Admissions

First-Year Program

Prospective students must pass an admission test to be eligible for admission.

Applicants are required to know how to translate the following list of forty words, from English-to-Kanyen’kéha and Kanyen’kéha-to-English. The test is oral, not written. Applicants must receive a score of 100% to pass the test and be eligible for admission. They must answer all questions correctly and immediately.

 kenòn:we’s = I like it
wakenòn:we’s = it likes me
 senòn:we’s = you like it
 sanòn:we’s = it likes you
ranòn:we’s = he likes it
 ronòn:we’s = it likes him
 yenòn:we’s = she likes it
yakonòn:we’s = it likes her
kanòn:we’s = it likes it
yonòn:we’s = it likes it
teninòn:we’s = you & I like it
yonkeninòn:we’s = it likes two of us
yakeninòn:we’s = s.o. & I like it
yonkeninòn:we’s = it likes two of us
seninòn:we’s = you two like it
seninòn:we’s = it likes two of you
ninòn:we’s = two Ms like it
rotinòn:we’s = it likes them Ms
keninòn:we’s = twoFs like it
yotinòn:we’s = it likes them Fs
tewanòn:we’s = you all & I like it
yonkwanòn:we’s = it likes all of us
yakwanòn:we’s = they & I like it
yonkwanòn:we’s = it likes all of us
sewanòn:we’s = you all like it
sewanòn:we’s = it likes all of you
ratinòn:we’s = they Ms like it
rotinòn:we’s = it likes them Ms
kontinòn:we’s = they Fs likes it
yotinòn:we’s = it likes them Fs
konnòn:we’s = I like you
takenòn:we’s = you like me
rinòn:we’s = I like him
etshenòn:we’s = you like him
khenòn:we’s = I like her
shenòn:we’s = you like her
rakenòn:we’s = he likes me
yonkenòn:we’s = she likes me
yanòn:we’s = he likes you
yesanòn:we’s = she likes you
ronòn:we’s = he likes him
ronwanòn:we’s = she likes him
shakonòn:we’s = he likes her
yontatenòn:we’s = she likes her

A hard copy of the list can be downloaded here.

Note:

You will note that several words on the above list have more than one meaning:

Study Tips

Note that the list has three sets of words with different coloured prefixes. The words with red prefixes express the relationship of people-to-objects (someone-to-something). The words with blue prefixes express the relationship of objects-to-people (something-to-someone). And the words with the purple prefixes express the relationship from person-to-person (someone-to-someone).

Make a set of flashcards using these words, with English on one side and Kanyen’keha on the other. Say the Kanyen’keha words aloud as you write them out.

Study and learn the first five red-prefix words first (singles). Then study and learn the second five red-prefix words next (duals). And then study and learn the last five red-prefix words (plurals). Do the same for the blue-prefix and purple-prefix words.