Dena'ina Field Recordings: Kenai Dialect

Fedosia Sacaloff

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Verb: qe-Ø-nash   'to speak'

dena'ina qeshnash I speak the Native language.
mergansina qeshnash I speak the American language. .
tahdna'ina qenash I speak the Russian language.
tahdna'ina qeshnash I speak the Russian language.

Verb: Ø-nał   'to go'

kahtnuh tgheshnał I'll go to Kenai.
niłqunda Kahtnuh tgheshnał Tomorrow I'll go to Kenai.
nen k'u Kahtnuh tghinał You'll go to Kenai.
yen k'u K tunał He'll go to Kenai.
ts'ełq'u K ch'tunał You and I will go to Kenai.
hanyi k'u K tihnał You guys will go to Kenai..
Billy ch'u John yena k'u K htunał Billy and John will go to Kenai.

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