Pronunciation Guide

(Straight from the back of the official Ordeal Ceremony pamphlet, italics added to point out common errors)

Some terms commonly used and a phonetic spelling

Ahoalton......................................Ah'-ho-al'-ton (yes, this is the Admonition)

Allowat Sakima..............................Al'-lo-wot Sa-kee'- ma

Chingachgook................................Ching'-gatch-gook

Elangomat.....................................Ee-lan'-go-mat

Gegeyjumhet.................................Gay-gay-yew'-met

Kitchkinet......................................Kitch'-kin-et

Lekhiket........................................Leck-hee'-ket

Lenni Lenape.................................Len'-nee Len-ah'-pee

Mawachpo.....................................Mah-wok'-po

Meteu...........................................Mee-tay'-o (not mee-tay'-u, or muh-tay'-yo)

Nacheneyit....................................Na-shen'-nay-it

Netami..........................................Neh-tah'-me

Nischeneyit....................................Nee-shen'-nay-it

Nutiket..........................................Nu-te'-ket (not nut'-i-ket, nut'-i-kit, or nu-tuk'-it)

Uncas............................................Un'-cuss

Wajauwe.......................................Wah-hoe'-wee

Wimachtendienk............................Wee-mok'-ten'-dee-enk (not wee-mok'-ten-dink)

Wingolauchsik...............................Win'-go-louch-sick

Witahemui....................................Wi'-tah-hem'-oo-ee (not wi'-tah-hem-a-way)

Witawematpanni............................Wi'-tah-wem-aht-pan'-ni

 

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