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akontinlemon(Borrowing from the Ofo language)Food
akuhpania-kuhpaniposttogether withCome together, form a group
akurania-kura1advaroundAround2advon all sidesAround3ncircle
akurania-kurav.II.trto surroundNearAround
alaadj1lazyLazy2good-for-nothing
alanarrowWeapon, shootHunt
alan1cane, reedGrass, herb, vine2canebrakefeminine collective
alahahchuwistaalahahchuwistansugar caneGrass, herb, vine
*alakashinhair, specifically head hairHair
*alakashtakiru*alakashita-kiruncombTangleComb hairhair-comber
*alakashtashihpu*alakashita-shihpunhair pinJoin, attachFastening toolhair-sticker
alakayialakayinbrown thrasherBirdbrown cane
alakayinaalakayinangoose speciesBird
alakohkualakohkunterrapinTurtlecane turtle
alakuhpaalakuhpanfeathered arrowWeapon, shootHuntFishing
alakuwatohkualakuwatohkunbrown thrasherBird
alaninitawohkualaninita-wohkunfishing poleFishing equipmentfish-catching cane
alatashurualata-shurunblowgunWeapon, shootblowing cane
alatawuchialanwhistle (made of cane)Musical instrument
alatɛchanthrushBird
alatinialatinin1cane arrowshaftParts of toolsWeapon, shoot2arrowWeapon, shootsharp cane
alatinikuhpaalatinikuhpanfeathered arrowWeapon, shoot
alatinishurualatinishurunblowgun dartWeapon, shootblown arrow
alatolualatoluncane tied in a bundleTieGrass, herb, vineGroup of thingscane sphere
alatosuwataninhide-the-shot gameThe old people used to sit around in a circle and play this game-- they sang a song while playing it. They passed the buckshot under the left leg or the right. You put it under your knee with both hands and then hold one hand under your knee while you pass or pretend to pass the shot to the person next to you. If passes around the circle counterclockwise. Therefore, normally you would hide the shot or pretend to hid it under your right leg and pass it on or pretend to with your right hand. They played this game for fun and S. never saw them bet on it, but he says they could if they had wanted to. Song: hiku yani hanibye ||: hanibye (repreated several times) xiv 184, 185