayka'nayw = The dog is brown ("he/she is brown, the dog")
Ke'koo ehuleenak'tay-oo nu lenapay-oohok'sen = What color is the moccasin? (what color is it, the mocassin)
Su'kkay-oo nu lenapay-oohok'sen = the moccasin is black ("it is black, the moccasin)
Au'waan nan? = Who is that?
Ax'toox nan = He/she is a deer
Siskweenakw'soo? = Is he/she brown?
Ke'koo nun? = What is that?
Axkwee'wunes nun = It's a blanket
Uskus'kway-oo? = Is it green?
Mu'ta/ U'ta. Max'kay-oo = No. It is red.

Practice these, and try substituting other words and colors.

Aptoona'hunay / Flow of Words

You have learned how to say "it is red" = max'kay-oo
And, "The shirt is red" = Max'kay-oo nu hem'bus

Now, to say "red shirt": max'kay hem'bus

For animate colors you add the ending., "-seet"/ ex:

max'kseet tcho'lens = red bird
wap'seet tcho'lens = white bird
sukk'seet a'has = black crow

[b]Inanimate colors before nouns:[/b]

max'kay axkwee'wunes = red blanket
wa'pay lenapay-oohok'sen = white moccasin
su'kkay shakhokqwee'wan = black coat

Write the English translation next to each:

max'kseet tcho'lens
sukk'seet a'has
uskus'kwseet tchax'qwul
seeskweenakw'seet ax'toox
sheewap'seet tcho'lens
max'kay axqwee'wunes
wa'pay lenapay-oohok'sen
su'kkay shakhokqwee'wan
uskus'kway hem'bus
seeskweena'kway shakhokqwee'wan
sheewa'pay xa'skwaam
weesaw'way meetsowa'kun

Say and write the English words for each of the following:

Ke'koo ehuleenak'tay-oo?
Takta'nee
Maxkay-oo?
Mu'ta/ U'ta sheewa'pay-oo
Ke'koo ehuleenak'soo?
Weesaw'soo?
E-e. Weesaw'soo
Au'waan ehuleenak'tay-oo na mo-ayka'nayw?
Siskweenakw'soo na mo-ayka'nayw
Ke'koo ehuleenak'tay-oo nu lenapay-oohok'sen?
Su'kkay nu lenapay-oohok'sen
Au'waan nan?
Ax'toox nan
Seeskweenakw'soo?
E-E. Seeskweenakw'soo
Ke'koo nun?
Axqweewun'es nun
Uskusk'way-oo?
Mu'ta/U'ta. Max'kay-oo

Say and write the Lenape word for each of the following:

one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
It is black
He/she is black
It is green
He/she is green
It is yellow
He/she is yellow
It is blue
He/she is blue
It is red
He/she is red
It is brown
He/she is brown
It is white
He/she is white

crow
crows
shirt
shirts
coat
coats
frog
frogs
a deer
deer
bird
birds
dog
dogs
blanket
blankets
sun
corn
falling snow
snow on the ground

VOCABULARY (plurals are under the singular word)

axkweepaala'wawn = a hoe
axkweepaala'wawnaa = hoes

lapexhee'kun = plow
lapexhee'kunaa

pootatchee'kun = whistle
pootatchee'kunaa

wox'kaneem = seed
woxkanee'maa

useeskwa'hos = clay pot/ pottery
useeskwaho'suk

ha'kee = dirt/ ground/ earth/ land

menaanaxkha'seek = garden

ehakee'haat = farmer
ehakeehaa'tcheek

COLORS BEFORE SINGULAR & PLURAL NOUNS

** remember -aa , on the end of a word indicates the inanimate plural & is pronounced "ah".
** the pluralizing suffix for animate colors is "-tcheek".


maxkay hem'bus = red shirt
maxkaa'waa hemb'saa = red shirts
max'kseet tcho'lens = red bird
maxksee'tcheek tcholen'suk = red birds
wap'ay koon = white snow
sukk'seet a'has = black crow
sukksee'tcheek aha'suk = black crows
max'kay axqwee'wunes = red blanket
maxkaa'waa axqwee'wunesaa = red blankets
wa'pay lenapy-oohok'sen = white moccasin
wapaa'waa lenapay-oohok'senaa = white moccasins
su'kkay shakhokwee'wan = black coat
sukkaa'waa shakhokweewa'naa = black coats

