A collection of useful phrases in Comanche (nʉmʉ tekwapʉ̱), an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in parts of Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), dl = dual (said to two people), pl = plural (said to three or more people).
|Phrase||nʉmʉ tekwapʉ̱ (Comanche)|
|Hello (General greeting)||Marʉ́awe (sg)
Haa marʉ́awe (pl)
Haa marʉ́awe (Hi)
Marʉ́awekwai (Tell me all about it)
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Ʉnha hakai nʉʉsuka?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Tsaatʉ̱, ʉntse?|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Ʉnha hakai nahniaka?|
|My name is ...||Nʉ nahnia tsa ....|
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Noo nʉ pʉetsʉ̱ku ʉ punine (See you tomorrow)|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know|
|I understand||Ʉ naki̱supanaʔitʉ nʉ|
|I don't understand||Ke nʉ ʉ naki̱supanaʔitʉ|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Comanche?||Ʉnha nʉmʉ tekwaʔeyu?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Comanche|
|How do you say ... in Comanche?||Hakai ... nʉmʉ nahniaka̱?|
|How much is this?|
|Reply to thank you|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|Do you come here often?|
|I miss you|
|I love you|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas greetings||Tsaa Nʉʉsukatʉ̱ Waa Himarʉ|
|New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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