Mohawk/Phrases

Some Phrases edit

; Some phrases (Eastern dialect) ::


Hello/Goodbye

  • She:kon- Hello
  • Kwe – hi
  • Kwehkwe - hi there
  • Ó:nen ki' wáhi - goodbye (goodbye my good friend, it's dearer to the heart; now then I am going).
  • Ó:nen - you can’t say “o:nen” by itself because that will mean you are saying: “now, then”.
  • Oh niiawenhátie? - what’s happening... what’s going on?

Thank you/You're welcome

  • Niá:wen - thank you
  • Niawen’kó:wa - thank you very much
  • Niá:wen ki’ wáhi - thanks a lot (thank you my good friend, it's dearer to the heart).
  • Tekwanonwerá:tons - welcome
  • ioh - you're welcome

Friends

  • Atenró:sera- friendship
  • Ontiatén:ro or yonkiatén:ron- he/she and I are friends (Eastern then Western dialect)
  • Onkwatenro'shón:'a- they all and I are friends.
  • Tiatén:ro- you and I are friends.

First/Second Person

  • Í:’i - I, me
  • Í:se - you
  • Akwá:wen - mine

Words/General

  • Otsi'tsa - flower
  • Otsi'tsa'shón:'a - flowers
  • Óhente - grass
  • Otsi'nonwa'shón:'a - bugs
  • Ioráhkote - sunny
  • Iokennó:ron - rainy
  • Akwé:kon - all
  • Khá:wis - I am carrying
  • Tyorahteken - fisher
  • Iakohsatens – she rides
  • Tsiktsinenná:wen - butterfly
  • Karonhià:ke - in the sky
  • Ohontsà:ke - on earth
  • Otkon - spirit
  • Atonhnhetshera - spirit
  • Tsikenon'waristak - dragonfly
  • Skén:nen - peace; serenity.
  • Skennen'kó:wa - great peace
  • Ka'shatsténhshera - power

Family

  • Ista – mom [isda]
  • Akenistén:’a – my mother [isdʌ̃ʔa] (when referring to her)
  • Raké:ni - dad
  • Rake'níha - my father (when referring to him)
  • Tiakení:teron – wife/husband (when speaking about him/her it works either way).
  • Rakshótha - grandfather (when referring to him).
  • Akshótha - grandmother (when referring to her).
  • Akhso – grandmother (when talking to her).
  • Tóta – can be used in reference to either grandmother/grandfather (slang)

Nature

  • Tree- Ó:kwire
  • Birch - Watenake:tarons
  • Cedar - Onen'takwenhten:sera
  • Elm - A'ka:ratsi'
  • Sugar Maple - Wahta
  • Spruce - O'so:ra
  • Maple Myrup - Wahta Oh'shis

Animals

  • Tsyoka'wehkowa - raven
  • Ori:te' - dove
  • Ori:te nih wa'a - dove (small)
  • Oskenón:ton - deer
  • É:rhar - dog
  • Atená:ti – elk
  • Tsítsho - fox
  • Akoshá:tens - horse
  • Aióha - mink
  • Tako'skó:wa - mountain lion
  • Otsinò:wen - mouse
  • Tawí:ne - otter
  • Anén:taks - porcupine
  • Tehahonhtané:ken - rabbit
  • Atí:ron - raccoon
  • Otsinowenhkó:wa - rat
  • Anì:tas - skunk -
  • Onón:kote - weasel
  • Okwaho - Wolf
  • Ohkwa:rí - Bear

Sentences

  • Skennen’kó:wa kenh ontiatenro'shón:a - how are you, my friends?
  • Konnorónhkwa - I love you (I show you I care)


"The best chief is not the one who persuades people to his point of view. It is instead the one in whose presence most people find it easiest to arrive at the truth". –Mohawk-

Onkwehonwehnéha – (the) native way

Names

  • Ko:r iónkiats - My name is Paul
  • Arísawe iesá:iats - Your name is Elizabeth.
  • Keshini - one with beautiful hair