Play annotation Speakers are See.aat Lena Farkas (left) and Naakil.aan Hans Mark Chester (right). Recorded July 20, 2010 at none in Yakutat, 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 Hans Mark Chester. English translation by Kaaxwaan Éesh George Davis, Ḵaakal.aat Florence Sheakley and Alice Taff. Proofread by Keri Edwards and Helen Sarabia. SYMBOLS: HS=Helen Sarabia. {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = can’t understand.
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Play annotation Gwál wé yées
Maybe the new
Play annotation yées saayí
new name
Play annotation Yées, wáa sá yakḵwaḵáa?
New, what am I trying to say?
Play annotation Dleit Ḵáa x̱'éináx̱.
In English.
Play annotation Ax̱ saayí gé?
My name?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Lena Farkas yóo áwé x̱at duwasáakw, dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱.
I am called Lena Farkas in English.
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ ḵu.aa áwé Achkwéi.
(In) Tlingit language I'm Achkwéi.
Play annotation Yaakwdaat-dáx̱.
From Yakutat.
Play annotation Ch'u ch'áagudáx̱ áyú wtusikóo haa yoo x̱'atángi x̱áa ch'a
We know our language from way back, see,
Play annotation tlél tlax̱ yáa ixkée aa
not so much the ones in the south
Play annotation hás yax̱ yóo x̱'atula.átgi ch'a a x̱oo aa áwé. ???
we don't talk like they do.
Play annotation Aaá yáa
Yes, this
Play annotation Lingít {-dáx̱} x̱'éináx̱ yáa ixkéedáx̱
Tlingit language from the south
Play annotation a yáx̱
like
Play annotation yóo x̱'atuli.átk a x̱oo aa
we speak some of them
Play annotation hás tlél a yáx̱ utí x̱á.
they aren't like it, see.
Play annotation Aaá. Gunalchéesh áwé {ax̱, ax̱ éen x̱'ayl-} ax̱ éen yóo x̱'ayli.átk.
I thank you for talking with me.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ch'a yéi googéink' áwé
Only Just a little bit
Play annotation ax̱ ée has awlitóow. Ch'a
they have taught me. Please
Play annotation aadé yéi x̱at na.oo, tlél ix̱'ax̱wa.aax̱í.
just excuse me if I do not understand you.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ch'u ch'áagudáx̱ áyá ch'a yóo
Many years ago
Play annotation Europeans haat has wuḵoox̱ú has du yaagú een áwé
Europeans when they came up here on their boat
Play annotation yáa Lingít
this Tlingit
Play annotation daa sá has awusteení áwé shux'áanáx̱
whatever they saw the first time
Play annotation ch'a hásch áwé a saayí has du jeedé yáa
it was them, a name they
Play annotation yáa has anatée x̱á
are giving them
Play annotation yóo gax̱toosáakw yáat'át "sáayda," yóo gax̱toosáakw.
we will call this cider, we will call it.
Play annotation Ḵa
And
Play annotation yá,
this,
Play annotation yéi x̱aan kaduník nooch
they always tell me
Play annotation Russian x̱'éináx̱
the Russian language
Play annotation cháayoo
tea
Play annotation ḵa shaax̱aláḵ
and sugar
Play annotation cháayoo is
tea is
Play annotation tea and shaax̱aláḵ is sugar
Play annotation wé shaax̱aláḵ ḵa shóogaa
that sugar and sugar
Play annotation ax̱ jeet yéi sané.
give it to me.
Play annotation Ixkéedáx̱ ḵu.aa yáat'aa, yáa
From down south however, this
Play annotation gúx'aa áyá. Cháashgaa ḵu.aa yáat gé?
this is a "cup". However, here it's "cup", right?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Há, tlél x̱wasakú ax̱,
I really don't know my
Play annotation ax̱ káani,
my in-law,
Play annotation Marie Austin, yáax' haat ḵutéeyin
Marie Austin, when she came here
Play annotation wé cháashgaa yóo toosáagu, ch'a ḵúnáx̱ at shooḵ, tléil oo.aax̱jéen x̱á!
what we call cup, she really laughed, she had never heard this.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Cháashgaa.
Cup.
Play annotation Yeah it's called cháashgaa in Yakutat.
Play annotation Wé cháashgaa ax̱ jeet tán.
Hand me that (empty) cup.
Play annotation A x̱oo aa tlél lingít ḵustí yaa dleit ḵáa saayí. [HS would say: A x̱oo aa hél Lingít saa a jee yeisú.]
