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Western Abenaki Dictionary

Klozida wji mijw8gan!
Let's talk about food!



t8ni alipogwad?
how does it taste?

askitameg osagipogwad.
cucumber tastes bitter

wawil˘mwaimelases sogalipogwad.
honey tastes sweet.

lamon zowipogwad ta adebipogwad.
lemons taste sour and puckery.

tipwabel kzabdapogwad.
pepper tastes spicy.

labial akwipogwad.
beer tastes strong

nah˘mo saskipogwad.
Eeel tastes unusual

burned food tastes bad
agw˘kazem majipogwad

lobster meat tastes good
s˘gaiwios wlipogwad

N'cape pita osagipogwad.
My coffee tastes very bitter.

kd'achwi m8w8 aplesa kizi paskwaipow8gan.
You should eat an apple after lunch.

Iolil pag˘nisal pita dalawagipogwat.
These nuts are very crunchy.

salsemimijow8gan ao wigaw8jiwi pita bemioo.
Fried food is usually greasy.

kizachozijik kwanogazijik aplesak aoak pita min8boo.
Ripe pears are very juicy.

M8wap namasa ta kalak8na wji adl8gwipow8gan wl8gwiga.
She ate fish and chips for dinner last night.

Ponamen wiz8wibemi al8miwi pkwamipaksek alaji agw˘gwahla
Store the butter in a fridge or it will go bad.

Az8 mosatamenal pita kizachagil bananasal alwa mkazawikkil.
John likes to eat very ripe bananas that are nearly black.

Pakwsata abazw8ganal pagonisal ziwanipogwatal.
Dry roasted peanuts taste very salty.

Skamon, wasawa ta adbakwa liwitamenal Nhloak Witsakasoak Magwaikok.
Corn, squash and beans are called the Three Sisters among the Iroquois.

Nawji mosatamn8 kakikws˘zo.
Some people like to eat corn roasted on a stick.

Kdagik mosatamn8 mezikwtal.
Other people like to eat corn boiled.

N'm8w8b b˘nkaipadades wji paskwaipow8gan pamgisgak.
I had a baked potato for lunch today.

Wl8gwa, n'micib taliodagen w˘wan wsp˘sipow˘ganek.
Yesterday, I had a boiled egg for breakfast.

Nid8ba wawaldamen wlim˘wigisoak wji wlit8zik someniab˘n.
My friend knows a good recipe for making raison bread.



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