Play annotation Speakers are Kaachkoo.aakw Helen Sarabia (left), Kaakalaat Florence Marks Sheakley (right). Recorded 11/21/09 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.
Recorded by Alice Taff. Tlingit transcription by X̱’aagi Sháawu Keri Edwards Eggleston. English translation by Florence Sheakley and Alice Taff. Proofread by Saḵaayí Anita Lafferty and Keri Edwards Eggleston. Brackets = {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = canʼt understand. {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note] (H)=Helen, (F)=Florence.
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Play annotation Aadé shakliG̱éik'i yé.
How cute she is.
Play annotation Ha.é, ha.é.
Golly, golly.
Play annotation Ḵunáx̱,
Really,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ aadéi shakliG̱éik'i áyá.
she's really cute.
Play annotation Yáa t'ukanéiyi, t'ukanéiyi áyá.
This baby, this is a baby.
Play annotation T'ukanéiyi, yeah.
Baby, yeah.
Play annotation Aaá, Lingítch yéi yasáakw yéi kwdzigeink'í
Yes, the Tlingit people call the little ones,
Play annotation t'ukanéiyi.
baby.
Play annotation .É! Ḵúnáx̱ litseen.
Wow! She's really strong.
Play annotation .É! Look, du,
Wow! Look at her,
Play annotation du gúkjaashí.
earrings.
Play annotation Du gúk.
Her ears.
Play annotation Du gúk wuduwatáḵt dei.
Her ears are already pierced.
Play annotation Jéi!
Gosh!
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áwé,
Really,
Play annotation .É, ḵúnáx̱ áwé iyashúḵ i daa.
She's really smiling at you.
Play annotation I daa yóo yakdzi.éik.
She's checking you out.
Play annotation Aadóo sáwé yá shaawát shaan tlein?
Who is this big old woman? (Talking for the baby.)
Play annotation Tlél iyax̱wateen.
I don't recognize you.
Play annotation Tlél ax̱ léelk'w áwé wa.é.
You're not my grandmother.
Play annotation Tlél tsú haa ée akoolx̱éit'l.
She's not even afraid of us.
Play annotation Yak'éi x̱áawé.
That's good.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱. Ḵúnáx̱.
Really. Really.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ litseen.
She's really strong.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ k'idéin du x̱'éix̱ at dutee.
They really feed her good.
Play annotation Wáa sá, wáa sá?
What, what?
Play annotation "Ax̱ téeli áwé,
"Those are my shoes,
Play annotation tliyéix' yéi na.oo," yéi daayaḵá. Aaá.
leave them alone," she says. Yes.
Play annotation Hél aadéi kḵwashee yeedát, áwé.
I won't touch it anymore.
Play annotation X̱'at'éex'. No.
Mouth plug.
Play annotation X̱'adéex'.
Mouth plug.
Play annotation At'éex'.
Mouth plug?
Play annotation X̱'adéex'.
Mouth plug.
Play annotation At'éex', t'éex' No,
Mou... plug?
Play annotation Déex'.
Play annotation T'éex'.
Play annotation Ax̱ tláach yéi sáagoon x̱'adéex'.
My mother called it mouth plug.
Play annotation X̱'adéex'.
Mouth plug.
Play annotation Wé du x̱'á,
Her,
Play annotation wé du x̱'adéex'i du jeet tí.
give her her mouth plug.
Play annotation Yóo x̱at daayaḵáa noojín.
Is what she used to tell me.
Play annotation {hél daa} Hél k'idéin haa wuskú, ách áwé.
She doesn't know us well, that's why.
Play annotation Ná, ná.
Here, here.
Play annotation Yak'éi. Yéi ákwé?
Good. Is that right?
Play annotation Éitsk'.
Yum.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ aawayeesh.
She's really downing it.
Play annotation Chúsh káx̱ x̱at ilshát.
She's hanging on to me.
Play annotation Ch'as dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱ has du éet x̱'aḵataanít x̱at tuwatee.
I want to speak to them in English.
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That's right.
Play annotation Tlákw áwé dleit ḵáa yinaadé latseen nooch.
English is always more prevalent.
Play annotation Du tláa G̱áa ḵushée.
She's looking for her mother.
Play annotation Yóodu hú, yóot hán.
She's standing over there.
Play annotation Goodáx̱ ḵu.oo sá [???].
Where are these people from [???].
Play annotation Wáa sá yáa s ḵoowanook?
What are they doing here?
Play annotation Aaá, wáa sá iyalatín.
Yes, how she's watching you.
Play annotation Aadóo sáwé yeewháan?
Who are you people?
Play annotation I léelk'u hás gwák', aaá.
Your grandparents, dear, yes.
Play annotation Hél du tuwáa ushgú.
She doesn't want it.
Play annotation Ax̱ x̱'éidáx̱ natí.
Take it out of my mouth.
Play annotation X̱áatch [???]
Let me.
Play annotation Haa gúk', haa gúk'.
Come here dearie. Come here dearie.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ {yóo kllits, yóo ḵli}
She's really,
Play annotation Gee, ḵúnáx̱ solid.
She's real solid.
Play annotation Aaá, yéi {kwli}
Yes, she's,
Play annotation K'idein i x̱'éix̱ at dutee hé, gwá?
They feed you real good, huh?
Play annotation OK, góok, yáadu á.
OK, here it is.
Play annotation Yáadu á.
Here it is.
Play annotation Yáadu á. .É! .É!
Here it is. Oh! Oh!
Play annotation Wáa sá s daa yaduḵáayin,
What they used to say,
Play annotation natadéi. Aaá.
go to sleep now. Yes.
Play annotation Aawé.
That's it.
Play annotation Aawé.
That's it.
Play annotation Natadéi é.
Go to sleep now.
Play annotation Aawé.
That's it.
Play annotation Kayáash, kayáash.
Hammock, hammock.
Play annotation Yéi gé duwasáakw?
Is that what they call it?
Play annotation Wé neil yeex' yéi du.úx̱x'u aayí.
The ones that were put inside the house.
Play annotation Kayáash yóo yéi asáagun, ax̱ tláach.
