Useful phrases in Shawnee

A collection of useful phrases in Shawnee (Sawanwa), an Algonquian language spoken in Oklahoma in the USA.

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Phrase Sawanwa (Shawnee)
Hello (General greeting) Hi ho
Bezon (general greeting)
Bezon nikanaki (general greeting to a friend)
Ho (southern dialect)
Hiteto (northeastern dialect)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Hike howaselisimimo?
Reply to 'How are you?' Niwisilasimamo
Ne hoawselisimino, miqikeli?
(I'm fine, and you?)
Tape wasi (good enough)
Long time no see
What's your name? Nahewa ketasefo?
My name is ... ... netasefo
Where are you from? ti ne wa wi ya ge ke ho ge pe yi?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Howase wipine
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Silinoke kanola (we'll see each other again)
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
No Mi ti
I don't know Ko qa
Do you understand?
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Shawnee?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Do you speak a language
other than
Speak to me in Shawnee
How do you say ... in Shawnee?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Thank you Neyiwa
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 Ninasaywelamay
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Ni ti mi we lo
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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