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Evangelia, qua leguntur per ann˙m singulß die Dominica
(Latin) Gospels that are read through each year on the Lord's Day
Translated into Potawatomi by Maurice Gailland, S.J.

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Dominica IIda Quadragesima.


Matth. XVII. v. 1.-9.

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[1] "Ningoteg tchi JESOS ototapinan PiÚrran, Jacquan Jeanan ke ojimÚ´n, otiuchau§na»n tchi kitchi spŔtinińnig[.]
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
[2] ngo»tchi okwŕknak´ton ouiyauw; ochkijik kisissog ýjiwase»si, Ŕkodjin [1] tchi konig ijiwapichkińni
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
[3] Mo´se tchi, Elie ke okipiŰkinonauwan.
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
[4] PiŔrre tchi otinan JESOSsan: TŔpŔnimińg, owanet chote ewi i[´]k[wpˇn]; kichpin enŔntamin, nesswe ouikwamin nigau÷jitomin chote,

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Kin ngo»t, Mo´se ngot, Elie ke ngo»t.
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
[5] MŔkwa tchi Ŕkikitot kitchi wapichkan[ß]ko»t [2] pima»ssininnig; kikitowin tchi [u]n˙kitog piŰotchitakwot, ekitog: osi[y]Ŕo Nikwiss tipanineg, ni kitchi menwŔnima; pise'ta[u»]k.
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
[6] Enonadjin tchi notimowat pichi eji pokkichinowat ochkijikowag sŔkisig.
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
[7] JESOS tchi piŰchiń piŰ┤takinat; otinan tchi: onichkag kego sŔkisŔkŔgon.
And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
[8] Ŕta»tikukwŕnowa[t] tchi tcho woyŔ owapimasiwan, mitenno JESOS.
And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
[9] MŔkwa ŔnichtchauwŔwat okwotaki»g, JESOS otinan: kego woyŔ witamauwiŰkŔgon kachi wapitamŕg, ninach nako nichinabŔ Okwissan keyapisichik."
And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

Notes:

In the Potawatomi text, letters in brackets could not be read with certainty. Words added to the English translation are enclosed in brackets. The Jesuits constructed an elaborate orthography that utilized diacritical marks extensively. Occasionally, more than one such mark was associated with a single letter. In that event, the second diacritical mark follows the letter with which it is associated in the manuscript. Similarly, when the html symbol set does not include the letter/diacritical mark combination, the diacritical mark is inserted after the letter. In chapter 22, verse 18, /enemŕĘkasoře»g/ demonstrates both of these situations.
1 V. 2. There is a long blank after /Ŕkodjin/, as though the writer knew another word was needed and left room for it.
2 V. 5. There may be a letter between the /o/ and /t/ in /wapichkan[Ú]ko»t/ but I think not.

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