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Here's a website y'all may or may not know, very interesting, it already has a few essays in the reconstructed Taino language, very fascinating.

some sentence examples :)

1.O, káma, waxeri, wariké kawóna yari. (O, hear, sir, we see gold jewels.)
2.Mayani makana, Juan Desquivel daka. (Do not kill me, Juan Desquivel am I.)
3.Dios naboriya daka. (God, His worker I am.)
4.Ahiyacawo, warocoel. (You have spoken to us, our grandfather.)
5.Waiba, sinato makabuka wamekina. (Let us go, it is not important that our boss is upset.)
6.Teketa sinato wamekina. (Our boss is very upset.)


Tau, mexikatida :)

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Another piece, a mini Essay in Taino over the Ineri language

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