A collection of useful phrases in Sauk (Thâkiwâtowêweni), an Algonquian language spoken in Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska in the USA.
Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||Sauk|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Kemenwipemâtethi? (sg)
|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|
|Kapôtwe kîhnêwone (sg)
Kapôtwe kîhnêwonepwa (pl)
|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 don't understand||Âkwi nenohtônânini|
|Please speak more slowly||Âwathikenâchi kîhthâkiwâtowe|
|Please say that again||Nâhkachi în inowêno
|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 Sauk?
|Speak to me in Sauk|
|How do you say ... in Sauk?||Châh inowêpi ...?
Tâni châh ênowêki ...?
|How much is this?||Kêthôkitêwi?|
Kepehchimene (I'm sorry for what I said to you)
Kepehchitôtône (I'm sorry for what I did to you)
|Thank you||Ketêpihi (sg)
|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|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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