Play annotation Speakers are Ḵʼasa See Anita Wright (left) and Daasdiyáa Ethel Makinen (right). Recorded November 29, 2007 at Blatchly Middle School in Sitka, 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 Ethel Makinen, Roberta and Kassandra Littlefield. English translation by Ethel Makinen, Roberta and Kassandra Littlefield Proofread by Keri Eggleston and Helen Sarabia. Brackets = {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = canʼt understand.
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Control+F (Mac: Command+F), type your word, Enter/Return, scroll to see all the occurrences of your word.
Play annotation [Ḵ'asasée???]
[Not sure about personal name]
Play annotation Yéi ákwé, iduwasáakw? Aaá.
Is that what you are called? Yes.
Play annotation Aaá, Kiks.ádi áwé wa.é kwshé? Aaá.
Yes. You are Kiks.ádi, is that right? Yes.
Play annotation Aaá, Kiksháa. Aaá, yak'éi.
Yes, Kiks.ádi woman. Yes, good.
Play annotation Ax̱-
My-
Play annotation ax̱ saayí ḵu.aa, Daasdiyaa yóo áyá x̱at duwasáakw.
my name though, is Daasdiyaa.
Play annotation L'uknax̱ sháa áyá x̱át.
I am a Coho lady.
Play annotation Sháa
Woman
Play annotation Kiksháa yóo ákyá, yeewháan. Aaá.
Kiks.ádi woman, is that right, you women? Yes.
Play annotation Naa tláax̱ sitee.
She is a clan mother.
Play annotation X̱át tsú Naa tláa x̱at sitee.
I am also a clan mother.
Play annotation Ch'áagudáx̱,
From long ago,
Play annotation yéi áwé haa- ax̱ een kaduneegín.
thatʼs the way we- I was told.
Play annotation Yáa, ḵáa tlein,
The big man,
Play annotation áwé [shakdujjéis'] nuch yáa naa tláa.
the clan mother always instructs him.
Play annotation At wuskóowux̱ wustéeyin naa tláa x̱á.
A clan mother was knowledgeable, you know.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Yáa, yáa i dachx̱ánk' áyá át wujixeex kwshé? Aaá. Aaá.
Is this your grandchild that is running around? Yes. Yes.
Play annotation Tléix', tléix' táakw ḵa ashoowúxh sitee.
One, she is one and a half years old.
Play annotation Yéi áwé kwshé? Aaá.
Is that right? Yes.
Play annotation Kiksháa áyá.
A Kiks.ádi woman.
Play annotation Wa.é déisk' ax̱ een yóo x̱'ala.át.
You talk to me next.
Play annotation Wáa sá duwasáakw i dachx̱ánk'?
What is your little grandchild called?
Play annotation Her name is Annie Jean.
Play annotation Lingít.
In Tlingit.
Play annotation She didn't get a Lingít name yet.
Play annotation Du saayí
Her name,
Play annotation yéi, du saayí, Annie yéi duwasáakw. Annie Jean.
her name, Annie she is called. Annie Jean.
Play annotation Du saayí Annie yéi duwasáakw, du dachx̱ánk'.
Her name, Annie she is called, her grandchild.
Play annotation Déix̱ yatee du- i dachx̱ánk' yáax', kwshé?
There are two of her- your grandchildren here, right?
Play annotation Yáa- yáa-
Here-
Play annotation Goosú wé tléix'aa?
Where is the other one?
Play annotation Yáadu hú.
She's right here.
Play annotation Aaá, du dachx̱ánk' áwé
Yes, her grandchild
Play annotation uh, Kháaksateen yóo áwé duwawsáakw, kwshé?
uh, her name is Kháaksateen, right?
Play annotation Lingít x̱'eináx̱
In Tlingit.
Play annotation Ḵáaksateen.
Play annotation Yéi áwé xhaan sh kalneegín.
That's what she/he told me.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ ákwé? Ḵaaksateen?
Is that right? Khaaksateen?
Play annotation Kháasteen. Kháasteen, oh okay.
