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Mikasuki

Mikasuki is a Muskogean language spoken by about 500 people in southern Florida. The majority of speakers are members of the Miccosukee tribe, and also by some members of the Seminole tribe.

The language is also know as Muskogee or Miccosukee.

Mikasuki alphabet

Mikasuki alphabet and pronunciation

Mikasuki is a tonal language with three tones. The high tone is indicated with an acute accent (á, áa), the low tone with a grave accent (à, àa), and the falling tone with acute and grave accents (áà) on long vowels, or with the grave accent on the following consonant for short vowels (áǹ).

Sample text

Enchewaatke Feshahkeek-omehchot yaal-yakne chokoolekan hashoote eshtoklan ommomektawa. Okon motoshchahchon yaamek yakne laapkon apooyoolektawa. Maamehen, Feshahkeek-omehchot onkakat, "Hayatlehchot eełétesh", enkakan, hayatlehchokaaye eełomektawa.

Translation

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The spirit of God was hovering over the water. Then God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light.

Source: http://www.language-museum.com/encyclopedia/m/mikasuki.php

Link

Information about the Mikasuki language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikasuki_language
http://www.native-languages.org/mikasuki.htm

Miccosukee-Seminole Dictionary
http://www.fooshotkee.com/miccosukee_seminole_dictionary.htm

Related languages

Alabama, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Koasati, Mikasuki

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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