Play annotation Speakers are Kaaxwaan Éesh George Davis (left) , Kaachkoo.aakw Helen Sarabia (middle), and Naakil.aan Mark Hans Chester (right). Recorded June, 2009 at Egan Library, University of Alaska Southeast, 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 Naakil.aan Mark Hans Chester. English translation by Shakw Shaaní Margaret Dutson and Alice Taff. Proofread by X̱ʼaaki Sháawu Keri Edwards and Helen Sarabia. Brackets = {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = canʼt understand. {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]
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Play annotation Decaf áwé ax̱diná, ách áyú
That's why I drink decaf .
Play annotation Oh. Ax̱ téix̱' áwé ootsínch.
My heart comes alive [speeds up].
Play annotation Yéi daak yéi x̱at yawsiḵaa
The doctor said to me
Play annotation decaf áwé kG̱eedanáa.
you are going to drink decaf.
Play annotation Yéi á!
This is the way it is!
Play annotation Dawóotl áwé yaa ndashán.
It's difficult getting old.
Play annotation Ha.é!
Shucks!
Play annotation Yéi s x̱'ax̱a.áx̱jin nujéen,
I used to hear them say that,
Play annotation ax̱ léelk'w hás,
my grandparents,
Play annotation "Yaa indashán óosh dei chx̱ánk'."
"If only you are getting old, grandchild."
Play annotation Aaá.
Yeah.
Play annotation Yeedát áwé haa éet ḵuwaháa!
And now it's our turn now!
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Eesháan yaa ndashán!
It's tough getting old!
Play annotation Eesháan!
Poor thing!
Play annotation Goodéi sáyá kax̱wlitsaaḵ?
Where did I stuff it?
Play annotation Laaḵ'ásk gé eex̱á George?
George, do you eat black seaweed?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation I x̱'éit gé yak'éi?
Does it taste good to you?
Play annotation Éisk'! Linúkwts!
It's delicious! It's sweet to me!
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Kḵwax̱áa.
I'll eat some.
Play annotation A G̱áa yóo tooḵóox̱'gun. Boy!
We used to go after them. Boy!
Play annotation Laaḵ'ásk gé?
Is this black seaweed?
Play annotation Aaá. Aaá.
Yes. Yes.
Play annotation Ax̱ tláach áwé
My mother
Play annotation yéi awsinéi wé laaḵ'ásk
picked the black seaweed
Play annotation ḵa ḵ'áach', Yaakwdaatx'.
and ribbon seaweed too, in Yakutat.
Play annotation Uháan tsú.
Us too.
Play annotation K'idéin awax̱áa,
She ate it well
Play annotation wé du dachx̱ánk',
her little granddaughter,
Play annotation {tléil} tléil uwaxúk dei! [Tlél uxóokch yeisú]
and it wasn't dry yet!
Play annotation Ch'a yéi áwé du tuwáa sigóo aawax̱áa. [ax̱aayí]
She eats it anyway! That's just how much she likes to eat it!
Play annotation Ch'a tlákw atx̱á [ax̱áa] nooch wé laaḵ'ásk.
She always eats black seaweed.
Play annotation Tléil, wáa sá duwasáakw?
It's not, what is that called?
Play annotation X̱at tsú ax̱ dachx̱ánx'i yán ax̱ {ax̱ x̱ánt} x̱ánt has woo.aadí
Me too, when my grandchildren come by me
Play annotation fridgedei [analG̱éin] fridge é, ch'u tlei.
then they looked in the fridge.
Play annotation Has du tuwáa sigóowu át.
What they really like.
Play annotation Ch'a x̱at ax̱ aayí áwé ch'a G̱oot yéix'.
My food is in a separate place.
Play annotation Ax̱ tuwáa sigóo {s} has du tuwáa sigoowú wé Lingít at x̱aayí ax̱ dachx̱ánx'i yán.
I'm glad that my grandchildren like Tlingit foods.
Play annotation Tléik'.
No.
Play annotation Daa sáwé eex̱á, yaa yeedát?
What are you eating now?
Play annotation Sakwnéin áwé x̱ax̱á.
I'm eating bread.
Play annotation Éis'k'! Gax̱toosáa.
Delicious! We will name it??
Play annotation Dleit ḵáa sakwnéin.
White man's bread.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation X̱'éG̱aa yak'éi.
It's truly good.
Play annotation Linúkdzi sakwnéin.
Sweet bread.
Play annotation Linúkts!
Real sweet!
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Wuditláx̱ áwé Lingít atx̱aayí tléil eex̱áaḵ.
Don't eat the Tlingit food that is moldy.
Play annotation Kei ikG̱wanéekw!
You will get sick!
Play annotation Ha.é!
Darn!
Play annotation Ha.é!
Shucks!
Play annotation Wé chatlx̱'éeshi gé i x̱'éit yak'éi?
Do you like dried halibut?
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱!
Oh yes!
Play annotation Ch'a tlákw áwé wutoox̱áa nooch, at yátx'i [At yátx'i yáx̱ áwé toox̱áa nooch].
As children we always would eat it.
Play annotation {wé} Kei nx̱wawaadí [kei ax̱ nawádi] wé at x̱éeshi ax̱ tláach awa.óo.
And growing up my mother bought dry fish.
Play annotation Éis'k'!
Delicious!
Play annotation Yaakwdaatdáx̱.
From Yakutat.
Play annotation Back seat, Back seatx' [yéi x̱waa] yéi x̱waanóok.
I sat in the back seat.
Play annotation Ch'a ldakát át áwé x̱waax̱áa!
I ate different things!
Play annotation "Ha.éi! Ilí, ilí ,"yéi yawaḵáa ax̱ tláa.
Geez! "Stop, stop it," my mother said.
Play annotation "Haa x̱'éis aa yéi na.oo!"
"I'm buying it for us to eat!"
Play annotation Haa at x̱aayí áwé!
That's our food!
Play annotation Wáanáx̱ sáwé
Why are you
Play annotation ch'a ldakát át eex̱á wé at x̱'éeshi?
always eating everything, and the dry fish?
Play annotation Ch'a ax̱ tuwáa sigóo yéi yax̱waakáa.
I just like it, I said.
Play annotation Laaḵ'ásk tsú
Also black seaweed,
Play annotation ch'a ldakát haa Lingít at x̱aayí áwé
just all kinds of our Tlingit foods
Play annotation Yaakwdaatdáx̱.
were from Yakutat.
Play annotation Haa x̱oonx'í yán
Our relatives
Play annotation haa jeet has kawdiháa wé [haa jeet has aawawóo]
sent us
Play annotation at x̱aayí.
food.
Play annotation Yix̱á gé Lingít at x̱aayí?
Do you eat Tlingit foods?
Play annotation Yix̱á,
You eat,
Play annotation yix̱á gé Lingít at x̱aayí?
do you eat Tlingit foods?
Play annotation X̱'ax̱waanáḵ Lingít at x̱aayí.
I stopped eating Tlingit foods.
Play annotation Yeedát áwé recordx̱ haa doolyéx̱ tle ax̱ toowú kútx̱ x̱waaG̱éex'.
Now that we are being recorded I've lost my mind.
Play annotation Yáa atx̱á gé wé yéi x̱at ya.óo.
Maybe it's this food that makes me that way.
Play annotation Kḵwax̱áa x̱á.
I'll surely eat it.
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