Chinook Jargon prayer
It’s the “Offering of the Day”.
<Offering of the day.>
Naika wawa mirsi kopa maika, S[ahali] T[aii] kopa
I say thank to you, sky chief(,) for
I say thanks to you, God, for
ukuk maika patlach ukuk son kopa naika
this you give this day to me
what you give today to me
pus naika chako tlus pi naika tolo
so.that I become good and I win
so that I become good and I reach
sahali ilihi. Naika patlach maika
sky place. I give you
the heavenly place. I give you
kanawi ikta naika mamuk ukuk son,
all thing I do this day,
everything I do today,
pus piii kanawi ikta masachi naika
so.that pay all thing evil I
to pay for everything bad that I
mamuk, kakwa iaka tomtom Sh[isyu] K[ri].
do, as he think Jesus Christ.
do, as Jesus intended.
Wik naika tiki kuli kopa masachi
Not I want travel to evil
I don’t want to wander into bad things
ukuk son. Drit alki naika tlus
this day. Really FUTURE I well
today. Really I will take good
nanich naika tomtom, pus kah naika
watch my heart, if where I
care of my heart, if anywhere I
nanich masachi, aiak naika kwash
see evil, quickly I fear
see a bad thing, I will immediately be afraid
kopa iaka, aiak naika mamuk saia naika
to it, quickly I make far my
of it, I will immediately get my
heart away (from it).
Naika tiki tolo ukuk son kanawi
I want win this day all
I want to earn today every
indyulshins lipap iaka patlach pus hilp
indulgence pope he give in.order.to help
indulgence that the pope gives to help
me do penance.
O tlus Mari, tlus maika iskom naika
Oh good Mary, good you accept my
O good Mary, please accept my
styuil, pi ukuk indyulshins alki naika
prayer, and those indulgence FUTURE I
prayer, and the indulgences that I will
tolo: tlus maika patlach kopa mimlus
earn: good you give to dead
earn: please allow to the dead
tilikom mitlait kopa pyurgatori, pus iaka chako
people exist in Purgatory, so.that it become
folks in Purgatory, that it comes
kopit klaska lapilitas.
finished their penance.
to an end, their penance.
— from the Chinook Manual (1896) by J.M.R. Le Jeune, page 45.