None
Play annotation Kháaksateen L'uknaxh Sh- L'uknaxh- aa
Kháaksateen is L'uknaxh-
Play annotation .ádi saayí áwé.
[L'uknaxh.ádi] name.
Play annotation Kháa-
Play annotation Kháakwt yaxhwaakháa.
I said something wrong.
Play annotation Tlél x̱wasakú daa sáyá a daax' yóo x̱'agax̱tula.aadí.
I donʼt know what it is we are going to be talking about.
Play annotation Du tuwáa ḵú áwé sigóo yá Lingít yóo x̱'atángi
They want the Tlingit language
Play annotation has a.áx̱ji atyátx'i.
heard by the children.
Play annotation Ch'áagudáx̱ áyá Ḵoolyéiḵ teen yóo,
For a long time with Roby,
Play annotation yéi jix̱anéiyin.
I have worked.
Play annotation No, Annie, Annie go back.
Play annotation Look, Mommy wants you. Mommy wants you.
Play annotation Tu, daá.
None
Play annotation Ash koolyát?
Playing?
Play annotation Du sh tóo altóow.
Teaching herself. [mispronounced sh tóo as shkóo.]
Play annotation { Natóow-} Datóow?
Counting?
Play annotation Wáa sá kukhwasáa?
How should I say it?
Play annotation Tléixʼ, déix̱, násʼk, daaxʼoon,
1, 2, 3, 4.
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú hél áyáx̱,
Itʼs still not right,
Play annotation du táagu.
her age.
Play annotation Áyáxh áwé.
Thatʼs right.
Play annotation Du tláach [wu]x̱ooxú̱ ḵu.aa,
Her mother is calling her though,
Play annotation "Haagú, Sík'."
"Come here, little daughter."
Play annotation You know?
Play annotation "Haagú Sík'," aaá.
"Come here, little daughter," yes.
Play annotation Ḵaa jikát wujijixeex.
She's running around bothersome to others.
Play annotation Yéi áwé. Hú ḵu.aa, gwál, gwál hú.
So. Her though, maybe, maybe her.
Play annotation Yáa, uh, shátx̱i.aa du dachx̱ánk' ḵu.aa.
Her older granddaughter though.
Play annotation Aaá, haagú.
Yes, come here.
Play annotation Khaasteen, G̱anú, yáat G̱anú.
Khaasteen, Sit, sit here.
Play annotation X̱ʼanawóosʼ. I- i léelk'w x̱ʼanawóosʼ.
Ask her. Ask your grandmother.
Play annotation Dáa sáyá? Du waḵshiyeexʼ. "Daa sáyá, Léelk'w?"
What is this? Show it to her. "What is this, Grandma?"
Play annotation X̱'anawóos'.
Ask her.
Play annotation Daa sáyá?
What is this?
Play annotation ḵáayaḵajeit.
Chair.
Play annotation Tsóok. Tsóok.
Some more. Some more.
Play annotation Dáat yáx̱ ḵáayaḵajeit sáwé?
Which kind of a chair is that?
Play annotation Ash koolyát ḵáayaḵajeit áwé.
That is a play chair.
Play annotation X̱'anwóos'. Daa sáyá?
Ask her. What is this?
Play annotation It's a changing table.
Play annotation Lingít yoo x̱'atángi.
Tlingit language.
Play annotation How do I say it? It's a baby's changing table.
Play annotation T'ukanéiyi a káx' yan dustáaych, uh,
Babies are changed on it, uh,
Play annotation du tuḵdaa.ádi,
his/her diaper,
Play annotation du tuḵdaa.ádi du náadáx̱ yéi gax̱dusineiyi yé.
the place where his/her diaper is changed.
Play annotation Nadáakw áwé.
That is a table.
Play annotation Dáa sáwé?
What is that?
Play annotation X̱'aháat áwé.
That is a door.
Play annotation Wool'éex' yéi x̱'aháat.
That is a broken door.
Play annotation Daa sáyá? Stóox áwé.
What is this? That is a stove.
Play annotation Daa sáyá? Ay, yay, yay.
