Play annotation Ḵuduwatlágu yé,
The place where they told stories,
Play annotation Speaker is Ḵaakáak’w Cyril George with Ishmael Hope. Recorded July 8, 2010 at Cyril George's residence 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 Naakil.aan Mark Chester. Tlingit transcription by Jessica Isturis. English translation by Margaret Dutson and Alice Taff. Proofread by X̱ʼaaki Sháawu Keri Edwards and Kaachkoo.aakw Helen Sarabia. SYMBOLS: {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = canʼt understand.
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Play annotation haa shágoon,
our ancestral history,
Play annotation yeisú tatgé áyá
it was just yesterday
Play annotation x̱'at'aaḵdáx̱ at x̱alatín.
I was watching from the sidelines.
Play annotation Yadak'átsk'ux̱ x̱at sítee.
I was a little boy.
Play annotation Haa káak hás
Our maternal uncles
Play annotation yee daat G̱áa yóo has x̱'ali.átk.
they were talking about you guys.
Play annotation Wooch yáa awudané.
With respect.
Play annotation Wooch isx̱án.
With affection.
Play annotation Haa káaniyán.
Our brothers-in-law.
Play annotation Yeedát áwé x̱at
Right now I'm
Play annotation yan kawátx̱ x̱at sitee.
an elderly person.
Play annotation Át x̱at x̱'ayawji.áak.
My words are staggering.
Play annotation Yawji.áak.
Staggering.
Play annotation Litsé.
Wait a minute.
Play annotation Haa Éesh Dikée Aanḵáawu,
Our Father in heaven,
Play annotation gax̱lasaayí, i saayí.
let your name be praised.
Play annotation Haat G̱agoot haa tl'átgi kaadé.
Let him come on our land.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ i aayí yáx̱ ḵugaax̱toostee yá diyéex'.
Let us live according to you here on earth.
Play annotation Ch'a wéi dikée yáx̱.
Like in heaven.
Play annotation Haa jeet tí yáa yagiyee
Give us this day
Play annotation ḵustí sakwnéin.
our bread.
Play annotation Ch'a aadéi yéi na.oo haa lushk'eiyí
Forgive us our sins
Play annotation wáa sá uháanch ch'a aadéi yéi too.úx̱x'
as we forgive others
Play annotation G̱unaa ḵáa l ushk'eiyí.
other people's sins.
Play annotation Haa dakán shunagú
Lead it away from us
Play annotation daa sá haa koo.aaG̱ú.
whatever tempts us.
Play annotation Ḵa haax̱ saneix̱
And save us
Play annotation diyée aanḵáawu jeedáx̱.
from the devil.
Play annotation I l ulitóogu i saayí tóonáx̱ yéi nG̱atee.
Let be done in Your Pure Name.
Play annotation IseitoosG̱áax̱.
We're crying for your voice.
Play annotation Gáax̱.
Crying.
Play annotation Tlél haa een kawduneek shákdé.
They didn't tell us, maybe.
Play annotation Tléix'
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Play annotation Déix̱
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Play annotation Nás'k
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Play annotation Daax'oon
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Play annotation Keijín
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Play annotation Tleidooshú
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Play annotation Tléix' duwashóo.
6
Play annotation "Seven" Déix̱ duwashóo.
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Play annotation Nás'gadooshú.
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Play annotation Gooshúḵ.
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Play annotation Jinkaat
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Play annotation A jinkaat
10
Play annotation Jinkaat ḵa tléix', jinkaat ḵa déix̱
11, 12
Play annotation Tleiḵáa
20, one man
Play annotation Wáa sá iduwasáakw?
What are you called?
Play annotation Aadóo sáwé wa.é?
Who are you?
Play annotation When I was born I was given the name Ḵaalkáawu.
Play annotation Ḵáak'w ákwé?
Is it a boy?
Play annotation She said, "Aaá".
She said, "Yes".
Play annotation Ax̱ tuwáx' sigóo ax̱ saayí du yáx' yéi wuteeyí.
I want my name to be on him.
Play annotation Ch'a aan ḵáa waḵsheeyéex' kéi nax̱dahánch.
I still stand up in front of people.
Play annotation "Haa jináḵ yaa nalhásh," they used to say.
"It's drifting away from us," they used to say.
Play annotation Ch'a aan ḵáa waḵsheeyéex' kéi nax̱dahánch.
I still stand up in front of people.
Play annotation Ax̱ saayí.
My name.
Play annotation My mom's name was Heex'wé.
Play annotation His mom's name was Heex'wé.
Play annotation Ḵaa naawú weidí
The money for the dead
Play annotation áyá tléil a yeidí ax̱ jee.
I don't have it.
Play annotation Ḵaa naawú weidí we call it.
A death value.
Play annotation Dzéiwsh.
{James Crippen's name}
Play annotation Dzéiwsh.
James.
Play annotation Dzéiwsh.
James.
Play annotation You take "shaa"
You take "mountain"
Play annotation Like Shaadáax'
[name]
Play annotation Shaa
Mountain
Play annotation Shaa Kíndal
[name] just short of a mountain
Play annotation Kaatdaa
[name]
Play annotation His name is Kidlu.aa, I forget what he is
[name]
Play annotation At that time I told them, Kaatdaa
[name]
Play annotation Aag̱háa wooch yát wuduwa.ádi yé
The time they met each other
Play annotation Ḵaatdaa is the name of a place
[place name]
Play annotation Shátguda.éen
[name]
Play annotation Tléik'.
No.
Play annotation Ch'a ax̱ dachx̱ánx'iyán ḵaaḵasatéent áyá.
I want to see my grandchildren.
Play annotation Wáa sá iduwasáakw?
What is your name?
Play annotation Ḵaa Káakw
[name] An arch.
Play annotation Our little house named Ḵaa Káakw Hít.
Arch house.
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