Play annotation Sughidonh ndadz xo'in viyił ntasiyo. How I went with my husband. Part 1 of 2. Told by Ellen Savage at her home in Anchorage, AK, October 2002.
Recorded by Alice Taff and Donna Miller MacAlpine. Transcribed and translated by Donna Miller MacAlpine, Edna Deacon, and Alice Taff. At 17:50 Edna narrates an incident that she recorded two different times for this collection. The other version is titled, “Xintthe siyił genitht’uq. The first time I flew in an airplane.” [note], (added to clarify meaning), {false start}
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Play annotation Gogide, sughidonh ghiluq, gho xitasał.
Here it is, the one who lived with me (my husband), dear one, about him I will talk.
Play annotation Yistl’i’ dong,
When I was little,
Play annotation {ts’ith dixitso’} istl’i’ dong xits’in'‚
from the time I was little,
Play annotation vantr’ixusneg,
I didn't know him,
Play annotation che vonh and vito’.
or his mother and father.
Play annotation Ngido’ Deloy Chet,
Down there at Holy Cross,
Play annotation 'n at nadhiyonh.
he was raised up.
Play annotation Yit 'n a xidołtth'e'.
There they lived.
Play annotation Yitongo, se, ngidiq Legg Jitno’, an got nasiyonh.
Meanwhile, me, up there in Shageluk, that’s where I grew up.
Play annotation Yitots’i vantr’ixusneg.
Then I didn’t know him.
Play annotation Dałine’ sraqay k’idz tr’idelanh dong.
Maybe little children we were then.
Play annotation Xogh xinaxidilighusr.
About them (his family) they were talking.
Play annotation Agidet, digin xit’an,
So then, way up the Kuskokwim people, (his family)
Play annotation deg yixi xethdatl.
they came past back there (Shageluk).
Play annotation Nginiq, nginiq xiyhtux xididltth’edi
Up there (above Shageluk on the Innoko River), up there during the winter was the place they stayed;
Play annotation {xitsan xitidi} xits'an xitithidatl, xi’ne.
That's where they were traveling to, they said.
Play annotation Dałine’ sraqay tr’idelanh ts’i yitots’i,
But children we were then,
Play annotation vixoxo ditr’inedaq ts’in'.
(and so) about them we don't think.
Play annotation Divan yił inisdhin ts’in'.
Who they are I never think.
Play annotation Yitots’i xiyhdi xoldhił ts’i.
So the winter passed.
Play annotation Ndadz, xidigał, xe xulegg {nixidenux} nixinedhit ts’i,
When, finally, spring returned
Play annotation tinh xiyił qul ts'i dixuneyh,
(and) the ice was completely finished,
Play annotation xiyił che, nq’oxdina' ye xinaxidilighusr,
then again, people are talking,
Play annotation "Agide digin xit’an;
"Here way up the Kuskokwim people;
Play annotation gogide xinedatl.
here they are coming back down.
Play annotation Ngido’, Deloy Chet,
Downriver, (to) Holy Cross,
Play annotation xits’an xitithidatl.
back there they are going.
Play annotation Yixi yit 'n a,
Around there,
Play annotation etthing dixit’anh
they fish
Play annotation xiviqay xodo’, xi’ne.
(at) their village, down below there, they say.
Play annotation {dałin} Dałine' che sraqay tr’idelanh ts’in'.
Even so, children we were (still).
Play annotation Yuxudz xughi ditr’inedaq ts’in',
About all of them we weren't thinking.
Play annotation Daline’, singonh an ganghiłnik,
So, (while) my mother was cooking,
Play annotation yitots’i, yit dina qay nughi xidił ts’i iy.
then, here at our village they stop.
Play annotation Yit xinexeł.
Here they camp.
Play annotation Yit xinexeł ts'i yitots’i,
Here they camp and then,
Play annotation Yitots’i singonh an, ganghiłnik,
And then my mother she, she was cooking,
Play annotation vav, nelang yił an-ghiłnik.
food, and meat she is cooking.
