Useful phrases in Muscogee (Creek-Seminole)

A collection of useful phrases in Muscogee (Mvskoke), a Muskogean language spoken in Oklahoma and Florida in the USA..

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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), dl = dual (said to two people), pl = plural (said to more than two people).

Phrase Mvskoke (Muscogee)
Welcome Likepvs
Vlakeckat hēres ce (sg)
Vlahokackat hēres ce (dl)
Yicackat hēres ce (pl)
Hello (General greeting) Hę̄r’s cē (Oklahoma)
Hello (on phone) Estonko?
How are you? Estonko?
’Stonko?
Hērat te? (Florida)
Reply to 'How are you?' Estonkis os. Centv?
‘Stonkis os. Centv?
Estvnkewiseks
Vnheres
Vnhēnrētos, momen centv?
Here mahe
Here mahe, momen centv?
Long time no see Cehecvkat hofones
What's your name? Naket cehocefkvtē?
Cehocefkv naket owa?
Cehocefkv nake tē?
My name is ... ... cvhocefkvt os
... vnhuehketvt os
Where are you from? Estvmin vtecke towa?
I'm from ... ... vtitos
Pleased to meet you Ete'kerrvkat heres
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Cehecarēs (I'll see you later)
‘Tehecakvrēs (We'll see you later)
Hvtvm cehecarēs
Cehecvkarēs (pl)
Have a nice day Ē vketēcēt ayecken
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Hompvks ce
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Ē vketēcēt ayecken
Yes Ehę
Enka
No Monks
Monko
Hekos
Hekust
Maybe Mowē witēs
Mowē tis
Mv tis
I don't know Kerraks
Do you understand? Kērretskv? (sg)
Kērratskv? (pl)
I understand Kerris
I don't understand Kerrvkot os
Kerrvkos
Kerraks
Please speak more slowly Hvlalotken opunayis
Hvtvm hvlvlatkēn ʻpunvyvs
Please say that again Hvtvm makvs
Hvtvm mahkvs
Please write it down 'Sohhoccicepvs
Coyepvs
Do you speak English? Mekvlese opunakv opunayetsket omv?
Wvcenv opunakv opunayetsket omv?
Do you speak Creek? Mvskoke opunakv opunayetsket omv?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Ehe, estowosat
I'm learning Este catē emopunvkvn kę̄rret kont owis
Do you speak a language
other than
Creek?
Estecatē emopunvkv ohvtvlakat, opunvkv ētvn opunayecket omv?
Speak to me in Creek Mvskoke punayvs
How do you say ... in Creek? Estomwet ... Mvskoke emponvkvn maketv te?
Estomwet ... este cate emponvkvn maketv te?
Excuse me Esvnwikvs
How much is this? Enrvfkv nvcomv?
Ennvcomv?
Sorry Esvnwikvs
Vketēcekot
Thank you Mvto
Reply to thank you Enka
Hoh
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Cukoce estvmin likv?
This gentleman will pay for everything Yv este hērat nak omvlkvn ohfēkvrēs.
This lady will pay for everything Yv hoktē hērat nak omvlkvn ohfēkvrēs
Would you like to dance with me? Avnhopvneckehv?
Avnhopvnetvn kowetskv?
Avnhopvnetvn ceyacv?
Do you come here often? ‘Tewolusen yvn vteckēt tē?
I miss you Cencvpohyvkes
I love you Ecenokecis
Get well soon Lvpken cecvfeknekvs
Go away! Vsin vyvs!
Leave me alone! Vcvhoskvs!
Help! Vmvnicvs!
Fire! ‘stenorices ce!
Totkv!
Ētkv!
Stop! Fekhonnvs!
Call the police! ‘Stewvnayv enhuehkvs!
Christmas greetings Afvcke Nettvcakorakko!
Nettvcakorakko ‘safvckepvs!
Nettvcakorakko herēn ocvs!
New Year greetings Ohrolope mucvse ‘safvckepvs!
Ohrolope mucvse herēn ocvs!
Nettv enhvteceskv ‘safvckepvs!
Easter greetings ‘Custvke hopokv nettv ‘safvckepvs!
‘Custvke hopokv nettv herēn ocvs!
Birthday greetings Cenhecketv ennettv ‘safvckepvs!
Hecketv ennettv herēn ocvs!
One language is never enough Oponvkv hvmkosat oriceks
My hovercraft is full of eels Vmperrotvmkvt acvppvn esfvcket os

Muscogee phrases provided by Patch Davis and Ian Iglesias

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

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