księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga)

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księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga)

Postby księżycowy » 2014-12-26, 10:39

Ok, time to make a new thread! You can still smell the new language smell! :P

Anywho, this is my personal thread for sharing notes/questions/whatever about Cayuga.

So far I've gone over lessons 3 & 4 a little and picked up the following:

w- and o- mean "it" (it will be interesting to learn which to use when. If my memory doesn’t fail me as mush as I think it does, I believe that o- is used with nouns. I think I remember reading that from something about Cayuga, or maybe it was Oneida. So, if that’s true I would guess that w- is used with verbs.)

The example given in lesson 3 is:
w- ęhnihsri:yó: -> wę̱hnihsri:yó:
it - nice day -> it [is a] nice day

-gǫ: -> in
For example:
ganada -gǫ: -> ganadagǫ:
town - in -> in town

-geh and -hneh -> at
-geh is used with consonant sounds at the end of a word
-hneh is used with vowel sounds
For example:
Rexgeh -> at Rex’
Amyhneh -> at Amy’s
BUT
Petegeh -> at Pete’s (because the ’e’ at the end isn’t pronounced, so it ends in a consonant sound)
(They used names as examples, but I assume you could probably use other nouns as well. Like ganadahneh -> at town. Though I don’t know that for sure.)
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Re: księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-27, 8:38

Good luck with learning Cayuga!

I don't know whether I'll end up learning it myself. If I do, though, I'm sure this thread will turn out to be helpful, so thanks. :)

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Postby Bingles » 2015-01-01, 2:37

Sgę:nǫ’ księźyc! Looks good!
[flag=]cay[/flag]
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Bennett Joe gya:sǫh. Kanadagwa:dih hǫ:weh knagre’ ne’ wa’ne:.
My name is Bennett Joe. I live on the Canadian side right now

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Postby księżycowy » 2015-01-01, 10:26

Thanks guys! More to come in a week or two.

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Postby Bingles » 2015-01-14, 20:06

Hey Ksiezyc, did you see the new Teaching Grammar on the cayuga language website? It's pretty good!
[flag=]cay[/flag]
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I am studying the Cayuga language
Bennett Joe gya:sǫh. Kanadagwa:dih hǫ:weh knagre’ ne’ wa’ne:.
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Postby księżycowy » 2015-01-14, 21:01

I did not. I'll be sure to check that out ASAP! Thanks for the heads up! :D

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Re: księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga)

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-21, 18:53

Having just reacquired the audio to the Spelling Manual, I think I'm going to start going through it again.

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Re: księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga)

Postby księżycowy » 2018-10-15, 17:44

Well, for both the Powwow, and my general interest in Iroquoian languages and culture, I'm going to pick up Cayuga again! (Especially having had to quit my Seneca class for now... :doggy: )

I'm going to start sytematically go through the Spelling Manual (located here: http://cayugalanguage.ca/index.php/teac ... d-spelling).
For this week, Iḿ going to go through the section entitled "Cayuga Letters" and if I get through it easily enough (which very well might be the case), I'll move on to "Syllables".

After I get through the Spelling Manual, I plan to go through the textbook Wadęwayęstanih, unless I can obtain the pdf and audio to the Teaching Grammar by Deer and Deer. (And even then I'm still inclined to go through Wadęwayęstanih)

If anyone wants to join me, feel free to say so and we can go through things together! :)

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Re: księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga)

Postby księżycowy » 2018-10-19, 21:40

Noöne wants to do a Cayuga study group, I take it.... :doggy:

If anyone is interested, I am willing to share my resources. (Especially considering I still can't get through to anyone at the cayugalanguage.ca website.)

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-22, 22:18

I'll join you! :)

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Postby księżycowy » 2018-10-23, 16:10

Seriously?

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Re: księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga)

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-24, 0:30

Sure, we can do a study group together. I was just joking about not wanting to do Cayuga. (I mean, in principle, I'd kind of prefer to do something from the other side of North America for a change instead of all these Iroquoian and Algonquian languages that straddle the eastern end(ish) of the US-Canadian border, but that doesn't mean we can't do Cayuga also). Let's try it out and see how it goes! :)

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Postby księżycowy » 2018-10-24, 9:04

Ok.....I guess....

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Re: księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga)

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-31, 3:20

I guess I better start thinking about getting that book then! :para:

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Postby księżycowy » 2018-10-31, 5:42

Did I scare you?

Good! :twisted:

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Re: księżyc - Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga)

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-31, 5:52

It's Halloween, after all!

Oh shit, that reminds me...I'm supposed to wear a costume at work tomorrow. Uh-oh.


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