Some things don't have Tlingit names yet.
Play annotation Tlél Lingít yóo x̱'atánk.
No Tlingit word.
Play annotation Yáa,
This,
Play annotation wáa sá?
what's this?
Play annotation Uh, x̱át tsú áwé
I'm also
Play annotation yáa shuwuxeexi táakw
the past years that went by
Play annotation ḵáa éet toodlitóow yaa
we're teaching this
Play annotation k'e yáa TV ḵa radio
like "TV" and "radio"
Play annotation ḵa refrigerator, a tóox' at dult'íx'x̱i át.
and "refrigerator" the thing you freeze items in.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Aaá, yóo áwé has du een kax̱anéek
And this is what I've been telling them
Play annotation Ch'a Lorrie-ch tsú, they,
And Lorrie too, they,
Play annotation Shóow a tóo yaa ??? yagaxíxji át. [HS would say: shóow a tóo kayei yaa yagaxíxji át.]
"what's-happening-in-the-show-thing"
Play annotation A tóonáx̱ yóo x̱'adudli.át
They talk through this
Play annotation Yaxées' a tóonáx̱ yóo x̱'adudli.átgi ḵóok.
Electric wires in a box that people are talking in.
Play annotation Aaá. Ḵa yáa káayaḵijeit tsú.
And this chair too.
Play annotation {a káa yax̱ sh dus á-} A káa yax̱ sh dustaa aa
The type that you lie on
Play annotation káayaḵijeit.
type of chair. [recliner]
Play annotation Tlein.
Big.
Play annotation Káayaḵijeet tlein.
A big chair.
Play annotation Bicycle gé iyasáa?
Bicycle, did you name it?
Play annotation A kát yaa sh kaduljúx.
The type that you pedal.
Play annotation Kát yaa sh kaduljúxji.
The thing that you pedal.
Play annotation Ixkéedáx̱ ḵu.aa aan ách,
And in the south however,
Play annotation Aanch kadul-
the thing that when you're riding you pedal
Play annotation -tséx̱i át?
Pedaling
Play annotation {Aan at sh...aan át}
Play annotation kadultseix̱i át
the thing that you pedal when you're riding on it.
Play annotation {aan át ...} a kát yaa {nshka...yaa} sh ka-
Play annotation -dulcháx̱ji át.
Play annotation Ḵa yaa,
And this,
Play annotation wáa sá duwasáakw wé
what do you name the
Play annotation mirror ḵu.aas?
mirror?
Play annotation A tóodei sh yadultínji át.
The thing that we look at to see ourselves
Play annotation Haw. Tóonáx̱ ḵaateen, ixkée aayí.
Oh, mirror is what we say in the south.
Play annotation Tóonáx̱ kaateen.
Mirror.
Play annotation A tóonáx̱ ḵaa dutéen.
The thing we see ourselves on.
Play annotation Ḵaa dutéen.
The thing that you see.
Play annotation Wáa sá s iyasáa yáat?
What do you call it here?
Play annotation Déi a kát x̱at seiwa.x'áḵw. Aaá, x̱át tsú.
I completely forgot. Yes, me too.
Play annotation X̱át tsú.
Me too, me too.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áwé yagéi haa,
It's really a lot,
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱
in Tlingit language
Play annotation Dleit ḵáa x̱'éidáx̱ áwé,
from English
Play annotation yées át áyá, haa ḵusteeyí.
things new to our culture.
Play annotation Yáa, ch'a, tle ch'a yáa yaa x̱at nawádi wé tsú yaa
When I was growing up
Play annotation yaa kei kanat'éich át ḵa yáa
the berries that grow and
Play annotation kayaaní kéi kanas.éini x̱á.
when the leaves and everything is sprouting.
Play annotation Há, ldakát yéide áwé haa ée dultóow.
They teach us everything.
Play annotation Ḵa tsú yá náakwx̱ sateeyí aa tsú x̱áa.
And all the things that grow that we use for medicine.
Play annotation {-óowun}
Play annotation
The
Play annotation ax̱ éek'
my brother
Play annotation Robert, Robert Henry.
Play annotation Yóo wáax kaax̱ áwé daak wudzigít x̱á. Tle té tlein káa yan wudzigít áwé du,
He fell off the {warf ???}, see. He fell on a big rock, his-,h
Play annotation yá du keey áwé
his knee
Play annotation tlei infected-x̱ wusitee.
got infected.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Áwé tle ḵéet' áa yéi woonei x̱á infection.
