Happy New Year song to the tune of 99 bottles of beer on the wall

Little Chief Woman sings her first recorded Arapaho song, then I sing a slightly clearer version.  The recording sucks — but yay!  Hard to catch a strong-willed 3-year-old singing what you want them to sing 😉

Hoonobee’ woonoyoo’ cec
Hoonobee’ woonoyoo’ cec
Nii’i3ecoonoo toh’entoon
Tous hoonobee’ woonoyoo’ cec

Happy new year
Happy new year
I am happy because you’re here
So happy new year

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Video: Baby Arapaho Lesson #11, Tricks for Parents… and Thanks!

You can learn a language BY teaching your children, particularly if you are a bored, financially strapped stay-at-home Mom or Dad.  Here is the basic strategy we used — and some specific thank-yous to people.  Amazingly I failed to mention three of the biggest helpers for me — Wayne C’Hair who texted me hundreds of phrases, Christa Wilson who wrote and taught me to build a great big Arapaho book with flashcards, and Jeremy Goodfeather who was really kind when he described in an interview what my influence has been on the wonderful Northern Arapaho family that adopted us.   Good luck learning, and let me know what works!