People / Family

Ö:gweh (oh-gwey) Person

Yagö:gweh (yah-goh-gway) Woman

Hö:gweh (ho-gway) Man

Yeksá’a:h (yayk-sah-ah) Girl

Haksá’a:h (hahk-sa-ah) Boy

Snyade:o′ (snyah-day-oh) Friend

 

Ohíyo:onö’ (oh-hee-yo-oh-no) People of Allegany Reservation

Ga’dä:gësge:onö’ (gah'da-gehs-gay-oh-no) People of Cattaraugus Reservation

Ta:nöwödé:onö’ (ta-noh-woh-deh-oh-no) People of the Tonawanda Reservation

Ganë:gwe:göh (gah-neh-gway-goh) The whole community

 

Yeyësdanih (yay-yes-dah-nee) Female teacher

Hayësdanih (hah-yes-dah-nee) Male teacher

Ha’swáta’ (hah-swah-tah) Male firefighter

Shagoye:nö:s (shah-goh-yay-no-s) Police Officer 

 

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Ga:waji:yä’  (gah-wah-jee-ya) Family

Kwaji:yä’ (kwah-jee-ya) My family

Sa:waji:yä’ (sah-wah-jee-ya) Your family

 

 

Grandmother 

Akso:d (ahk-sode) My grandmother 

Esáhso:d (ay-sa-sode)Your grandmother 

Etíhso:d (ay-tee-sode) Our grandmother

 

Mother

Aknó’ëh (ahk-noh-eh) My mother 

Sanó’ëh (sah-noh-eh) Your mother 

Etíno’ëh (ay-tee-noh-eh) Our mother

 

Grandfather

Hakso:d (hahk-sode) My grandfather 

Yahso:d (yahk-sode) Your grandfather 

Shedwáhso:d (shade-wa-sode) Our grandfather

 

Father

Ha’nih (hah-nee) My father

Ya’nih (yah-nee) Your father 

Shagwá’nih (shag-wah-nee) Our father

 

Siblings

He′gë:′ (hay-geh) My younger brother 

Hahji’ (hah-jee) My older brother

Ke′gë:′ (kay-geh) My younger sister 

Ahji’ (ah-jee) My older sister

Agwáde’gë:shö’ (ah-gwah-day-geh-shoh) We are related

 

Ögwade:o’ (oh-gwah-day-oh) We are friends.

 

Hadíksa’shö’öh / Children

Kéáwakshö’ (keh-ah-wahk-shoh) My children

Ke:awak (kay-ah-wahk) My daughter. 

Kesha:wak (kay-ah-wahk) Your daughter

He:awak (hay-ah-wahk) My son

Hesha:wak (hay-shah-wahk) Your son 

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