The whole area was covered with pus on the infection.
Play annotation Uh, áwé Japanese doctor yáax' yéi yatee x̱á.
We had a Japanese doctor here.
Play annotation Wé uh
This, a,
Play annotation cannery-x' áwé yéi jinéiyin aaG̱áa yís áwé haat ḵuwatín áwé doctor-x̱ ḵu.aa áwé sitee.
he used to work in the cannery at that time, he came here for that, but he was a doctor.
Play annotation Wé doctor-ch G̱astéen áwé tle yéi ash yawsiḵaa,
When the doctor saw it, he told him,
Play annotation "Tlél aadé
"I cannot
Play annotation ḵaaḵwasaneix̱i yé tlei yáax' áwé aax̱ kuḵalaxáash.
save it. I will have to amputate it here.
Play annotation Áwé ax̱ tláa tlél du tuwáa wushgú.
My mother didn't like it.
Play annotation Ax̱ éesh áwés yéi yawsiḵaa,"Nax̱ too.aadí."
My mother told my dad, "Let's just go now."
Play annotation Neilt has uwa.át.
They went back home.
Play annotation "Neildé nax̱too.aat."
"Let's go home."
Play annotation Náakw G̱áa gé has woo.aat?
Did they go for medicine?
Play annotation Náakw gé, náakw G̱áa ágé has woo.aat? Oh.
Medicine, right, did they go after the medicine? Yes.
Play annotation
This
Play annotation yaana.eit x̱aadí.
wild celery root.
Play annotation "Ax̱ jeeyís nagú wé, wé yaana.eit x̱aadí G̱aa."
"Help me and go after this wild celery root."
Play annotation Áwé aa woogoot neil yéi awsinei.
And he went for some and brought them home.
Play annotation Tlei yáa héen aax̱ G̱aadaa yéidáx̱ áwé x̱á.
Where the stream is draining from.
Play annotation k'éi nooch {yáx̱ yaa-} yax̱ yaa ḵunahéini.
It's good that time of year.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé yéi daadunéi nooch náakw sákw x̱áa.
This is when to do it for medicine.
Play annotation Áwé
And this
Play annotation k'idéin aawa.óos'.
he washed this thoroughly.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé tsá
And then
Play annotation awshi.útl x̱áa.
he boiled it. [the roots]
Play annotation Tle ch'a wéi
And this
Play annotation jiG̱wéinaa gé?
is it a towel?
Play annotation JiG̱wéinaa. {á-}
A towel.
Play annotation JiG̱wéinaa áwé.
It's a towel.
Play annotation Aawakaa a káax' aadéi ax̱, yáa du x̱'oos kaa yéi akG̱wa.oowu yé.
He measured the area where he'll put the medicine and measured the towel accordingly.
Play annotation Wé pulp yóo duwasáagu aa yáa,
The pulp of the root they call it that,
Play annotation yáa yaana.eit x̱aadí.
that wild celery root.
Play annotation {A káa-} a daax̱ kadus'éil' aa.
The part you peel off.
Play annotation Á áwé aax̱ aawas'él'.
He tore it off.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé wé,
And then
Play annotation jiG̱wéinaa yóo, yóo {a kát adus-} dleey a kát at dus.ee át áwé
towel, the thing that you use for cooking meat [pan].
Play annotation Daak aawatán.
He brought it out.
Play annotation Yáa jiG̱wéinaa wéis a káx'
On the towel
Play annotation a káx'.
on it.
Play annotation A káx̱ akaawayaa,
She laid it over it,
Play annotation
that
Play annotation dleey a káx̱ dus.ee, cookies tsú a kát dus.ee át.
they cook meat on it and also cookies.
Play annotation Wé stoox,
The stove,
Play annotation tóode wé s wusi.een.
she put it in there.
Play annotation Tle k'idéin,
When it was really,
Play annotation aatlein yóo wut'aayídáx̱ áwé a tóodáx̱ kéi wsi.ín.
after it got hot, she took it out.
Play annotation Ch'a yéi googéink' áwé s x̱á
Just a little bit
Play annotation {yé-} awsi.áat'.
she cooled it off.
Play annotation Yaa nas.át'.
It's cooling off.
Play annotation Ch'a k'idéin
When it's good
Play annotation wé áyáx̱ wus.áat'i áwé,
and cool enough.