What is this? Ay, yay, yay.
Play annotation Aatlein ḵáayaḵajeit áwé.
That is a big chair. [couch]
Play annotation Kháayaḵajeit. Itʼs like a couch, but...
Chair.
Play annotation Dei ch'áak' hél yéi haa jeex' yéi aa ootéeyin,
Long ago we didn't have one like that,
Play annotation ách áwé l wutusakú.
that's why we don't know.
Play annotation Yee.át. Yee.át.
Bed. Bed.
Play annotation T'ukanéiyi.
Infant.
Play annotation T'ukanéiyi.
Infant.
Play annotation T'ukanéiyi yee.ádi áwé.
It's an infantʼs bed. [crib]
Play annotation Dáa sáyá?
Whatʼs this?
Play annotation Tlél x̱wasakú wáa sá dusáagun.
I don't know what it was called.
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱.
In Tlingit.
Play annotation Gandaa-
Bee...
Play annotation Gandas'aat'-, -sʼaají.
Bumble bee.
Play annotation Gandas'aají áwé.
Thatʼs a bumble bee.
Play annotation Du s'áaxu du ??? [HS would say: du s'áaxu du shakée].
His hat is on his head.
Play annotation Dáa sáyá?
Whatʼs this?
Play annotation Tsú, tsú ḵáayaḵajeit áwé, aatlein ḵáayaḵajeit.
Thatʼs also a chair, a big chair.
Play annotation Ash koolyát ḵáayaḵajeit.
A play chair.
Play annotation Dáa sáyá?
Whatʼs this?
Play annotation Yee.át, uh... what's it called? A headboard? Yee.át.
Bed, uh... what's it called? A headboard? Bed.
Play annotation Yee.át shoowú.
The end of the bed. [or half of the bed]
Play annotation Wool'eex'i yee.át.
A broken bed.
Play annotation Dáa sáwé?
What is that?
Play annotation G̱eiG̱ách' áwé.
It is a jumper swing.
Play annotation G̱aaG̱ách'.
Jumper swing.
Play annotation G̱eiG̱ách'.
Jumper swing.
Play annotation Ash koolyádi át áyá haa waḵsheeyéex' yéi adaané.
It is play things that she is showing us.
Play annotation Aan kadushxeedi át, It's a pen.
Something you write with. [Pencil]
Play annotation Kooxéedaa.
A pencil.
Play annotation Kooxéedaa.
A pencil.
Play annotation Háaw!
None
Play annotation Dáa sáyá?
Whatʼs this?
Play annotation Át wooḵoox̱ú...
Driving around...
Play annotation Car x̱'aháadi áwé.
It's the door for a car.
Play annotation Tlél x̱wasakú wáa sá dusáagu car Lingít x̱'éináx̱.
I don't know what a car is called in Tlingit.
Play annotation T'ukanéiyi áx' x̱éiḵxhu yé ḵa
Where an infant sleeps and
Play annotation has du naa.ádi áx' yéi daa-
their clothes, where-
Play annotation yéi du.úx̱x'u át.
they put them.
Play annotation Gwál yéi?
Perhaps?
Play annotation Dáa sáyá? Yee.át. Yee.át áwé.
What is this? A bed. It is a bed.
Play annotation T'ukanéiyi koojúx.aayi.
A child's stroller/buggy.
Play annotation Ée, x'oon gaaw sá atx̱á yándei guG̱a ée?
What time is the meal going to be finished cooking?
Play annotation Uh, at- du- gwál du tláa at- at sa ée. Aaá.
Maybe her mother is cooking. Yes.
Play annotation Gwál aammm,
Maybe,
Play annotation keijín gaawx' yándei kG̱wa.ée.
at 5:00 it will be done.
Play annotation Keijín gaawx' yándei kG̱wa.ée,
At 5:00 it will be ready,
Play annotation atx̱á gaawú.
mealtime.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé at gaG̱eex̱áa.
At that time you will eat.
Play annotation Yéi ákwé? Aaá.
Is that right? Yes.
