Thus They Told Us
Naq'eltanich' Bahdach'nelneshi
The Lord's Prayer
Told by Peter Kalifornsky
Thus They Told Us

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Natukda       yuyanq'       t'nt'a.
our father       in heaven       is

N'izhi       beggesh       qul.
your name       its impurity       none

Ghu       nt'uh       ki       t'qughelch'elt
there       your place       more       is place of brightness

k'ghulugh       usdet       tsadi.
end       without       let it be

Ch'a       t'htunił       ninzen
what       will happen       you want

yaqech'       t'htunił       yuyanq'       ch'u       ełnen quq'       k'u.
that way       it will happen       in heaven       and       on earth       too

Gin       jan       ch'dalkidi       nach'aniłchit.
this       day's       provisions       give to us

Qilch'       na'engi'a       nak'uch'       inłkit.
bad       our sins       from us       take

Qilch'       nagh teldełna       qduk'idli       qebech'etnih.
bad       those who wrong us       forgive       we say to them

Qich'       na'a ch'ełchedigu.
bad       do not lead us

Qil'i       k'uch'       na'inten.
evil       away from       you keep us

Nt'uh       it ghu       t'qughelch'elt       ch'u
your place       there       is place of brightness       and

ki       t'qidetghiłtiy       ch'u       nch'ehtuch'el
more       you will have strength       and       we will be in brightness

suk       ghu       qtułah       qech'.
old       there       it will become       until


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