Play annotation Speakers are Kaséix̱ Selina Everson, Seidayaa Mary Anderson, Ḵeixwnéi Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Naakil.aan Mark Hans Chester. Recorded August 11, 2010 at Surprise Lake, Atlin, YT. 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 Keetyaanaayi Paul Marks II. English translation by Ḵaakal.aat Florence Sheakley and Alice Taff. Proofread by Ḵeixwnéi Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Keetyaanaayi Paul Marks II. SYMBOLS: {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = Can’t understand.
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Play annotation góo nooch tlél ḵushkʼéiyi
when skies are grey [part of "You Are My Sunshine"].
Play annotation Xwéi!
Whew!
Play annotation Wéidu á ax̱,
There is my,
Play annotation {akayá,} Aa akawas'ée áwe.
That's the bush.
Play annotation Yaat'aa akyé?
This is it? ["Aa akya" for 'is this the one']
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Hás ḵu.aa crow berries yéi s yawásḵaa.
Thay said it's crowberries.
Play annotation X̱'aan yáx̱ yatee a ḵu.aa.
These are red though.
Play annotation Yéi x̱aa wé wuháanch wutusikoo.
That's how we know it.
Play annotation Shatk'ásku x̱at siteeyí,
When I was a little girl,
Play annotation hás du een yoo x̱aa átgin ax̱ tlaa ḵa ax̱ tláakw has.
I used to go with my mother and my little mothers. [Aunties on the mother's side.]
Play annotation Ḵuk'éet' kei s shuwustáani.
I'm going to go when they lift it.
Play annotation Tléiḵw aa taayéex' tle wé
There are berries underneath it.
Play annotation Ax̱ tlaa yei x̱'ayaḵan tle, "Bank."
My mother used to say, "Bank."
Play annotation Daanaa teen yanáx̱ áyá ḵ'ásigoo.
It's more fun than picking money.
Play annotation Tléiḵw haa yátx'i x̱'éis,
Berries for our children's hunger
Play annotation haa dátchx̱anx'i yan has du x̱'éis.
and for our grandchildren's hunger.
Play annotation Has ax̱ sakóot,
So they can know it,
Play annotation aadéi ḵut ḵustéey yé ch'aakw.
how we used to live long ago.
Play annotation ch'ás haa atx̱áyi daat woogoot.
Gathering our food.
Play annotation Sháa aayix̱ has du,
The women
Play annotation ḵá babies daat yáwustaaḵ.
taking care of the babies.
Play annotation Yéi áwe has wududziwat hás tsu yeedát ḵwa ḵ'e tin.
that's how they were raised also, but now ???
Play annotation Ḵut x̱waaG̱'eex' x̱aach.
I lost it.
Play annotation Aadéi has teeyi yé.
It's how they used to be.
Play annotation A áyá kux̱ yanax̱ toodlaaḵ daat haa tuwáa sigoo ḵunáx̱.
We really want this to come back.
Play annotation Yéi áwe. S'e.
That's it.
Play annotation Aaá, ch'a yéi gugéink'.
Yes, just a little.
Play annotation Haw! Has káx̱wlixákw has du jín tin gé yá. [meant to say: xákwlʼi]
Did they whip this with their hands?
Play annotation Tlél x̱wa sáteen.
I didn't see it.
Play annotation Ḵaa jin teen áwe kadulxákwl'in.
They used to whip it with their hands.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Wuhaanch ḵwaa ch'a egg beater tin.
Us though, we use eggbeater.
Play annotation Tlél,
Not, not,
Play annotation Tlél jin haa sh gook. [Should be Tlél haa jin tin tu sha gook. Per Florence]
They don't know how by hand.
Play annotation Tlél k'idein wutushigóok?
We don't know it well? [Asking for correct phrase.]
Play annotation (Tlél k'idein) tushagóo. Tushagóo.
We (donʼt) know it (well).
Play annotation Seigánx' haa een woogoot wéi xákwli.
The bear is among the soapberries.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Wéi ax̱aayí x̱ʼéixʼ áwé chʼayookʼ ḵuník nuch.
When he's eating it with his hand, this is how he does.
Play annotation Has du x̱'éi yak'éi.
She really likes it.
Play annotation Ach áwé ax̱ tláa ḵá ax̱ tláakʼw hás,
That's why my mother and my little mothers,
Play annotation Ax̱ léelkw ḵwá ḵut x̱waagéex' ch'a yéi x̱át gusagéink'i.
I lost my grandparent when I was little.
Play annotation Tléiḵw G̱aa hás guG̱wa.aadí tle yoos x̱'ala.átgi nuch all of them.
If they're really going to go, they talk to all of them.
Play annotation Ldakát hás.