VERBS

axkilki'seen = to laugh

ndakilki'see = I laugh
kdakilki'see = you laugh
axkilki'soo = he/she laughs {or wdakilki'see}
ndakilkisee'haana = we laugh(exclusive) {or ndakilkisee'hummaana}
kdakilkisee'haana = we laugh(inclusive) {or kdakilkisee'hummaana}
kdakilkisee'heemo = you all laugh
axkilkisoo'wuk = they laugh

luppa'ken = to cry, weep

ndeluppa'ken = I cry
kdeluppa'ken = you cry
wdeluppa'ken/ or luppa'koo = he/she cries
ndeluppakaa'haana = we cry (exclusive)
kdeluppakaa'haana = we cry (inclusive)
kdeluppakaa'heemo = you all cry
luppakoo'wuk = they cry

hakee'hen = to plant

ndakee'hay = I plant
kdakee'hay = you plant
hakee'hay = he/she plants
ndakeehaa'haana = we plant(exclusive)
kdakeehaa'haana = we plant(inclusive)
kdakeehaa'heemo = you all plant
hakeehaa'wuk = they plant

laktchaa'helan = to jump. leap

ndelaktchaa'hela = I jump
kdelaktchaa'hela = you jump
laktchaahelayw = he/she jumps{ or wdelaktchaa'hela}
ndelaktchaahela'haana = we jump (exclusive)
kdelaktchaahela'haana = we jump (inclusive)
kdelaktchaahela'heemo = you all jump
laktchaahelaa'wuk = they jump

waweenoo'wen = to beg

nwaweenoo'way = I beg
kwaweenoo'way = you beg
waweenoo'way = he/she begs
nwaweenoowaa'haana = we beg (exclusive)
kwaweenoowaa'haana = we beg (inclusive)
kwaweenoowaa'heemo = you all beg
waweenoowaa'wuk = they all beg

munda'ween = to moan, groan

nmunda'wee = I moan, groan
kmunda'wee = you moan, groan
munda'woo = he/she moan, groan
nmundawee'haana = we moan, groan (exclusive)
kmundawee'haana = we moan, groan (inclusive)
kmundawee'heemo = you all moan, groan
mundawoo' wuk = they moan, groan

TRANSITIVE VERBS

ankhi'ton = to lose it

ndankhi'ton = I lost it
kdankhi'ton = you lost it
wdankhi'ton = he/she lost it
ndankhito'naan = we lost it(exclusive)
kdankhito'naan = we lost it(inclusive)
kdankhito'hoomo = you all lost it
wdankhito'naawo = they lost it

ndankhito'naa = I lost them
kdankhito'naa = you lost them
wdankhito'naa = he/she lost them
ndankhito'naanaa = we lost them(exclusive)
kdankhito'naanaa = we lost them(inclusive)
kdankhito'hoomowaa = you all lost them
wdankhito'naawaa = they lost them

mox'kumen = to find it

nmox'kumen = I found it
knox'kumen = you found it
wnox'kumen = he/she found it
nmox'kumenaan = we found it(exclusive)
kmox'kumenaan = we found it(inclusive)
kmoxkumo'hoomo = you all found it
wnoxkumenaa'wo = they found it

nmox'kumenaa = I found them
knox'kumenaa = you found them
wnox'kumenaa = he/she found them
nmoxkumenaa'naa = we found them(exclusive)
kmoxkumenaa'naa = we found them(inclusive)
kmoxkumohoomo'waa =you all found them
wnoxkumenaa'waa = they found them

kax'summen = to dry it

nkax'summen = I dry it
k-kax'summen = you dry it
wkax'summen = he/she dried it
nkax'summenaan = we dried it(exclusive)
k-kax'summenaan = we dried it(inclusive)
k-kaxsummo'hoomo = you all dried it
wkaxsummenaa'wo = they all dried it

nkax'summenaa = I dried them
k-kax'summenaa = you dried them
wkax'summenaa = he/she dried them
nkaxsummenaa'naa = we dried them(exclusive)
k-kaxsummenaa'naa = we dried them(inclusive)
k-kaxsummohoomo'waa = you all dried them
wkaxsummenaa'waa = they dried them

kaxtay'oo = it is dry
kaxtay'waa = they are dry
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