goodness

a-che-zha (ačča), e-che-zha (ečča)  

goodness!

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

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a-che-zhe (ače)  

my goodness!

Speaker - Odestine McWatters

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a-che-zha (ačča)

goodness! (RR-Quapaw)

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My goodness, this one!

 

e-che-zha  de-khe (ečča dkhe)

Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

goodness - this lying, inanimate

 

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You all that understand.

 
  Speaker - Alice Crawfish Gilmore

e-che-zha,  i-za-ni  i-shpa-hoⁿ  ni-kʰa-she  (ečča, zan pahǫ nkhe)

goodness - all - you understand - you all sitting, doing that

 

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Dhegiha Language Family Comparison

  • a-che-zha (ačča) - goodness! (RR-Quapaw)
  • e-she-she (ecce) - you say it often (Omaha-JOD)
  • e-she (ee) - golly, slang (CQ-Osage)
  • e-she-she (ee) - you keep saying (CQ-Osage)

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  • shee (she) - say, this, to say this, to say it is so (Omaha/Ponca)
  • e-she (ec) - you said (Omaha-JOD)
  • e-she (e-she) - you say (FL-Osage)
  • e-she (e) - you say (CQ-Osage)