All of them.
Play annotation "Haa x̱'ánadax̱ kux̱ kaydanaaḵ.
"Please stand back from our path. [addressing the bears]
Play annotation Haa léelkw hás,
Our grandparents,
Play annotation haa yátx'i x̱'éi s ḵutook'éet'.
we're picking for our children.
Play annotation Haa yátx'i atxayi a yís áyá at wutuwa.aat.
We're here for our children's food.
Play annotation I tuladleikw tsa.
We might scare you.
Play annotation Ch'á aadéi yéi haa na.oo.
Forgive us.
Play annotation Tlél {tlax̱ tleik'} tsu tleix'
Not once
Play annotation xóots wutusáteen.
did we see any bears.
Play annotation Ch'a shátk'atskux̱ x̱át sateeyí dax̱ áwé,
From the time I was a little girl,
Play annotation ax̱ áat has, hás x̱'ax̱.áx̱ jin.
I used to hear my aunts.
Play annotation Yeedát ḵwa ḵut wutuwaaG̱éex'.
Now we've lost it.
Play annotation Atgutuádi yee een yoo x̱'ala.átk.
Nobody talks to them. [bears]
Play annotation Ḵwáach akax̱ yéidei a G̱anooch atleináx̱ x̱at at nax̱k x̱waḵúx̱ch.
I do that all the time and I'm always in the woods by myself.
Play annotation Blueberries áwé x̱at áyá too.atx̱ gook nagútch. ???
For blueberries I used to walk there.
Play annotation Ch'a tlaakw, ldakát át,
All the time, everything,
Play annotation ldakát át aa yaḵwgwahéigu ḵuwdzitée.
Everything has a spirit.
Play annotation Ach áwé hél adaax̱,
That is why donʼt,
Play annotation hél,
not,
Play annotation a geidéi tundatáanch. ???
that's why you don't think wrong about it.
Play annotation K'idéin i toowú.
Good thoughts.
Play annotation K'idéin, k'idéin ḵaa toowú teeyi yak'éi yei.
It's good if your thoughts are good (clean).
Play annotation K'idéin i toow táani yantootán.
Set your mind straight.
Play annotation Ax̱oo aa tsú yéi x̱'ayaḵáa nuch.
Some of them used to say,
Play annotation "Yéi ḵwasanéi ḵa yóo kḵwaatee."
"I will do and it will be like that."
Play annotation Ax̱ tlaa du ka yándei ganée wé ax̱ eék tsú.
When my mother was getting ready, my brothers,
Play annotation daax'óonee nax̱ áwé has yatee,
there were 4 of them,
Play annotation "Dzískw áyú ax̱ jee déi gax̱tusanéi," yoo has G̱aax̱ á.
"We're going to get you moose," they were saying to her.
Play annotation Tle ch'á yeisú
And then soon
Play annotation Deix̱ Sunday uyéix̱i giwé ch'a G̱aa yaa eek' átwoogoodi yé.
2 weeks left.
Play annotation Tlél tsu dasá yoo has usteek.
They didn't see any.
Play annotation Tsu has awústeenee naali yeidéi áwé has.
When they did see them, they were far away.
Play annotation Awé ax̱ yeetk' ge yanyánee awé
When that happened to my son.
Play annotation John Ward yei x̱'ayaḵa dzískw aa ḵukwajáaḵ.
John Ward used to say, "I'm going to kill a moose."
Play annotation I jee, I jee dei kḵwatee. ???
I'm going to give it to you.
Play annotation LiG̱aas! LiG̱aas!
Taboo. Taboo.
Play annotation Tlél.
Not,
Play annotation Shúḵdein daa yoodaaḵá a has awlíG̱aas.
You don't say that and it's taboo.
Play annotation LiG̱aas yoo yax̱x̱waḵaa.
It is taboo to talk about.
Play annotation Du tléiḵw adaat yawsitáḵ ḵunáx̱.
They're really minding the berries.
Play annotation Juneaux' giwé xwaa.in ???
???
Play annotation Haadei yanagút.
It's coming.
Play annotation Sea asparagus awé yéi wooch kaa dei yéi adaatooné.
Sea asparagus we gather a little bit at a time and keep adding to it.
Play annotation I know it isn't (in) Sitka.
Play annotation S'éek jit hás ashán wei
seal flippers ???
Play annotation Yá yats'eeneit.
the bear ???
Play annotation Aan yoo.átgi a.
???
Play annotation T'aa yindei shusatán táayidei yinaadéi.
???
Play annotation Ḵunáx̱ aḵ'asaheenin haa x̱'aa.áx̱ji wéi xóots.
They used to really believe ??? the bears.
Play annotation Haa leelk'w hás.
