Western Abenaki Dictionary and Radio: Western Abenaki Language Resource, lessons, music, traditional stories of the Abenaki Indians.
Western Abenaki Radio Lesson 12 Transcript
Basic verb usage and Infinitive Forms
aimek|| to be|
waj8nomek|| to have|
n'wlidbamalsi|| I am well|
wlidbamalsimek|| to be well|
n'madamalsi|| I am sick|
madamalsimek|| to be sick|
n'kadopi|| I am hungry|
kadopimek|| to be hungry|
kadosmimek|| to drink|
n'kwaskwaji|| I'm old|
kwaskwajimek|| to be cold|
n'kzabzi|| I'm hot|
kzabzimek|| to be hot|
pazw8mek|| to bring someone|
pad8zik|| to bring something|
nanawalm8mek|| to take care of someone|
nanawald8zik|| to take care of something|
wigimek|| to drink|
noji / wanaskawa / na / aw8ssis?
go / meet him / that / child?
Would you like to go and meet that child?
k'wigiba / wanaskaw8 / na / n8kskwa?
would you like / to meet / that / girl?
Would you like to meet that girl?
kizi / n'wanaskaw8b.
already / I met her
I have already met her.
n8wat / na / n'wanaskaw8b.
long ago / that one / I met her
I met her quite a while ago.
wait for me
wait for me
agakimzida / k8gisgaki.
let's study / every day
Let's study every day.
8lawi/ waijiwi / nd'agakimzibna
eventhough / always / we study
We seem to be studying all the time.
nd'agakimzibna / kassiwi
we study / together
We study together.
nda / agma / agakimziwiw
not / him / study (-)
He (she) never studies.
kanwa / n'wigi / nia / agakimzi
but / I like / I / studying
But I love to study.
k'wawtamba / aln8baiwi
do you understand / Abenaki
Do you understand Abenaki.
chowi / n'wawtambna
sure / we understand
Sure, we understand.
listen you (plural)
Listen to me.
sawi / nda / k'tbestawiba
sometimes / not / you (plural) listen
Sometimes you don't listen to me.
nda / ni / llawi / waijiwi / n'tbestabna
not / that / true / always / we listen
That is not true, we always listen to you.
paamatba / achi / k'm8ja / awighigaba
would be better / also / you start / writing (2nd plural)
It probably would be best if you also started writing.
niga / m8jassada / nikw8bi
then / let's start / now
Then , let's start now.
ndaba / n'kizi / awighigaw / nd'akwamaldamen / n'elji
not / I can / write / it aches / my hand
I can't write because my hand aches.
kanwa / kdagik / kizi / awighigak
but / the others / can / they write
However, the others are able to write.
nadodemawa / chaga / w'kadi / pai8n / spiwi / niona
ask / if / he wants / come / with / us
Ask him if he would like to come with us.
n'n8dodaida / taka
let's go visiting / there
Let's go and visit there.
follow me (2nd plural)
wikwalap8da / wdam8gan
let's puff / the pipe
Let's take a puff on the pipe.
pla / chegasa
wait / light it
Wait, we need to light it first.