Play annotation Yitots’i, "On," xiłne.
And then, "Come," she tells them.
Play annotation Yit yitots’i, dinayix gixiłnonh.
Here then, (at) our house they are eating.
Play annotation Dałine’ che sraqay k'idz tr’idelanh ts’i.
Even so, children we were (still).
Play annotation Yuxudz yixi itl’e q’utr’itidał ine’,
All around there we walk, even so,
Play annotation xivantr'ixusneg divan sre'.
I don’t know who they are.
Play annotation Xełedz xiyił, xividhinitl’-an ts’in'.
I don’t look at them good.
Play annotation Ngi’egh yuxudz yeg iłt'e,
Outside everywhere there, all the time,
Play annotation sraqay k’idz tr’idelanh ts’i, q'utr’itidał.
small children we were, walking around.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots’i, ngido’ xiłdi nixitididił,
So, downriver then they go,
Play annotation etthing dixit’an xitl'ogh che che,
to fish and after that,
Play annotation yitots'i, deg dina qay che che,
then, (they pass) our village again
Play annotation xiq’anxitididił.
as they go back up.
Play annotation Yuxudz dixit’an xingo,
All the time they do that, while,
Play annotation xidigał xizron che,
finally then,
Play annotation {tr'ini} yitr’ineyonh, ghiluqin,
we grew up, dear things,
Play annotation sraqay tr’idelanh ts’in'.
from being children.
Play annotation Gitr'ideniłdik ts’i xiyił.
We start writing.
Play annotation Singonh anh, "Gidiningiłdik," siłne.
My mother, she, "You write," she tells me.
Play annotation "Ngo, gidingiłdik qul da’,
"Well, if you don't write,
Play annotation gashigh xit’an q'ixitidhehal ts’in'," siłne.
white people, you can't talk like them," she tells me.
Play annotation Yitots'i, yuxudz xo’in xiłdik,
Then, for that reason,
Play annotation gidinatldik ts’i xiyił.
I start writing.
Play annotation Yitongo iłt'et,
During the whole time,
Play annotation xulegg tux xiyts’in' tux xiyił,
in spring and fall then,
Play annotation {nixi} yixinixidididił ine’,
they (husband's family) go back and forth but,
Play annotation yuxudz xivinitl-'an ts’in’,
(at) all of them I never look,
Play annotation yuxudz ixit’an ts’in'.
going back and forth.
Play annotation Etle got,
Perhaps right then,
Play annotation a xiłdik itaschox xiyozr.
I am getting bigger a little.
Play annotation Yitots’i etle yixi che nixididił,
And then maybe they're going by again,
Play annotation singonh xiłdik an che, on xiłne ts’i.
my mother then again, calls them to come.
Play annotation Xigighiłon'.
She fed them.
Play annotation Anh, vonh,
That one, his mother,
Play annotation sughidhidonh, sughidhighedonh vonh.
my husband, my late husband's mother.
Play annotation Ts’i yitots’in',
So,
Play annotation yitots’i xiłdi ngine’
so then upriver,
Play annotation Xiyeghelinghdi,
Holikachuk,
Play annotation xits'idz nixitidhidatl.
up towards there they went.
Play annotation Etle yixi,
Perhaps,
Play annotation anh, xiviyozr yił,
that one, their son too,
Play annotation xiviyił dit’anh ts’in'.
he is with them.
Play annotation Dałche, vantr’ixusneg.
Even so, I don’t know them.
Play annotation Che istl'i ts’in'.
I was still little.
Play annotation Yitots’i ngine' etle, yit
And then upriver maybe, there
Play annotation Xiyeghelinghdi, q’utithinek,
(at) Holikachuk, he starts to work,
Play annotation anh {sughidhi-} sughighedonh.
{my husband} my late husband.