Play annotation yáa
that
Play annotation vaseline gíwé x̱áa ch'a ldakát yáadu
vaseline all over here
Play annotation du x̱'oos
on his leg
Play annotation ḵa yáa du keey, ldakát daa yéi
and all over the knee
Play annotation a daa yéi akaawaháa.
all over the knee.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ litseen wé yaana.eit x̱aadí.
It's really strong the roots from the wild celery.
Play annotation Infections yís ḵwás ḵúnáx̱ yak'éi.
It's really good for infections.
Play annotation {yéi-} tle yéi a daayí akawuhaayídáx̱ áwé,
After she rubbed it all over,
Play annotation tle tsú ch'a G̱hóot aa,
also a different one,
Play annotation uwaxúgu aa yaG̱wéinaa áwé tsu
a dry towel again
Play annotation a káx̱ akaawayéḵ.
she put it over it.
Play annotation Aatx̱ áwé yáa yáax̱ wulit'aayi, aa k'idéin wut'aayí wé yáa
And after that the heated one, when it's real warm,
Play annotation yáa yaana.eit x̱aadí tsu
the wild celery roots again
Play annotation a káx', a káx' yéi {aawu???} aG̱áa áwé
they put some on there and then
Play annotation akaawadóox'.
she bandaged it.
Play annotation Wáaneeks??? yáa
??? this
Play annotation a ká shákdéwé akawlis'óox' x̱áa
maybe she stuck it on it,
Play annotation hél x̱wasakú.
I don't know.
Play annotation AaG̱áa
And then
Play annotation Ch'a tliyaa tléix' xáanaa yáx̱ wé 24 hours áwé káx̱ yéi aya.óo.
She left it on there for one night, 24 hours.
Play annotation Tle tsu wé
Then again that
Play annotation jiG̱wéinaa {uwasxóo...uh....uwas...}
towel
Play annotation uwult'aayí a kaax̱ yéi nasneich tle uwult'aayí áwé tsu a káx̱ akaG̱ayéḵch.
when it was warm, she'd take it off then when it's warm she'd put it on again.
Play annotation Dax̱dahéen yóo awusneiyídáx̱ áwé,
After she did it two times,
Play annotation aawaxáash yáa du keey.
she cut his knee.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé
And then
Play annotation ch'a yóo áwé aax̱ alG̱héikw wé, wé, aaá,
she's wiping it off his knee, the, the, yes,
Play annotation ḵéet'. ḵéet'? Yeah.
Pus, pus? Yeah.
Play annotation Á áwé ch'a yáa du x̱'oos tsú.
And also his leg.
Play annotation Yee.át ká wé yaa shákdé yan oostáaych aaG̱áa áwé aax̱
He would probably lie on the bed and then off of it
Play annotation Á áwé
And
Play annotation wé ḵaáas' áwé ax̱ éesh du jeeyís yéi wsinei.
my dad made a stick for her.
Play annotation Á áwé
And then
Play annotation wé "Fels Naphtha" toosáakw
we call it "Fels Naphtha"
Play annotation Fels Naphtha soap, ch'áakw
Fels Naphtha soap long, ago
Play annotation ch'a yéi x̱at goosagéink'i
when I was little
Play annotation yéi du.úx̱x'un.
they used to use it.
Play annotation Tlél x̱wasakoowú,
I don't know it,
Play annotation wé yaana.eit x̱aadí áwé náakw.
that it is medicine, the wild celery roots.
Play annotation Aáa, náakw. Ch'as atx̱á áwé x̱wasikóo.
I only know that it's food.
Play annotation Gunalchéesh áwé ax̱ een sh kaylineegí.
Thank you for telling me.
Play annotation Yaa kanajúx gé?
Is it going?
Play annotation Wáa sá at woonei, i éek'?
What happened to your brother?
Play annotation Wé,
The
Play annotation du chóoni?
his wound?
Play annotation Yisikóo gé?
Do you know?
Play annotation Wooneix̱ x̱á k'idéin.
It healed real well.
Play annotation Aaá. Yóo té káa áwé wdzigeet, yóo wáax kaax̱dáx̱.
Yes. He fell on the rocks from the walk.
Play annotation S'atáḵ.
Situk.
Play annotation I tláa ḵu.aa,
Your mother though,
Play annotation du saayí?
her name?
Play annotation Du,
Her,
Play annotation Ax̱ tláa du saayí wé
My mother, her name
Play annotation NeechdéildaG̱héi yóo duwasáakw.
is NeechdéildaG̱éi.
Play annotation Ḵa
And
Play annotation NeechdéildaG̱héi, and Ḵéilk'i Tláa
(another name)
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation yóo áwé duwasáakw.
that is what they call her.
Play annotation Ax̱ éesh ḵu.aa áwé Ḵachgé.
My father though is Ḵachgé.
Play annotation Teiḵweidí.
[clan]
Play annotation Dís Hítdáx̱.
From the Moon house.
Play annotation Ax̱ tláa ḵu.aa áwé s
My mother though
Play annotation No, Gaaw Hítdáx̱ áwé ax̱ éesh.
No, my father was from Drum House.
Play annotation Ax̱ tláa ḵu.aa áwé s Dís Hítdáx̱. Uháan Dís Hít.
My mother is from the Moon House. We are the Moon House.
Play annotation Aaá, yóo Aantleinnáx̱ áwé ḵoowdzitee, ax̱, ax̱ éesh.
My, my father was born in Aantlein.
Play annotation Ax̱ tláa ḵwá S'itáḵ ḵoowdzitee.
My mother though was born in Situk
Play annotation Ch'as áwé k'idéin x̱wasikóo wé náakwx̱ sateeyí, ḵa wé devil's club.
That's the only thing I know that is medicine, and also the devils club.
Play annotation Wáa sáyá duwasáakw, de kát x̱at seix'áaḵw.
I forget it, what the name of it is.
Play annotation S'áxt'.
Devil's Club.
Play annotation S'áxt'.
Devil's Club.
Play annotation Á tsú.
It also.
Play annotation Gwál aas k'óox̱'u tsú gé?
Maybe tree pitch also?
Play annotation Huh? Aas k'óox̱'u tsú ágé?
Tree pitch also?
Play annotation Oh yeah. Daa sá yéi adaanéi
What is s/he working on [maybe meant, "how do you prepare?"]
Play annotation wéit'át?
that?
Play annotation I don't, Tlél ch'a {x̱-} Hél x̱aan koowduneek á ḵu.aa.
They didn't tell me that one.
Play annotation X̱wasikóo ḵwá yéi du.úx̱x'u x̱á.
But I know that they use it.
Play annotation Tsú ch'a yéi há wáananees ch'a yáa
Also sometimes this
Play annotation uh, ḵaa jín wuduḵ'éik'u, or
when you cut your hand
Play annotation Stitches yáx̱ yatee.
It's like stitches.
Play annotation Huh? Stitches yáx̱ yatee.
It's like stitches.
Play annotation Támmmm..
[when you can't remember]
Play annotation Aaá means yes too. Aaá.
Aaá means yes too. Yes.
Play annotation Wé, dleit ḵáa {x̱'éi-} x̱'éidáx̱ áwé haa yoo x̱'atángi a x̱oo aa káaxwei.
Some of the words we have from white man's language is 'coffee'.
Play annotation Káaxwei, ḵa, wáa sá
Coffee and how
Play annotation dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱
English
Play annotation has du x̱'éidáx̱ áwé,
it's from them,
Play annotation "káaxwei."
"coffee".
Play annotation Oh, aaá. Aaá.
Yes. Yes.
Play annotation Yeah, káaxwee.
Coffee.
Play annotation Ḵach'u
And also
Play annotation wáa sá duwasáakw, Chinook?
What do they call it, Chinook?
Play annotation Chinook x̱'éidáx̱ áwé
From the Chinook
Play annotation sítgaawsaan.
12:00
Play annotation Oh, ḵa, yagéi áwé,
Oh, and, there are many,
Play annotation wé has du x̱'éidáx̱.
from their language.
Play annotation Yéi x̱áa wé.
That's right.
Play annotation Wáa sá duwasáakw 'moved,'
How do you say, 'moved,'
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱? Has wudlitsóow.
in Tlingit? They moved.
Play annotation Has wudlitsóow aadé.
They moved there.
Play annotation Á áwé yóo Akiak-déi.
And to Akiak.
Play annotation Á áwé tle ch'a hóoch áwé awshigóok wé Eskimo x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'atánk.
Only she learned to speak the Eskimo language.
Play annotation Hél du tuwáa ushgú du yat'éik yóo x̱'adutángi yóo áhé haa een sh kalneek.
She didn't want people talking behind her back, that's what she told us.
Play annotation Potlatch name is Yaaxoodakéit, my great.
Her potlatch name is Yaaxoodakéit, my great.
Play annotation Has du tuwáa gé sigóo al'eix̱?
Did they like to dance?
Play annotation "Sanadóo, sanadóo"
[name of a song]
Play annotation Kei dahánch gé?
