Play annotation "Yałtsighudl Dit'anh" told by Hannah Maillelle, Feb. 12, 2004, Anchorage, Alaska.
Translation and transcription by Beth Demeti Leonard and Jim Dementi, then by Alice Taff and Louise Winkelman 11/9/08, and Lucy Hamilton 11/10/08, and Edna Deacon and Donna Miller MacAlpine 3/18/10.
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Play annotation Swiftwater xido',
Below Swiftwater,
Play annotation Callen Creek xidoł ts'in',
the other side of Callen Creek,
Play annotation deloy k'idz dhi'onh.
there is a little mountain.
Play annotation Iy, iy ghiq'odz
Across (the creek) from it
Play annotation getiy qay xichux dixighela'
there was a really big village
Play annotation dina getiy ghelongh.
(and) lots of people were there.
Play annotation Xiłdi engodz deloy q'idz xiłdi,
And so across there on the mountain,
Play annotation deloy ts'in' nonxididił ts'i xiłdi,
they'd go across to the mountain,
Play annotation yałtsighudl dit'anh.
to play ball.
Play annotation Yałtsighudl dit'anh ts'i.
They'd be playing ball.
Play annotation Gan sre'
I don't know
Play annotation łegg yiggiy vitselagh;
what kind of fish that one was;
Play annotation tth'e yił idughtux axa
sometimes with a (dog salmon) head
Play annotation yałtsighudl dit'anh.
they'd play ball.
Play annotation Xingo che yixidets'an' che gitughin.
Meanwhile, some of them would be hungry.
Play annotation Ałix q'idughitux che
(Putting it ) together sometimes
Play annotation gidingidz ndlduq yił axa yałtsighudl dixił'anh.
they'd roll up grass to make a ball.
Play annotation Xiłdi, xiviyił, nginedz, tr'ine, tr'eyh xiye tr'oqał.
Suddenly one time, from upriver, it is said, somebody in a canoe was paddling.
Play annotation Nginedz {trighi}
From upriver,
Play annotation yałtsighudl dit'anh yił nginedz, tr'ine, iqanh, tr'ine.
as they were playing ball, from upriver, it is said, he's paddling, it is said.
Play annotation Nginedz viqał yił,
As he was paddling from upriver,
Play annotation xiyits'i nonsriłdołdatl.
they all hollered at him.
Play annotation Yiggindidhighuth luq, tr'ine; xiłdi tr'idilighith ts'i.
He tipped over, that poor guy, they say; he got so scared.
Play annotation Xiłdi, iłt'e yałtsighudl dit'anh.
And still they kept playing ball.
Play annotation Xiłdi che yałtsighudl dontitht'an' che.
They started playing again.
Play annotation Axiyił, tr'ine, ngidixi,
Suddenly, it is said, up above,
Play annotation dits'in ginoyił teqa.
geese were flying, two (of them).
Play annotation Teqa dits'in ginoyił xiyił.
Two geese were flying above then.
Play annotation Xeyi nonsrildinołdatl, tr'ine, q'i,
Across there, they were hollering (at the geese), it is said, like.
Play annotation Nighedatl, tr'ine, iy dits'in.
They fell down, it is said, those geese.
Play annotation Xiłdi yuxudz niłto xiyałch'ił, tr'ine.
Then, they tore them (the geese) all to pieces, to divide among themselves, it is said.
Play annotation Yuxudz xiyiłnonh; xiyixidiłno'.
They were eating it; they ate it all.
Play annotation Teqa delanh ts'i.
Both of them.
Play annotation Niłto xiyałch'ił ts'i.
They tore it among themselves.
Play annotation Ne che,
And she said, [The person who told Hannah about this.]
Play annotation diva, {gi-} little grandma?
who (was that) little grandma? [Edna Deacon says maybe it was Elizabeth Layman.]
Play annotation Xiłdi yixodo',
Then down there,
Play annotation yit xodo',
right down there,
Play annotation dhido anh little grandma,
that little grandma lived there,
Play annotation itse k'idz,
little grandma,
Play annotation digidughidhidonh yił.
with the one she stayed with (her husband).
Play annotation "Sanh tux, xałts'in tux
"During the summer, in the evenings,
Play annotation {tthi is} tthanisdoyh ts'i ngi'o,
I go outside,
Play annotation xidoy dhisdon, eh?
and I sit by the door, eh?
Play annotation Xidoy dhisdo tux,
While I'm sitting by the door,
Play annotation gidhatltth'onh; geghatl.
I listen; it's so calm.
Play annotation Ngine' ts'i yuxudz
Upriver like
Play annotation sriltr'idilughusr," ne.
they're yelling," she says.
Play annotation "Dina qul ine' yuxudz,
"Even though there are no people,
Play annotation sriltr'idilighusr ngine' xits'in'.
they are hollering from upriver.
Play annotation Yit xiyix yuxudz xidonisdoyh xiy."
Right away, I just come in the house."