Hello = She:kon. (seh go)
Thanks = Nia:wen. (nyah weh)
Merry Christmas = Tekwanonhweratons ne Roton:ni nikaha:wi. (Deh gwah newn hweh lah dewns neh Lo dew knee kneegah ha we)
Happy Birthday = Satonhàr:en nòn:wa. (sah dune hAul uh nOon wah)
Happy Valentines Day = Tekonnonhwerá:ton’s kí:ken Konnonronhkwátshera Awenhní:sera
Welcome Everyone = Tekwanonhwerá:tons Sewakwekon. (Deh gwah new h weh laAh dews Seh wah kweh go)
Thanks Much = Nia:wen ko:wa. (nyah weh go wah)
You are Welcome = Yo. (yo)
You are Welcome = Nio. (nyo)
You are Welcome = Nyo. (nyo)
Bye = O:nen. (Oh nuh)
Bye for now = O:nen ki:wahi. (Oh nuh ghee wah he)
These are ROUGH translations. Remember each dialect & family & individuals & age groups have their own way of speaking, pronunciation, spelling, and beliefs – all are valuable to know about. Some speak slowly, some speak fast, some pronounce with a rolling rl sound, some are not able to make specific sounds, others pronounce the “r” as if it were an “l”, many have diverse religious & political practices that also affect the language that is spoken today.
Practice speaking with live human beings & respect each individuals’ way of speaking. It’s best to practice without a machine and actually speak eye to eye, face to face with human beings – with Gratitude and with Respect for All of Creation. I try to mimic fluent speakers that make time to try and help me to speak and gain confidence to speak with them.
Talk Mohawk mobile apps for Android provide audio translations so that you can hear, practice, and gain confidence to speak in public to learn with your favorite fluent speakers. Talk Mohawk mobile apps
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