Play annotation Iy, iy a, valgats chux q’udighuł iy,
That, that ah, big boat that goes around (steamboat),
Play annotation nginiq, nginiq yuxudz yeg
back there, back there (Innoko River), everything like
Play annotation vav ntalyayh xiyitux.
food they brought in it.
Play annotation Iy ye q’utithinek.
In it he starts working.
Play annotation Dał'ine' vantr’ixusneg itth'e.
But I don’t know him yet.
Play annotation Deg yuxudz dina qay
Here (at) our village
Play annotation niggon idighuł ts’i iy.
it lands.
Play annotation Xotl'ogh xiłdi, che ngido’,
After that, again downriver,
Play annotation Deloy Chet, xits’an tidighuł.
(to) Holy Cross, back it goes.
Play annotation Yuxudz ixit’an 'n a
Everything they are doing,
Play annotation xełedz xiyił, viyił tr’idineg ts’in'.
we're not paying good attention to it.
Play annotation Yit 'n a, edodz nughidighuł,
There that one, up it comes,
Play annotation iy valgats chux.
that big boat.
Play annotation A lo che sughidhidonh ye q’udineyh xiy.
Sure enough my husband is working in it.
Play annotation Yitots’i nigidighuł tux yuxudz,
When it stops, all,
Play annotation yuxudz nq’oxdina' ye
all the people
Play annotation vith q’idz
on the bank
Play annotation nixidał ts'i yuxudz xeyinił'anh.
they all come to look down.
Play annotation Iy dixonh dedig, sraqay k’idz
Ourselves also, small children,
Play annotation getiy q’udighuł iy,
itʼs really going around,
Play annotation dina oxo xezrenh.
for us it's good.
Play annotation Che dina tr’iłtthagg ts’i iłt'e.
People don’t see (such things) all the time.
Play annotation Nigidighuł tux yuxudz
Whenever the boat comes
Play annotation tth’an tr’indiyik.
out we run.
Play annotation Vith q’idz xiłdi {dontr’ildiloy} dontr’indiyik ts'i.
Onto the bank then we run.
Play annotation Tr’inił'anh ye valgats chux.
We look in that big boat.
Play annotation Yitots’i qidughitux che,
And then sometimes,
Play annotation dinagisanh yix xotthet,
below our smokehouse
Play annotation sito’, yiq’idz, diggon gidit’oth iy,
my father, on top of his sawhorse,
Play annotation q’idz didhisdo ts’i.
I'm sitting.
Play annotation Nitl-’a an iy,
I look at it,
Play annotation iy valgats chux.
that big boat.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo’in xiłdik
That is how
Play annotation siłtthonh itl-'an,
he sees me looking,
Play annotation sughighedonh.
my late husband.
Play annotation {se iy ts’i itl-} "Ngitltthonh," siłne.
"I saw you," he tells me.
Play annotation "A, yiggi lo che nq’ołonh k’idz yozr, yiggidhido.
Ah, sure enough a cute little girl, sitting down.
Play annotation Ane’ niggitr’inedatl, xitl'ogh,
(When) upriver we land, after that,
Play annotation xogitr'olyak xitl'ogh, yit,
(when) we carry up the stuff after that, there,
Play annotation yit a, yuxudz dhidlo a yi,
right there ah, all the stuff that is there,
Play annotation ngidiq yix xantr’alyik xitl'ogh,
up to that house we'll carry it, after that,
Play annotation voxo xenatl-'eł,"
for her I’ll look,"
Play annotation sinedhinh, tr’ine.
he's thinking about me, it is said.
Play annotation Tsi' yitots’i yixi,
And then there,
Play annotation yitongo denisdhid ts’in'.
meanwhile I’m not even thinking.
Play annotation Che nigidighuł tux,
Again when the boat comes,
Play annotation xełedz yuxudz,
all so nice,
Play annotation getiy longhinh
really lots of people
Play annotation yinił'anh ts'i yitots’i,
look at it then,
Play annotation ditr’inedagg ts’in'.
