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Western Abenaki Radio Episode 1 Transcript
Kwai Kwai / nid8bak* / ni / k'wlipai8lbna / li / Aln8ba8dwa L8baktahigan! / Nd'elewizi / Migakawinno.
Hello / friends / and / we welcome you / to / Western Abenaki Radio! / I am called / Warrior.
* For the rest of the programs You, our audience, is most commonly refered to in the singular form, as is the case in most shows.
Chaga kd'aln8ba8dwa, niga ibitta wlidebestamen.
It you speak indian, then just enjoy listening to it.
Kanwa ato nda kd'aln8ba8dwaw. Chaga nda k'wawtamowen, akwi saagidah8ziw!
But probably you don't speak indian. If you don't understand it, do not worry!
K'kizi askwa ibitta tbestam wji badsedam. N'kawachowi k'wigsedambaji!!
You can still merely listen in order to learn. I hope you will enjoy listening.
Kizeto Aln8ba8dwa L8baktahigan wji wijokadam kd'elesedabna.
Western Abenaki Radio was made to help us all learn by hearing.
Natami, liwlaldamena anhaldamawi wji pilowiklozow8gan.
First, please forgive for strange pronuciation (forgive my accent).
Waijiwi n'gwagwaji wlidebiklozi, kanwa nd'ai ibialn8bai ta akwi n'wawaldamowen mziwi.
I always try to speak correctly, however I am only human and do not know it all.
N'ksibas klozimek g8dakiwi nd'agakimgamwinnoma Cecile Wawanolette ta wakaswak kdagik.
I try speaking like my late instructor Cecile Wawanolette and a few others.
Nd'elaldam aiag8 k'gwagwajibna n'wawtadoak!
I think we must try to understand eachother!
Ni achi, aida, kd'achowibnaba gassiklozi s8waiwi.
Furthermore, um, we all should speak together often.
Iodali nd'idam aln8ba8dwaiwi waijiwi.
Here I speak in indian always.
Nikw8bi n'wigiba k'mildomel io wligen wskilintow8gan.
Now I would like to give you this good new song.
8da waj8nemowen pakholigan, kanwa chaga kd'achowalda, k'kizi pemego.
It doesn't have the drum, but if you want, you can still dance.
I hope you enjoy listening to it!!
Wligen! Wligen ni! N'wigsedamenop!
It is good! It is good that! I enjoyed listening to it.
Nakwaltak n'waj8nem lintow8gan nspiwi pakholigan
Next I have a song with drum. (error there is no drum in the song)
ta sisiwan ta lal8mw8ganal. Mina, N'kawachowi wigsedamen!
and rattle and voices. Once again, I hope you enjoy listening to it!
Enni! Wligenop achi!
Great! That was good also!
Kchi wliwni wji Dawnland Singers.
Great thanks to the Dawnland Singers.
Nilil lintow8ganal wji wskin8bitot8gwad lewito Gwesilintow8ganal. K'kiziji manohomen pamsigwanek.
Those songs are from their new album called Honor Songs. You will be able to purchase it this spring.
Nikw8bi, N'kawachowi k'wigsedamenal nilil nisnol ta natami Aln8ba8dwa Lobaktahigan. N'pedgiji nabiwi.
Now, I hope you enjoyed listening to those two (songs) and the first Western Abenaki Radio. I will return soon.
Wlinanawalmezi nid8ba. Wliwni!
Take care my friend. Thank you!