Simplified Arapaho Story #1
[contains: present and past tense; obviatives]

See if you can read the following Arapaho story. All words not included in the basic 100 word vocabulary are given below. In addition, all prefixes and suffixes on the words are marked off with a dash.

koo’oh = coyote (obv. koo’ohwuu)
nehton- = trick someone (TA)
kotousine- = hide under cover (AI)
'oh = but
niiton- = hear someone (TA)
niitouuhu- = growl (AI)
wootii = like
wox = bear
tokohu- = flee (AI)

Koo'ohwuu nih-noohob-ei-t hisei. Nih-beet-nehton-ei-t. Nih-kotousine-ni3. 'Oh nehe' hisei nih-niiton-oo-t. Nih-niitouuhu-t wootii wox. Nuhu' nih-tokohu-ni3.

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Simplified Arapaho Story #2
[contains: past, present and future tenses; obviatives]

hesiinii- = to be injured (AI)
nec = water
no'oteihiit = power (supra-human)
hooxohoeniihi' = in exchange, in return

Hinen nih-noohow-oo-t koo'ohwuu. Nuhu' koo'ohwuu nih-'esiinii-ni3. Nehe' hinen nih-niiteheiw-oo-t. Nih-biin-oo-t bii3wo. Nih-biin-oo-t nec. "Hohou" nih-'ei'towuun-ei-t nuhu' koo'ohwuu. "Heet-biin-e3en no'oteihiit." Nih-biin-ei-t no'oteihiit. Hooxohoeniihi' nih-niiteheib-ei-t nehe' hinen.

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Simplified Arapaho Story #3
[Contains: present tense; questions and negations]

cesisi- = start to do something
noohoo3ei- = to see things (AI)
nihii- = to say something (AI)
hoseino' = meat (NI)
ni'coo- = to taste good(II)

Heesitee-' hiiwoonhehe'! Nehe' he3 heesnee-t. Ceesis-cebisee-t. Hoowu-noohoo3ei. Niihii-t: "Yeheihoo, heesitee-'! Heesnee-noo. Toot-hoseino'?" Ceebisee-t, cenee-cebisee-t, 'oh hoowu-noohoo3ei. Neneeteihi-t. Beneet-3i'oku-t. Howoh'oe! Nonoohoot-o' nii'coo-' hoseino'. Benii3i-t. Woow hoow-esnee. Woow nii'i3ecoo-t nehe' he3.

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Simplified Arapaho Story #4
[Contains: past, present and future tense]

hinono'einen = Arapaho man (NA)

Wohéí heet-noo3ítee-noo. 3owó3nenítee nih-beet-cebísee-t bóoo-ne'.
Heesítee-’ bííto’ówu’. "Nookóóyei-noo, noh neneetéíhi-noo.
Beneet-3i’óku-noo," nih-nihíí-t. Wohéí nih-3i’óku-t noh nih-béne-’ nec.
Woow néhe' neneetéíhi-t hinóno’éínen nih-ni'í3ecoo-t.