A collection of useful phrases in Samala (Ineseño), a Chumashan language that was spoken in parts of California that is being revived..
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Welcome||ka ščʰo ha paktina|
|Hello (General greeting)||haku|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||tikali'?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'||ka sčʰolit
(It's going well for me)
ka sčʰolit i nono'
(it's going very well for me)
(it's not going well for me)
ka ščʰo ha katɨk
(my heart is good)
na tikal i pi'?
(and how are you?)
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||sukʼ a ptɨ?|
|My name is ...||ma ktɨ ka ...|
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
tiwananaʼn a čʰoho (travel well - reply)
|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|
|Do you understand?||puštanin e?|
|I don't understand||ʼinikuštanin|
|Please speak more slowly||wakapi wakapi|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Samala?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Do you speak a language
other than Samala?
|Speak to me in Samala|
|How do you say ... in Samala?||ti sʼip a štɨ ha ...?|
|How much is this?|
|Reply to thank you||pa kice' (it's a small thing)
kaličʰo (I take pleasure in doing it)
|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||kaqšiyɨkin|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
|Please come in!||tanitap'|
|What are you doing?||suk' a palik?|
Samala phrases provided by Mark Levinson
Information about Samala
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