As Myaamia people we enjoy a good feast as much as anyone else, and many of our families will be gathering to share a meal with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Because it’s such a widely celebrated holiday, we thought it’d be useful to be able to talk about it in Myaamiaataweenki.
So the staff of the Myaamia Center came up with the term pileewa akiišikomi (Turkey’s Day – aka Thanksgiving). This neat turn of phrase allows you to say fun things like:
neeyolaani kati pileewa akiišikomi
I will see you on Turkey’s Day (Thanksgiving)
maalami wiihsa weehsiniaani eehkwi pileewa akiišikomi
I ate too much on Turkey’s Day (Thanksgiving).
amwaahsiiwaki pileewa ileehši eehkwa weeyaakiteehiaani pileewa akiišikomi
I don’t eat turkey but I still like Turkey’s Day (Thanksgiving).
nahi wiihsiniko pileewa akiišikomi!
Y’all eat well on Turkey Day (Thanksgiving).
The audio files for all of these can be found here on the online dictionary
Until our next language post – myaamiaataweeko neehi nahi wiihsiniko pileewa akiišikomi!