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Western Abenaki Radio Episode 3 Transcript
Kwai Kwai mina nid8ba ta nid8baskwa, n'kawachowi mziwik k'w8l8zibna.
Hello my male and female friend(s), I hope you are all in good health.
N'wigiba k'wlipai8 li Aln8ba8dwa L8baktahigan!
I would like to welcome you to Western Abenaki Radio!
Nd'elewizi Migakawinno, k'noji l8dokad.
I am called Warrior, you host (speaker).
Chaga kd'aln8ba8dwa, niga ibitta wlidebestamen.
If you speak indian, then just enjoy listening.
Kanwa, chaga nda kd'aln8ba8dwaw, chaga nda k'wawtamowen, akwi saagidah8ziw!
However, if you don't speak indian, if you can't understand, don't worry!
K'kizi askwa ibitta tbestam ta wig8damen.
You can still just listen and enjoy it.
Ni papik8gan lintow8gan W8banakiak awakatoak wji wanaskaw8mek ta alamih8mek.
That flute song is used by the Abenaki peoples for meeting and greeting.
W8banaki waj8nemak kwinatta wd'alamitoal lintow8ganal.
The Abenaki have many greeting songs.
Kw8gweni gez8wado wji maahl8mek.
Because of the importance of gathering together.
Io linto achi wji maahl8mek! Nd'elaldamba k'wig8daji debestamen.
This song is also for gathering! I think you will enjoy listening to it.
Ahaa! Gez8wado ni pm8zowinnoak maahl8w8.
Great! It is important that people gather.
Nitta k'mild8lji kdak odokazow8gan spiwi Cecile Wawanolette waji debidah8dam wanaskaw8mek.
Now I will give you another converstion with Cecile Wawanolette that examines meeting.
I hope you enjoy it.
Kchigwsigen ni. N'wlimikwaldamen ni kisgak.
What a great honor is that. I remember it well that day.
Nakwaltak, n'waj8nem wskilinton aln8baiwi. Wlikita nid8ba. Wlikita.
Next, I have a new song that is in indian. Listen carefully my friend. Listen well.
Wlit8gwat! Wligen ni.
Sounds good! It was good that.
N'kawachowi k'wigsedamenop nas akw8bagimgwak wji Aln8ba8dwa Lobaktahigan.
I hope you have enjoyed the third episode of Western Abenaki Radio.
N'pedgiji nabiwi spiwi msali paami wji mil8mek.
I will return soon with much more to share.
Lli niga, agakimzi s8waiwi ta nabiwi k'wawtam mziwi aln8ba8dwaiwi!
Until then, study often and soon you will understand everything in the Indian language!
Adio Nid8ba. Alemeggwa!
Goodbye my friend. Thank you (be well wished)