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Language – Directions

Directions:

English Phonetically
North Yeh-pee-pohn-keh-kee
West Yeh-pahk-seh-mohn-kee
South Yeh-lah-wah-kweh-kee
East Yeh-tah-koh-thah-kee
Up Speh-mih-kee
Down Sah-kee-kee
Left Hand Nah-mah-chihn-keh
Right Hand May-yah-when-keh

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Language – Home Talk

Home Talk:

English Phonetic Spelling
Get up. Hahns-skah-loh
Wake up. Hah-mah-mah-loh
You be still. Noh-lay-wee-loh
Cover up. Hah-koh-loh
Go to sleep. Nay-pah-loh
Quit doing that. Koh-lah-chee
Get ready. Nah-nah-hee-loh
I love you. Nee-kee-tah-kway-lay-may-lay
Stand up. Nee-pah-wee-loh
Leave it. See-kwah-toh
Stay. Hah-pee
Watch(look here). Schee-see-chee
Come next to me. Pee-yah-meh-sah’kah-nee-lah
Come in. Pee-tee-thah-loh
Go hunting. Pah-hah-lah-wee
Go potty(going out). Hah-leh-loh’theh
Pickup(something). Peh-kah-loh-nah
I picked up. Nee-peh-kah-loh-nah
Time to get up. Hoh-nee-see-kah-loh
Listen to me. Hah-kah-way-tah-wee-loh
I said. Way-toh

Language – Numbers

Numbers:

English Phonetically Shawnee
One Nick-koh-tee Nikoti
Two Nee-swee Niiswi
Three N’thwee Thwi
Four Nee-yay-wee Niyeewi
Five N’yah-lahn-wee Niyaalanwi
Six Nay-koh-twah-thwee Nakotwaathwi
Seven Nee-swah-thwee Niswaathwi
Eight N’thah-sick-thwee Thwaasikthwi
Nine Chah-kaht-thwee Chaaka’thwi
Ten May-tah-thwee Metaahthwi

Language – Animals

Animals:

English Phonetically Shawnee
Dog Wee-see Wiisi
Cat Poh-see-thah Poosiitha
Horse M’say-way M’seewe
Turtle Kah-kee-leh Ka’kile
Fish Nah-meh-thah Namee’tha
Wolf M’way-wah M’wewa
Chicken Pay-lay-wah Peleewa
Cow M’thoh-thwa M’thoothwa
Rabbit P’tuck-ah-nay-thee Petakine’thi
Squirrel Hah-nee-kwah Hanikwa
Raccoon Hah-thay-pah-tee Hahthapeti
Pig Koh-skoh Koosko
Turkey Hah-chay-pay-lay-wah Haceepeleewa
Goose Wah-pah-chee-kee-thah Wapacikitha
Deer P’sick-thee P’sikthi

Language – Questions

Questions:

English Phonetically Shawnee
What? Nay-hee-way Nehiwe
When? Tah-nee-way Lah-kwah Taaniwe Laakwa
Where? Tah-nee-way Taaniwe
Who? Nay-thah-way Nethaawe
What is it? Nay-hee-way Hee-nee Nehiwe Hiini
Who is that? Nay-thah-way Yah-mah Nethaawe Yaama
What are you doing? Nay-hee-way Kee-tay-see-lah-wee Nehiwe Kitasilawi

Language – Mealtime

Before, During, and After a meal:

English Phonetically Shawnee
Are you hungry? Hah-skwah-lah-way Haskwaalawe

I’m hungry. Nee-skwah-lah-way Niskwaalawe

Let’s go eat. We-thin-ee-koh Withiniko

It is good. We-kah-no Wiikano

It was real good. Oh We-kahn-we Oh-Wiikanwi

I am full. Nee-tay-poh-low Niteephoolo

I have already eaten. Nee-Meechee-wee-than-nee Nimichi wi thaa ni

Language – Partings

Partings:

English Phonetically Shawnee
Until we meet again. Sah-lah-no-key Salanoki

Maybe somewhere I’ll see you again. Kah-moo-chee-lah-kwah Kee-no-lee-no-key Kamoochi-Laakwa Kinoole no’ki

Language – Responses

Responses:

English Phonetically Shawnee
I am feeling well. Nee-wee-see-lah-seh-mom-moh Niwisilasemamo

How about you? Kwah-kee-lah Kwakilla

Thank You. Nee-yah-way Niyaawe

Language – Greetings

Greetings:

English Phonetically Shawnee
Hello. Hah-tee-toh Hatito

Good morning. Ho-wee-see-wah-pah-nee Howisiwapani

Do you feel good? Hah-koh-wee-see-lah-sah-mom-moh Hakowisilaasamamo