# Handgame Words

When you're playing handgame (koxouhtiit), try to use some Arapaho words!

Kooxouheti-no' = We're playing handgame

Kooxouheti-3i' = They're playing handgame

Koo-heet-koxouheti-be = Are you (plural) going to play handgame?

Koo-het-koxouheti-no' = Are they going to play handgame?

Koo-heet-koxouheti-n = Are we going to play handgame?

If you're playing with just one bone, then when you guess, you can guess either cebiis (or cebiisiihi') meaning 'right' and nowoo3 (or nowoo3iihi') meaning 'left.'

If you're playing with two bones, then the possible guesses are:

Neehii3ei' = 'middle' hands

Ce'e3i' = 'outside' hands

Nowoo3 = two 'left' hands

Cebiis = two 'right' hands

The bone is the hix, and two bones are hixono.

If you want to tell someone to play, say hiinikotii or hiinokotii!

Heniinokotii-no' = We're playing

Heniinokotii-3i' = They're playing

Koo-heetn-iinokotii = Are you going to play?

Koo-hetn-iinokotii = Is he/she going to play?

Koo-hetn-iinikotii-no' = Are they going to play?

Koo-heetn-iinikotii-n = Are we going to play?

If you want to tell someone to guess, say teceeneet-oo!

I am guessing = teeceeneet-owoo or niihii-noo

He/she is guessing = teeceeneet-o' or niihii-t

You are guessing = teeceeneet-ow or niihii-n

I'm going to guess = heet-teceeneet-owoo or heet-nihii-noo

He/she's going to guess = heet-teceeneet-o' or heet-nihii-t

It's my turn = hiiteto'oo-noo

It's his/her turn = hiiteto'oo-t

Is it my turn? = koo-ne-iteto'oo

Is is his/her turn? = koo-hi-iteto'oo

If you want to tell someone to hide the bone, say noniikuutii!

I am hiding it = nooniikuutii-noo

You are hiding it = nooniikuutii-n

He/she is hiding it = nooniikuutii-t

The hider is the noniikuu3iyeihii, and the guesser is the bii'ii3iyeihii ('finder') or notiihiyeihii ('searcher').