Play annotation Xintthe q'unt'ux xiy naghitl'an xiy. The first time I saw an airplane. Told by Ellen Savage, October 2002, at her house in Anchorage, AK.
Recorded by Alice Taff and Donna Miller MacAlpine. Transcribed and translated by Donna Miller MacAlpine, Ellen Savage, Hannah Maillelle (HM), Edna Deacon, and Alice Taff. (added for clarity) {false start} [notes]
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Play annotation (HM) Gile.
(HM) Tell it.
Play annotation Gila.
All right.
Play annotation Gogide.
Here it is.
Play annotation Xunh sigixunik,
All my real events,
Play annotation sraqay itlanh dong,
when I was a child,
Play annotation gidinitldik dong,
while I was going to school.
Play annotation xintthe,
the first time,
Play annotation q'unint'ux yitltthonh dong.
when I saw an airplane.
Play annotation Sraqay tr'idelanh t'si gitr'idiniłdik
While we are kids going to school
Play annotation ngi'in, eh?
over there, eh?
Play annotation Gidinałdikdi yix,
The school house,
Play annotation gitr'idiniłdik sraqay.
(where) we are school children.
Play annotation Yitots'i,
So then,
Play annotation dranetr nonxidedhik tux
during lunch time
Play annotation xiy antr'ididił sigitr'iłno.
we'll go home to eat.
Play annotation Gitr'iłno xotl'ogh, xiłdi giłiq, xononxididhik ts'i che.
After we eat, at one o'clock, time to go back to the school.
Play annotation Che che
Again
Play annotation gidinałdikdi che xidontr'ididił.
we go back in the school.
Play annotation Ts'i gitr'idiniłdik.
And we are writing.
Play annotation Yit an got.
Right there.
Play annotation Ngi'andidranetr
Lunchtime
Play annotation nonxidithit ts'i, yitots'i
comes, and then
Play annotation iy an tr'ithidatl.
we go home.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'i,
And then,
Play annotation siyix xidonisiyo ts'i.
I walk in my house.
Play annotation Singonh anh iłt'e,
My mother, she always,
Play annotation dinaxogh ginughiłnik xineg.
for us she's cooking nicely.
Play annotation "Gila gehonh," siłne.
"Go ahead and eat," she tells me.
Play annotation Ts'an ts'i gaghisonh.
So she fed me.
Play annotation Gaghison' xotl'ogh xiłdik,
After I ate then,
Play annotation "Gidinałdikdi xits'an tedoyh,"
"Go back to school,"
Play annotation siłne singonh.
she tells me, my mother.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'i
And then
Play annotation tth'anisiyo.
I walk out.
Play annotation Dodo' xits'i xiłdi {ngit gid}
Down river then,
Play annotation gidinałdikdi yix,
the school house,
Play annotation ine' che ane'
but up river
Play annotation sughida' che gho denisdhit,
my cousin, for her I wait,
Play annotation siyił gidiniłdik.
the one who goes to school with me,
Play annotation Anh che ts'i taso.
I start to walk to her.
Play annotation Ngine' 'n a taso.
I start to walk up there.
Play annotation Yi xone' isoł yił,
While I was walking up,
Play annotation itsa'a ghiluq yixo'ot
poor grandma up there
Play annotation yith q'idz dathdo.
was sitting on top of the bank.
Play annotation Old grandma.
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Play annotation Itsa'a.
Grandma.
Play annotation A, yixi,
Ah, around there,
Play annotation vitsa'a ghisoł xiyił, siłne,
as I walk towards grandmother, she says to me,
Play annotation "Sichoy," siłne.
"My grandchild," she says to me.
Play annotation "Hanh?" vidisne.
"Hunh?" I said to her.
Play annotation "Ithe gidigitth'onh?" siłne.
"Did you hear something?" she asked me.
Play annotation "E," vidisne.
"Yes," I told her.
Play annotation "Ah, nisin,
"Ah, back there,
Play annotation dits'in chux nont'ux.
an eagle is coming flying.
Play annotation A niggidingił'anh iy," siłne.
Look at it up there," she told me.
Play annotation Nginiq genastonh.