(but) we (the children) are not thinking about it.
Play annotation Yixi yuxudz
Around there
Play annotation siq’i dugho ngit'an sraqay ye
the children like me
Play annotation xiviyił q'u'isdoyh nq’ołdałin k’idz ye,
Iʼm walking around and with me, the little girls my age,
Play annotation yixi q’utr'ididał xiyił,
we are walking around there then,
Play annotation go sughintr’ine'ots,
somebody came to me,
Play annotation siqay xit’an,
a person of my village,
Play annotation "Atthet,
"Down there,
Play annotation ngiyił xitoxał ts’i xiq'a di’ne,"
somebody wants to talk with you,"
Play annotation siłne.
she tells me.
Play annotation "O," disne.
"Oh," I say to her.
Play annotation "Ndadz xo’in?
"Why?
Play annotation Gan,
What,
Play annotation gan oxo toxał?"
what will he talk about?"
Play annotation "Isre’," yiłne.
"I don't know," she says.
Play annotation "Ngo, vantr'ixusneg.
"Well, I don't know him.
Play annotation Gan sre' diłne xiy,"
I don't know what he'll say,"
Play annotation yiłne.
she says.
Play annotation "Gila,
"OK,
Play annotation gila gon a gho ninehoyh.
go ahead, he can come.
Play annotation Videne anh," vidisne.
Tell him," I say to her.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'i go sughi nineyo.
So then he comes over to me.
Play annotation Chel neg.
Handsome guy.
Play annotation "Gan, ndadz? Gan q'at?" vidisne.
"What, what is it? What do you want?" I ask him.
Play annotation "Ęhę'ę," siłne.
"Nothing," he says to me.
Play annotation "Ade’," siłne.
"Hello," he tells me.
Play annotation "E," vidisne xiłdik.
"Yes," I tell him then.
Play annotation "Ngo, ngiyił xitasał," siłne.
"Well, I will talk with you," he tells me.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo'in xiłdi, "Ndadz xo’in?" vidisne.
That's why then, "Why?" I ask him.
Play annotation "O,
"Oh,
Play annotation ngughi tr’athdo, he’?" siłne.
is someone staying with you?" he says to me. [Are you married?]
Play annotation "Yiq’i!?" vidisne.
"What!?" I say to him.
Play annotation "Ngo sughi ntr'edo' ts’i.
"Nobody stays with me.
Play annotation Gogide sraqay k’idz itl’anh.
Here I am a little kid.
Play annotation Niłq’osnal dench’e viq’idz hiy.
Fourteen!
Play annotation Xiq'i na go nixidatldhit.
That’s how old I am.
Play annotation Sraqay k’idz tth'e itl'anh ts'i yitots’i,
I'm still a little kid and,
Play annotation chelqay yił gho didhisno gits’i," vidisne.
with boys I never touch," I tell him.
Play annotation "O," siłne xiłdik che.
"Oh," he tells me again.
Play annotation Ts'i yiq'i, yixodo xiłdik,
Down there then,
Play annotation siyił q’u’edoyh.
with me he’s walking.
Play annotation "Sughi dighenol an," vidisne.
"Don't touch me," I tell him.
Play annotation "Ngo, singonh,
"Well, my mother,
Play annotation 'Chelqay ye ivantegh ło na',
'With boys, be careful,
Play annotation yoxo xidighinoł,' sidighene' ts'i," vidisne.
they better not touch (you),' she told me," I tell him.
Play annotation "Singonh, anh,
"My mother, she,
Play annotation chelqay dina ghidighenonhda’,
when boys touch us,
Play annotation sraqay k’idz tr’itot'eł.
we'll have a little child.
Play annotation Yitotth'e tth'e,
And then before,
Play annotation dina tr'itlchet xingo,
we get married,
Play annotation ntr'ixidiłtał tr'idet,
we'll have a baby,
Play annotation dina iłne," vidisne.
she tells us," I tell him.