Does he stand up?
Play annotation Wáa sá woowáatk'?
How old is he?
Play annotation Likóodzi x̱áawé, wé ax̱ kéilk' tsú.
My niece is really amazing too.
Play annotation Dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱ du een yóo x̱'ax̱la.átk nooch.
I always speak English with her.
Play annotation Ch'a yéi googéink' Lingít x̱'éináx̱.
And then a little bit of Tlingit.
Play annotation Awuskóo ḵu.aa aadé yéi yax̱waḵaayí yé, Lingít x̱'éináx̱. [HS would say: ooskóowch...]
She knows, though, what I say in Tlingit.
Play annotation Ax̱, ax̱ x̱'éit,
My, to me,
Play annotation ax̱ x̱'éit aawa.aax̱í ch'a aadé woogoot a dáa yéi dunéi nooch. [HS would say: Ax̱ x̱'éix̱ sa.aax̱ wáa sá yax̱wsaḵaayí tle yéi anasneich.]
She listens to what I say and then she does it.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ áwé!
That's right!
Play annotation Túm yéi awunéi a x̱oo aa. [HS would say: A x̱oo tlél awuskú.]
She doesn't understand some of it.
Play annotation AaG̱háa áwé
And then
Play annotation I show her, wáa sá duwasáakw, "I show her"?
...how do you say... ?
Play annotation Áa shukeejeis'.
You show her.
Play annotation Ásh ashukeejeis'?
You show her.
Play annotation Áa shukx̱ajeis'.
I show her.
Play annotation Áa shukx̱ajeis'.
I show her.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ yák'éi, ch'as
Very good, just
Play annotation keijín
5
Play annotation keijín yáx̱ du kataagúx̱ sitee. [HS would say: du katáagux̱ sitee.]
she is 5 years old.
Play annotation Likoodzí x̱áawé.
It's amazing.
Play annotation Yéi áwé kei neewáat' shákdé?
Maybe that's how you grew up.
Play annotation Tlél gé kootláa?
Was it not that wide?
Play annotation Áwé
And then
Play annotation has du x̱'anaadáx̱ áwé yei too.aatch x̱á.
we would get out of their way.
Play annotation Tlél linúkdzi át gé yeey.oo?
You didn't buy any sweets?
Play annotation Wé ax̱ shátx̱, Daasdiyaa, ḵa
My older sister, Daasdiyaa, and
Play annotation ax̱ éek',
my brother,
Play annotation YaG̱oowá,
[name]
Play annotation about 3 years gíwé haa shukwát ḵoowdzitee,
he was about 3 years older than we are,
Play annotation ax̱ éek'.
my brother.
Play annotation Á áwé hú tsú asG̱heiwú.
And he also fished (seined).
Play annotation Yeah! Aan kát áwé nx̱agútch x̱át ḵu.aa ax̱ tláa.
I would walk around in town and my mother.
Play annotation Ḵeix̱'éix' áwé ch'a yóok {shu-}
At dawn
Play annotation shax̱wdanookch wé stoox tóot oox̱a.aakch.
I would get up and build a fire in the stove.
Play annotation Héen,
Water,
Play annotation coffee yís áwé héen gán káa yan ux̱sa.eench.
I'd put the water on the fire for coffee.
Play annotation Bacon
Play annotation eegs, ḵa
eggs, and
Play annotation grapefruit du tuwáa sigóo ax̱ tláa.
grapefruit she liked, my mother.
Play annotation Wé cannery-x' áwé yéi jinéi nooch x̱á x̱áat has,
She worked in the cannery, fish they,
Play annotation has axásh nooch.
they cut.
Play annotation Cannery-dé gé?
To the cannery?
Play annotation AaG̱háa áwé
And then
Play annotation uh, has wu.aadídáx̱ áwé tsu
after they walked, again
Play annotation gán
the wood
Play annotation áa yéi nx̱a.eijí stoox x̱án.
fix it by the stove. [stack wood there]
Play annotation Ḵa héen tsú x̱ayáa.
I'd also pack water.
Play annotation Aax̱ áwé
After that
Play annotation wé héen
the water
Play annotation a káa yan x̱wasa.eench wé s'íx' tsú kanx̱a.ús'ch.
I keep the water on the stove and wash the dishes.
Play annotation Áwé nax̱ashxíxch yá tléiḵw een x̱á.
And then I would run and pick berries.
Play annotation Wé fish akawuls'óogu áwé
When she fried the fish
Play annotation kóox een toox̱áaych.
we'd eat it with rice.
