The Canneci N'de of today do not speak the Apache language but there are scattered words of the Apachean language being used unbeknownst by speakers of Cajun and Creole French. This section is to incorporate those words back into the Apache language to have a distinct Canneci dialect of the Apache language.
N'de bi yati'(The People their language)
Short Vowel Sounds: Long Vowel Sounds:say vowels a little longer
a (ah)like in father aa(aah)
e (eh)like in met ee(eeh)
i (ih)like in fit ii(ee-changes to e like in Cheese)
o (oh)like in hope oo(ooh)
u (uh)like in hula-hoop uu (uuh) hula-hoop
Nasalized Vowel Sounds depending on font available or tribal preference these vowels are written differently but can easily be distinguised:Same as above continue vowels longer when doubled
â (awh)like fawn,lawn ââ(aawh)
ê (en) like energy êê(een)
î (in)like impossible îî(ee-as in queen)
ô (an)like orange ôô(aan) u like tuna (uuh
u like tuna (uuh
Vowels with an accent(')above has more stress than one without:
á ah man!
é yeah you!
í go in the house!
u no you!
Dipthongs: Two vowels producing one sound
ai(i) like y in my
ei(ay)like ay in hay
oi(owee)like oe in chloe
' glottal stop is an accent between two letters or after that gives a pause in the pronounciation as in oh'oh!
c sh sound
t£ t and £ silent l both giving off there sounds
ts tsk,tsk without the k
dz both letters give their sound
g girl, zh azure
gh gargle sound when you gargle with liquid
q quick (kw sound)
£ silent l made with air escaping from side of tongue with teeth close
M, S, W, Y, and Z all are equivalent in english
SW LA words:
Kuy=smart/intelligent(being used by Cajun/Creoles as crazy/silly/fool in a sarcastic way. The correct term in French is intelligent and for the latter fou/bete/imbecile)
Ciinii=black/dark(used for caterpillar, there are many black/dark caterpillars in SWLA(Correct French term is chenille=caterpillar)
Kucma=ghost/spirit(Creole use is similar; some say devil)
Yana=buffalo(this is a discovered first name from an ancestor's census)
Aiiyaii/Aiiya=Ouch!(similar to Jicarilla and Mexican expression)
Cox=Yes/Yeah(Jicarilla,Other Apaches,Navajo Aoo=Yes/Yeah, Jicarilla also shoh=ouch!)
gotcho=grandma(nickname of a person)
tiiya=smart(tii=french "little")(nickname of person=little sassy)
Fiisiidax=not dung(a folk medicine)
t'e̱c=blk"water"snake (Bayou Teche the word has eluded many of historians, anthropologist, and linguist alike, due to their overlooking of the Canneci(Lipan Apache) influence and presence in Louisiana’s history. Some tried to say it was Chahta, Chitimacha, or Atakapa neither of these languages use teche(tesh) for snake much less black water snake. The word Teche has continued to be local legend as meaning snake, but the non-natives no longer know where the word originated from, Prairie Maronne is located between Vermilion"Red" River and Bayou Teche it is closer to Vermilion due to the Canneci dislike but respect of snakes which Bayou Teche had plenty. The Atakapa & Chitimacha have an origin story for the formation of this Bayou which was made by a giant serpent, but their word didn’t stick in the non-native’s mind.)
To be continued: