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Kuŋu Śāŋhtomāŋanitu Saukun

If Baranxtimans knew what Christianity was, and if they didn’t just borrow Christ as *Xristi [xəˈriːstɪ] or maybe the whole of Christmas as *No’el [ˈnoːʔəl] or *Vainaxten [ˈβɑɪ̯naxtən] or *Krismes [kəˈriːsməs], how would they wish you a Happy Christmas?

Kuŋu Śāŋhtomāŋanitu Saukun!

[ˈkuːŋɯ ʃɒːŋˈxtoːmɒŋanitɯ ˈsɑʊ̯kɯn]
kun-k·u śāŋ-htom-ān-k-an-i=tu sauk⟨u⟩n
have_child-PASS·N blessed-oil-PST-PASS-PTCP-M=GEN joyful⟨N⟩

Happy birth of the one covered in blessed oil!

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