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Kowassá:tit - Koasati Language

Spoken by the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town (Albá:mo-Kowassá:ti)


Cikáʔnó Okɬahómma!

[tʃìkʰáʔn̪ó òkʰɬàhómːà]          (chee-KAH-NO oke-hlah-HOME-mah!)

Notes:
  • Cikáʔnó is used when speaking to one person; to say "hello" to multiple people, hacikáʔnó is used.
  • Other greetings in Koasati include bosó (spoken when shaking hands) and cika:nohá:š (singular), although both of these are now obsolete.

 


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Source: Kimball, Geoffrey D. et al. Koasati Dictionary. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

 

 

Hofánttohok, có:batohok na:sincaksobáytohok, man anáɬtohok ocó:sitohok, himá:yap síhnotohok, á:potohok, hó:patohok, íllitohok, ombití:katohok, tósbǫ.

She is born, grows up and goes to school, again she gets married and has children, now she grows old and becomes a grandmother, she falls ill and dies, she is buried, and indeed is decayed.


Source: Kimball, Geoffrey D. Koasati Grammar. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991.

Useful Words and Phrases

mán í:ląh - goodbye

- thank you

é: - yes

ínkǫ - no

Numbers

  1. caffá
  2. tóklon
  3. toccí:nan
  4. ostá:kan
  5. cahappá:kan

 


Sources: Kimball, Geoffrey D. et al. Koasati Dictionary. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994;
"Vocabulary Words in Native American Languages: Koasati (Coushatta)." Internet: <http://www.native-languages.org/koasati_words.htm> January 14, 2007.
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