Play annotation Ḵa héen tsú at gaghidanáa.
And you will drink water also.
Play annotation Dáa sá as.ée, i tláa?
What is your mother cooking?
Play annotation Dáa sá as.ée, i tláa?
What is your mother cooking?
Play annotation Gwál x̱áat.
Maybe fish.
Play annotation Gwál x̱áat.
Maybe fish.
Play annotation Gwál kóox.
Maybe rice.
Play annotation Kha s'ín. Aaá.
And carrots. Yes.
Play annotation Du een, um-
With him/her, um-
Play annotation Daa sá gax̱tusa.ée yá xáanaa?
What are we going to cook tonight?
Play annotation X̱át gé?
Me?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Tlél x̱wasakú,
I don't know,
Play annotation hél a daa yóo tux̱waatánk
I haven't thought about
Play annotation yá xáanaa daa sá kḵwasa eeyí
what I was going to cook this evening
Play annotation ch'a yeisú.
yet.
Play annotation Hóon daakahídidéi kḵwagóot.
I am going to go to the store.
Play annotation {Kuḵa-} kuḵa.óo dáa sá ḵwasa.eeyí ya xáanaa.
I will buy what I'm going to cook this evening.
Play annotation Wa.é ḵu.aa, daa sá kG̱isa.ée wé-
And you, what will you cook for-
Play annotation Cháatl atx̱'éeshi,
Dried halibut,
Play annotation k'únts'i tin.
with potatoes.
Play annotation Oh, i xhánde kḵwagóot.
Oh, Iʼm going to your house.
Play annotation Cháatl agux̱sa.ée ḵa k'únts'.
Oh, you are going to cook halibut and potatoes.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ax̱ tuwáa sigóo át áwé.
That is something I really like that.
Play annotation X̱át ḵu.aa,
Me though,
Play annotation I couldn't think of meat stew. Uh, no, útlx̱ee is fish, tax̱héeni.
...boiled fish..., boiled meat.
Play annotation Gwál yéi, cornbeef áwé kuḵasa.ée yá xáanaa.
Maybe I will cook corned beef stew this evening.
Play annotation K'únts'i teen ḵa s'ín ḵa-
with potatoes and carrots and-
Play annotation Ch'a daa sá a daa-, a tóo-
And what ever goes into it-
Play annotation Lingít- Lingít x̱'eináx̱ hél x̱wasakú.
I don't know what it is called in Tlingit.
Play annotation Tlél a saayí-
There's no name for it-
Play annotation Yaana.eit yáx̱
Indian celery-like
Play annotation yateeyi át gwál.
it is maybe.
Play annotation Ch'a daa sá daa- a tóox' yéi du.úxhx'u át áwé.
Whatever you put into the stew, that is.
Play annotation Kuḵasa- kuḵasa.ée yá xáanaa.
That is what I'll cook this evening.
Play annotation Yáa
This
Play annotation x̱wasikóo idaḵéis'i.
I know that you sew.
Play annotation Daa sá iyaḵéis' yeedát?
What are you sewing now?
Play annotation X̱át ḵú-
I'm sewing a vest. vest, vest. And myself, .
Play annotation Luljíni.
A vest.
Play annotation Luljíni.
A vest.
Play annotation Aadóo jeeyís sá eeḵéis'?
Oh, who are you sewing it for?
Play annotation Ax̱ dachx̱ánk' jeeyís
For my grandson
Play annotation k'oodás' yeedát x̱aḵéis'.
I am sewing a dance shirt now.
Play annotation Du aayí a yáanáx̱ akoo- uh,
He outgrew,
Play annotation tlél du- uh, a yáanáx̱ kuligéi du-
he outgrew
Play annotation x̱waḵés'i aa shux'áanáx̱ tsu...
the one I sewed before that...
Play annotation Yóo kawdujixídi át.
The picture over there [is of him in his shirt].
Play annotation Tlél- hél-
It doesn't- it doesn't-
Play annotation hél du eeG̱áa koogei.
it no longer fits him.
