Useful phrases in Adaizan

A collection of useful phrases in Adaizan, a language isolate that was spoken in northwestern Louisiana until the 19th century, and which is currently being revived..

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Phrase Tenánat Hadéyas (Adaizan)
Welcome Œtæk kúcet se kúcet de enálœk
(This house is your house)
Hello (General greeting) Nestæk-awíste!
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Se-enálœk awíste?
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name? Nómre de enálœk se ke?
My name is ... Nómre de hekátœk se ...
Where are you from? Enálœk se eónne?
I'm from ... Hekátœk se de ...
Pleased to meet you Ni'úma awíste
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Arestenét-awíste!
(Parting phrases)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
A mœn!
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Kóla
No Jéska
Maybe Pwe se kóla, pwe se jéska
I don't know Hekátœk jéska sawéri
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly Kócek mas eyá, uplé
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Adaizan? Kócek-enálœk Tenánat Hadéyas?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Yes, I speak Adaizan Kóla, hekátœk kócek Tenánat Hadéyas
No, I do not speak Adaizan Jéska, hekátœk jéska kócek Tenánat Hadéyas
Which language do you speak? Enálœk kócek tenánat kwal?
Speak to me in Adaizan
How do you say ... in Adaizan?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Please Uplé
Thank you Grásyœs
Reply to thank you Dejéska
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Kucebétde se ónne?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me? Nónut-enálœk tu nasán vek hekátœk?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Hekátœk kotán a enálœk
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Hœngkáhei!
Fire! Nang!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings Páskwa-awíste!
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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