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Learn To Speak Amazoni 3

Story ID:7699
Written by:Lisa Godin (bio, contact, other stories)
Location:Cleveland Ohio USA
Year:2011
Person:me
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Thought I'd add some more vocabulary words. Some are in Amazoni stories some aren't. More words to follow. Starred words are used in my stories and Amazoni poetry.

ahdah or ah-dah="a"
ahpkahdà=afraid
*Ah yah!=no direct translation. Situational expression of annoyance, anger, surprise, shock, excitement, wonder
*ago=dàhko(DAH-ko)
always=ale-what-tay
*all=(everyone)ahooska
*all/everything(possessions)=nochay
*am=may
and=d'nah
are=et
are(asking a question)=ett
arrow(s)=ah-rot(s)
*as=ahst
*attack=neekda

*baby=baychay
bad=bah-coash
battle=bohkà(bo-KAH)
be(linking verb)=bee-ush
bear=beshkah
because=bah-sh'tah
*behind=noahgah
*best=coanahcone
big=beff
*bird=bookah(pronounced as boo-kuh)
*black=blek
boar=bo-chah
bow=bay-ote(that you shoot with)
*branch=tie-yoh
*brook=e-flet
*bug-chooka(pronounced as choo-kuh)
burn=bo-kahn
but=boo-shka
*butterfly=hoshkeen

can=cahnoat
*cannot=cahnoat-ho
call=coapeed
called=coapeeded
*camp(village)=dahcheeshahlay
camp(temporary)=campkot
cave=cah-ah-choke
*chance=chohmote
*check=deesahjah
*cloud=paicoma
*cigarette(slang-smoke)=choapayla
*claim=zayeet
cold=coway-payjah
combat=coap-ah
come=chahdoe
cord=cohnesh
*crab(animal)-cho-hot
*cut-ates

daughter=daught-osh
*dead/death/die=kootseh
*deer=doe-nah
*do not=beaksha ho
*does not=beekma ho
*dour/harsh/grim/severe=johtah(joh-tuh)
dream=coochax
*dreamer=coochax-oot
dry=drepp
*dried=drepped
*dukwukka=duck(the animal)