Arapaho Use of Animals in Former Times

 

(The following brief story was written by native Arapaho speakers, for children. It is extracted from a children’s dictionary of animal names. The translation was done by the Arapaho speakers as well. The linguistic analysis and pitch accent marks were done by Dr. Andrew Cowell, University of Colorado , after re-elicitation from a native speaker.)

 

teecxo  hinono’eino’,  tih’iinoo’ei3i’,

 

 

            tih’iine’etiiwoohu3i’,  nih’iinoonoyoo3oo3i’

 

 

            cese’ehiiho.

   

 

nohci’nih’iinoonoyei3i’  niiciihehe’ noh  ni’eci’.

 

nuh’uuno  notoyeicii   neneenini’i  nihi’iiteixo’oni3i’

 

 

            noh  nihi’iiyeih’i3i’.

     

 

ne’nih’iisiine’etiiwoohu3i’.

 

 

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