Tonkawa Tribal Language
 
Consonants   Vowels
Tonkawa
c
h
k
l
m
n
p
s
 
t
w
x
 
y
'
 
English
church, chair
Standard English
Standard English
Standard English
Standard English
Standard English
Standard English
Fluctuates between
ship, and sip
Standard English
Standard English
Like the German
Bach, ich
Standard English
Glottal Stop
 
Tonkawa
a
a
e
e
i
i
o
o
u
u
 
English
above, about
saw, call
bed, met
hey, they
it, hid
field, wield
on-ward, on-going
own, bone
put, push
yule, rule

 

English to Tonkawa Dictionary

 
To use this online reference refer to the English word and spelling to find the Tonkawa word and pronunciation.
Example: to find the Tonkawa word for "water" look up the English word "water".
(Hopefully before the end of this year sound files will be incorporated.)

 

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Examples

 

 Tonkawa

  English
yaxan
a:x
hemaxan
'awas - n'a - n
'aso - ka
'ale - na
a:x - pix
'ok - me - lo - xa
ya - tal - pan
pilaw - tic
tol - 'axan
tol - 'axanya - tos
xa - ya - kew
pan
a - was
mam - 'an
mam - 'an - ci - kew
na - hen - mas - luc
ke - kew


Ya - tal - pan ke - kew!
Pilaw - tic ke - kew!
 

 
food
water
chicken
sausage / hamburger (ground meat)
sugar
flour
pop, cool-aid, cider (sweet water)
bacon, salt pork (pig fat)
fry bread
biscuits / cookies
corn
popcorn
butter
white bread
meat
salt
pepper
potatoes
give to me / hand to me / pass to me
 
 
( fry bread ) ( pass me )
( cookies ) ( pass me )

 

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