The Colour Names

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Learn to pronounce the colour names (ÍYOLESENEȻ ) in SENĆOŦEN

ÍYOLESENEȻ
Colours

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Learn to pronounce the colour black (NEKIX ) in SENĆOŦEN

NEKIX
Black

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Learn to pronounce the colour blue (ȾÁȾEW̱EṈ) in SENĆOŦEN

ȾÁȾEW̱EṈ
Blue

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Learn to pronounce the colour yellow (LELEJ) in SENĆOŦEN

LELEJ
Yellow

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Learn to pronounce the colour brown (ȻUȻEMOLES) in SENĆOŦEN

ȻUȻEMOLES
Brown

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Learn to pronounce the colour red (NEȻIM) in SENĆOŦEN

NEȻIM
Red

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Learn to pronounce the colour orange (NEȻIMOLES) in SENĆOŦEN

NEȻIMOLES
Orange

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Learn to pronounce the colour purple (SḰEMÍEḰSOLES) in SENĆOŦEN

SḰEMÍEḰSOLES
Purple

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Learn to pronounce the colour white (PEK) in SENĆOŦEN

PEK
White

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Learn to pronounce the colour pink (ȻI,EMEL) in SENĆOŦEN

ȻI,EMEL
Pink

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