Indoor hammock is what my mother called it.
Play annotation Wáa sáyá yaa x̱at nadusnein?
What are they doing to me?
Play annotation Aaá, hél áwé haa yayeeteen, kwshéi? Yéi ách áwé, aaá.
Yes, you don't recognize us, do you? That's why, yes.
Play annotation Yóodei i tláa.
There is your mother.
Play annotation Yóodei i tlaa. Yóodei hú.
There is your mother. She's over there.
Play annotation Hél haa yawuteen.
She doesn't recognize us.
Play annotation Eesháank'.
Poor little thing.
Play annotation Wáa sá yaa x̱at nadusnein?
What are they doing to me?
Play annotation Wáa sás x̱at daané?
What are they doing to me?
Play annotation Aaá, eesháan.
Yes, poor thing.
Play annotation Ná, yáadu.
Here, here it is.
Play annotation Wáa sá woowáatk'?
How old is she?
Play annotation Four months, yéi ákwé?
4 months, right?
Play annotation Tleidooshú dís shákdé.
Maybe six months.
Play annotation Ch'áakw wé, uhm,
Long time ago,
Play annotation ḵaa kát yat aayí,
when they were pregnant,
Play annotation ax̱ uhm, ax̱ aat hás, ḵa ax̱,
my uhm, my paternal aunties, and my
Play annotation tláak'w Jenny,
maternal auntie Jenny,
Play annotation yéi has x̱'ayaḵáayin, du, wé,
they used to say,
Play annotation "Aan yóo x̱'anal.átk, wé
"Talk to it (the baby)
Play annotation i kát yat aayí.
when you are pregnant.
Play annotation Lingít wa.é, Lingít wa.é."
You're a Tlingit, you're a Tlingit."
Play annotation "Tle Lingít tlein yáx̱ aan yóo x̱'anal.atk,"
"Talk to them like they're an adult,"
Play annotation yóo áwé x̱at daayaduḵáa noojín.
is what they used to tell me.
Play annotation Há, tlél, tlél x̱aan kaduník nooch.
Hmm, they didn't tell me that.
Play annotation Á áwé, wé,
And
Play annotation Lingít x̱'ashéex'i tsú ashée noojéen ax̱ áat.
my auntie used to sing Tlingit songs also.
Play annotation Ax̱ áat,
My auntie,
Play annotation ḵa ax̱ tláak'w wé,
and my maternal aunt,
Play annotation Tsagwált.
Tsagwált.
Play annotation Tsagwált yóo x̱aasáagu aa [ḵa du taayí?.
The one I called Tsagwelt [and her ?].
Play annotation Ḵa wé, uhm,
And the uhm,
Play annotation ldakát hás, ldakát hás yéi
all of them
Play annotation has du een,
with them
Play annotation has x̱at gax̱oox̱jín.
they used to ask me to come.
Play annotation Ax̱ ya.áak yéi ndusneiji ḵáax' a káx' áwé G̱anúḵjín.
Those who made a place for me, that's where he used to sit.
Play annotation Hás ḵu.aa, uhm,
Them, though
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yéi has x̱'ala.átgi nooch,
they used to speak in Tlingit,
Play annotation noojín ḵa
used to, and
Play annotation shalnéek tsú {hás ashká} has akaneegín.
they also used to tell stories.
Play annotation Aya.áxch, aya.áx̱ch.
They (the babies) hear it, they hear it.
Play annotation Yéi has x̱'ayaḵá noojín ch'a wé,
They used to say,
Play annotation "I kát yat aayí aya.áx̱ch ách áyá, uh,
"When you're pregnant, they can hear, that's why you
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ du een yóo x̱'anal.átgi,"
talk to them in Tlingit," they always used to tell me.
Play annotation yóo s x̱at daayaḵáa noojín.
is what they used to tell me.
Play annotation Áwé yeedát yéi yaa nduskwéin yáa,
Now they're finding out,
Play annotation yáa dleit ḵáach,
the white man,
Play annotation a káx̱ has ḵuwashee yáa
they found out that
Play annotation nás'gi
three
Play annotation táakw géwé dei shuwuxeex x'wán keijín táakw
years ago or maybe five years ago,
Play annotation yáa yak'éiyi uhm,
that the good,
Play annotation át has du jeeyís dul.áx̱ji yáa
instruments for them to play
Play annotation yáa, uhm, wáa sá kḵwasáa?
how am I going to call it?
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ [?]
Really [?]
Play annotation Music.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Uhm
Play annotation yáa classical yóo duwasáagu aa x̱á
That the name of the classical music
Play annotation yáa kát yat áa aa jéeyís {dul}
for the pregnant women,
Play annotation dul.áx̱ji.
they play it.
Play annotation Uh, aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation A káx̱ has ḵoowashée yáa
They found out
Play annotation yáa ḵaa kát yat aayí
that when you're pregnant
Play annotation has du
their
Play annotation shantóox'
brain
Play annotation yéi yan,
[absorbs it].
Play annotation [???] has du yátx'u shantóode yaa gaxíxch shákdé wé [???] awliyáaḵw.
[???] maybe it starts to penetrate their children's brains [???] [portrayed it?].
Play annotation Wéit'át, uhm
That,
Play annotation ách, ách gé wé tsú tlél tlax̱
maybe that's why it's not very
Play annotation uldzéeyin x̱á yáa
difficult, this
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'atánk.
to speak in the Tlingit language.
Play annotation Yáa du.áx̱chich x̱á.
Because they hear it.
Play annotation Ch'a yáa ḵaa kát yat, ḵaa kát yat aayí.
While they're pregnant.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ uh
Really
Play annotation ldakát yéidei yáa x̱at gadusneijín.
they used to do all kinds of things to me.
Play annotation Aaá, wé
Yes, that
Play annotation x̱at woowéidi tsú
when I started my menses too
Play annotation at t'éix' x̱at wududzinook.
they put me in seclusion. [They made a makeshift curtain around her bed like in the hospital.]
Play annotation Haa léelk'u x̱á
Our grandparents
Play annotation ḵut has shuwaxéex ch'u l yéi x̱at wooneiyí .
they all passed on before I went through it.
