Play annotation Speakers are Keixwnéi Nora Dauenhauer (left) and Kaanák Ruth Demmert (right). Recorded June 29, 2007 at Bill Ray Center in Juneau, Alaska. Produced at the University of Alaska Southeast, this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0853788. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Verb forms noted by Daljíni Mary Folletti.
Recorded by Alice Taff. Tlingit transcription by Daljini Mary Foletti and Kingeistí David Katzeek. English translation by Daljini Mary Foletti. Proofread by X̱’aagi Sháawu Keri Edwards Eggleston and Ḵaachkoo.aaḵw Helen Sarabia. SYMBOLS: {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = canʼt understand.
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Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Dis tlein.
A large moon.
Play annotation Haa áyá t'aawáḵ kwshé.
Maybe goose. [the name of month]
Play annotation Aaá. Áyá de géwé yéi x̱'ax̱waa.áx̱.
1s perfective
Yes, this is the way that I heard it.
Play annotation Kagax̱tooghéex' wé atx̱á.
1p future
Our contribution will be the food.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Yak'éi áyá.
3s imperfective
It's good.
Play annotation Éitsk'.
Mmm.
Play annotation Ch'as Lingít x̱'éináx̱ tsú yoo x̱'agax̱tula.áat. Aaá.
1p future
We are going to speak just in Lingít. Yes.
Play annotation Haa x̱'agéi kei kG̱wak'éi.
3s future
It will be good to our taste.
Play annotation Ḵa nax̱too.aaḵw áx̱ at dulyéx̱ át immersion.
1p hortative 4s imperfective attributive
Let us try what people are doing with immersion.
Play annotation Ax̱ x̱'éit shuwaxíx.
3s perfective
My words have come to an end. [literally: My mouth is at its end.]
Play annotation Dóo.
See how you are?
Play annotation Wé yoo x̱'atánk.
That language.
Play annotation Yee yátx'i daat [yoo] x̱'anaytaan.
Speak about your children.
Play annotation X'oon sáwé i jeewú?
How many do you have?
Play annotation Dax̱adooshúnáx̱ áwé wootee ax̱ yátx'i.
3s perfective
I had seven children.
Play annotation Daax'oon wé ḵáa yátx'i ḵa nás'gináx̱ sháa yátx'i.
Four boys and three girls.
Play annotation Déix̱ áwé ḵut aa x̱waaG̱éex'.
1s perfective
I have lost two of them.
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú last March yát áwé wé shaawát aa woonaa.
3s perfective
My daughter died just last March.
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú last March yát áwé wé shaawát aa woonaa.
3s perfective
It broke our hearts.
Play annotation Wutusikóo ḵú Dikée Aanḵáawu ayaawadlaaḵ.
1p perfective 2s perfective
We know that she made it to be with God.
Play annotation Yak'éi.
3s imperfective
It's good
Play annotation Dikée Aanḵáawu x̱ánt uwagút.
2s imperative
She went to be with God.
Play annotation Keijínináx̱ ḵú áwé yatee du yátx'i.
3s imperfective
She has five children.
Play annotation X'oonináx̱ sáwé yatee i aayí?
3s imperfective
How many [children] do you have?
Play annotation Daax'oon.
Four.
Play annotation Daax'ooninax̱ yatee.
3s imperfective
There are four of them.
Play annotation Aaá. Shux'wáa aayí, ax̱ see.
My first one is my daughter.
Play annotation Nás'gináx̱ wootee du yátx'i.
3s perfective
She had three children.
Play annotation Dáx̱náx̱ ḵáax'w ḵa tléix' shaawát.
Two boys and one girl.
Play annotation Áwé yá dáx̱ aa ḵáa áwé car-ch uwajáḵ.
3s perfective
It was the second boy that a man killed.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ooh, ḵúnáx̱ áyá haa toowú woonéekw.
3s perfective
Oh, It really hurt our spirit.
Play annotation Tuli.aan.
3s imperfective
He was kind.
Play annotation Ḵunax̱ tuli.aan.
3s imperfective
Very kind.
Play annotation And then ah, dáx̱ aa shaawát,
And then the second girl,
Play annotation dáx̱náx̱ yatee du yátx'i.
3s imperfective
she has two children.
Play annotation Uh, {yan-} nás'gi aa ḵú ḵáa áwé.
And the third one was a boy.
Play annotation Nás'gináx̱ yatee du yátx'i.
3s imperfective
He has three children.
Play annotation Áwé du sháawu,
None
The woman he married,
Play annotation du shaawádi wanáa yéi yatee yeedát.
