Play annotation Speakers are T’aawchán, X̱aajaakwtí, Shgóonde Walter Soboleff (left) and Woochjixʼoo Éesh George Ramos (right). Recorded September 24, 2010 at the Bill Ray Center in Juneau, AK. Produced at the University of Alaska Southeast, this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities, Documenting Endangered Languages initiative 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 Wudisheeyi Tláa Alice Taff. Tlingit transcription by X̱ʼaagi Shaawú Keri Eggleston. English translation by Shak Shaaní Margaret Dutson and Alice Taff. Proofread by Keri Eggleston. SYMBOLS: Brackets = {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = canʼt understand.
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Play annotation Yaa kanajúx.
It's running.
Play annotation Uh-huh.
Play annotation Sh idasá, sh idasá s'é.
Say your name first.
Play annotation Yáa
This,
Play annotation ax̱ saayí áyú
this is my name.
Play annotation Wooshjax̱oo Éesh yóo x̱at duwasáakw.
Wujax̱oo Éesh is my name.
Play annotation Uh,
Play annotation yéi áyú
Play annotation a daax' yóo tux̱aatángi noojéen.
I used to think about it.
Play annotation Yáa
This
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'atánk ḵaa ée dultóowu áyú
they are teaching Tlingit language
Play annotation wooch teen.
together.
Play annotation Yóo s x̱'al.átgi
When theyʼre speaking
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱ has awsikóowú aa.
the Tlingit words that they know.
Play annotation Yáa adátx'i
These children
Play annotation kéi s akG̱washáat.
theyʼre going to catch on to it.
Play annotation Has akakG̱wa.áaḵw.
Theyʼre going to try.
Play annotation Áyá daax' yóo {x̱'ax̱a-} yóo tux̱aatángi noojéen.
This is what I used to think about.
Play annotation At kookeidí tóonáx̱ áyú
Through a parable
Play annotation uh, has du ée at dultóow noojéen ch'aakw.
they used to teach them long ago.
Play annotation Hél k'idéin x̱wasakú yá at kookeidí daat kalneek.
I donʼt understand the parables very well.
Play annotation Á áyá
This is what
Play annotation ax̱ tuwáa sigóo, i toowúch gé haa een kakG̱eenéek?
I want, do you think you can tell us something about it?
Play annotation Uh, yáa x̱át um,
Well, my
Play annotation X̱aajaakwtí yóo x̱at duwasáakw.
my name is X̱aajaakwtí.
Play annotation Aangóondáx̱ haa hídi ḵu.aa Aan X̱'aaka Hít,
From Angoon, our house is Aan X̱'aaka Hít, [Central House]
Play annotation yóo duwasáakw.
that's what it's called.
Play annotation Wáanganeens' Aan X̱'aakitaan yóo haa dusáakw nooch.
Sometimes they always call us Aan X̱'aakitaan.
Play annotation L'eeneidí ḵu.aa {yáa} yáa naax̱ satí.
L'eeneidí is the clan.
Play annotation Áyá dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱ ḵu.aa Walter Soboleff yóo x̱at duwasáakw.
In English my name is Walter Soboleff.
Play annotation Ax̱ katáagu
My age is
Play annotation dei tléix' hándit ḵa déix̱ niyaadé yéi kei shuwakích, ax̱ katáagu.
going on one hundred and two years, my age.
Play annotation Á áyá aadé x̱at x̱'eeyawóos'i yéi yáa, yáa tlaagú.
This is about what youʼre asking me about, a parable.
Play annotation Yagéi.
It's big.
Play annotation Yagéi.
It's big.
Play annotation Yéi á dusáakw nooch
This is what they call it
Play annotation uh, tlaagú.
parable.
Play annotation Yéil ḵutlaakw.
A Raven parable.
Play annotation Yéi á duwasáakw, Yéil ḵutlaakw.
That's what it's called, Raven parable.
Play annotation Yáa,
This,
Play annotation yáa yéil niyaadé kei shuwakích áyá yá yaa ḵooshgé {yéi} yéi x̱aatéen.
it is leaning towards a Ravenʼs parable, I see.
Play annotation Ch'a, ch'a Lingít
Just Tlingit
Play annotation ch'a Lingít tundatáani áyá uwayáa ch'a, ch'a,
just Tlingit thinking it looks like just, just,
Play annotation Yéil tóox̱ wuduwatee.
they put it into Raven.
Play annotation Yéil tóox̱ wuduwatee.
They put it into Raven.
Play annotation Hú ágé yéi woosh kéi toowditaan?
Was it him that thought that up?
Play annotation Lingít áwé.
He's Tlingit.
Play annotation Yéi woosh kéi toowditán áwé ch'a,
He thought that up,
Play annotation áwé yéi duwasáakw
this is what they call
Play annotation Yéil ḵutlaakw.
Raven parable.
