Childcare phrases with sound files

Straight from CSILW.  Most of them are commands but it’s a good place to start:

Child and Daycare “Most Wanted Phrases”

This page was produced in collaboration with Arapaho-speaking pre-school teachers and their assistants, who discussed the phrases they use most often, and the phrases they need to know the most.

Be nice to your friends = Niiteheibín heiteh’éího’ (help them) or
Heeteenebín heiteh’éího’ (respect them)

Come here = Nehéíc or nehéícoo

Come in = Cihcíitei

Do your work = Niisi3ei’i (means ‘work!’) or Níístii (means ‘do it!’)
I’m working = neniisi3ei’i-noo
He/she is working = neniisi3ei’i-t
They are working = neniisi3ei’i-3i’
We are working = neniisi3ei’i-no’

Don’t run = Ciibéhnihi’kóóhu

Good morning = Nii’óóke’

Lay down = Hiisibí

Line up = Niiteiyookuu or niiteiyeekuu
They are lined up = neniiteiyookuu-3i’ (or neniiteiyeekuu-3i’)
We are lined up = neniiteiyookuu-no’ (or neniiteiyeekuu-no’)

Listen = Ceh’é3tii
I’m listening = ceeh’e3tii-noo
We’re listening = ceeh’e3tii-no’
He/she is listening = ceeh’e3tii-t
They are listening = ceeh’e3tii-3i’

Look at me = (Cih)noohow-u or (cih)néí’oohow-u
Look at us = cihnoohob-ei’ee or cihnei’oohob-ei’ee
Look at him/her/them = noohow-un or noohow-unee

My name = Ne-niisih’íít
your name = he-niisih’iit
his/her name = hi-niisih’iit

Sit down = Ceenóku

Sit in a circle = Ko’éíci
They are sitting in a circle = koo’eici-3i’
We are sitting in a circle = koo’eici-no’

Sit still = Téiitoonóku
They are sitting still = teneiitoonoku-3i’
We are sitting still = teneiitoonoku-no’
He/she is sitting still = teneiitoonoku-t
I am sitting still = teneiitoonoku-noo

Slow down = Koxo’usee (means ‘walk slow’)
I have slowed down = kooxo’usee-noo
He/she has slowed down = kooxo’usee-t

Turn off the lights = Bíh’inkuutii
I have turned off the lights = biih’inkuutii-noo
He/she has turned off the lights = biih’inkuutii-t

Turn on the lights = Noh’óéseikuutii
I have turned on the lights = nooh’oeseikuutii-noo
He/she has turned on the lights = nooh’oeseikuutii-t

Walk = Cebísee
I’m walking = ceebisee-noo
He/she is walking = ceebisee-t
They are walking = ceeb(i)see-3i’
We are walking = ceeb(i)see-no’

What’s your name? = Ho-tousíhi’
What’s his/her name? = tousihi’

What day is it? = Tou’óuu3
Monday = Coowo’óó’ (means ‘it [weekend] is past’)
Tuesday = Niis nonóóke’ (means ‘second day’)
Wednesday = Nees nonóóke’ (means ‘third day’)
Thursday = Yein nonóóke’ (means ‘fouth day’)
Friday = Neh’einíísi’ or neh’eheiníísi’ (means ‘butchering day’)
Saturday = Hoxóbetiiníísi’ (means ‘rations day’)
Sunday = Béteeníísi’ (means ‘holy day’)

What is it like outside? = Tóusoo cé’e3í’
Cloudy = Heniinoonóe’ti’
Cold = Tooyo3óó’
Hot = Heesítee’
Raining = Honoosóó’ or honoosóóti’
Sunny = Nooh’óuute’
Snowing = Beneecí’
Windy = Heeséíse’

Are things good? = Koonéeni’ííni or Kooníini’ííni
Yes, things are good = Hee(m)/ ‘oo(f) néeni’ííni or níini’ííni
No, things are not good = Hiiko, hoowniini’iini or hoowneeni’iini

What are you doing? = Heitóustoo
What are you (plural) doing? heitoustoo-be
What is he/she doing? = hiitoustoo
what are they doing? = hiitoustoo-no’

Where are you going? = Tootéí’eihoo
Where is she/he going? = tootii’ihoo
where are they going? = tootii’ihoo-no’
where are you (plural) going? = tootei’eihoo-be

Goodbye = Heetce’noohóbeen or heetce’nóóhobé3en (means ‘I’ll see you again’)

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