Useful phrases in Sauk

A collection of useful phrases in Sauk (Thâkiwâtowêweni), an Algonquian language spoken in Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska 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 Sauk
Hello (General greeting) Sauk
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Kemenwipemâtethi? (sg)
Kemenwipemâtethipwa? (pl)
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name? Tân êshithoyani?
Kashi châh keteshitho?
My name is ... ... neteshitho
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)
Kapôtwe kîhnêwone (sg)
Kapôtwe kîhnêwonepwa (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 Âkwi kehkênetamânini
Do you understand? Kenenohtawi?
I understand Kenenohtône
I don't understand Âkwi nenohtônânini
Please speak more slowly Âwathikenâchi kîhthâkiwâtowe
Please say that again Nâhkachi în inowêno
Kenâchi kîhthâkiwâtowe
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Sauk? Kethâkiwâtowe?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Nethâkiwâtowe (I speak Sauk)
Thâkiwâtowêyânini (I don't speak Sauk)
Do you speak a language
other than
Speak to me in Sauk
How do you say ... in Sauk? Châh inowêpi ...?
Tâni châh ênowêki ...?
Excuse me
How much is this? Kêthôkitêwi?
Sorry Nekâhtothi
Kepehchimene (I'm sorry for what I said to you)
Kepehchitôtône (I'm sorry for what I did to you)
Thank you Ketêpihi (sg)
Ketêpihipwa (pl)
Kewâwiyâmene (sg)
Kewâwiyâmenepwa (pl)
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 Ketepânene
Get well soon
Go away! Nâkwâno!
Leave me alone!
Help! Athemihino!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Êhtêpeshkamani!
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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