Play annotation AaG̱háa áwé
And then
Play annotation tléiḵw.
berries.
Play annotation Likoodzí x̱á!
That's amazing!
Play annotation Aatlein x̱áat yóo daayaḵá yéi s jinéi nooch.
They say they used to work on a lot of fish.
Play annotation Áwé, wáanG̱haneins tle taat sitgawsáanide yéi has jinéi nooch.
Sometimes they'd work til midnight.
Play annotation Wáa sá duwasáakw
How do they call
Play annotation massage? Uh wé {aan ká- aan ká-}
Play annotation Aan ká kduchóox náakw.
Kneading-on-medicine.
Play annotation Áwé
And then
Play annotation {yáa at-} ḵúnáx̱ ulsáḵch x̱á yáa du jín ḵa yáa du x̱'oos wé
her hands and feet would be ex̱austed
Play annotation all day yan uháanch x̱á.
all day from standing up
Play annotation Tle all week áwé has, has
All week they, they
Play annotation x̱áat clean-x̱ has alyéx̱ nooch.
they would clean the fish
Play annotation Iyakḵwajee.
I'll discipline you.
Play annotation Tlél, tlél ch'a aadóo sá yáx̱ du
Don't
Play annotation du yáx̱ dushxeex, ḵa tlél aadóo sá
run up to anyone, and don't
Play annotation x'aan tóonáx̱
with anger
Play annotation yadugwálx̱.
hit anyone. [HS thinks she means: Don't run up to anyone and hit them with angry words.]
Play annotation Yadujee.
Discipline
Play annotation Yadujee.
Discipline.
Play annotation Há, yóo G̱ayéis' hít x̱áa .áa áx' yadujee.
He's sitting in jail, they're disciplining him there.
Play annotation Goonáx̱ sá?
From where?
Play annotation A saayí gé ḵudzitee, yáa
Is there a name for
Play annotation athxá jikshagóon?
eating utensils?
Play annotation Athxá jikshagóon gé?
Eating utensils?
Play annotation Gwál yáa
Maybe that
Play annotation wáa sá duwasáakw,
What is the name,
Play annotation Aan shakdulwús'.
The things you stir with.
Play annotation Yéi x̱áawé!
That's right!
Play annotation Náakw aan shukch,
The thing medicine,
Play annotation Atx̱á,
Food,
Play annotation aan shakdulwús' {ax̱éi???}
the thing you stir with.
Play annotation Aaá, aaG̱áa áwé,
Yes, and then,
Play annotation ḵa
and
Play annotation
this
Play annotation yá hotcakes aan yóo áa yax̱ dután,
the thing you turn hotcakes over with,
Play annotation Yóo áa yax̱ du,
Turn over,
Play annotation Yóo áa yax̱ yateeyi át.
The flip-over-thing.
Play annotation Aaá, yóo áa yax̱ dutee át.
Yes, the flip-over-thing.
Play annotation Dutee át, aaá.
Turn it over, yes.
Play annotation Háw!
Oh.
Play annotation Wáa sá s iya-, wáa sá iya-,
How did you,
Play annotation Wáa sá yiyaḵáa dziyáak, wé
What did you say a while ago, the
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'ali.átk
speaking Tlingit
Play annotation i shantú áwé,
your mind,
Play annotation Wáa sá duwasáakw, tired?
How do you say 'tired'?
Play annotation Ch'as,
Only,
Play annotation tlél ultseen aadé yéi, [tlél ulcheen aadé yei,]
it's not strong, the way,
Play annotation Wáa sá yakḵwaḵáa?
What am I going to say?
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo {x̱'akg-} x̱'akG̱eela.aa [HS would say: ...yóo x̱'akG̱eetáan]
You're going to speak Tlingit.
Play annotation Lingít tundatáani. Yaa ndaxwétl
Tlingit worldview. It's getting tired
Play annotation yáa ax̱ shantú.
my mind.
Play annotation Yá Lingít yóo x̱'atánk,
This Tlingit speaking,
Play annotation tlél ax̱ éex̱ wudaa yeedát tlákw yóo x̱'ax̱atángi Lingít x̱'éináx̱.
I'm not used to talking in Tlingit all the time.
Play annotation Gwál, dziyáagin
Maybe later.
Play annotation Tléil du daat áwé yáa yeedát.
It's not about him/her now. [???]
Play annotation Ch'as,
Just,
Play annotation yeah, yaa ndaxwétl áyá yá ax̱ shantú x̱á.
my mind is getting tired.