1s imperfective
he is separated from his woman right now.
Play annotation Wáa sá kwshé yaa s gasgítch?
3p habitual (look in verb bbok to see if there is the -ch suffix.
Why is it that they do this?
Play annotation Ch'a x̱át tsú yéi x̱wdzigeet.
1s perfective
Even I did the same thing.
Play annotation Forest's shaatk'átsk'u.
Forest's youngest girl.
Play annotation Keijínináx̱ yatee du yátx'i.
3s imperfective
He has five children.
Play annotation Nás'k sháa ḵa dáx̱náx̱
Three girls and two
Play annotation ḵáax'w.
boys.
Play annotation Áwé ax̱ dachx̱án.
My grandchild.
Play annotation Ax̱ dachx̱ánx'iyán ḵudzitee áwé x̱atóow x̱á.
3s imperfective 1s imperfective(?) check with Nora
I have grandchildren and I count them also.
Play annotation Has du yátx'i ḵu.aa {dax̱-}
3s imperfective
They have {se-}
Play annotation dax̱adooshú, tléik',
seven, no,
Play annotation nas'gadooshú yatee,
3s imperfective
there are eight,
Play annotation has du yátx'i.
their children.
Play annotation Ax̱ dachx̱ánx'iyán, ḵú tleiḵáanáx̱ yatee.
3s imperfective
I have twenty grandchildren.
Play annotation Jinkaat ḵa keijín aa ḵáax'w.
Fifteen are men.
Play annotation Ḵa keijín yatee wé sháa,
3s imperfective
Five of them are women
Play annotation wé ax̱ dachx̱ánx'iyán.
my grandchildren.
Play annotation Wé great-grandchildren ḵú
Those great-grandchildren...
Play annotation jinkaat ḵa déix̱.
(are) twelve.
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ has yatee dé.
3s imperfective
There are a lot of them now.
Play annotation Tláakw áyá haa iya.óo.
2s imperfective
You've really got us beat.
Play annotation Gunalchéesh. Has du jeeyís at óowu déi.
3s imperfective
Thank you. Buying things for them.
Play annotation G̱aat.
Sockeye.
Play annotation Wé G̱aat díx̱'.
Sockeye back.
Play annotation Jinkaat ḵa déix̱ yáx̱ gé yéi wootee?
3s perfective
Wasn't there about twelve?
Play annotation Ch'áakw áwé yéi kwligéi tléink'
3s imperfective
Long ago they used to be that big.
Play annotation X̱at wulix̱éitl.
3s perfective (eventive)
I had good fortune.
Play annotation Yeah, ḵúnáx̱.
Yes, really.
Play annotation Tlei wé a shaayí teen áwé {x̱a-}
1s imperfective (-x̱ suffix)
With the head on
Play annotation Gee, ax̱ tláach ḵúnáx̱ du tuwáa wsigóo.
3s perfective
Gee, my mom really liked it.
Play annotation Wé kaháakw tsú.
The eggs too.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Kaat'éex'i gooḵ.
Salmon egg cheese.
Play annotation Waa sa iyasaa?
2s imperfective
How do you say it?
Play annotation Kaat'éex'i gooḵ.
None
Play annotation {Ka-}
None
Play annotation Kaat'éex'i
None
Play annotation gooḵ
None
Play annotation Kaat'éex'i gooḵ.
None
Play annotation Gooḵ.
None
Play annotation Kaat'éex'i gooḵ.
None
Play annotation You could say gooḵ yéi kḵwasnéi.
1s future
You could say I am going to make salmon egg cheese.
Play annotation gooḵ yei kḵwasnei.
1s future
I'm going to make salmon egg cheese.
Play annotation Gooḵ.
None
Play annotation Yéi googéink' áwé kaxḻas'íx̱i nooch aagháa áwé brine tóodáx̱ s'eiḵ tóode.
1s imperfective
I ferment it lightly, take it out of the brine and put in the smoke house.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation S'eiḵ tóodáx̱ áwé kax̱laxákwx'u nooch,
3s imperfective
Take it from the smoke and grind it
Play annotation we grinder tóonáx̱.
through the grinder.
Play annotation Aaá, tléik', grinder.
Yes, no, grinder.
Play annotation Kax̱laxákwx'u nooch.
1s imperfective
I grind it.
Play annotation Cuisinart tsú yak'éi, you know what that is?
3s perfective
Cuisinart is good too, do you know what that is?
Play annotation Tléik'.
No.
Play annotation Uh, yéi kwdigéikʼ
3s imperfective
They are this small.
