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Bo sho, ni je éshenekasyen?

Hello, what is your name?

 

Hau, bo sho, ___________ ndesh ne kas.

Oh, hello, I am ___________.

 

O'he, ni pi je wéch bya yen?

Oh, so where are you from?

 

_____________________ ndoch bya.

I am from_____________________.

 

Ni pi je édayen?

Where do you live?

 

Ni pi je éndebéndagziyen?

So where are you enrolled?

 

____________________ ndebendagwes.

I am enrolled at _______________.

 

_________________ édayan

I live at _______________

 

Ni je o gdotém?

What is your clan?

 

_________ o ndotém

My clan is __________________.

 

Jeshek ne gi bya?

Did you just arrive?

 

Bodéwadmi ne gdaw?

Are you Potawatomi?

 

Bodéwadmi ndaw.

I am Potawatomi.

 

G neshnabém ne?

Do you speak indian?

 

Wégni je wa zhechkéyen shote?

What are you doing around here?

 

Gwi mbwach'ewé ne ngoji shote?

Are you visiting around here somewhere?

 

Ggekénma ne gode neshnabék édawat shote?

Do you know these Indians who live here?

 

Hau, wenet égi byayen shote.

Oh, it is good that you came here.

 

Gwi kigdomen mégwa gnebech.

We shall speak some more perhaps.

 

Ni jo pi wa giwéyen?

When are you going home?

 

Ahau, bama pi gwi kigdomen mine ngoji.

Oh, we shall speak again somewhere.

 

Hau, nwi madmo éwi gnozhot ode Mnedo.

Oh, I shall pray this Spirit blesses you.

 

Hau, byénkweshkew ___________ éwi mbwach'éwyak nomek.

Oh, come over here and meet ____________ so we may visit awhile.

 

Hau, byénkweshkew gode nnikanek éwi kigdoyak nomek.

Oh, come over and meet my friends so we can talk awhile.

 

Gge jibdebmen shote.

Let's (all) sit down here.

 

Gaga she gda wisnemen bgéji.

Soon we should eat a little bit.

 

Gnestotwa ne ode kenomagéwen ékenomagét ode nene?

Do you understand this instruction this man is teaching?

 

Gda wawijké ne ode zheshmowen?

Do you read this language?

 

Naké, gda nebyégé ne?

Or, do you write it?

 

When greeting someone who stands outside your door:

 

Hau, gda bidgén

Oh, do come in/you should come in.

 

Byé bidgén 

welcome, come in (sing.)

 

Byé bidgék

Welcome, come in (plur.)