Play annotation Mabel ḵu.aa yéi wdudzinéi.
Mabel however, went through it.
Play annotation [At t'éix' .áa. ???]
[She sat behind it (sheets). ???]
Play annotation Wé, uhm,
That,
Play annotation ch'a yéi yee.át káx' ax̱ daa,
on the bed all around me
Play annotation ax̱ daa
around me
Play annotation wududzihát.
it was draped.
Play annotation Ldakat ḵáa x̱ootx̱.
Away from everyone.
Play annotation Ax̱ [shátx̱], du yinaadé ḵanúkch [?].
I used to sit (outside the sheet) facing her (but I couldn't see her).
Play annotation "Wáa sáwé at t'éix' ee.áa wé át?"
"Why are you sitting back there?"
Play annotation Why, how long you gonna be back there?
Play annotation X̱at [???]
Me [???]
Play annotation "Go,
Play annotation go, get away from me,"
Play annotation x̱at yanasḵéich dleit ḵaa x̱'éináx̱.
she used to tell me in English.
Play annotation Uhm.
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ yoo x̱'atánk áwé tlél, uhm,
the talking, they didn't,
Play annotation a káx̱, a káx̱ watch-x̱ has wusitee.
they really watched their speech.
Play annotation Tlél, tlél tláakw
Not, not fast.
Play annotation Mhm
Yeah.
Play annotation Hél át x̱'adutaan.
You don't answer things fast.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ x̱áawé.
That's right.
Play annotation Wéit'át'. Ch'á yéi áwé x̱aa.áx̱jin.
That's what I used to hear.
Play annotation Wéit'át wé, uhm,
That, uhm,
Play annotation t'áaw
feather
Play annotation goose down gé wé yáadáx̱ áwé
goose down from here
Play annotation yáadáx̱ áyú
from here
Play annotation ch'u tlé ax̱ tayeedé nax̱ateejín.
all the way to underneath me I would put it. [And they made me do this even before I ate in the morning.]
Play annotation A káx' áwé ḵanúkjin.
I used to sit on it.
Play annotation Hél x̱wasakú x̱áach ḵu.aa wáa sá.
Me though, I didn't know why.
Play annotation S'áxt' áwé
devil's club
Play annotation yáa floor káx'
on the floor
Play annotation adáx̱ daak góot
when she came out
Play annotation a x̱'oos' ḵúnáx̱ [???] yéi wdudzinei.
her feet really [???] they did.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ shaatk'átsk'ux̱ x̱at sateeyí aaG̱áa, gwál,
I was a real little girl at the time, maybe,
Play annotation tleidooshú táakw shákdéi wé.
maybe six year old.
Play annotation Ax̱ éek', ax̱ éek', Jáx̱wteen,
My brother, my brother Jáxhwteen [Jimmy in English],
Play annotation ax̱ x̱ánt awditaaw.
he snuck over to me.
Play annotation Ch'as uháan áwé ch'a tlákw ash katoolyát noojín x̱á wooch.een.
We were the only ones who used to play together all the time.
Play annotation Ax̱ x̱ánt awditáaw át x̱at dus.aayí.
He snuck by me where I was sitting.
Play annotation Tlél unalé wdujaaḵ.
They almost killed him.
Play annotation Eesháan.
Poor thing.
Play annotation Du gúk, du gúk tin áwé.
His ears, by his ears (they dragged him out).
Play annotation Eesháan.
Poor thing.
Play annotation Tlél, tlél awuskú wáa sá wusgeedí.
He didn't know what he did wrong.
Play annotation Wéit''at tsú, wé aa héen,
This too, the water,
Play annotation héen daná,
drinking water,
Play annotation á tsú, aan x̱at,
it too, with me
Play annotation x̱at yawduwajee kát x̱á ḵu.aa
they forbid me that
Play annotation héix̱waa.
ritual.
Play annotation Ḵa wé, uhm
And also
Play annotation ax̱ daḵéis'i,
my sewing
Play annotation ax̱ jeeyís yéi wdudzinei.
they made it for me. [Cut out the pieces.]
Play annotation X̱á áwé shux'áanáx̱ ax̱, gándei x̱agoodídáx̱,
First I, after I relieved myself,
Play annotation ḵa at x̱wax̱aayídáx̱ ax̱ jeet dus.eenjín.
and after I ate they'd give it to me.
Play annotation Áwé, yagiyee kaanáx̱ áa x̱daḵéis' noojín.
I used to sew all day long.
Play annotation Áwé yéi x̱at jikaawanáḵ yeedát ḵu.aa.
Now it's a habit.
Play annotation Yáa, Tlél, tlél x̱wasakú Mabel daa sá,
This, I don't know what Mabel,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱, ḵu.aa áwé daḵéis' hú tsú.
she really sews too.
Play annotation {Ḵúnáx̱ ashi-}
{She really}
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ sagóoch oojaaḵjín yan yéi awusneiyí.
She used to be real happy when she finished a pair.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ yéi shakliG̱éi du téelx'i sáani.
Her moccasins are really cute.
Play annotation Ax̱ chaan tsú ch'a yéi téeyin.
My mother-in-law was the same way.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ at shúḵ nooch.
She used to really smile.
Play annotation [???]
[???]
Play annotation Wé, uhm,
That,
Play annotation wé gándei,
that bathroom
Play annotation wé gándei kḵwagoodí tsú
when I was going to go the the bathroom too
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ a daat has tootéeyen.
they were real strict.
Play annotation Tlél aadéi,
I couldn't,
Play annotation tlél aadéi
I couldn't
Play annotation éeḵ yinaadé
to the beach
Play annotation ḵwaagoodi yé ch'as dáaḵdei.
I couldn't go to the beach, only to the woods.
Play annotation X̱at kanduḵéijin.
They used to tell me to go.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé ax̱, wé,
At that time my, the,
Play annotation l ushik'éiyi át
soiled one
Play annotation anax̱ yéi kax̱sahéich.
I used to have to bury it.
Play annotation Ch'ás yéi
Only like that
Play annotation tlél, tlél koogéiyi,
not just any old way,
Play annotation Yeah,
Play annotation yéit wutooleet.
we'd throw it out.