Play annotation "Yuxudz xo’in xiłdik,
"That’s why then,
Play annotation sughi dighenol an," vidisne
you don't touch me," I tell him.
Play annotation Dałʼine’ diditldhik yuxudz.
Even so he says nothing.
Play annotation Itl'e xiłdik itl'e
Maybe then
Play annotation ndadz sre’
I don't know what
Play annotation dinedhinh ts’in’.
he’s thinking.
Play annotation Che yuxudz getiy
Still, really,
Play annotation sraqay k’idz itl'anh ts’i yuxudz.
I'm just a little kid.
Play annotation Ndadz yeg didisne ts’in'.
I'm just talking any way.
Play annotation "Singonh disiłne ts'i yuxudz," didisne.
"My mother tells me all this," I tell him.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'i,
And so,
Play annotation yitotl'ogh xiłdik
after that
Play annotation I guess
Play annotation Agidet yitots’i etle,
Here, after that perhaps,
Play annotation "Getiy,
"Really,
Play annotation xiyo diniho an etle," sinedhinh.
she knows nothing perhaps," he thinks of me.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'i yuxudz,
And then,
Play annotation digganidi'elnek,
he stands up,
Play annotation yidiq tr’ididltth’edi.
(from) where we're sitting down.
Play annotation Yiq tr’ididltth'e xiyił che.
We're sitting down again.
Play annotation Viyił niyonigin
A guy that works with him,
Play annotation dina ghinineyo
to us he came,
Play annotation sitoy neg from,
my nice uncle from,
Play annotation sitoy neg,
my nice uncle,
Play annotation Xiyeghelinghdi xit’an.
a Holikachuk person.
Play annotation Dina ghinineyo,
He came to us,
Play annotation anh lo che xiyił nughinik {xiyivi}
one who works with him
Play annotation valgats chux yet.
in that big boat.
Play annotation Dina yi neg nughi neyo xiyił.
To us that nice man came near.
Play annotation "Ade’," dina iłne.
"Hello," he said to us.
Play annotation "Ithe’, deg, nq’ołonh ithe' uxłtth’onh?"
"Have you seen a girl around here?"
Play annotation dina iłne.
he asks us.
Play annotation "Diva," vidisne, sitoy.
"Who," I say to him, my uncle.
Play annotation "Diva?"
"Who?"
Play annotation "January,"
"January,"
Play annotation ne xiłdi che.
he says.
Play annotation "Ęhę'ę," vidisne.
"No," I tell him.
Play annotation "Ngo January tr’itltthag ts’in'," vidisne.
"Well, January, we haven't seen her," I tell him.
Play annotation Yitots’i nughi gidegh ntithiyo.
Then he walked away from us.
Play annotation Xitl'ogh xiłdi anh,
Afterwards that one,
Play annotation sughidhidonh anh, diggandi'elnek.
my husband, he stands up.
Play annotation "Ngo ngine' valgats ye ntasdoł ts'i yitots’i,
"Well, I'll walk up to the boat then and
Play annotation enastał," ne.
go to bed," he says.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots’i, ngine’ nasrithidał siyix.
And then up we went to my house.
Play annotation Dina siyix, singonh, xiviyix,
Our house, my mother, her house,
Play annotation xits'idz donisiyigg, dedig che ngine’ ntithiyo.
towards my house I go, and him up (to the boat) he returns.
Play annotation Ts'i xizro.
That’s all.
Play annotation Yitots’i xiłdik che
So then
Play annotation vughi denisdhit qul.
I don't think about it any more.
Play annotation Vantr'ixusneg.
I don't know him.
Play annotation Ndadz ine’ denisdhin ts’in',
I don’t think anything,
Play annotation vaxa.
about him.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots’i yixi
So after that there
Play annotation iłt'e
always
Play annotation sraqay yił q’utr’indiyet.
with children we're running around.