Play annotation Tlei yax̱ át yaklaxáshx̱.
3s imperfective
It chops [cuts] everything up.
Play annotation Yeah, uh, ḵúnáx̱ yak'éi.
3s imperfective
It's really good.
Play annotation Kaháagu áwé.ḵaa x̱'éi yak'éi wé Hi Ho crackers.
3s imperfective
Fermented coho eggs, people love with the Hi Ho crackers.
Play annotation Hóoch áwé, um,
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Yéi googéink' áwé kax̱las'íxx̱i nooch x̱a.óos'idáx̱.
1s imperfective 1s imperfective
I ferment it a little bit after I wash it.
Play annotation Wé glass jar, ít'chi tóot
2s imperfective
The glass jar, in the glass
Play annotation kax̱ajeilch.
1s imperfective
I put it in.
Play annotation Yéi googéink' kawuls'eexí áwé,
3s imperfective
When it ferments just a little bit.
Play annotation tsu rinse-ix̱ x̱alayéix.̱
1s imperfective
I rinse it again.
Play annotation Wé brine,
That brine,
Play annotation brine kaadéi yéi googéink'.
just a little brine.
Play annotation Ch'a yéi googéink' áwé kḵwalayéix̱ tlei s'eeḵ tóodei.
1s future
I will ferment it a little bit and then put it into the smoke.
Play annotation Gwál déix̱ yagiyee.
Maybe two days.
Play annotation Ch'a aadéi kaawunaayi yáx̱.
3s participial perfective
It depends on the status (texture).
Play annotation Aagháa áwé kax̱laxákwx'u nooch
1s imperfective (future?)
At that time I grind it
Play annotation wé grinder tóodáx̱.
through the grinder.
Play annotation Tlei wé ít'ch tóodei wé half pints.
Then into half pint jars.
Play annotation Tlei freezer tóodei ḵa ch'a wé vaccum seal.
Vacuum seal it to put in the freezer.
Play annotation Hi Ho crackers een.
With Hi Ho crackers.
Play annotation Óosh gé x̱'éi idinook!
2s imperfective?
If only you could taste them!
Play annotation Yéi googéink' kawdis'éiḵ yak'éi.
3s imperfective
A little bit of smoke is good.
Play annotation Yéi googéink', not too much, tlél ḵúdáx̱
A little bit, not too much, not too much.
Play annotation Wé s'eiḵ áwé.
That smoke.
Play annotation Tléix' yagiyee shákdé kwshé? Aaá. Aaá.
Maybe one day? Yes. Yes.
Play annotation Gwál déix̱ yagiyee {ḵúdáx-̱} ḵúdáx̱ héen yáx̱ teeyí hél ushkʼé.
3s imperfective
Maybe two days, if it's too watery, it's not good.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Kalyahéeni.
Watery.
Play annotation Áwé i aayí déis aadéi yéi daa-
It's your turn, the way you do-
Play annotation Tléil x̱wasakú.
1s perfective
I don't know.
Play annotation Ch'as wé káx̱ kawdujixít áwé.
3s perfective
Just how it's written [according to the recipe].
Play annotation Uh, somebody-ch kawshixít áwé Dick-ch wusiteen áwé ax̱ jeeyís.
3s perfective 3s perfective
Somebody wrote it and Dick got it for me.
Play annotation Xerox-ix̱ awliyéx̱.
3s perfective
He used a xerox.
Play annotation Hóoch áwé ax̱ jeeyís awliyéx̱ yáax' sgóon dei.
3s perfective
S/he made this for me for the school.
Play annotation Éitsk'.
Mmm.
Play annotation Éitsk'.
3s perfective
S/he made it. [correcting the verb usage]
Play annotation Yéi awsinei ax̱ jeeyís.
3s perfective
S/he made it for me. Aaá.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé G̱áatl kaadéi.
And then you put it on crackers.
Play annotation Éitsk'.
Mmm.
Play annotation Éitsk'.
3s imperfective
Or it's good with potatoes.
Play annotation Yéi yaawaḵaa
1s perfective
She said
Play annotation ax̱ see áwé,
my daughter,
Play annotation "Daa sáwé lichán?"
3s imperfective
"What is smelly?"
Play annotation Hel ulchán {yáa-{}
It doesn't stink
Play annotation Du aayí.
Her thing.
Play annotation Haaw. Kaháakw kas'eex géwé?
It must be stink eggs?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Russian aayí.
That which belongs to the Russian.
Play annotation Hóoch' áwé.
That's all.
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