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The Bear, the Coyote, and the Skunk by Jeannette Howlingcrane

04 Apr

The Bear, the Coyote, and the Skunk
by Jeannette Howlingcrane

1. Nétâhóhta’haovâtse.
Let me tell you a story.
Let me tell you a story.

2. Náhkohe éstaamenéheohtsé’tanoho meo’o.
bear followed it path
A bear was following a path.

3. Hápó’e nâháóhe ó’kôhóme móhnêhnéheohtsé’tôhéhe.
Likewise there coyote followed it
Likewise there a coyote was following it.

4. Nêhe’še éstóo’e’ovâhtséhoono.
Then they met
Then they met.

5. Náhkohe éstatsêhetóhoono ó’kôhomeho,
bear told coyote
The bear said to the coyote,

6. “No’héhnêstse!
Move aside
“Move aside!

7. Hé’tóhe nameo’o,”
this my path
This is my path,”

8. éxhetóhoono.
he told him
he told him.

9. “Hova’âhane,
no
“No,

10. hápó’e no’héhnêstse!
likewise move aside
likewise you move aside!

11. Hé’tóhe nameo’o,”
this my path
This is my path,”

12. éxhetaehoono.
he told him
he told him.

13. Tséxhe’éšeóo’evotâhtsevôse éxhe’kemé’êhnéhoo’o xao’o.
while they argued slowly appeared skunk
While they were arguing a skunk slowly appeared.

14. “Háhtome!
scram
“Scram!

15. Hé’tóhe nameo’o,”
this my path
This is my path,”

16. éxhetóhoono.
he told them.
he told them.

17. Exhe’kenéma’evonêhnéhoo’o.
he slowly turned around
He slowly turned around.

18. Exhe’kêhešêhosóhnêhoo’o.
he slowly backed up
He slowly backed up.

19. Tséhvóomovôse éstanéšêhe’névo’âhéotséhoono.
when they saw him they took off in two directions
When they saw him they took off in two different directions.

20. Essáanâha’óoméhesesto tósa’e tséhešeaseta’xevôse.
they were not caught sight of wherever they took off to
No one ever saw them again, wherever they took off to.

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in CHEYENNE LANGUAGE

 

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