Play annotation Q’utr’indiyet ts'i yitots’i,
We're running around then,
Play annotation yuxudz xiyił ditr’inedagg ts’in'.
we're not thinking about anything.
Play annotation Yitots’i,
Then,
Play annotation xiyh, xidhiq’otth. {iy val... edi gival... iy...}
late in the fall, it was freezing.
Play annotation Valgats chux yixintidighuł iy,
That big boat that goes up and down,
Play annotation xełedz nonxiyneton’ ngine’
they put in away nicely up there
Play annotation Xiyeghelinghdi.
at Holikachuck.
Play annotation Yitots’i,
And then,
Play annotation xidhiq’otth.
it froze up.
Play annotation Tinh yił xethdlat.
(The river) became full of ice.
Play annotation Dithitinh.
It was frozen.
Play annotation Yitots’i dithitinh xitl'ogh xiłdi che,
And when it froze after that then,
Play annotation nq’oxdina' ye xełedz didhitinh tux,
for the people when it was nicely frozen,
Play annotation łek axa q’uxididał.
with dogs they could go.
Play annotation Nginedz Xiyedghelinghdi xits’i xiyił
From up there (in) Holikachuk
Play annotation nq’oxdina' ye
people
Play annotation ngido’ dina qay nonxididił
come down to our village
Play annotation łek axa.
with dogs (by dogteam).
Play annotation Yuxudz xiłdi {dixi} dixit’anh.
They always do that.
Play annotation Yit che che yitots’i, enedz ts'in' ideyo,
There again, from upriver he passed,
Play annotation anh, {sughighe} sughighedonh ghiluq.
that one, my dear late husband.
Play annotation Dałʼine’ {dine} nidhitl-’an ts’in’.
Even so I don’t look at him.
Play annotation Ndadz ine’ xaxa vughi denisdhinh qul.
But why don't I think about him.
Play annotation Ine’ che
But again
Play annotation iłt'e enedz ni’edoyh.
he always comes down.
Play annotation Engoq che dit’anh dina qay.
Dances they would have in our village.
Play annotation Sraqay k’idz nozrelanh ts'i yitots’i,
Little kids we still are and,
Play annotation getiy engoq q’a ditr’et'a.
we really love dances.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots’i engoq ts'in' ntr’tdididił.
So then we go to the dance.
Play annotation Yidedig che yit xidi'ihoyh,
Him too again here he comes (and),
Play annotation dina yił iłt'e engoq dił'anh.
with us always he's dancing.
Play annotation Iłt'e che dałʼine’ siyił xinayh.
Always even so with me he's talking.
Play annotation Ine’ che gho denisdhid ts’in',
Even then I’m not thinking of him,
Play annotation yuxudz yeg.
about anything.
Play annotation Gode siq’a dingit’a yił, inisdhin ts’in'.
That he likes me, I don't even think.
Play annotation Che yuxudz yeg
Still, about anything
Play annotation denisdhid ts’i.
I'm not thinking.
Play annotation {sraqay k} Sraqay itl'anh ts’in’.
I'm still a kid yet.
Play annotation Yitots'i,
And then,
Play annotation axa xiłdik, yuxudz ititht'an'.
after that, he kept doing the same thing.
Play annotation Tthan yitots’i xiyhdi xingith,
And then all winter long,
Play annotation iłt'e enedz ni’idoyh.
always down he comes.
Play annotation Iłt'e xiłdi che soxo xinił’anh
Always he looks for me
Play annotation siyił xinayh.
to talk with me.
Play annotation Dałche dałʼine' denisdhid ts'in'.
Even so, maybe I never think.
Play annotation Xiłdi yuxudz
All the time
Play annotation ndadz sre' xo'in denisdhid ts’in’.
I don’t know why I wasn’t thinking.
Play annotation Siyił xinayh dałʼine’.
With me he talks even so.
Play annotation Yitots’i
And then
Play annotation xidigał xulegg,
finally spring,
Play annotation xulegg nonxididhit.
spring came.
