Play annotation Dlen Xidoyh, Mouse Story. 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, Edna Deacon, and Alice Taff. (added for clarity) {false start} [notes]
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Play annotation Gila.
OK.
Play annotation Gogidet.
Here it is.
Play annotation Sigisraqay ghiluq ye {s}
My dear children,
Play annotation siyotr'a iy ye,
my daughters,
Play annotation xintthe xethdlanhinh,
the first ones that were born,
Play annotation ngido' dinagi qay
our village down river
Play annotation etthing,
fishing,
Play annotation etthing ditir'it'anhdi,
where we go fishing (fish camp),
Play annotation tr'idołtth'e'
we stayed (there)
Play annotation xiviyił.
with them.
Play annotation Yixineyonh
They grew up
Play annotation yit
there
Play annotation tth'e gixidiniłdik xingo.
before they went to school.
Play annotation Yit an a xivito' getiy xełedz xiviyił
Their father really nicely
Play annotation dixivughił'an'.
he treated them.
Play annotation Yuxudz ngi'egh xiyił,
Everything outside (he did) with them,
Play annotation xiyił xidontałjiyh ts'i xiyił.
sliding down (the bank) with them.
Play annotation Yuxudz.
Everything.
Play annotation Ndadz yeg.
How nice.
Play annotation Ngiyiq xiye go dinayixi {doghxidi xidon xeyił}
Down there inside our house
Play annotation xidonxalyayh tux che
he carries them in (and)
Play annotation oxo gidile.
for them he's singing.
Play annotation "Gil gixiduxt'anh.
"Go ahead and dance.
Play annotation Gogide deg gileg," xiłne ts'in'.
Here is a song from around here," he tells them.
Play annotation Gixidighit'an, xighiluq, xiłdik,
They danced, the dear ones, then,
Play annotation xivito',
their father,
Play annotation "Xiłdik go dadz duxt'an," xiłne ts'in'.
"Then do like this," he tells them.
Play annotation Yuxudz xiłdik xiy xiq'i dit'anh.
Then they are doing it like that.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'i yit tr'ididltth'e.
So then there we are living.
Play annotation Yitots'i yit xits'i xiłdik engan,
And across over there,
Play annotation engan xiłdik,
across there then,
Play annotation yixi,
around there,
Play annotation dineg yił oqo
for moose
Play annotation q'u'edoyh ts'i uxitiy yił, dił'anh.
he's walking around for those things; thatʼs what heʼs doing.
Play annotation Yitots'i,
Then,
Play annotation uxitiy,
those ones,
Play annotation chighiligguy tux xiyił,
foxes, at the same time,
Play annotation oqo
for (them)
Play annotation nigilayh.
he's setting traps.
Play annotation Uxitiy yił dił'anh.
Those ones he's getting.
Play annotation Xiłdik vaxa vav eqat xiy,
Then he trades for food with it,
Play annotation chighiligguy,
fox,
Play annotation and a,
and, ah,
Play annotation uxitiy
those ones (moose)
Play annotation {gi} viluxdong' ye.
some of it.
Play annotation Yitots'i,
Then,
Play annotation yit tr'idołtth'e'.
there we stayed.
Play annotation Yitots'i xiłdik yi'odz ni'edoy tux.
Then he came over.
Play annotation Q'idughitux
Sometimes
Play annotation nedhodz yit {...} naghidhido.
he stayed with us a long time there.
Play annotation Xiłdik,
Then,
Play annotation engan
across
Play annotation noghinik xits'an todołdi xits'in'.
he's going where he works.
Play annotation Engan yixi.
Across there.
Play annotation Engan
Across
Play annotation uxitiy
for those things
Play annotation vav yił dił'anh.
to get food.
Play annotation Yitots'i,
And then,
Play annotation dinaqay ni'edoyhdi xiłdik.
he'd come back to our camp.
Play annotation Digisraqay k'idz ye an,
His little kids
Play annotation xiyił,
then,
Play annotation xiyił yuxudz yeg,
all of them,
Play annotation xidito' getiy q'a duxet'a.
they really love their father.
Play annotation Xełedz xineg,
Very nice,
Play annotation ditth'iqay dighił'an.
he treats his children.
Play annotation Ixiłdik yixidistl'i dał'ine'.
At this time they're still small, though.
Play annotation Xenodrił xiłdik che. {tr'in}
They start to go to bed then.
Play annotation "Gila.
"Go ahead.
Play annotation {yixge, yixge, no tre..ye... yeno..}. Enuxdrił," xiłne. {Gilyix}
You go to bed," he tells them.
Play annotation "Gila, {gilyix}
"Go ahead,
Play annotation {a yi} yivił nuxilteyh xe.
where you sleep.
Play annotation Donuxdidił," xiłne.
Climb up where you sleep," he tells them.
Play annotation Yixi xiłdik,
There then,
Play annotation donxididił xe,
they climb onto their bed,
Play annotation xinidrik ts'i.
where they sleep.
Play annotation Iy xiq'idz xiłdik donxididił ts'i xiłdik.
On top of the bed they climb then.
Play annotation "Agidet.
"OK.
Play annotation Yuxts'i xitatldhoyh,"
I'll tell you a story,"
Play annotation xiłne.
he tells them.