Play annotation Tsú gé kanax̱too.aaḵw tsú? Haagú. (F)
Shall we try it again? Come here.
Play annotation Haa x̱ánt gú.
Come by us.
Play annotation Tlél wáa sá yéi gax̱tusanei gwáx'.
We won't do anything to you, little one.
Play annotation Haa een sh kaneelneek.
Tell us a story.
Play annotation Góok!
Go ahead.
Play annotation Daa sá haa een kaḵG̱eenéek gé?
What are you going to tell us?
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ [???] áyá [???]
You're really,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ yéi x̱'akG̱eetaan gé?
you're really going to talk?
Play annotation Aaá (F), Aaá (H).
Yes. Yes.
Play annotation Lingít x̱awé wa.é.
You are Tlingit.
Play annotation Wáa sá x̱at daayaduḵá? (F) Kei kG̱eegóok. (H)
What are they saying to me? (F) You're going to learn. (H)
Play annotation Tlél iyawu.aax̱. (F) Kei kG̱eegóok Lingít. (H)
She didn't understand you. (F) You're going to learn. (H)
Play annotation L'eix̱ tsú, l'eix̱ tsú ḵa shí. (H) Aaá, tlél iyawu.aax̱ yáa lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'atánk. (F)
Dancing also, dancing also and singing. (H) She doesn't understand your Tlingit talking.
Play annotation Éitsk' ha.é, gu.aal ix̱latín.
I wish I could watch you.
Play annotation Ḵaa yáanáx̱ daaḵ kG̱eeshíxch. (F) Aaá. (H)
You'll do better than everybody else.
Play annotation Yáadu aadéi yéi daa dunéiyi yé.
This is how it's done.
Play annotation [???] ax̱ léelk'u hásch.
[???] my grandparents.
Play annotation Yáadu aadéi ax̱ éet dultóowu yé.
This is how they used to teach me.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ax̱ léelk'úch
My grandparents
Play annotation yéi x̱'ayaduḵáa nuch,
they used to say,
Play annotation "Ḵushtuyáx̱ l ḵaa léelk'w ḵoostéeyi yeedát x̱á,
"It doesn't matter if people don't have grandparents,
Play annotation 'Ax̱ léelk'uch áyá ax̱ ée wlitóowʼ." [yéi ḵuyanaḵeich].
they say, 'My grandparents taught me'."
Play annotation Shk'éi, jinkaat ḵa déix̱ shákdéi x̱at,
I was maybe twelve,
Play annotation x̱at katáagu áwé ch'a hóoch' aa
years old when the last one
Play annotation uh, ḵoowdigéiḵ ax̱ léelk'w.
of my grandparents passed on.
Play annotation Aadéi dáx̱ áwé, ch'as dleit ḵáa
After that (we spoke) just the English
Play annotation x̱'eináx̱ yoo x̱'atánk.
language.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé ḵaa x̱'éix̱ kawdudligéiḵ.
At that time they told you not to speak (Tlingit).
Play annotation Du jín awlix̱wál.
She's shaking her hand.
Play annotation "Yéi gé akḵwal'eix̱?" yóo haa daayaḵá.
"Is this how I'm going to dance?" she's telling us.
Play annotation X̱át ḵu.aa gooshúk, uhm,
Me though, I was nine,
Play annotation gooshúk dei ax̱ katáagu, ax̱ léelk'w
I was already nine when my grandmother
Play annotation háa náḵ wugoodí.
left us.
Play annotation Aaá, yak'éi áwé eeshóoG̱u. Aaá.
Yes, it's nice to be smiling. Yes.
Play annotation Kéi akakG̱waG̱áax̱ tsú, tléik' at G̱ashooḵ.
She's going to cry again, no let her smile.
Play annotation At shooG̱ú yak'éi.
Smiling is good.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Yeah, oh, ayatéen du,
She sees her,
Play annotation atx̱aayí áwé dei ayatéen.
food over there, she sees it.
Play annotation Ḵa du,
And her,
Play annotation A yinaadé kéi alG̱énch.
She's looking over at it.
Play annotation Daaḵw aa sá i tuwáa sigóo.
Which one do you want?
Play annotation Yisikóo óosh.
If you only knew.
Play annotation I een kanḵaneek.
Let me tell you.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áyá shakliG̱éi yáa du x̱'oos k'isáani.
Her little feet are really cute.
Play annotation When, when they yéi ḵuyaawuḵaayí at tooḵeen yé,
When they say where we were sitting,
Play annotation at Bill Ray Center
Play annotation wáanG̱aneens at shóoḵ yís áwé yéi ḵuyanaḵéich, "Yisikóo óosh."
sometimes they say, "If only you knew," to get a laugh.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ax̱ éek' áwé ch'a tlákw yéi x̱'ayaḵáayin, ax̱ éek' uh,
My brother used to always say that, my brother uh,
Play annotation K'óox, haa náḵ ch'a yéisú haa náḵ wugoodí aa.
K'óox (John), the one that just left us.
Play annotation Wé x̱'awduwóos'i, "Wáa sá i tuwatee?"
When they asked him, "How are you feeling?"
Play annotation "Yisikóo óosh!" yéi x̱'ayaḵáa nooch.
"If you only knew!" he always said.
Play annotation "Yáax' G̱anú i een sh kanḵalnéegi,"
"Sit right here so I can tell you a story,"
Play annotation tsú x̱'adaayaḵáa nuch.
he also used to always say. [That's like saying, "Do you have time for me?" (F)]
Play annotation X̱á yéi x̱áawé x̱at x̱'akG̱eewóos' [???].
That's how you're going to ask me [???].
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Yee een sá sh kanḵadaneek.
Let me tell you about myself.
Play annotation .É, .é!
Oops, oops!
Play annotation Yáat'át gé i tuwáa sigóo?
Do you want this?
Play annotation Ná!
Here!
Play annotation Kana.áaḵw [???]. (F) Góok, góok. (H)
Try it. [???] (F) Go ahead. Go ahead. (H)
Play annotation Tléik', hél du tuwáa Ushgú.