Play annotation Yitots’i xulegg nonxididhit.
And then spring came.
Play annotation Yitots’i {gilyayh}
And then
Play annotation dałʼine' che
even so
Play annotation siq'uy neg
my nice auntie
Play annotation gho dhisdo. {xildis}
with her I am staying.
Play annotation Vughiyithdon {gi-}
Her husband
Play annotation giyiqadinh ngilanh.
is a storekeeper.
Play annotation {ngin, ngini} Nginiq xiłdik yit
Back there
Play annotation gidegh qay che che,
(in) another village,
Play annotation xitl’onh xidhido xingo,
he has another store while,
Play annotation vughiyithdonh anh,
his spouse, that one,
Play annotation dina qay dhido sidedig che, yit.
(in) our village she stays (and) me too also, there.
Play annotation Vav yił xito'la'
Food from her
Play annotation xiy ogho geqat.
from her they buy it.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo’in xiłdi an,
That’s why then that one,
Play annotation siq'uy neg, anh,
my nice auntie, that one,
Play annotation "Go sughi dhedo.
"With me you stay.
Play annotation Sigisraqay ye
My children
Play annotation an ghitenik ts’in'.
you will look after them.
Play annotation Q’usinek engos,
I work back there,
Play annotation dinagi, dinagi gidiqad," siłne.
(in) our, our store," she tells me.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots’i vughi dhisdo
And then with her I stay
Play annotation xulegg.
(during) spring.
Play annotation Yuxudz dixit’an ine’,
It keeps happening but,
Play annotation yuxudz xiyił denisdhid ts’in'.
always I was not thinking.
Play annotation Xiyił che nginedz
All at once downriver
Play annotation valgats chux che ni’idighuł.
that big boat again it's coming.
Play annotation Iy ye xiłdi che nughinik, anh,
Inside it again he works, that one,
Play annotation sughighedonh.
my late husband.
Play annotation Dałche tth’e yuxudz yeg
Maybe not yet
Play annotation denisdhid ts’in’.
I never think.
Play annotation Q’anidighuł ine' che,
It goes back and forth,
Play annotation vughi xiyił denisdhid ts’in’.
(but) about him I'm not thinking.
Play annotation Yit an a; enedz ni’idighuł xiyił che.
There it is; from upriver it came again.
Play annotation Tth’e enedz ni'ithighol xingo
Still down it came while
Play annotation sraqay tr’idelanh,
children we (still) were,
Play annotation yiggi viyił yinisyax xintux.
the ones I'm growing up with.
Play annotation Ngi’egh
Outdoors
Play annotation uxitin xiyił,
with them too,
Play annotation xiviyił q'u'isdoyh
I walk around with them
Play annotation q’idughitux.
sometimes.
Play annotation Yitots’i
Then
Play annotation yeg xiviyix xidontr’ididił ts’i.
we go in their house.
Play annotation Digazriłne.
We play music.
Play annotation Digazriłne tux che yuxudz engithegh
With music and everything out there
Play annotation enqoq ditr’ił'an che yuxudz.
we're doing white man dance.
Play annotation Gan ditr’iłanh xiq’i.
That's what we're doing.
Play annotation Yit an at yuxudz tr’it'anh xiyił.
There we're all doing it.
Play annotation Go siyił, siyił dit’an.
Here with me, with me he's dancing.
Play annotation Vixiviyix tr’ididltth’e xiyił.
(At) our house they stay.
Play annotation Ghegha xidonidiyo.
Older brother came in.
Play annotation Ghegha dina iłne,
Older brother tells us,
Play annotation "Atthe sanh yix
"Down there (at the) smokehouse
Play annotation yiq’it,
right there,
Play annotation chel,"
a boy,"
Play annotation Silas Benjamin, vi’ezrehin.
Silas Benjamin, he was the one named this.
Play annotation "Atthe lo che,
"Down there sure enough,
Play annotation antr'a gitltr'edh xiq’idz," dina iłne.
it seems he doesn't breathe," he tells us.