Play annotation "Gil sidhuxłtth'onh.
"Now listen to me.
Play annotation Xełedz xineg sidhułtth'onh xingo,
Listen to me well while,
Play annotation gil oxo da' yivił xinuxiłteyh,"
you're falling asleep,"
Play annotation xiłne.
he tells them.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'in',
So then,
Play annotation xinidrik ghiluq.
they go to bed, dear ones.
Play annotation Yiggiy 'n a ghoq'odz {xidigi}
Down on that one across there
Play annotation xathdrit xe.
where they sleep.
Play annotation Xiq'i xinidrik.
On top of it they go to bed.
Play annotation Yitots'i,
Then,
Play annotation "Gila."
"OK."
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'i,
So then,
Play annotation "Nuxdret xingo, yux ts'i xitatldhoyh," xiłne.
"While you go to bed, I'll tell you a story," he tells them.
Play annotation Yitots'i xindrik.
Then they go to bed.
Play annotation Xiłdi xits'i xitiłdhoyh.
Finally he starts to tell them a story.
Play annotation "Iy dlen k'idz, tr'ine,
"A little mouse, it is said,
Play annotation tritr gho yixi,
beneath a tree,
Play annotation viyix xik'idz xelanh,"
he has his little house,"
Play annotation xiłne.
he tells them.
Play annotation "Yit xiyan' dhido.
"Only there he stays.
Play annotation Ngiduq xiłdik tritr q'idz, tr'ine,
Way up in the tree, it is said,
Play annotation dalnedh chux dhido.
a big owl sits.
Play annotation Iy yinałjit ts'i xiłdik;
He (mouse) is scared of it;
Play annotation tth'e iso gits'i iy.
he never goes out yet.
Play annotation Dlen k'idz,
Little mouse,
Play annotation ngiyix xiyan' dhido," yiłne.
he stays inside his house," he says.
Play annotation "Iłt'e yitots'i,
"All the time then,
Play annotation ngidixi doghithdo.
up there he (owl) sits.
Play annotation 'Xiłdi iy dlen tthineyoda',
'When that mouse comes out,
Play annotation taseł,' inedhinh ts'in'.
I'll eat it,' he thinks.
Play annotation Dałine' iy dlen iy tthitisol ts'in'.
But the mouse never comes out.
Play annotation Ts'i yitots'i,
So then,
Play annotation yuxudz yeg ngidiq xughi'enitlniq.
that one up there is getting awfully tired.
Play annotation Dałche tth'e yit dhido.
Even so he still sits there.
Play annotation Gidoghitux yuxudz yeg,
Sometimes that one,
Play annotation imk'i vił nałdix ts'i xiyił.
almost goes to sleep.
Play annotation Xiłdik getiy detsan ts'in'.
Then he (owl) is really hungry.
Play annotation Antr'an yeg gidhuxdiy gidhik xiq'idz xiyił," yiłne.
Just like he (owl) is feeling sorry for himself," he says,
Play annotation "Iy dlen k'idz xiłdik iy,
"That little mouse,
Play annotation tthi'ixoy ts'in, ngidiq yoqo xinił'anh,
from below, he looks up there for him,
Play annotation yuxudz ye getiy,
everywhere really,
Play annotation ghoxo yuxudz.
everywhere for him.
Play annotation Itrix gidingit'a ts'i xiyił ngidiq, iy.
It's as if he's crying up there, that one (owl).
Play annotation Yuxudz xo'in yits'i gidile.
That's why he (mouse) starts singing.
Play annotation 'Digo digo ghaghilok...
'[Sings song in Yup'ik.]
Play annotation piksoq
Play annotation chinolodin qaya vixchi
Play annotation idagiy
Play annotation dogidinh
Thanks
Play annotation chuqivinik dogidinh
... thanks
Play annotation q'oya jax ik
Play annotation 'Dogidinh,'
'Thanks,'
Play annotation iłne ts'i ngiyiq.
he (owl) calls down.
Play annotation Xidon iluggoyh diyix.
He (mouse) scampered back in his house.
Play annotation {ga...} Agide yitots'i
Then,
Play annotation iy dlen k'idz ngiyiq xiyaniloggoq.
that little mouse runs down in.
Play annotation Xingo, ngidux yuxudz, viye xidolningh',
Meanwhile, up above, he gets mad,
Play annotation iy dalnedh.
that owl.
Play annotation Ngiyix yuxudz yeg,
Down there,
Play annotation ngiyiggi ts'i enitht'uq.
down he starts to fly.
Play annotation Yidoy xiłdi yuxudz yeg xitr'ets ts'i xiyił.
(At) its (mouse's) door then he scratches at it.
Play annotation Dałine' yiłch'il ts'in'.
Even so he didn't get him (mouse).
Play annotation Iy dlen k'idz, iy ngiyix, ndagh sre' yuxudz.
That little mouse, down in his house, he (owl) doesn't know where (it is).
Play annotation Xiyan ghidiyo ts'i yitots'i.
He (mouse) went down in.
Play annotation Xaxa xiyił yughidonoł ts'i qul."
He (owl) couldn't touch it."
Play annotation Agide.
There.
Play annotation A yuxudz at.
That's it.
Play annotation Xidhoyh.
The story.
Play annotation Agide iy.
There it is.