I start looking up there.
Play annotation An xe,
Back there,
Play annotation viniq'it xodixi genastonhdi,
over the lake where I looked,
Play annotation gan sre' yuxudz di'ne.
I don't know what is making noise.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo'in xiłdik.
Causing that.
Play annotation Itsa'a,
Grandma,
Play annotation "Ixudiniy inongidoł.
"Hurry up and walk home.
Play annotation Go dits'in chux nont'ux," siłne.
That eagle is flying," she tells me.
Play annotation "Dits'in chux getiy vixinijit 'n iy.
"That eagle is very dangerous.
Play annotation Ye yidong
Long ago
Play annotation nq'oxdina' ye iłzreyh,"
it picks up the people,"
Play annotation siłne.
she tells me.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo'in xiłdik
Because of that
Play annotation xiye ntagiggok.
I start running back.
Play annotation Xiye ntagiggok xiyił yuxudz
I'm running back and all
Play annotation deg sughi dixi
right over me
Play annotation dits'in chux nont'ux.
the eagle is flying.
Play annotation Nidhitl'an ts'i,
I didn't look at it,
Play annotation xiłdi getiy vinigijit ts'in'.
because I'm awfully scared of it.
Play annotation Yan nigiggok ts'i, yitots'i,
I just ran back and then,
Play annotation dina yix xidonigiggok.
I ran into our house.
Play annotation Dina yix xidon nigiggoqdi,
When I ran inside our house,
Play annotation singonh, dina qul.
my mother, nobody (was there).
Play annotation Xidongiggok ts'i yitots'i yit,
I ran in and then,
Play annotation dhisdo xingo yi'egh
while I'm sitting in there
Play annotation xinitl-'anh xiyił
I'm looking and
Play annotation ngitthing ts'i xiyan' che xodił.
down in only one direction they are all going.
Play annotation Dał'ine che denisdhit ts'i xiłdi yuxudz,
Meanwhile I'm not thinking about anything,
Play annotation getiy dits'in chux xinigijit xo'in.
because I'm awfully scared of that eagle.
Play annotation Yit dhisdo yitots'in',
There I'm sitting and then,
Play annotation yitongo ngi'egh q'uxidixidetthuq.
meanwhile outside it's quiet.
Play annotation Ndadz sre' xa
I don't know where
Play annotation yit ghisdo xiyił xidigał inisdhinh,
there I was sitting and finally I thought,
Play annotation gan sre' atthing
I wonder what's that down there
Play annotation yixi yinił'eł ts'i.
they're looking at.
Play annotation Ngitthing xiyan' xitidał.
Down there they're all going.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo'in xiłdik
Because of that
Play annotation tthantasiyo.
I went out.
Play annotation Ngitthing xiłdik,
Down there,
Play annotation vith q'idz xits'i ghisoł.
I went to the (river) bank.
Play annotation Xot xeyozr ghisoł ts'in'.
I walked slow and easy.
Play annotation Xidigał xezron che,
Finally at last,
Play annotation atthing, yiggiy,
down there, that,
Play annotation on the river how they call it?
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Play annotation (HM) Xin.
(HM) River.
Play annotation Tinh q'idz.
On top of the ice.
Play annotation I see tinh q'idz
I see on the ice
Play annotation {...} yuxudz xo'in,
because,
Play annotation xinitl-'andi
what I'm looking at
Play annotation atthet
down there
Play annotation gan chux xiq'i dingit'a xiy.
so big it is.
Play annotation Oo, idiyił ntasitrit
Oh, I just run back
Play annotation ngiyiq dinayix xidon nigiggok.
inside our house, in I run.
Play annotation Dodo.
That's enough.
Play annotation Tthan isdoyh ts'i yitots'i.
I wouldn't go out again.
Play annotation Xidigał,
Finally,
Play annotation singonh xidonidiyo.
my mother comes back in.
Play annotation "Ngo q'unt'ux xiy iy,"
"Well, it's a flying thing,"
Play annotation ne ts'in'.
she said.
Play annotation Gan sre'.
I don' know (what it is).
Play annotation Dał'ine yuxudz denisdhid ts'i.
