A collection of useful phrases in Creek (Mvskoke), a Muskogean language spoken in Oklahoma and Florida in the USA..
Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||Hę̄r’s cē|
|Hello (on phone)||Estonko?|
|How are you?||Estonko?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Estonkis os. Centv?
‘Stonkis os. Centv?
Vnhēnrētos, momen centv?
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
... ehocefkvt os
|Where are you from?||Estvmin vtecke towa?|
|I'm from ...||... vtitos|
|Pleased to meet you||Ete'kerrvkat heres|
|Cehecarēs (I'll see you later
‘Tehecakvrēs (We'll see you later
|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||Kerraks|
|Do you understand?||Kērretskv? (sg)
|I don't understand||Kerrvkot os
|Please speak more slowly||Hvlalotken opunayis
Hvtvm hvlvlatkēn ʻpunvyvs
|Please say that again||Hvtum makis|
|Please write it down||Sohoccicvs|
|Do you speak English?||Mekvlese opunakv opunayetske omv?
Wvcenv opunakv opunayetske omv?
|Do you speak Creek?||Mvskoke opunakv opunayetske omv?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Do you speak a language
other than Creek?
|Speak to me in Creek||Mvskoke punayvs|
|How do you say ... in Creek?||Estomwet ... Mvskoke emponvkv maketv te?
Estomwet ... este cate maketv te?
|How much is this?|
|Reply to thank you||Enka|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Cukoce estvmin like?|
|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||Cencvpohyvkes|
|I love you||Ecenokecis|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas greetings||Afvcke Nettvcakorakko|
|New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough||Oponvkv hvmkosat oriceks|
|My hovercraft is full of eels||Acvppvt vmperro esfvcket os|
Creek phrases provided by Patch Davis
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