No, she doesn't want it.
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú yan at uwax̱áa.
She just finished eating.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ax̱,
Really my,
Play annotation ax̱ jín daat uwaxíx.
it spilled on my hand.
Play annotation K'é x̱áach.
Let me see.
Play annotation Haagú, haagú.
Come here. Come here.
Play annotation Ha.é, ha.é, ha.é
OK. OK, OK.
Play annotation Aak'é!
That's good.
Play annotation Aaá, aaá, aaá.
Yes, yes, yes.
Play annotation Shaawát koochán shaawát koodachán.
Little stink girl,
Play annotation Shaawát koochán shaawát koodachán.
little stink girl,[This is Helen Sarabia's personal song. This lullaby is her family's property.]
Play annotation Oh, is she a shaawát, ḵáak gówé gé, ḵáak'w?
Oh, is she a girl. or is it a boy?
Play annotation Tléik' shaawátk' áwé. (F) Shaawátk', oh, okay. (H)
No, it's a little girl.
Play annotation Hél wáa sá utí.
It's OK.
Play annotation Du ch'éeni wéidu.
Her ribbon is right there.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ wudich'éen.
She really put a pretty ribbon on.
Play annotation Haa léelk'w.
This our grandparent.
Play annotation Shaawát koodachán.
Little stinky girl.
Play annotation Shaawát koodachán.
Little stinky girl.
Play annotation Shaawát koodachán, shaawát koodachán.
Little stinky girl, Little stinky girl.
Play annotation Oh, oh, oh, oh. (F) Hél du tuwáa ushgú. (H)
Oh, oh, oh, oh. (F) She doesn't like it (being made to dance.) (H)
Play annotation Tléik' tlél yéi aawu.aax̱.
No, she didn't hear it that way.
Play annotation Aaá, hél iya.aax̱ gé?
No , you didn't recognize it?
Play annotation Oh, oh, haa-a-áayk'.
Oh, oh, dear.
Play annotation Háay.
Dear.
Play annotation Hél wáa sá, hél wáa sá utí.
It's OK. It's OK.
Play annotation Hél wáa sá at utí gwá?
It's OK, there's nothing wrong, is there?
Play annotation Du tláa gé tlél ooteen?
She doesn't see her mother?
Play annotation Hél áa.
She's not there.
Play annotation Tlél yátḵ, tlél ḵáa yawuteen.
She doesn't recognize anybody.
Play annotation Wa.é k'idéin iyaawatí.
She really recognizes you.
Play annotation Ah, ah, ah.
OK, OK, OK.
Play annotation Yáat'at gé?
Is this what you want?
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ aawayeesh.
She's really downing it.
Play annotation Tlei áwé ch'a tlákw, uhm,
Always, um,
Play annotation tle ch'a tlákw yaa x̱at x̱'akajooxú dei yéi haa saduwahéi.
they want us to talk all the time.
Play annotation Tlél yéi, tlél yéi at wutee.
It's not like that.
Play annotation Aaá, tléik', haa yát'x'i een, ch'a hás tléik' áwé, [???]
Yes. No, with our children,
Play annotation X̱at iyatéen gé?
Do you recognize me?
Play annotation Gé?
Do you?
Play annotation Sh kalneek.
She's telling stories.
Play annotation O, daa sáwé?
What is that?
Play annotation Datóow tsú has du ée dultóow.
They teach them how to read too.
Play annotation Á ḵu.aa, á ḵu.aa tléil áa oox̱aahéen.
That one though, I don't believe it.
Play annotation Aaá, x̱át tsú.
Yeah, me too.
Play annotation A yáanáx̱ x̱áawé yaa has yanaḵéin.
They're going too far.
Play annotation Eesháan.
Poor thing.
Play annotation Dáanaa káx̱. (F) Aan ash koolyát áwé has du tuwáa sigóo, (H)
For money. (F) They like to play with it, (H)
Play annotation Aaá. (F) adátx'ix̱ has sateeyí. (H)
Yes. (F) when they're children. (H).
Play annotation uh, uh, uh.
OK, OK, OK.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ áwé sh katoolnéek?
Are we telling it right?
Play annotation Áyáx̱ ákwé shkaltoolnéek?
Are we telling it right?
Play annotation Ohh.
Play annotation Hél haa yawuteen.
She doesn't recognize us.
Play annotation Huh, uh uh.
Play annotation Dei áwé, dei áwé, dei áwé.
That's enough, that's enough, that's enough.
Play annotation Tlél wáa sá utí G̱aax̱ wáanG̱aneens.
It's OK for her to cry once in a while.
Play annotation At wux̱aayídáx̱ ḵa
After they eat and
Play annotation du diapers change-dáx̱ wudulyeix̱í.
after the diapers are changed.
Play annotation Eddie, ḵu.aa áwé,
Eddie however,
Play annotation "G̱áax̱ baby, [aax̱ gasanú]."]
[said], "baby's crying, [pick her up]."
Play annotation Ha.é!
(exclamation of approval)
Play annotation "Góok wa.é!"
"Go ahead you!"
Play annotation Aadóo x̱'ayáx̱, (F) Aaá, (H) Aadóo x̱'ayáx̱ sáwé G̱áax̱?(F) Áaa (H)
Whose saying, (F) Yes. (H) Whose saying is that crying? (F) Yes. (H)
Play annotation {Aadóots [???] wé}
{Who, [???] that,}
Play annotation ax̱ kéek',
my younger sister,
Play annotation Eva,
Eva,
Play annotation Ḵínkaduneek,
Ḵínkaduneek,
Play annotation "AaG̱áa i tutéeyi át áyá."
"This is what you wanted."
Play annotation "AaG̱áa i tutéeyi át áyá."
"This is what you wanted."
Play annotation "Góok!"
"Go ahead!"
Play annotation "Aadéi kdaG̱áax̱."
"He's crying over there."
Play annotation Áaá. (H) "Aadéi nagú du éet idashí."
Yes. (H) "Go over there and help."
Play annotation Tláakw daayaduḵáa noojín ax̱ kéek'.
