Seneca Bible/Luke

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Ne hoiwiyoshosheh noyohadogedih ne Saint Luke, nenondowohga nigawenondah
The Gospel according to Saint Luke/Translated into the Seneca tongue

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Translated by T.S. Harris
(Printed for the American Bible Society, D. Farnshaw, printer, 1829.)

Note on Orthography[edit]

The basis of the orthography used in this work is recommended by the Hon. Mr. Pickering in his treatise on the Indian languages; and which employs the vowel sounds as used by most nations in Europe, as in the following examples, viz.

  • ă as in făther, făst,
  • a as in fall, fawn,
  • e as in they, there,
  • i as in machine, unique,
  • o as in hope, robe,
  • u as in rule, or like oo,
  • y as in you, or like ee.

The short sound of the vowel is expressed by the character ﬞ over each; as ĕ in met, ĭ in pĭn, ŏ in nŏt; and the nasal sounds by the cedilla; under each. The dipthongs are

  • ai as i in pine,
  • iu as u in mule.

Note: This is no longer standard Seneca orthography. If you know how to write it in standard modern Seneca orthography, please help by converting the text below. Please see LanguageGeeks.com for information on modern Seneca orthography.

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Honogădo ne John Baptist.

1 Ne diuiwŏh hegutgŏhde heyagoiwad'yiĕntwĕh nayeyado ne awŏtiuwiŏk heni-iu-i-wage wesuh ogwaiwaguĕnniyusdoh.

2 Ne heniyawăoh nonkhiwawi nenĭshodawad'yeĕnt deyagoganăsoh nekuh nadithăgwŏk nawănŏh;

3 Nedinai nayă nehuhjih hŏknigoăyădŏs gaguegoh heniyawĕsyoh nĭshodaway'eĕnt nagoyado-os agadeyănonih soguediyu Theophilus,

4 Ne na-shiwayăde-i-ŏk negaiwaguĕniyu henigai-ohdă esai-o-n'ya-ni.

5 ¶ Nene neho-o-weh dwănĭshădĕn'yŏnk ne Herod gowăgowage-a ne Judea hayŏhdado-gănoh najăstajihgăa Zecharias hayasonoh heni-o-i-yu-dă-nŏh ne Abia: ne neyohgăa sagoawŏk-găa ne Aaron nene Elizabeth yeyasonoh.

6 Nekuh nedeiguegoh hodihnigotŏk heagŏt Nawĕnniyuh nehowaonena-a-d'ye nuyanishăgis-hoh nekuh heni-o-i wihsŏhoh Nayŏhdaguĕnniyuh de-o-deyăhĭs.

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17 Nekuh no-ădo-ă-e nutwaisă kuhnahŏsdĭshă ne Elias nenĕshaga-ă-goh nonĕnyŏhsŏh no-wŏndinih nekuh nadĭksŏhso-oh nekuh nede-e-wĕnnăguŏh neguniguhdŏshă ned'ye-i-waye-i; nekuh nosaowŏndes-ŏh-se-ŏk Nayŏhdaguĕnni-yuh.

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34 Onĕh waowăns ne Mary năoyŏhgeonoh anăyawă năgă hetḝh-ḝh degĕndei najinŏh?

35 Ne năoyŏhgeonoh dosŏshagowănohsăgo oshagawăŏs nesḝh-ḝh nutwaisădogĕhdih ĕhsa-yŏhdowĕnt nekuh nahŏsdĭshă neshigua heniet-gěh ḝhsayŏhdawehsĕh; nedigai-o-nih noyŏhda-dogĕhdĭh ănogăd hesŏhdadeh ă-a-yasŏ-ŏnk No-awŏk Nawĕnniyuh.

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