Play annotation Yéil ḵutlaakw.
Raven parable.
Play annotation Yagéiyi,
A big,
Play annotation yagéiyi ḵutlaakw áyá.
it's a big parable.
Play annotation X̱oowdzitee a niyaanáx̱.
This is how it was born.
Play annotation Lingít tundatáani ḵu áwé ch'a, ch'a,
The Tlingit way of thinking
Play annotation at x'aakeidí kaawuxeexí yáx̱ áyá wootee ch'a, ch'a.
was like planting seeds.
Play annotation ch'a, ch'a, wooch G̱unayáade
Different
Play annotation át a toonáx̱ kei kaawa.áak.
things sprouted up through it.
Play annotation A tóonáx̱ kei kaawa.áak.
It sprouted up through it.
Play annotation Á áwé ch'a ch'u tlei yéil ḵutlaakwx̱ wusitee.
It became a ravenʼs parable.
Play annotation Yéi áwé daa yoo tux̱aatángi.
This is the way Iʼm thinking about it.
Play annotation X̱áach,
Me,
Play annotation wáa yateeyi yéich áwé ch'a ax̱ yáanáx̱ yaa koodzigéiyi aa ḵu.aa áwé.
once in a while Iʼm thinking there are some who are smarter than myself.
Play annotation Wáaneens' áwé ch'a G̱óot yéide akakG̱wanéek hóoch ḵu.aa.
Maybe sometimes he would tell it different from me.
Play annotation Haa tlél x̱á wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa utí.
I really donʼt mind it.
Play annotation Hél aadé
No way
Play annotation shtóon x̱at gux̱datee, tléik' tlél áwé yáx̱;
will my feelings be hurt, no;
Play annotation yéi utí ax̱ tundatáani.
my thoughts are not that way.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation Áyá yáa a x̱oo aa áyá,
Some are,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱
really
Play annotation daḵdlik'éi yaa
good, these
Play annotation at kookeidí.
parables.
Play annotation X̱únáx̱.
Really.
Play annotation Á áyá
This is
Play annotation yéi s daayax̱aḵá. Uh.
this is what Iʼm saying.
Play annotation I káak x̱ánt iwuwaadí áyú,
When you are raised by your uncle,
Play annotation áx' áyú
that is where
Play annotation i ée gax̱dultóow ḵaa i léelk'u hás ch'as i ée gux̱latóow.
you are going to learn and your grandparents will teach you.
Play annotation A káax' yéi ḵukG̱eestée yóo x̱a.áx̱ji noojéen.
This is the way youʼre going to live, is what I used to hear.
Play annotation Yá at kookeidí.
This parable.
Play annotation Aadé ishakdujeis'í áyá.
This is the way theyʼre teaching you.
Play annotation a x̱oo aa áyá ax̱ tuwáa sigóo
some of these things I want
Play annotation uh kawtooneegí has du jeeyís yáa yées ḵáax'.
the young people to learn, what we're talking about.
Play annotation Has aG̱a.aax̱éet.
I want them to hear it.
Play annotation Wáanáx̱ sáyú.
That is why.
Play annotation Yáa, yáa ḵaa x̱oo ḵoowdziteeyí ḵaa yátx'usáani Y
Children born to people
Play annotation tlax̱ wáa sá has wududzix̱án,
how much they loved them,
Play annotation ḵaa léelk'uch.
their grandparents.
Play annotation Du dachx̱ánx'iyán, ??? tlax̱ wáa sá {awsi-} has awsix̱án.
They really, really loved their grandchildren.
Play annotation X̱a yáa has du éesh tsú ḵa yáa has du tláa.
And their father and their mother too.
Play annotation {X̱aa yát-} ḵaa yátx'usáani wududzix̱án.
They loved their children.
Play annotation Á áwé ch'a, ch'a yéi, ch'a yéi shután
It's still that way,
Play annotation yá ch'áagu
the long ago
Play annotation Lingít ḵusteeyí.
Tlingit way of life.
Play annotation Shaawát aa,
The females,
Play annotation sháach awé,
women,
Play annotation kei s gasawátjin
used to raise their children
Play annotation ḵa tláa
and the mother
Play annotation ḵa ḵaa tláa shátx̱ ḵa tláa kéek',
and the mother's oldest sister and the younger sister,
Play annotation hás áwé yáa sháa ḵóo at latóowux̱ has wusitee.
they, these women were teachers.
Play annotation Yáa ḵáax' niyaanáx̱ ḵu.aa áyá,
On the boysʼ side however,
Play annotation yáa ḵaa tláa éek'
the motherʼs brother
Play annotation hú áwé yan káx'
he is
Play annotation yan káx' ḵaa káakx̱ nasteejín.
he used to be the uncle.
Play annotation Hú áwe, yáa, yáa,
He's the one,
Play annotation {ḵaa- ḵaa-} ḵaa yádi,
the child,
Play annotation du jintáa jeedunaaḵjín.
they would release him into his care.