Play annotation L'ook áwé, kawóot,
That is a coho, beads,
Play annotation you know, teen yéi x̱wsinei,
...I made it with beads
Play annotation ??? yáa l'ook.
??? the coho.
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú yaa- {kax̱-} kanxhala.át.
I'm still working on it.
Play annotation Ax̱ jín aG̱óotlx̱ wusitee,
My hand wore out,
Play annotation ax̱ tl'eiḵ.
my finger.
Play annotation Daḵéis'. Ha.é.
From sewing. Too much.
Play annotation Daa sá a káx' yéi
What are you putting on
Play annotation {i úx̱k i} i luljíni,
your vest,
Play annotation {ḵa-} ḵ'eikaxwéin gé?
flowers?
Play annotation Aaá, yáat.
Yes, here.
Play annotation A díx̱'.
On the back.
Play annotation Xíxch' a.
Frog.
Play annotation Xíxchʼ a díx̱ʼ.
Frog on the back.
Play annotation Luljíni áwé aḵéis'.
She is sewing a vest.
Play annotation Xíxch' a káx' yéi aya.óo.
It has a frog on it.
Play annotation Yáat ḵu.aa ḵ'eikaxwéin gé? Aaá. Aaá.
On the front though, flowers? Yes. Yes.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ haa x̱'éit has wusi.áx̱ yáa atyátx'i.
These children are really listening to us.
Play annotation Sh tóoG̱aa haa ditee.
We appreciate that.
Play annotation Kha kagéi, wáa sá duwasáakw,
And for it, how do you say,
Play annotation Hél yóo has x̱'eitángi.
They are not talking.
Play annotation {Tle ax̱ x̱'éin-} Ax̱ x̱'eidáx̱ wudzi.aax̱.
It disappeared out of my mouth. [I forgot]
Play annotation Has du- has du yéi jineiyí áyá yá yáax' yéi yatee.
Their- this is their artwork that is here.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ax̱ tuwáa sigóo.
I really like it.
Play annotation A daax' yéi has jineiyí tsú, yáa-
They are working on it too, this-
Play annotation Ya gáanu aa tsú has du yéi jineiyí.
Some of their artwork is outside of the room too.
Play annotation Yisiteen gé?
Did you see it?
Play annotation Tléik'.
No.
Play annotation Yak'éi; yak'éi.
Itʼs good; itʼs good.
Play annotation Tláakw neil x̱wajixíx.
I came in quick.
Play annotation Du léelk'w
Her grandma,
Play annotation goot sá aayí ḵa wé du-
wherever she's sitting and her-
Play annotation du een.aa tsú yóot áa.
relative too is sitting there.
Play annotation {Du tláa ay-} Du tláa oox̱oox̱. Aaá.
She is calling her mother.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes
Play annotation Du tláa asix̱án, Annie.
Annie loves her mother.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Haa yashooḵ áwé. Aaá.
She was smiling at us. Yes.
Play annotation Aak'é.
That's good.
Play annotation Yá, t'ukanéiyix̱ sitee.
She is a baby.
Play annotation Um, this is not a t'ukanéiyi,
Um, this is not a baby,
Play annotation t'ukanéiyi is a
"t'ukanéiyi" is a
Play annotation {what, yéi- yéi kudzigéi-} yéi kwdzigei
small
Play annotation wáa sá duwasáakw?
what are they called?
Play annotation X̱wasikóo ax̱ náḵ khú wujixeex.
I know it, but it ran out of my mind.
Play annotation Uh, yées shaatk'átsk'u.
Uh, young girl.
Play annotation Awsikóo daa sá aan {sh ka-} ash koolyádi.
Yes, she knows what she is playing with.
Play annotation Ch'a hóoch awsikóo daa sá du tuwáa sagoowú.
She knows what she wants.
Play annotation Wáa sá has du toowú yatee yáa atyátx'i,
I'm wondering how the children feel,
Play annotation haa- haa yóo x̱'atángi has a.áx̱ji.
hearing our, our language.
Play annotation I x̱'eix̱awóos' áyá.
I'm asking you a question.
