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Western Abenaki Radio Episode 9 Transcript
Kwai / kagwiba / kadi / lalokaba / pamgisgak? / toji / wlegisgad. / Ndaba / kadi / lossada / kpiwi?
Hello / what would / want to / do (2nd plural) / today? / its is such / a nice day. / Not / want to / let's go / in the woods?
Hello, what would you like to do today? It is such a nice day. Wouldn't you like to go to the woods?
kagwi / kadi / nimskaba / taka? / hlikw!
What / want to / get (2nd plural) / there? / tell me (2nd plural Imparative)!
What would you like to get there? Tell me!
k'sipkiji / ain8 / ni? / kizilla.
will you long / be (2nd plural) / (at) that? / Perhaps (maybe true).
Will you be there long? Maybe.
8lawiba / n'wigi / lossa / spiwi / ki8w8 / kanwa / k'wz8mi / kezosaba.
Although would / I like / to go / with / you (plural) / but / you too much / fast walk (2nd plural).
I would like to go with you but you walk too fast.
chaga / k'sipki / ain8 / paamatba / k'm8jadoba / nebi / pot8ia, / kadawesmibaji
if / you long / be (2nd plural) / better should / you bring (2nd plural) / water / bottle, / you will be thirsty (2nd plural future).
If you are going to stay there a while you should bring a bottle of water with you, you'll be thirsty.
akwi / wz8mi / sipki / chigitawikw / ngwichiwi.
do not / too much / long / leave me (2nd plural Imparative) / alone.
Don't leave me alone for too long.
n'zagzi / pezegatagi / ni / achi / nd'askawi8 / nid8ba / sawi / akwigo / kanwa / wlipm8wzowinno
I'm afraid / of the dark / and / also / I'm waiting for / my friend / sometimes / he is unpleasant / but / he is a good person.
I am afraid of the dark, however I am waiting for my friend who can be very unpleasant even though he is a nice person.
k'wawinaw8 / na / wskialn8ba?
do you know / that / young man?
Do you know that young man?
toji / pizwojmo / ta / kemodenasko.
he is so much / a liar / and / a thief
He is such a liar and a thief.
n'zakp8wlok / awani / nd'ihl8k / ali / pabasham8t.
I am afraid of him / someone / me they told / that / he's half there.
I am afraid of him, someone told me he's not all there.
n'wazwassaji / nda / n'kadi / n'wanaskaw8w.
I will stay back / not / I want to / meet him
I will stay away from him, I don't want to meet him.
tkigenki ala pebonki
north (cold land) or winter land
kzabdak ala nibenaki
south (its hot) or summer land