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Western Abenaki Radio Lesson 15 Transcript
pazeko wskinnos / one young man
niswak l8gemapozoanak (literally snowshoe-sliders) / two skates
nhloak alemossak / three dogs
iaoak agakimogik / four students
n8nnoak aw8ssizak / five children
pazgwen m8dlat / one coat
nisnol mkezenal / two shoes
nhenol siboal / three rivers
iaonol 8wdial / four roads
n8nnenol pebonal / five winters
8da / n'wigi / saossa / kwanipok
not / I like / go out / during winter
I do not like to go out in the winter
wz8mi / tkegisgad
to much / cold weather
Its very cold out
ta / 8wdial / pkwamikok
and / roads / ice on them
and the roads are icey
waijiwi / n'zagezi / n'page
always / I'm afraid / I fall
I'm always worried that I might take a fall
pebon / wligen / wji / paami / aw8ssizwidijik / 8daki / nia
winter / it is good / for / better / childen (them) / than / me
Winter is much better for those who are children than it is for me.
kizi / l8gemapozowak / ta / skaipozowak / paamat / nd'ain / al8migomek
can / they skate / and / they ski / better / I am / inside the house
They can skate and ski, its better for me to just stay inside the house.
8daba / aiag8 / anegitta / lossaan
not / must / soon after / you go
Do you need to go right away?
kiziji / llossaan / alemalokamek
will be able to / you go / during the week
Can you go during the week?
during the day
during the year
during the evening
kadi / awesk8nka?
want / to make trouble?
Do you want to make some trouble?
8daba / n'kizi / sipki / aiw8n
not / I can / long / stay (negative)
I can't stay here too terribly long.
kagwi / wizakaman?
what / hurries you?
What is your hurry?
n'kadi / sp8swiwi / toki
I want to / early / wake
I want to wake up early.
toji / melikaskadenji / saba
much / strong freeze will / tomorrow
There will be a hard frost tomorrow.
kizi / sibo / m8ja / kladen
already / river / starts / it to freeze
The river has already begun to freeze.
pita / n'kwaskwajiw / s8khosaa / iodali
very / I cold / I coming / here
I was very cold while coming here today.
niga, / pidiga / n8dawazi
then, / enter / warm youself
Well then, come in and warm yourself up.
kpaga / k'm8dlat
thick / your coat
You coat is thick.
wskigenol / k'mkezenal
new / shoes
kwenagwzo / na / wskinnos
tall him / that / young man
That young man is tall.
majigoak / nigik / alemossak
mean / those / dogs
Those dogs are mean.
kd'elaldamba / ato / ali / pizwidebat
you think / probably / that / useless
You probably think that is useless.
akwi / na / tbestawa / wigi / pizwit8gwzo
do not / that one / listen / enjoy / his useless talk
Don't take joy in listening to that one's idle chatter.
iogik / agakimogik / kwinatta / wawinak
these / students (learning ones) / very / smart (knowlegable ones)
These students are very bright.
n'wlilawak8gan / ni
I pleased / that
I am very happy about it.