Play annotation Dei ch'áakw, uh,
Long ago, uh,
Play annotation yá haa koosgeiyí, ch'as
when we were little, just
Play annotation {haa ling-} haa Lingít yóo x̱'atángi áwé too.áx̱jin x̱á.
we heard only our Tlingit language.
Play annotation Yáa haa een, haa tláa ḵa haa éesh, haa {t'aa-} t'aakhx'í,
With us, our mothers and our fathers, our clan siblings,
Play annotation ch'as Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo has x̱'ala.átgin.
only Tlingit language was spoken.
Play annotation Ách áyá ch'a tlákw too.áx̱ji.
That is why we always heard it.
Play annotation Yáa dleit ḵáa yóo x̱'atángi hél neil too.áx̱jin, kwshé?
We didn't hear English at home, right?
Play annotation Aaá, ch'as Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'atánk áwé too.áx̱jin.
Yes, we only heard the Tlingit language.
Play annotation Á áyá,
So,
Play annotation ch'áakw
long ago,
Play annotation áx' haa kdulgéiG̱in, Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'atánk.
Long ago, we were forbidden to speak Tlingit.
Play annotation Á áyá haa éexh woot'éex'.
And this was hard for us.
Play annotation Ch'as {hé-, hé-} hél
Only, not
Play annotation tlél x̱wasakú
I don't know
Play annotation x'oonináx̱ sá haa teeyí Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'ala.átk.
how many of us there are that speak Tlingit.
Play annotation Ax̱ tuwáa sagóo nuch, uh
I always like
Play annotation Bertha Karras tuwánt x̱wagoodí.
meeting Bertha Karras.
Play annotation Ch'as Lingít x̱'éináx̱ ax̱ een yóo x̱'anal.átk, {yóo-, yóo- á-, x̱aa- uh}
Just in Tlingit
Play annotation x̱at daayaḵáa nuch.
she always speaks to me.
Play annotation Lḵaax̱'eishk'é hú tsú.
Al Gray does the same.
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ du tuwáa sigóo nuch x̱á, uh,
He also always likes Tlingit, uh,
Play annotation a.áx̱ji. Áwé khúx̱dei yaa gagútch,
to hear it. It starts to come back,
Play annotation haa yóo x̱'atángi,
our language,
Play annotation ch'a tlákw too.áx̱ji x̱á.
when we hear it all of the time.
Play annotation Á áyá,
This is it,
Play annotation gwál
maybe
Play annotation Koolyéiḵ, gwál seiG̱ánin
Roby, maybe tomorrow,
Play annotation xh'akG̱eewóos' yáa
you should ask
Play annotation khóox' {al-} ilatóowu atyátx'i
the kids you are teaching
Play annotation wáa sá has du tóowu téeyi
how they feel
Play annotation áyá Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'atánk has a.áx̱ji x̱á.
when they hear the Tlingit language. [spoken fluently, not just sentences here and there]
Play annotation Ax̱ éet yaan uwaháa.
I am hungry.
Play annotation Eesháan!
Poor thing!
Play annotation Du x̱'éixh at natí!
Feed her!
Play annotation {Or ax-̱} Ax̱ shaawakúx̱.
I am thirsty.
Play annotation Héen du x̱'éit sa.ín.
Bring him/her water.
Play annotation Dáa sá du tuwáa sigóo awux̱aayí?
What does she/he want to eat?
Play annotation Yéi gé?
Is that right?
Play annotation Aaá, áyáx̱ áwé.
Yes, thatʼs it.
Play annotation Ch'a tlákw gé
Always
Play annotation s'áaxw du sháax' yéi nateech?
does he have his hat on?
Play annotation X̱wasikóo du saayí, du saayíx̱, uh...
I know his/her name, his/her name, uh...
Play annotation ax̱ x̱'éináx̱
my mouth
Play annotation wujixeex.
it ran out of (my mouth).
Play annotation Ḵ'wádzi,
[name],
Play annotation ch'a tlákw gé s'áaxw
all the time a hat,
Play annotation i sháax' yéi nateech?
is on your head?
