I’m a rez girl. I don’t make any excuses for it, either. Rather, I embrace it and try to hone it as best I can to impart as much rez in my descendants as possible. It’s my opinion that having rez culture is a blessing – similar to the biological midi-chlorians that make Jedi Knights
I’m a rez girl. I don’t make any excuses for it, either. Rather, I embrace it and try to hone it as best I can to impart as much rez in my descendants as possible.
It’s my opinion that having rez culture is a blessing – similar to the biological midi-chlorians that make Jedi Knights so ace. The higher the concentration of midi-chlorians, the stronger the force is. Basically I want my grandchildren to be little Rez Jedi’s full of “rezi-chlorians.” That will make me a proud gramma.
Last year I put together a rez slang dictionary for those not from Six Nay to better understand my lingo. However, it was brought to my attention that I missed a lot. So, after much rez research I present to the rest of you rezbians and rez aficionados: Six Nay Slang – Part Dekenih.
Note: Six Nay Slang originates from reservation language speakers from many dialects and this language lesson only reflects one of those dialects.
- J’eet yet? – Did you eat yet?
- Do-nits – Indian Donuts often made at Nu-Ya or sold in baggies at rez stores. The good kind have raisins in them – but that is debatable.
- Choice – The best (eg – Heck your Ma makes some choice do-nits!)
Proper Rez Pronunciation of Common Goods
- Melk – (sounds like felt) Milk
- Selt – (sounds like melt) Salt
- Cranes – Crayons. (especially if you’re from Oneida. Also, rarely, a Haudenosaunee clan animal.)
- Sick’ning – sickening. annoying.
- Hehnt! – (sounds like hant) A non-emotional response issued in place of laughter
- Ehnt! – (said in a whining or aggravated tone) Stop
- Den – Then. To be clear: proper use of the word ‘den’ can be used in a myriad of rez applications: to end a sentence with a question (Where we going den?) or to add emphasis and urgency (Let’s gooo den!) or simply sometimes to question someone. (So — what den?)
- Bleht – Gross
- Right – Totally. Absolutely. Unequivocally. (eg: Heck them cranes are right sick’ning)
- Gordy – Strange kind of fellow
- Studzy – Cool kind of fellow
- Im – (sounds like eem) Him
- ‘Er – (sounds like grrr) Her
Note: ‘Er and ‘im are not always specific to humans or mammals. (eg: when one loses control on the rez it is known as lost’er. Also, rolling your car in the ditch could be called rolld’er)
- Ja’heer – Did you hear? Often used to ask if you heard the latest gossip on someone (eg: Ja’heer Matty rolld’er on Seventh Line?)
- Heard’ja – I heard about how you… Often used to tease someone about something they did. (eg: Hey Matty! Heard’ja rolld’er down below!! Hehnt!)
- Scrap – Fight (eg: You gonna scrap him ‘den Studzy?)
- Work’d Ov’r – Beaten up
- Work’d Right Ov’r – Beaten up badly (eg: Holey heck Studzy! You work’d’im right over!)
- Tuned – Beaten up completely – (eg: Yep, Studzy! You right tuned ‘im!)
If you have additions to the Rez Dictionary email me your suggestions/additions to firstname.lastname@example.org.