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 CHAPTER NINE:

FAMILY LANGUAGE

kəya na kikawəss'     

is that your mother?


ahα, neya na nikaəss    
yes, that's my mother


kolitəhαsi'    
are you happy?


ahα, nolitəhαsi   
yes, i am happy


...ni wəči-wəlitəhαsi    
...that's why ɪ'm happy


kekʷ wəči-ahtα wəlitəhαsiwan' 
why are you not happy?


ni wəči-ahtα wəlitəhαsiwa    
that's why I'm not happy