That's what they always told my sister.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áwé x̱at yalatín, "Wáa sáwé yaa yaneeḵéin?"
She's really watching me, "What are you saying?"
Play annotation "Wáa sás sh keelneek?"
"What are you talking about?"
Play annotation "Sh túG̱aa yaa yaneeḵéin."
"You like what you're saying."
Play annotation "Yéi yaa ix̱'akdu.aax̱í?"
"Is this what they asked you for?"
Play annotation "Yéi yaa x̱'akdu.aax̱í [???]"
"Is this what I wanted to hear [???]"
Play annotation "A daat ákwé x̱aG̱áax̱?"
"Am I crying for that?"
Play annotation Oh!(F) Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Hél wáa sá eetí gé? (H) Dóoshk'i yáx̱ duwa.áx̱ch. (F).
You're OK, huh? (H) She sounds like a kitten. (F).
Play annotation Hél wáa sá at utí gwák'.
There's nothing going on dear.
Play annotation Aaá, aaá.
Yes, yes.
Play annotation Oowé!
(vocable)
Play annotation Oowé!
(vocable)
Play annotation Natadéi é
Go to sleep now.
Play annotation Oowé!
(vocable)
Play annotation Oowé!
(vocable)
Play annotation Shx̱'alG̱áax̱. (F) Natadei é. (H)
She's pretending she's crying. (F) Go to sleep now. (H)
Play annotation Iya.áx̱ch gé? (F) Aaá. (H)
Do you hear it? (F) Yes. (H)
Play annotation Ohh shák, ohh shák.
Ohh dear, ohh dear.
Play annotation Okay.
Play annotation Dei ashigóok.
She already knows how.
Play annotation Shx̱'alG̱áax̱. (F) Aaá. (H)
She's pretending she's crying. (F) Yes. (H)
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ k'idéin has ooskóoch.(H) Mm-hm. (F)
They really know it well. (H). Yes. (F)
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú yéi s koosagéink'idáx̱.
From the time they're little.
Play annotation Ákwshé?
Right?
Play annotation Áyáx̱ ákwé x̱'ayax̱aḵá?
Am I telling the truth?
Play annotation Shaawát koodachán, shaawát koodachán.
Stinky little girl, Stinky little girl.
Play annotation Shaawát koodachán, shaawát koodachán.
Stinky little girl, stinky little girl.
Play annotation Shaawát koodachán.
Stinky little girl.
Play annotation Shaawát koochán.
Stinky little girl.
Play annotation Shaawát koodachán, shaawát koodachán.
Stinky little girl, stinky little girl.
Play annotation Ha.é!
(exclamation of approval)
Play annotation Ho, ho, ho, ho. k'.
(Baby talk)
Play annotation Tlei yóo kG̱eel'eix̱ ákyá?
Is this how you'll dance?
Play annotation Yéi áwé kG̱eel'eix̱.
This is how you'll dance.
Play annotation So, she doesn't have her Lingít name yet huh?
Play annotation Tleik'.
No.
Play annotation Deisheetaan shaawátk' áwé. (F) Aaá. (H)
A little beaver lady. (F) Yes. (H)
Play annotation Ldakát saa has du jeet wuduwatee ax̱ dachx̱ánk'iyán.
All my grandchildren have (Tlingit) names.
Play annotation Party [yaa yanaxíxi].
When they had the party.
Play annotation Ixkée aa tsú.
The ones in the lower 48 also.
Play annotation Aadóoch sáwé? (F) Has awsikóo aadáx̱ sá has sateeyí. (H)
Who (gave them names)? (F) They know where they're from. (H)
Play annotation Pat.
Play annotation Ax̱ sée, Pat, du aayí du yátx'i ḵa du dachx̱ánx'iyán. (H) Oh, uh huh. (F)
My daughter Pat, her children and her grandchildren. (H)
Play annotation Ná! Cháayoo x̱'éix̱ naḵatí. (F) Gunalchéesh! (H)
Here. Let me give you some tea. (F) Thank you! (H)
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ yak'éi.
Really good.
Play annotation Wa.é tsú.
You too.
Play annotation Hudson Bay, wáa sá duwasáakw Lingít x̱'éináx̱ dé?
Hudson bay, what's the Tlingit name for it now?
Play annotation S'ikshaldéen. (F) S'íkshaldéen. (H).
Hudson Bay tea. [or Labrador tea]
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Á áwé has adanáayin ax̱ léelk'u hás.
It's what my grandparents used to drink.
Play annotation Haa x̱ánt has woo aadí áwé ḵaa x̱'éix̱ [naduteech].
When people visited, they would offer it to them.
Play annotation "S'íkshaldéen gé i tuwáa sigóo?"
"Do you want Hudson Bay tea?"
Play annotation Fry bread een.
With Fry bread.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Gwál ách á tlél tlax̱ has unéegun x̱á.
Maybe that's why they never used to get sick as often.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Yáa s'íkshaldéen has al'oogún ḵa yáa, (F) Ḵúnáx̱, aaá. (H)
They used to sip the Hudson Bay tea and the, (F). Really, yes. (H)
Play annotation Ḵá yáa s'áxt' tsú. (F) Aaá. (H)
And devil's club also. (F) Yes. (H)
Play annotation Á tsú cháayoo yáx̱.
That too, just like tea.
Play annotation Aaá, ḵúnáx̱.
Yes, that's right.
Play annotation Has al'oogún.
They used to drink it.
Play annotation Uháan, uháan tsú haa x̱'éix̱ naduteejín haa néegu.
They used to give it to us also when we were sick.
Play annotation Wéit'át tsú haa, wéit'át tsú haa x̱'éix̱ duteejín wé,
They used to also give us that,
Play annotation um, saak, saak eex̱í, wé, (F) Aaá. (H)
hooligan, hooligan oil, the (F). Yes. (H)
Play annotation Á tsú, á tsú wé,
That also, also that,
Play annotation yéi has koosgeiyí,
when they were little,
Play annotation taax̱, a taax̱ yéi nach'úx̱'ch has du x̱'éix̱ nateex̱.
they dip a finger into the oil and give it to them.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation Has du x̱'éix̱ guG̱adáa.
