1) Always say hello, but never say good-bye. Just hang up. Useful ways of saying hello:
Did I wake you up?.
Ukwényô ne sa'sehta' ëkatha'tô'?
Can I borrow your car?.
U'siwáôk na'u't nôôtyé' ne Pete?
Did you hear what Pete did?.
Hë'ë. Të'ë nae?2) Always talk about hunting. Useful sentences:
Yényö'ö nae waunyák.
He married a White girl.
Ne' ne nyakwai' waa'yák ne Billy ka'nö' waayéâ't.3) Never talk about liquor. Conversation to avoid:
Billy shot a bear with a bow and arrow.
Tú níyô nika'nöké waayéâ't?
How many arrows did it take?.
Tekní skáé' íwí.
Twelve, I think.
John hakhyúwí ne' wáyákë' ne thatínekeæstahkwa'ke ne sôte'.4) Be neighbourly. Offer to do anything. They won't understand you, so you won't have to carry through on it. You can afford to be generous.
John told me he saw you at the bar last night.
Sënöhtö' te'ne' únéka' úwë'sta' khu te'knekeha'.
You know I don't drink liquor or beer.
Nae te'ne' úwë'sta'?
Not even beer?.
Únekanus shô knekéha' n-í'a.
I just drink water.
Ëhsehkwahsa' únë ëkôyö' ha'tewahsênö kiskwis.
If you'll come and pick it up, I'll give you half a hog.
Answer: Grease yourself.
Tesatöëtsúni hëhse' kanötayë'? Ka'sehta'ke aké'ö hëke'.
Do you want to go to town? I thought I would drive in.
Answer: I really don't care if you're gay or not.
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