I've learned a Short Version of the Thanksgiving Address in my Cayuga class recently, I'd like to share the first 'verse' of the Thanksgiving Address with everybody in the NAIL forum to want to read it.
Deyoihwadogęhdǫh Ganǫhǫnyǫhk wrote:Nę:dah nigękyo̱hgo’dę: ęswathaǫhsiyohs
this / assembled crowd / you all will listen
ne’ hędwaihwakyę:to shǫgway’adis’ǫh
that / we will pull from / out creator
ganǫhǫnyǫhk ne’ aǫwesaht sgę:nǫ’
thanksgiving / that it is / gladdening / of well being
dwęnǫhdǫnyǫh ne’di’ne’ ędwehek ihya
we are in mind of / so it is / we will in thought / us first
sga:t ędwayę:’ ǫgwa’nigǫha’ sga:t
in one / we will put / all our minds / in one
dędwadatnǫhǫnyǫ:’ netogyę: niyodǫ̱hǫ:k ǫgwa’nigǫha’
we will greet each other / so / be it / our minds
The Thanksgiving Address is something used in ceremonies in the Iroquoian community, before meetings and other important things. The Haudenosaunee, or Hodinǫ̱hsǫ́:nih traditions are... I don't know how to put it. Haudenosaunee people are very thankful for our Mother, Mother Earth and everything she holds. The Haudenosaunee are thankful for the duty preformers the Creator has created such as the moon and sun. Some Haudenosaunee believe in the 'Handsome Lake Code', particularly the Seneca, Six Nations community. Most Mohawks think the 'Handsome Lake Code' is created from the white men to pacify the native people. Anyways, the Haudenosaunee are also thankful for Sganyadaiyo' who told the people of the creators' word.
'Confusion Between the Great Law and the Handsome Lake Code'http://www.mohawknationnews.com/index_h ... de_OPT.pdf
Anyways, I just wanted to show everybody the structure of the Cayuga sentences. The words and speak about the culture and traditions of my people.