A collection of useful phrases in Karuk (araráhih), a Hokan language spoken along the Klamath river in northwestern California in the USA.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||Ayukîi|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Hûut íim?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Vúra yav (I'm fine)
Naa yéeshiip (I'm very good)
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Hûut mí'thvuy?|
|My name is ...||... níthvuuytih|
|Where are you from?||Hôoy ti’aramsîipriv?|
|I'm from ...||... ni'aramsîiprivtih|
|Pleased to meet you|
|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||Manâa
|I don't understand|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Karuk?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Karuk|
|How do you say ... in Karuk?|
|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!|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
|I'm going to leave||Chí nivâarameesh|
|What are you doing?||Iim fâat ikupavêenatih?|
|What are you guys doing?||Fâat iimkun kukupavêenatih?|
|Nothing (reply to 'What are you doing?')||Purafâat|
|What are you saying?||Hûut ipítih?|
|What did you say?||Hûut tée piip?|
|What do you know?||Fâat i'aapúnmutih?|
Karuk phrases provided by Mark Levinson
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