Our grandparents.
Play annotation Ayáx̱ x̱'adulyoo ḵunáx̱ ax̱ léelkw. ???
???
Play annotation Teiḵweidí dachx̱án áyá x̱át.
I'm grandchild of Teiḵweidí.
Play annotation LiG̱aas ch'a daasá kawooshooḵ
When you make fun
Play annotation hél ushk'é.
it's not good.
Play annotation Aan haa k'e haa wudziwát.
This is what we were raised with.
Play annotation Aa x̱at dziyáx' a x̱'aḵaa áwé.???
I also say ???
Play annotation {Góok???} a nás'k yee een yei kḵwaasáneek.???
I will tell 3 different stories.
Play annotation AaG̱áa has aya.áx̱ ???
From this they will hear ???
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Tlél aadé.
Play annotation Kḵukaani ḵoo.eex' ???
???
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Ax̱ káalk'w.
My nephew
Play annotation Yak'éi ḵúnáx̱ yáax' yéi x̱at teeyí.
Whenever I used to stay here.
Play annotation Tle shux'wáanáx̱ áyá yáax'
This is the first
Play annotation háat ḵux̱waatín.
I came here
Play annotation Ḵa yáa a x̱oot ḵuwtuwátini ḵu.oo.
The people that we came among
Play annotation haa yáx̱ Lingít áyá.
they're Tlingit just like us.
Play annotation Haa yáx̱ Lingít, haa Lingít at yátx'i tsú
Tlingit like us, Tlingit children also
Play annotation hás du jeewú.
they have
Play annotation Áyá tláx̱ wáa sá has tuli.aan.
They're very friendly.
Play annotation Ḵa hás tuli.aan, ḵa hás [tu-},
They're friendly and they're,
Play annotation ldakát át haa jeedéi hás ajeewanáḵ.
they let us have everything.
Play annotation Áyá ḵuk'éet' wutuwa.aat yáa yageeyi.
Today we went picking.
Play annotation Xákwl'i áwé wutuwa.een.
We picked soapberries.
Play annotation Gwál 4 cups shákdéi yax̱waadlaaḵ.
I probably made 4 cups.
Play annotation Wei aa.
That, a,
Play annotation Ldakát ḵaa jeew ??? ax̱ jeet akawdiG̱eex'.
Everybody contributed to me.
Play annotation Gunalchéesh.
Thank you.
Play annotation Yee x̱oot ḵux̱waatín.
For coming among you.
Play annotation Yuhaan tsú gunalchéesh, thank you.
You also, thank you.
Play annotation Daa sá?
What?
Play annotation ...ayu kawaa.aa???
They're already walking.
Play annotation Áwé
It is
Play annotation yaa ax̱ daaḵa.???
they said to me
Play annotation ka tlél koogeet.???
Don't say (do) the wrong thing. ???
Play annotation Awé too.át tle wei ???
And that is no
Play annotation Gáax'w ge x̱'éidei ne yáx̱wsix̱a ???
Cockles...taste it???
Play annotation ???
???
Play annotation Yéi yawdidax̱'aal ax̱ x̱'éi yak'éi awax̱aa.
He tasted it and he said it was really good.
Play annotation Ḵa haa een ḵuk'éet'.
And he picked with us.
Play annotation Hu yéi kugéi wéi k.
It was big
Play annotation S'akwal'in awlihík déi.???
and he filled it up.
Play annotation "K'e aa aadéi koogei áyú," x̱'ayaḵá.
"Look how much there is" He said.
Play annotation ???
I'm amazed.
Play annotation Tlél ḵook'éet'in áwé.
He never used to pick.
Play annotation Ḵaax'w. ???
Small man. ???
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú ḵuk'eet' Naakil.aan.
Naakil.aan is still picking.
Play annotation Wéidu káayaG̱ajeidí.
Here's your chair.
Play annotation Gwéil tsú tusitee???
Bag also ???
Play annotation Tlél ahein aa x̱wsiteen we. ???
I once saw
Play annotation Ḵá deix̱ suitcases.
And 2 suitcases.
Play annotation Ḵayáani.
Baggage.
Play annotation Yáanayi.
Baggage.
Play annotation Yáanayi.
Baggage.
Play annotation Áwé x̱wsiteen wéi.
I saw the
Play annotation du yáanayi.
his baggage.
Play annotation ???
It's not hard like that one. ???
Play annotation Ḵuḵwa.oo áwé.
I was going to buy it.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áwé ḵalitseen ax̱ tuwatee.
I thought that it was real expensive.
Play annotation Áwé ax̱ neil x̱wagoot.
and I went home.
Play annotation WOOOOOO!!!
[alerting bears]
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