Even so I never think.
Play annotation Dits'in chux yan' gho denisdhit.
I think only about the eagle.
Play annotation Tthi'isol ts'i xiyił.
I never went back out.
Play annotation Yitongo singonh anh,
Meanwhile my mother,
Play annotation "Agidet q'ugandiyił iy,
"Here it is, that thing flying around,
Play annotation not'uq," ne, "ts'i xinayh."
finally came," she says, "like they tell."
Play annotation Dał'ine yuxudz ts'i yuxudz xiyił denisdhin ts'in'.
Despite everything, I never think.
Play annotation Yitots'i yit venhdi xiłdik
So there tomorrow then
Play annotation tr'antr'ididaq,
when we wake up,
Play annotation gitr'ideniłdik ts'i, xiłdik,
we are going to school, then,
Play annotation singonh, a dina gho,
my mother, for us,
Play annotation ginaghiłnik.
she was cooking.
Play annotation Xotl'ogh gaghisonh xotl'ogh xiłdi,
After I eat, afterwards then,
Play annotation "Gil gidinałdik," dina iłne.
"Go back to school," she tells us.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo'in xiłdi ngido'
That's why then, down,
Play annotation gidinałdikdi xits'an ntasiyo.
I started back to school.
Play annotation Ngitthe xiyił xinitl-'an ts'i.
I never look down the bank.
Play annotation Gidinałdikdi xidonisiyo.
I go in the school.
Play annotation Yitots'i yił gidinałdikdi
And then in the school
Play annotation yiggidhisdo ts'i.
I'm sitting down.
Play annotation Deg xidhi'onh xiyił, yit yiggi xidoy.
There was then, a door.
Play annotation Dina {gi...} school teacher,
Our school teacher,
Play annotation (ndadz a vixisre'.)
(what it is, I forget.)
Play annotation Xividoy
Their door
Play annotation yadz {gi-} gixatathtonh,
she opened the door,
Play annotation ttha xididatl che.
they go out again.
Play annotation Dina gidiniłdik
Our school
Play annotation dina
person
Play annotation dina gi-teacher
our teacher
Play annotation xiyił xivitloy che che,
with them, behind them, suddenly,
Play annotation tthan tr'ididatl.
they went out.
Play annotation Notin dina.
Two people.
Play annotation {te...} Notin.
Two.
Play annotation Gashagh xit'an ye,
White men,
Play annotation xivitl'ogh yixi divitloy ghihoł.
they walked behind him.
Play annotation Ttha xitidhidatl yitots'i,
They went out then,
Play annotation dixiłche nq'ołonh xiviq'a ghihoł,
a woman going after them,
Play annotation da' neg idałchedhinh.
one wearing a nice parka.
Play annotation Nq'ołοnh neg yozr xiviyił titadhiyo.
A pretty girl went out with them.
Play annotation Sraqay xiłdi yuxudz
All the kids
Play annotation ndadz sre' {that...} dixi'ne ts'i.
I don't know what they are talking about.
Play annotation Tthixenithiyet.
They rush out.
Play annotation Yitots'i yuxudz xo'in sedig, tthiniso.
And that's why, myself, I go too.
Play annotation Di'atthet iy.
It's down there.
Play annotation Q'unt'ux xiy chux atthe dhitonh.
A big plane is down there.
Play annotation Iy ts'i lo che go tthaxidithidatl.
No wonder they went out.
Play annotation Ine' che yuxudz xełedz yił itl-'an ts'in'.
But I didn't take a good look at it.
Play annotation Xiłdi getiy vinigijit ts'in'.
I'm too scared of it.
Play annotation Dits'in chux xiyan' gho denisdhit.
I'm only thinking of the eagle.
Play annotation Schoolhouse xidonisiyo ts'i yitots'i etle.
Back into the schoolhouse I went perhaps.
Play annotation Ni'enitht'uq.
It flew away.
Play annotation Agidet.
That's it.
Play annotation Agide xintthe
Here's the first time
Play annotation q'unt'ux xiy naghitl'an xiy.
I saw an airplane.
Play annotation That's it.
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Play annotation That's how it is I see first airplane.
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