They'll get used to it.
Play annotation Mhmm, mhmm.
Play annotation Wéit'át tsú, wé,
This also
Play annotation yáa has koosgeiyí
when they're small (as tiny as she is),
Play annotation Yáa at x̱ax̱aayí, atx̱aayí, yáatx̱ x̱wagoodí
When I was eating, eating, when I got up to leave,
Play annotation G̱aax̱í tlél aadéi,
and the baby was crying, I can't,
Play annotation tlél aadéi aatx̱ ḵwasinoogu yé.
I can't pick them up.
Play annotation Eelí, eelí.
Don't, don't.
Play annotation Jáa x̱, jáa x̱ gaG̱aax̱
just let her cry.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation Just get her out of her misery.
Play annotation Ch'u tlákw.
Always.
Play annotation Ch'u tlákw yéi ikG̱wa.oo yís ax̱ daayaḵáa nuchín.
Always the baby will cry when they know you're going to eat.
Play annotation Áaa.
Yes.
Play annotation Yáa át x̱wá, át x̱watin.
Yeah, with the food
Play annotation Yáa át x̱ax̱aayí aan,
while I'm eating,
Play annotation kéix̱ sunúkju.
and picking her up.
Play annotation tlél atuwáa ushgú,
They didn't want me to do that,
Play annotation i jín na.óos'.
she made me wash my hands.
Play annotation I jín na.óos'
Wash your hands
Play annotation aaG̱áa tsa aalkéi ḵusanéi.
and then you'll pick up the baby.
Play annotation Wéi
That
Play annotation No, she doesn't want that.
Play annotation Wáa sáwé shaawátk' gé?
What's the matter, little woman?
Play annotation shukawdichík'? (H) Wáa sáwé? (F)
her mind is troubled. What is it?
Play annotation Wáa sáwé? (F) Wáa sáwé du kaydlixíl'.
What's wrong? What's wrong? she's troubled.
Play annotation Déi áwé yóo yaawaḵá.
That's enough.
Play annotation Áaa {déi-}
Yes.
Play annotation Déi x̱át
Play annotation dei x̱át wudixwétl,
I'm already tired,
Play annotation yáa sha, yáa shaawát shaan.(F) haa dudexwétl shaawát shaan. (H)
hanging around with these old ladies.
Play annotation Yáa shaawát shaantín yóo x̱'ala.átk.
Talking with these old ladies.
Play annotation Yéi has yadusi gáx' ?
They're tiring me out.
Play annotation Eesháan x̱át dé.
Please take pity on me.
Play annotation Yáa at lanás nukdé.
Take me from here now.
Play annotation Ayoo
When
Play annotation ch'a tlákw át gaG̱ix̱aayí. awuskoowú,
when you're going to eat, and it (the baby) knows,
Play annotation wé t'ukanéiyich, kéi guG̱áax̱.
the baby will cry.
Play annotation Yóo áwé x̱adaay du ḵáanuchín.
This is what they used to tell me.
Play annotation Ách áwé tlél, uhm.
That is why,
Play annotation átl ḵee
you don't
Play annotation kéi ux̱ sanúkjin, át x̱wax̱aayí.
pick up the baby while I was eating.
Play annotation ḵún dahaayí wé shkeelneek,
You're telling the truth because
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ hás ooskóoch.
they really knew what they were talking about.
Play annotation Át gaG̱ix̱áa,
When you're going to eat,
Play annotation áaG̱áa wukéis koodaG̱aax̱ch.
that's when they start crying.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱, uhm.
Really,
Play annotation yáa
this,
Play annotation yáa hás dú la tsú,
their nose too,
Play annotation shux'áanáx̱ néil,
when I first brought them home,
Play annotation néil hás dú éen x̱wa.aadí
home with them
Play annotation yáa áx̱, ch'u yéi.
my, like this
Play annotation ... yóo.á
(moistening) that is
Play annotation G̱aa hás dú la.
and then their nose.
Play annotation Yéi, uh..
Yeah.
Play annotation Yagéi siné i aayí,
Did you do that to yours,
Play annotation i yátx'i?
your children?
Play annotation Áaa.
Yes.
Play annotation Shux'aayeix yóo dusanéi,
The first one that they did that to,
Play annotation wáa sá, wáa sá daasiné?
what are they doing to him?
Play annotation Du lú.
His nose.
Play annotation Wé um
That
Play annotation shax̱ kéik' ḵaa
my brother (Alex) and
Play annotation ??? géináx̱ tlaa,
my daughter Alicia,
Play annotation tlél yee hás wusiné.
I didn't do that to.
Play annotation Wé ldakát wé adéindi aa ḵu.aa, yéi hás x̱wasinéi.
I did it to all the older ones.
Play annotation Yáa
This
Play annotation ch'áakw
long time ago
Play annotation yáa yeedát áwé
but right now
Play annotation túḵ daa.át,
the diapers,
Play annotation yáa yóo dei diléet.
you throw them away.
Play annotation Akáx̱ ḵóow duwashée x̱á. (F) Aaá. (H)
They found out how to do that.
Play annotation Yáa lingítch ch'áakw yéi daanéiyin át áyá.
The Tlingits used to do this a long time ago.
Play annotation Wé t'at wé,
That,
Play annotation wáa sá duwasáakw wé
what is the name
Play annotation dis xúknuchín.
they used to dry them.
Play annotation oh, uh...
Play annotation dlén du x̱'éináx̱ akát x̱at seiwax̱'ákw (aade?) duwasáagun.
I forgot the Tlingit name for it. [s'íx'ghaa for 'moss'].
Play annotation ldakát hás áwé yéi x̱át.
I do this all the time.
Play annotation x̱át dé usnoochín.
I used to wash.
Play annotation Except when, hóoch' aayé wé pampers yéi x̱wa.oo.
... the last one I used pampers.
Play annotation Á tsú, túḵ daa.ádi. Túḵ, aaá.
That too, the diaper. Bottom, yes.
Play annotation Tléik', áwé dusxúk noojín ch'áakw.