Play annotation Á áwé, ách áwé, tlél
This is one reason why
Play annotation tlél tlax̱
not too
Play annotation ch'a yóok'
quickly
Play annotation ax̱ tóox' yéi naneich, wáa sá yoo kḵwaḵaayí x̱á.
I can't think what I'm going to say.
Play annotation Wé hél ax̱ shaantóox' yéi,uh,
It's not really in my mind, uh,
Play annotation áx̱ kawdiyaa áyá daa sá
not in my mind, whatever
Play annotation wáa sá yoo kḵwaḵaayí.
whatever I'm going to say.
Play annotation Ch'u shóogu áwé ax̱ een wé, [HS would say: x̱át tsú yéi x̱at yatee]
It's the same, when, [HS: It's the same for me.]
Play annotation isax̱wa.aax̱í
when I hear you
Play annotation ch'a a daa yóo tux̱aatánk, daa sáwé dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱.
I think about it in English.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Támmmm!
Um!
Play annotation Yaa ndawétl,
Getting tired,
Play annotation gé yéi yiyaḵaa? Aaá, yaa ndawétl.
is that what you said? Yes, getting tired.
Play annotation X̱'ax̱wdixwétl.
My mouth is tired.
Play annotation X̱'aydixwétl gé?
Is your mouth tired?
Play annotation Aaá, x̱at wudixwétl.
Yes, I'm tired.
Play annotation Yea, yáat'aa x̱áa
And this,
Play annotation aan ḵáa kaduchóox náakw.
medicine they massage people with.
Play annotation Oh! Gwá áyá?
Yes.
Play annotation Aan ḵáa kadu,
Massage,
Play annotation Yáat'aa ḵu.aa áyá s
And this
Play annotation kadunóot'x'i náakw áyá.
Medicine that is swallowed.
Play annotation Kadunóot'.
Swallow.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ḵa yáat'aa tsú.
And this one too.
Play annotation Ḵáa sháan néegu áyá,
Headache,
Play annotation náagu, ḵáa sháan náagu áwé.
medicine, headache medicine.
Play annotation K'é tsu at G̱atudanaak kwshé?
Shall we drink again?
Play annotation Ch'a nanóot'!
Swallow it.
Play annotation KindatóoG̱un nanóot'!
Drink it upside down.
Play annotation Yáa Russians, ḵa yóo Europeans-x̱ haat has wuḵoox̱údáx̱ áyá,
After the Russians and Europeans came here,
Play annotation x̱á ldakát át a saayí yéi ḵunastéen x̱á, ch'a
they're giving new things names
Play annotation ḵa yáa miners wé gold wudut'eiyí yú naakéex x̱á.
and when the miners found gold up north.
Play annotation Á áwé
So
Play annotation hásch áwé yáa Lingít ée has awlitóow wé náaw.
they taught the Indians how to drink alcohol.
Play annotation Géewaa yéi daané x̱á.
Making alcohol.
Play annotation L uwayáat'i wé tle ch'a yáa
It didn't take long before
Play annotation tle ch'a yáa Lingít tsú wé {gée-} géewaa yéi has adaané.
the Tlingits were making alcohol too.
Play annotation Ch'a a daa yóo tux̱aatángi nooch.
I think about it all the time
Play annotation Ch'u shukát ḵáa tlél tsú aadóo sá at wudunaa x̱áa.
Nobody used to drink before.
Play annotation Dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱ kagax̱duldáal'
They will type it in English
Play annotation dziyáagin áwé.
later.
Play annotation Yá, yáa at shí áwé,
That song,
Play annotation at shí {ka-} kei kawduwashée
they sang a song
Play annotation yaa náaw daat.
about alcohol.
Play annotation Yisikóo gé yáa at shí?
Do you know that song?
Play annotation Ḵaawus.aa {x̱'ash-} x̱'ayaḵá,
[name of Dry Bay George] says,
Play annotation "Ch'a ldakát,"
It's everything
Play annotation Yisikóo gé yú at shí?
Do you know that song?
Play annotation Tlél k'idéin áwé x̱washagóok ách áwé ix̱'anḵawóos'i!
I don't know it well, that's why I wanted to ask you!
Play annotation "Yaw a ei yaw a ei a ei ee yaw a hei"
[vocables]
Play annotation Támmmmm!
Um.
Play annotation "A kát shuwaxeexí náaw [yak'éi???] yatee"
"When the alcohol is gone, it's [good???]"
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