Posted 08-31-2004 at 04:18:35
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I've adopted the language of the Lakota Sioux in an effort to communicate with Fred. Might as well, we're not doing worth a dang with English, and our sign language tends to be repetitive and offensive. (grin)
"Mis iha ble un niye hahepi." (I dreamed of you last night.)I said, as he stood at the sink brushing his teeth.
"Niye waka kiciyuza pi teca wiya." (You took a new woman into your teepee.)I went on. "Iye wayaka wecel."(She looked like this.)I did my best impression of an angry wild sow. He merely stared, toothpaste dribbling down his chin, giving him the appearance of a mad dog.
"Mis kute niye nupiya, Istimi Kici Kukuse." (I shot you both, Sleeps With Pigs.)I said, sneering.
He tossed a towel angrily down on the counter.
"Tuweni kipa miye ka!" (Don't call me that!)He growled.
"Tuweni istim kici kukuse...hehanl ka!" (Don't sleep with pigs...then.)
"Iye yujaya wa iha ble, waslolye sni susulya!" (It was a dream, dumb donkey!)He glowered at me.
(*There is no Lakota word for 'a$$', so I had to substitute donkey.)
"Nahahci...niye akinice silaya!" (Still...you are guilty!)I insisted.
"E Niye akinice witko tko ke!" (And you are crazy!) He said, twirling his right index finger around his ear.
"Ayusta ukiye iyaya watopa pi." (Let us go canoeing) I said.
"Ugnas tokata." (Maybe later.)
"Iyuha hecetu, Istimi Kici Kukuse." (All right, Sleeps with Pigs.)
"Taku eyaya, tuweni kipa miye ka!" (I said, don't call me that!)He growled again.
Maybe tomorrow, we'll 'akinice' (argue) in French. Maybe then one of us will actually lose.