Play annotation I s'áaxw- i s'áaxu, eesháan. Yéi gé?
Your hat, your hat, poor thing. Is that how?
Play annotation Ḵa xhwasikóo, hú tsú.
And I know her too.
Play annotation Du saayí.
Her name.
Play annotation Shaawát-
Lady-
Play annotation Shaawát Séek'.
[name (Lady Black Bear)]
Play annotation Chookaneidí áwé.
She is Chookaneidí.
Play annotation Kaagwaantaanx̱ gé isitee? Daa sá? Daa sá?
Are you kaagwaantaan? What? What?
Play annotation {Kaagwaan-}
Play annotation Wanwaasháa.
She's a sailor lady.
Play annotation "Wanwaasháaxh x̱at sitee," Kh'wádzi yéi yanaḵá.
Kh'wádzi, say, "I'm a sailor lady."
Play annotation Wanwaasháa. Wanwaasháa.
Sailor lady. Sailor lady.
Play annotation X̱at sitee.
I am.
Play annotation Yak'éi.
Good!
Play annotation Wa.é ḵu.aa Chookansháa.
You though are Chookansháa.
Play annotation Say, "Chookansháaxh x̱at sitee."
Say, "I am Chookanshaa."
Play annotation Chookansháaxh x̱at sitee
I am Chookanshaa.
Play annotation Yak'éi.
Good!
Play annotation Shaawát Séek' áyá
This is [name]
Play annotation Chookansháa
Chookansháa.
Play annotation Yéi yanaḵá.
Say it.
Play annotation Chookansháaxh x̱at sitee.
I am Chookansháa.
Play annotation Chookansháa xhat sitee.
I am Chookansháa.
Play annotation Yak'éi.
Good!
Play annotation Yisikóo gé du tláa?
Do you know her mother?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Chookaneidí du tláa.
Her mother is Chookaneidí.
Play annotation Du x̱úx̱
Her husband
Play annotation yéeyi, du- has du...
former, her- their...
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation So you are related to her too.
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱.
Say it in Tlingit.
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱.
Say it in Tlingit.
Play annotation I tláa
Your mom's
Play annotation éek'
brother
Play annotation woosháayin.
was married to her.
Play annotation Ách áwé, i eenx̱ sitee.
That is why she is related to you.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ḵ'wádzi
[name]
Play annotation x̱wasikóo
I know
Play annotation yan shukáax'
at camp
Play annotation yéi teeyí.
she was there.
Play annotation {yá summ-} yáa ḵutaan.
last summer.
Play annotation ??? ḵutaan? Aaá.
??? summer? Yes.
Play annotation Áx' yaa at naskwéinin
She was learning there.
Play annotation Wéit'- wéit'aa- aa tsú.
The one that is sitting over there, too.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Yáat'aa tsú Déilk'i x̱wasikóo.
This one too, I also know Déilk'i.
Play annotation Kaagwaantaanx̱ sitee.
He is Kaagwaantaan.
Play annotation Déilk'i. Déilk'i.
[name]
Play annotation Thats your name?
Play annotation Aaá Déilk'i. Aaá, du saayí
Yes. Déilkʼi. Yes, his name.
Play annotation Yaa has nax̱sakwéin.
I'm getting to know them.
Play annotation Yáa atyátx'i,
These children,
Play annotation ch'a yáa x̱agoodí.
coming here [to class].
Play annotation WáanG̱aneens á,
One of these days,
Play annotation ldakát hás has du saayí kuḵwasakóo
I will know all of their names
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱.
in Tlingit.
Play annotation Yóo, yóotʼaa
That, that person over there
Play annotation tsú du saayí du jeex' yéi yatee.
has a name also.
Play annotation Wa.é ḵu.aa, wáa sá idusáakw?
And you, what is your name?
Play annotation Wáa sá iduwasáakw Lingít x̱'éináx̱?
What are you called in Tlingit?
Play annotation I saayí?
Your name?
Play annotation Aanyádi.
[name]
Play annotation Aanyádi.