Play annotation "Yuxi tr’an'initldhe ine’ vinisine',"
"I couldn't wake him up even though I talked to him,"
Play annotation yiłne.
he says.
Play annotation "Ndadz sre’ dingit’a ts'in'."
"I don't know what's wrong with him."
Play annotation Yuxudz xo'in xiłdik,
That's why then,
Play annotation tthinigiggok ngitthing sanh yix tthitagiggok.
I ran downhill and to the smokehouse I started to run.
Play annotation An siyił dit’an xiłdi che
With me he/she is too
Play annotation {siyi} siyił xodił.
with me they were going.
Play annotation Toxin tr’idelanh ts’in'.
Three of us we were.
Play annotation Ngiyiq xiłdi yit, sanh yix {xidi} xiditr’ixiniłyet.
Down there then, into the smoke house we ran.
Play annotation Diyit, yiq'it, viq’idz ditr'athtanh xiy,
There, that one, on the bed (he was lying).
Play annotation Q’idz dhitan,
On top he was lying,
Play annotation antr'an yeg viłałtingh xiq'i,
just like he was sleeping,
Play annotation ine' che vidhot, dił tr’inelingh.
but out of his mouth, blood was running.
Play annotation Xidhitlyił ts'i diggandhitldonh.
I grabbed him and set him up.
Play annotation Yitots’i an go siyił dit’an xiłdik,
Then the ones that came with me,
Play annotation xiyidhot xiyił xiyi xitadhiyił.
into his mouth they blow.
Play annotation "Nigitiłtr’eth.
"Start to breathe.
Play annotation Gila xiy, nigitiłtr’eth," xałne ts’i.
Go on, start to breathe," they tell him.
Play annotation Yitongo vit’osin xiyił, xilitr’idalningh, xilitr’idalningh.
Meanwhile on his back, we're banging, we're banging.
Play annotation Dałine’ yuxudz yeg, viłałtingh xiq’i.
Even so, just like he's sleeping.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo’in xiłdik,
That's why then,
Play annotation yit, sanh yix,
there, (to) the smokehouse,
Play annotation nq’oxdina ye dixinedatl.
people came in.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots’i,
So then,
Play annotation itsa’a xiłdi na ghineyo.
grandma came to us.
Play annotation "Tr’al se iy,
"Let me,
Play annotation se, tr'anditatl’eł anh," dina iłne.
me, I'll do it myself," she tells us.
Play annotation Yuxudz xo'in xiłdik, gho xidoy {non} nontr'itidatl.
Because of that then, we went to the door.
Play annotation Yit xits'i xiłdik itsa’a ghiluq anh,
So there that poor grandma,
Play annotation ndadz sre' yixi {dixi-} nixo'oł.
I don't know what she does to him.
Play annotation Xiyił di'ne,
Then she says,
Play annotation "Ngo,
"Well,
Play annotation ngo, viłałtingh qul anh," dina iłne.
well, he's not sleeping," she tells us.
Play annotation "Yuxudz an a tr'anididhil ts’in'.
"That's why he doesn't wake up.
Play annotation Go lo che vigidighon yet ditlteł, anh,"
Notice here, in his chest he is shot, that one,"
Play annotation dina iłne.
she tells us.
Play annotation Yuxudz ye getiy.
That's too much.
Play annotation Tr’itathtrax.
We start crying.
Play annotation Xiłdi yuxudz, yuxudz tr’inedagg ts’in'
Then we never think
Play annotation dideyoq, tr’inedagg ts’in'.
he is dead, we never think.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots’i yit yuxudz,
So there everyone,
Play annotation vito’ ghiluq xiyił vonh ghiluq xiyił,
his poor father and his poor mother then,
Play annotation yixinixinedatl ts'i yitots'i.
they all came over (from lower village) there.
Play annotation Continued on Sughidonh 2.