Useful phrases in Samala

A collection of useful phrases in Samala (Ineseño), a Chumashan language that was spoken in parts of California that is being revived..

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Samala (Ineseño)
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
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
tiwananaʼn a čʰoho (travel well - reply)
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
Yes he
I don't know
Do you understand? puštanin e?
I understand kuštanin
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
Speak to me in Samala
How do you say ... in Samala? ti sʼip a štɨ ha ...?
Excuse me ʼinipsɨkʼɨnit
How much is this?
Thank you kaqʰinaʼš
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
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Please come in! tanitap'
What are you doing? suk' a palik?
Quiet! šaxšitupš!

Samala phrases provided by Mark Levinson

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