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Western Abenaki Radio Lesson 13 Transcript



Basic Sentence Structure

n'namih8 / abazi
I see the / tree

n'namiton / awazon
I see the / fire wood (fuel)

niga, / lossada / taka
then, / let us go / there

kizi / kodosaan?
already / you have been?

t8ni / odosaan?
where / you go?

t8ni / alosaan?
where / you going?

nodosa / kpiwi
I went / into the woods

nd'elosa / kpiwi
I'm going / to the woods

negwichiwi?
alone

abaziak / m8ja / wanibagol
the trees / grow / leaves

sogl8nop / kwani / s8khosaakw
it rained / during / our coming

n'kadi / n8ji / namih8 / nid8gwes
I want to / go to / see / my male cousin

k'wigiba / pai8 / spiwi / nia?
would you like / to come / with / me?

nopaiwi / kd'elosa?
far off / you go?

niga / askawii
then / wait for me

n'wigiba / losan / kanwa / kd'achwi / askawii
I would like / to go / but / you must / wait for me

kadiba / saossaba / paml8gwik?
would you want to / go out / this evening?

chowi / sogl8n / n'bamaldamen / nd'ain / n'wigw8mek
surely / rain / I prefer / I be at it / my home

n'wawtam
I understand

k'wawtam?
do you understand?

kwinatta / sipki / ai / wji / iodali
very / long / you live / from / here

n'm8ja / kadopi
I grow / hungry

n8ji / michida
go to / let us eat (let's go eat)

kadi / manomenal?
want to / buy these?

k'wawaldam?
do you know?

nda / kadi / k'wawtamoba
not / want to / you (plural) understand

kagwi / lla?
what's / up?

nda / kagwi
not / anything


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