Children's books

 

Owiyaˀsǫ:ˀah (Children) Series

These books are available from the Woodland Cultural Centre's Language Department; they are in Cayuga, and are not translated. You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to these texts:

  • Joˀda:nawę́ˀdaˀ (Gingerbread Man)
  • Mary eya:sǫ́h nę́:gyęh (Her Name is Mary)
  • Odę́hao:t, Odráhgo:t, Ohjíˀgreˀ (Sunshine, Sun & Clouds)
  • Gagaˀsǫ́:ǫh; Ann; Agetsé:nęˀ (My Pet)
  • Oˀgrá:ęˀ Gohsréhneh (Snow in Winter)
  • Age:te:nę́ˀ Só:wa:s (My Pet Dog)
  • Gaeyenáˀwaˀseh (Helpers)
  • Ga̲hwa:jí:yaˀ (Family)

 

Ǫgweh Goga:ˀ (Stories of the People) Series

These books are available from the Woodland Cultural Centre's Language Department. We have included a PDF version of the Cayuga text and translations. The contents of the PDF document are:

  • Book 1: Gado:gę́: Agaǫ:dehsgyǫwa:taˀt (Excersing Together); Agaǫ:dékwahęˀ (A Big Feast)
  • Book 2: Gyǫdęhni:nǫ́h Haˀá:kne:ˀ (Going Shopping); Ojǫ́ˀdaˀ (Fish)
  • Book 3: Hagehsó:t Hahędˀagehó:nǫˀ(My Grandfather the Farmer); Do:ni:yǫ́: Ǫgwa:yę́ˀ? (How Many Things Do We Have)
  • Book 4: Dó: nigę:nǫ́: Gwaˀyǫ́ˀ? (How Many Rabbits?); Age:tse:nę́ˀ Dagu:s (My Cat)
  • Book 5: Se:gę́: gę́h Agagyˀadáwˀitraˀ? (Have You Seen My Coat?); Se:gę́: gę́h Aga:wę́h Anahaó:traˀ? (Have You Seen My Hat?)
  • Book 6: Sa:gáˀs Gę́h Swahyó:wa:ˀ? (Do You Like Apples?); Dó: Nigę:nǫ́: Adęˀhęgǫ́: Gę:néˀs? (How Many Things Are in the Yard?)
  • Book 7: Ganadagǫ́: Hegéˀsgę̲hę:ˀ (I Was in Town); Gaę:hné: néˀ aga:wę́h agyaˀdawíˀtraˀ? (Where’s my Coat?)
  • Book 8: Tréhs tsǫ́: onatgˀadéˀ néˀ dakshaéˀdohs! (There’s Just Too Many Chickens!); Sęnǫhǫ́ˀ gęh gaę:hǫ:wéh nigá:yęˀ néˀ agáhda̲hgwaˀ? (Do You Know Where My Shoes Are?)
  • Book 9: Knǫ̲hwéˀs Gagwide̲hjí:hah (I Like Spring); Gęnhehnéh Knǫ̲hweˀs (I Like Summer)
  • Book 10: Knǫ̲hwéˀs gęnęnˀagéhneh (I Like Fall); Knǫ̲hwéˀs Go̲hsréhneˀ (I Like Winter)

 

These files are editable (MSWord versions). Some are incomplete or need minor corrections, but we're posting them in order to make the material available.

 

  

 

 Audio material

  • CBC Legends. Legends of the Cayuga website.
  • 2015 Tracy Deer. Cayuga Language for Every Day (developed in collaboration with Six Nations Language Commission); pocket flip-book and CD are available from the Six Nations Language Commission. (PDF) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Sound files to accompany  Ǫdewayę́hsdahkwaˀ Beginner Cayuga Language. Tom and Tracy Deer. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Sound files and transcripts of dialogues in Mithun, Marianne & Reginald Henry. 2015. Wadewayęstanih. A Cayuga Teaching Grammar. 3nd Edition in the Henry Orthography. Brantford, Ontario: Woodland Cultural Centre. (Digitized and incorporated into PHON software); (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • Haudenosaunee recordings from the American Philosophical Society: (description, including information about how to request access)

 

Sounds and spelling

 

Grammars and dictionaries, grammatical information

  • Mithun, Marianne & Reginald Henry. 2015. Wadewayęstanih. A Cayuga Teaching Grammar. 3rd Edition in the Henry Orthography. Brantford, Ontario: Woodland Cultural Centre. 3rd Edition: book, available through CreateSpace;(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Cayuga dictionary (paperback format)
  • Tom and Tracy Deer. 2015. Ǫdewayę́hsdahkwaˀ Beginner Cayuga Language. First edition, available through CreateSpace: book, CD (vol 1; vol 2);(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); (PDF available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Cayuga grammar wiki 
  • Froman, Fran, Alfred Keye, Lottie Keye, Carrie Dyck. 2012. A Glossary of Special Gayogohǫ:nǫˀ (Cayuga) Words and Particles, thematically-organized. (PDF)
  • Pronominal prefix paradigms (PDF)

 

Reading material

  • Children's books (Owiyaˀsǫ:ˀah series, Ǫ:gweh Goga:ˀ series)
  • Henry, Marg. Dęˀhoˀdęˀ Niyaweˀǫh Neˀ Sweˀgeh / What We Did Back Then. (Available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CBC Legends of the Cayuga transcripts; for audio, see the CBC Legends website

  

 Miscellaneous