Hocąk (һиоча̃к / һоча̃к)

Hocąk is an alternative way to write Ho-Chunk with the Cyrillic alphabet devised by Ruslan Safarov. Ho-Chunk, which is also known as Winnebago, is a Siouan language spoken in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa in the USA. Ruslan believes that Ho-Chunk is easier to read when written with the Cyrillic alphabet as you do not need to think about the different sounds that familiar Latin letters represent.

Hocąk - Cyrillic alphabet for Ho-Chunk

Hocąk - Cyrillic alphabet for Ho-Chunk

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Sample text in Hocąk (The Lord's Prayer)

  1. Һиąҹиһиўíра ўąгереги шанąкере, рáш һашíнина ўакąčą́к ни̃гигирекҹенą.
  2. Һųгмą́ һашíнина һираиҹикҹаўина. Ўошгą́ һашíнина мąнéги ъųирекҹенą, ўąгереги ҹасге һинąкъи̃, жесге мąнéги һирекҹена.
  3. Һąп теé ўаисгабетúč һанíўира һокъųўиąҹе.
  4. Éги ўажą́ ўоíшанą ўáниўина ўаи̃гитъųнаўире, ўажą́ һигишанą ўáниўина ўаи̃гитъųнаўира жесге.
  5. Éги һи̃кé ўажą́ ўоíшанą ъų-ўаһиеҹа һųрутиўинире, еши ўоўąкҹега éҹа һи̃гиҹираўиге, къишиб-ўи̃ўире. Һųгмą́ра не һаши̃ни̃́гаҹą, éги һомąшҹą́ не һаши̃ни̃́гаҹą, éги һоишъąгера не һаши̃ни̃́гаҹą, мąнéгųзера, Амен.

Transliteration (Latin alphabet)

  1. Hiąjihiwíra wągeregi šanąkere, ráš hašínina wakąčą́k nįgigirekjeną.
  2. Hųgmą́ hašínina hiraijikjawina. Wošgą́ hašínina mąnégi ’ųirekjeną, wągeregi jasge hinąk’į, žesge mąnégi hirekjena.
  3. Hąp teé waisgabetúč haníwira hok’ųwiąje.
  4. Égi wažą́ woíšaną wániwina waįgit’ųnawire, wažą́ higišaną wániwina waįgit’ųnawira žesge.
  5. Égi hįké wažą́ woíšaną ’ų-wahieja hųrutiwinire, eši wowąkjega éja hįgijirawige, k’išib-wįwire. Hųgmą́ra ne hašįnį́gają, égi homąšją́ ne hašįnį́gają, égi hoiš’ągera ne hašįnį́gają, mąnégųzera, Amen.

Source: https://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.HT.LordsPrayer.html


  1. Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
  2. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
  3. Give us this day our daily bread.
  4. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
  5. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Source: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-6/#9

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