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Iroquoian Languages

Postby księżycowy » 2009-12-22, 19:04

Here's a place to discuss Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, or any other Iroquoian Languages!
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Re: Cayuga

Postby Formiko » 2009-12-28, 8:31

Where in NY do you live? I live in NY too. While I don't know Cayuga, I studied Mohawk for 2 semesters. The two are similar enough.
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Re: Cayuga

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OT but if you have any Mohawk resources online I'd be interested.
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Re: Cayuga

Postby księżycowy » 2009-12-28, 12:03

Formiko wrote:Where in NY do you live? I live in NY too. While I don't know Cayuga, I studied Mohawk for 2 semesters. The two are similar enough.


Nearby Rochester (Wayne County). Actually I found a few Mohawk textbooks for sale (w/audio!) so I plan on learning Mohawk too (probably mostly learn Mohawk as it has audio and the Cayuga book only has a little audio)

''' wrote:OT but if you have any Mohawk resources online I'd be interested.

I really haven't been able to find as good resources for Mohawk online (for free anyway). As I said above I have found two Mohawk textbooks for sale online, and I'd be happy to post the link if you want.

[EDIT: Remembered a free Mohawk textbook, and put the link to the textbooks for sale]

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Re: Cayuga/Mohawk

Postby Mancko » 2009-12-28, 13:55

Hi,
I have a link in my bookmarks that could interest you: Kanien'kéha. I don't know if it's a dialect of Mohawk though.
This site gathers data from First Nations across Canada.

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Re: Cayuga/Mohawk

Postby księżycowy » 2009-12-28, 15:16

Mancko wrote:Hi,
I have a link in my bookmarks that could interest you: Kanien'kéha. I don't know if it's a dialect of Mohawk though.
This site gathers data from First Nations across Canada.


Good link. It actually has quite a few different native languages of Canada. :D

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Re: Cayuga/Mohawk

Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-14, 10:55

For anyone interested that tends to frequent the forums and might not view the blogs, I've started posting grammar notes for Mohawk (as well as the other languages I'm learning 8-) ) on my blog.

Anyone else learning Mohawk? (I'll ask out of curiosity.)

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Re: Cayuga/Mohawk

Postby Formiko » 2010-10-14, 20:04

księżycowy wrote:
Anyone else learning Mohawk? (I'll ask out of curiosity.)


My Mohawk is at a B1 level, but haven't spoke it in many niwenhitèns.
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Re: Cayuga/Mohawk

Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-14, 20:18

I do remember you saying something like that before. That's cool, at least I know who to stump with questions! :)

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Re: Cayuga/Mohawk

Postby ILuvEire » 2010-10-18, 8:43

God I want to learn Mohawk so bad. Such a beautiful language :)
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Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-18, 10:51

That's great to hear, IluvEire! Hope my links help you!

Speaking of which (and also explaining the thread name change) I've found some interesting links for Oneida. Links are at the top.
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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-21, 0:15

Ok, here is something the frustrates me! Anyone know of any good dictionaries for Mohawk that are still in print, relatively cost effective and easy to find? (A tall order, I know!)

Is A Thousand Words Of Mohawk by Maracle any good?

I've seen the current Cayuga dictionary, and yes it's easy to find, but at the $100+ sticker, it's a little steep :shock: . Maybe someday though . . . :wink:

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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby Formiko » 2010-10-21, 3:07

księżycowy wrote:
A Thousand Words Of Mohawk[/i] by Maracle any good?


Yes, it's good
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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-21, 10:34

Formiko wrote:Yes, it's good

My follow up question is: does it have the same orthography (-ies) as Let's Speak Mohawk?
I don't really like the one type they use in the grammar book. But it is nice that they use the more 'phonetic' type in the brackets after. Same for the 'dictionary?'

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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-21, 11:26

Added a Mohawk storybook/reader to the links at the top.
[Trying to keep the links in one location, so no-one has to hunt for any.]

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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby Formiko » 2010-10-21, 20:11

księżycowy wrote:
Formiko wrote:Yes, it's good

My follow up question is: does it have the same orthography (-ies) as Let's Speak Mohawk?
I don't really like the one type they use in the grammar book. But it is nice that they use the more 'phonetic' type in the brackets after. Same for the 'dictionary?'

Yes, it's by the same authors
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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-21, 20:45

Formiko wrote:Yes, it's by the same authors

Same format too?

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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby ILuvEire » 2010-10-21, 23:03

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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-21, 23:16

ILuvEire wrote:Guy-with-a-cool-Polish-name, you're the greatest :]

Thanks! :wink:

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Re: Iroquoian languages

Postby księżycowy » 2010-10-25, 21:06

Am I correct in assuming that the 2nd person prefix ’se-’ is the correct one to use for a stem beginning with ’ts.’ I know that the ’se-’ form is used for a stem beginning with ’t’ so I want to say that my assumption is correct. Formiko, anyone else, able to help?


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