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The Creek alphabet. (Recording of the late Mr. George Bunny in 1997.)

a af·ke, mush

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c ces·se, mouse

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e ec·ke, mother

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f fo, bee

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h hv·se, sun

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i e·hi·wv, wife

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k ka·pv, coat

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l lu·cv, turtle

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m mes·kē, summer

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n ne·rē, night

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o o·fv, inside

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p pen·wv, turkey

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r rv·ro, fish

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s suk·hv, hog

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t ta·fv, feather

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u fus·wv, bird

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v v·ce, corn

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w wot·ko, raccoon

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y yv·nv·sv, buffalo

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Diphthongs:

ue ho·pue·take, children

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vo hvo, okay

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Common expressions in Creek:

Es·ton·ko! How are you?, Hello!

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Hē·res cē! Hello!

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Mv·to! Thank you!

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Hom·paks cē! You all eat now!

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En·ka! Okay!, All right!

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Monks! No!

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Hv·tec cē! Wait!

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V·ho·yv·kēts! Let’s (two of us) go!

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Numbers, 1-20:

hvm·ken one

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hok·ko·len two

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tuc·cē·nen three

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os·ten four

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cah·kē·pen five

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ē·pa·ken six

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ko·lv·pa·ken seven

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ce·nv·pa·ken eight

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os·tv·pa·ken nine

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pa·len ten

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pa·len hvm·kon·tv·la·ken eleven

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pa·len hok·ko·loh·ka·ken twelve

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pa·len tuc·ce·noh·ka·ken thirteen

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pa·len os·toh·ka·ken fourteen

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pa·len cah·ke·poh·ka·ken fifteen

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pa·len ē·poh·ka·ken sixteen

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pa·len ko·lv·poh·ka·ken seventeen

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pa·len ce·nv·poh·ka·ken eighteen

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pa·len os·tv·poh·ka·ken nineteen

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pa·le-hok·ko·len twenty

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