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 DAHM GYAH DAW I am tired.
AH DAY HAYM I went to sleep.
AH HOHDLE AHM GYAH I got sick.
AH HOHDLE DAW I’m sick.
AH KAW ON TAHN. I felt sorry for them (her, him, myself).
AH KEE TAHN I got scared.
AH KEE THAW I am afraid.
AH OAT KYAH I fell off.
AH SAHDLE OHM DAH DAW I have a fever.
AH TSAW THAHN. I was embarrassed.
AH TSOIYE GYAH I tripped.
AH ZOHN KXOPE DAW I have a toothache.
AIM OHN PAYDLE DOE. I like you. I am happy thinking about you.
AUN GAW AH BAHN MAH I am going alone.
AUN GAW AH DAW I am alone.
AUN GAW AH TSAHN I came alone.
DAY AHL GOPE I bumped my head.
DAY KHOE DAY MAW THAW I’m going to bed.
DAY YOHM GOPE I was trembling.
GOME AYN KOPE My back hurts.
GOOEY AH BAH THAW I am going outside.
HAHN AH OHN TAHN MAW I do not feel good.
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.
HOHDLE TDOE KYAH AH BAH I went to the hospital.
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).
MAH DAY KAW DOE I had a premonition.
MEEN AH DAY HAYM MAH I am about to go to sleep.
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 MAH. I am almost starving to death.
YAHN YIYE I am busy.