No. they used to dry them a long time ago.
Play annotation
That
Play annotation moss, wáa sá duwasáakw Lingít x̱'éináx̱?
Moss, what do they call it in Tlingit?
Play annotation A kát x̱at seiwax'áḵw ḵu.aa ḵúnáx̱.
I really forgot it.
Play annotation Á áwés has asxúk noojín.
They used to dry it.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé tsá wé túḵ daa.át tóox' yéi has ana.eich.
And then they would put it in the diaper.
Play annotation AaG̱áa clean-x̱, kei dusgánjin.
And then clean, they would burn it.
Play annotation Tlél x̱wasakú wéit'aa ḵu.aa.
I don't know about that.
Play annotation Wéit'át
That
Play annotation dzísk'u {doo-}
moose
Play annotation dzísk'u,
moose
Play annotation doogú áwé
hide
Play annotation a yaax̱ kéi duxaashín wé t'ukanéiyi yáx̱.
they used to cut it to the shape of the baby.
Play annotation AaG̱áa a tóox' yei ndu.eijín.
And then they would put it (moss) in there.
Play annotation Ax̱ yéet yéi x̱'ayaḵá,
My son used to say,
Play annotation wé ShaG̱éek' yóo x̱aasáagu aa,
the one I named Shaghéek',
Play annotation "Gwál wé, gwál wé Huggies yáanáx̱ k'éiyin wé"
"It was probably, probably better than Huggies."
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ tsú clean-x̱ wusitee tlax̱ yá,
It used to be real clean too.
Play annotation Tlei, tlei yóo duleedín a tóotx̱.
They used to throw it away from inside.
Play annotation A tóotx̱ {yéi daadunei} yóo dusneiyín.
They would take it out.
Play annotation Ldakát át áwé yéi a daat has tuwatee yaa
Everything was thought out well
Play annotation haa shuká du káa yáa ách áwé tlél,
our ancestors, that's why,
Play annotation ách áyá yáa gáan tlél tlax̱ wultl'eex
that's why our outdoors was kept clean,
Play annotation yeedát ḵu.aa ch'a tlákw tl'eex ldakát yéix' yéi yatee.
now however, there's always dirt everywhere.
Play annotation Yá haa atx̱aayí tsú ḵúnáx̱ k'idéin a daat ḵáa tooteeyín.
Our food also we took care of it.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱.
Really.
Play annotation Yáa aadé tulatín noojín.
This is how we took care of it.
Play annotation Aadé yan kaduchák noojín táakwni yís.
They used to pack it for the winter.
Play annotation
That
Play annotation atx'éeshi yéi daaduneiyí a daa yóo [s x̱'ala.átgin]
when they fixed the dryfish, theyused to talk about it.
Play annotation ax̱ tláa ḵa ax̱ áat,
my mom and my auntie,
Play annotation ax̱ áat hás.
my aunties.
Play annotation
That
Play annotation yéi áwé
that's how
Play annotation ch'u tlei woosh kaadé dulít noojín.
they used to put them one on top of the other.
Play annotation AaG̱áa
And then
Play annotation táakw ji.een tléx'G̱aanáx̱ aatx̱ yéi daadunéi noojín.
in the winter time they used to take out one at a time (as needed).
Play annotation {ash-} Shígé tsú aadé ḵaa x̱'a.áx̱ji yéeyi tlél,
How it heard people, it didn't,
Play annotation tlél udatláx̱jin.
it never molded.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation Tlél udatláx̱jin.
It never molded.
Play annotation X̱aawé.
That's right.
Play annotation Aadé óosh gwál
I wonder how maybe
Play annotation gwál ch'a wé du daat yéi du.úx̱x'u át yéeyi.
maybe they used to put something in with it.
Play annotation Gwál yéi.
Maybe.
Play annotation Táakw kanax̱ x̱áa tlákw toox̱áa nooch.
We used to eat it all winter long.
Play annotation Xáanax' áwé
At night
Play annotation tayeedé gax̱too.aadí,
when we were going to bed,
Play annotation áwé oven tóode nduteech.
it would be put into the oven.
Play annotation Éitsk'.
Yum.
Play annotation Tea, cháayoo ḵu áwé s'íx' tlein áwé ch'áagu aa s'íx'.
Tea, tea that is, a big dish, an old big dish.
Play annotation Tea a kaa yéi ndu.éich ḵa
They used to put tea in it and
Play annotation seal grease
Play annotation crackers a tóodei {ktula-}
crackers, in there, {we}
Play annotation éitsk'.
yum.
Play annotation Aaá, wé cháayoo.
Yes, the tea.
Play annotation Ch'as á áwé
That's all
Play annotation ch'as á áwé haa x̱'éix̱ naduteejín áwé
it's all they used to feed us
Play annotation yaakw yíkt át wutooḵoox̱ú x̱á.
when we were in the boat.
Play annotation Wé ax̱ áat
My auntie
Play annotation Shkáx̱wul.aat yóo duwasáagu aa,
(Auntie Annie) the one called Shkáxhwul.aat,
Play annotation hú áwé ch'a tlákw haa x̱'éis áwé wéit'at yáx̱ yateeyi at haa x̱'éis.
she's the one that would always fix things like that for us.
Play annotation Oolsínjin táakwni yís.
She used to hide these things for us for wintertime.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ áwé daak yéi oosnéijin táakwt ḵuwuhaayí. Wéit'át wé
In the wintertime she would bring them out. That, the,
Play annotation wéit'át yéi kwdigeiyi át tlénx' wé,
those things that are big
Play annotation pomegranates yóo duwasáakw.
pomegranates they're called.
Play annotation Haa x̱'éis oolsínjin.
She used to hide it for us to eat.
Play annotation Yéi ákwé?
Is that it?
Play annotation T'ukaneiyi ḵu.aa haa náḵ. {taat-}
The baby left us.
Play annotation Taach uwajáḵ.
She went to sleep.
Play annotation Taach uwajáḵ. Wutusigáx'.
She fell asleep. We were noisy.
Play annotation Wutusixwaa.
[???]
Play annotation OK, yak'éi gé?
OK, is that good?
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