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), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Mvskoke (Muscogee)
Welcome Likepvs
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
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
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Cehecarēs (I'll see you later
‘Tehecakvrēs (We'll see you later
Hvtum cehecarēs
Cehecvkarēs (pl)
Good luck!
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)
Kērratskv? (pl)
I understand Kerris
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 ...?')
Ehe, estowosat
Do you speak a language
other than
Speak to me in Creek Mvskoke punayvs
How do you say ... in Creek? Estomwet ... Mvskoke emponvkv maketv te?
Estomwet ... este cate maketv te?
Excuse me Esvnwikvs
How much is this?
Sorry Em merretv
Thank you Mvto
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
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Vpohetv!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Afvcke Nettvcakorakko
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough Oponvkv hvmkosat oriceks
My hovercraft is full of eels Acvppvt vmperro esfvcket os

Muscogee phrases provided by Patch Davis

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