[name]
Play annotation Wa.é ḵu.aa?
And you?
Play annotation Oollaaktoon.
[name]
Play annotation Oollaaktoon.
[name]
Play annotation Oh. Yak'éi, Oollaaktoo.
Oh, good!
Play annotation Eskimo saayí ákwé?
This is an Eskimo name?
Play annotation Aaá, yak'éi.
Yes, good!
Play annotation X̱wasikóo.
I know.
Play annotation {Yóo d-} yóo daḵéis' aa yóodu aa.
The person who is sewing over there.
Play annotation Laaḵdu.oo áwé
That is Laaḵdu.oo.
Play annotation Uh,
Uh,
Play annotation Ash koolyát saayí {du-}
A play name [nickname]
Play annotation ash koolyát saayí áwé i jeet wuduwatée.
you were given a nickname.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ḵoo.éex'.
At a potlatch party.
Play annotation Tsú ax̱ een,
[Tell] me again,
Play annotation {Laaḵ-} i saayí.
your name.
Play annotation Shaawát [Gook'ú???].
[name]
Play annotation Shaawát
[name]
Play annotation K'ook'ú.
[name]
Play annotation K'ook'ú?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Dei ch'áakw
A long time ago,
Play annotation ax̱ jeet wudutéeyin, Kiks.ádi,
the Kiks.ádi gave me
Play annotation [aaxh kashóoḵ???] ax̱ wóo
??? my father-in-law,
Play annotation ḵa
and
Play annotation du éen.aa
his relatives
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ kát x̱at seiwax'akhw ḵu.aa, Andrew Johnson.
In Tlingit I forget though, Andrew Johnson.
Play annotation You know Steve saayíx̱ sitee tsú.
You know Steve has also got that name.
Play annotation Íx̱t'ik Éesh
[name]
Play annotation yóo áwé dusáagun.
that was his name.
Play annotation Áwé,
So,
Play annotation {s- oosh-} Ash koolyát saa áwé ax̱ jeet has aawatée, Kiks.ádi saayí, ch'áakw,
They gave me a nickname, a Kiks.ádi name, long ago,
Play annotation gukajaash téen.
with the earrings.
Play annotation {uh, Sa-} Saawdáa Tlein yóo x̱at has-
[name]
Play annotation has x̱at uwasáa.
they named me.
Play annotation Saawdáa Tlein.
[name]
Play annotation Sawdáat Tlein huh? Aaá.
[name] Yes.
Play annotation Sawdáat Tlein.
[name]
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That is it.
Play annotation Ch'áakw, yéi áwé has ḵunoogún x̱á.
Long time ago, that is the way they used to do it, see.
Play annotation I dusx̱áni áwé,
If they loved you,
Play annotation ash koolyát saa i jeedéi gax̱dutée.
they would give you a nickname.
Play annotation Yéi á wududzinei, Laaḵdu.oo.
That is what they did to Laakhdu.oo.
Play annotation Dudzix̱án ách áwé saa du jeet wuduwatée tsu.
They love her, that's why they gave her that name.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱
Really
Play annotation haa tuwáa sigóowu,
we sure like
Play annotation Ḵoolyéik, yáa atyátx'i.
these children, Ḵoolyeik.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱
Really
Play annotation át has wusi.áx̱
they are listening to
Play annotation yáa haa yóo x̱'atángi.
our language.
Play annotation Has ayakghwadláaḵ.
They are going to get it.
Play annotation Gwál,
Maybe,
Play annotation ch'a tlákw át has wus.aax̱í
if they always listen to
Play annotation Lingít yóo x̱'atánk,
Tlingit,
Play annotation Kh'wádzi.
[name].
Play annotation X̱wasikóo át has wus.aax̱í k'é
I know they are listening
Play annotation ix̱'awduwawóos'.
they asked you a question.
Play annotation Kawdujixít.
They wrote it.
Play annotation {haa-} Ax̱ x̱'éit áwé has wusi.áx̱ ách áwé ix̱'awduwawóos'.
They are listening to me, that's why they asked you a question.
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