About Me

Each of the links below displays a basic sound, word, sentence, story or song title in Kiowa and/or English. When you click on a link, a short video of Grandma Dorothy will play. As she speaks, the Kiowa language transcription and the English translation will appear on screen. The words in both languages will be color-coded so viewers can see how the individual words translate by matching the colors.

AH AHDLE TOHN KOPE DAW. I have a headache.

AH HOHDLE DAW I’m sick.

AH KAW ON TAHN. I felt sorry for them (her, him, myself).

AH TSAW THAHN. I was embarrassed.

AH ZOHN KXOPE DAW I have a toothache.

AIM OHN PAYDLE DOE. I like you. I am happy thinking about you.

DAY KHOE DAY MAW THAW I’m going to bed.

HAUN DAY AH KAW ON. I am poor (denotes humility).

HAUN DAY OHN DAY KOIYE MAH AH DAW. I am so happy I am a Kiowa woman.

KHAW LAY KXYAH LAY KXODLE BAH AIN KXAUL LAY The bullfrog bit me on the neck.

KHOTE TDAY AIM DOE. I love you (hard, all my heart, I hold you, literal translation).

MEEN AH KXAW HAY MAH. I am cold.

MEEN AH KXAW HAY MAH. I am almost freezing to death.

MEEN AH SAHLE HAY MAW I’m hot.

MEEN AH TAW HAY MAH. I am almost smothering to death.

MEEN AH THAW HAY MAH I’m hungry.

MEEN AH TAW HAY MAY. I am almost starving to death.