Play annotation Gwál
Maybe
Play annotation jinkaat táakwx̱ sateeyí áwé ??? jinkaat táakw ḵa deix̱
when he is ten or twelve years old
Play annotation du káakch áwé kei uswáatchjin.
his uncle would raise him.
Play annotation Du káakch áwé kei ??? tlél wáa sá ???
It was his uncle, it was OK ???
Play annotation ḵaa tuwáa utéeyin.
people used to think.
Play annotation Yáat'aanáx̱ shákdé wé.
Maybe through this.
Play annotation Wáa yateeyi yéich tlax̱ ḵúnáx̱ áwé kunageijín.
Once in a while it would be too much.
Play annotation Ch'a, ch'a át wulyaaḵw áyá,
Compared to it,
Play annotation ḵaa yátx'i aadé dudzix̱áni yé.
the way people loved their children.
Play annotation A tóox' áwé yéi yatee.
It's in there.
Play annotation Yat'éex'i at koojeis'.
Teaching the difficult things.
Play annotation Yat'éex'i ḵustí ḵa yáa yéi daadunéi.
It's a difficult life and they do this.
Play annotation Á áyá ḵaa káakch x̱aawé
This is why the uncle
Play annotation du kéilk'i waḵsheeyéex' yéi áwe.
shows his nephew.
Play annotation Yat'éex'i ḵustí tóonáx̱ á yéi yakG̱wagóot.
He's going to go through a hard life.
Play annotation Ách,
This is why,
Play annotation ách áyá
this is why
Play annotation yées i ée at kakḵwalatóow i toowú gax̱latseenéet.
I am teaching you young, so that your mind will be strong.
Play annotation Wooch G̱unayáade át i yáa kei gux̱daháan
Different things will stand in your way
Play annotation yáa kei inawádi ḵa yáa,
when you're growing up and-
Play annotation yáa, yáa gwál tleiḵáa táakwx̱ iwusteeyí (ḵa)ch'u awunáax'.
maybe twenty years old or older.
Play annotation A tóonáx̱ yaa yigoodí áyá aadé {shukawji}
When you go through it
Play annotation aadé ishakx̱wajaayí.
the things that I taught you.
Play annotation {A kaadé kei}
Play annotation Kei ikḵwasawáat yá,
The way that I'm going to raise you,
Play annotation tlei yánde ikG̱wanéi a tóox'.
youʼll be ready to go through it.
Play annotation Yéi áyá yan kawdayáayin ch'áakw.
This is the way it was long ago.
Play annotation Áyá a káx' tsú ḵudushoojín.
This is how they used to do it, train people by bathing in cold saltwater.
Play annotation Táakw,
Winter,
Play annotation éil' héeni,
salt water,
Play annotation táakwx'
in winter
Play annotation éil' héeni
salt water
Play annotation táa yéi kG̱wanóok.
he's going to sit in it.
Play annotation I toowú galatseenít.
So that your mind will be strong.
Play annotation Tlél jaaḵ káx' áyá ikḵwashooch tléik'.
I'm going to put you in the saltwater so you don't cause trouble.
Play annotation X̱únáx̱
Really
Play annotation igux̱latseenít áyá.
it will make you very strong.
Play annotation I daa dleeyí gux̱latseenít.
In order for your body to be strong.
Play annotation X̱a i toowú gax̱latseenít.
And in order for your mind to be strong.
Play annotation Ch'a ldakát yéide
Every way
Play annotation latseení áa yéix̱ nax̱sateech.
you will be strong.
Play annotation Ách áyá ch'áakw yéi kduneegín yáa.
This is why long ago they used to tell this.
Play annotation Yáa ch'áagu
Long ago
Play annotation latseen yahaayí,
the picture of strength,
Play annotation a daat yoo x̱'atánk ḵoowdzitee.
there was talk about it.
Play annotation Á áyá
That is why
Play annotation latseen dei yáax' yéi woonei yáa, yáa ḵaa kéilk'.
strength came to the nephew.
Play annotation Hú áyá latseen tlein ???
This is the strength
Play annotation du kéilk'i káa, káa yéi woonei a káax' áyá.
that showed on his nephew.
Play annotation Wulisaayí yáa Duktootl' yéi dusáagun
The one called Duktootl' became well-known
Play annotation yáa, yáa, yáa ḵáa.
this man.
Play annotation Ách áyá
This is why
Play annotation ch'áakw yáa ḵaa kéilk' kei nduswádi
long ago when they were raising their nephew
Play annotation dusx̱ánich áyú
because they loved him,
Play annotation t'éex'déin du ée {at dudlitóo-} at wudlitóow.
they taught him the hard way.
Play annotation Yéi áyá yan kawdiyáa.
This is the way it was.
Play annotation Yáax' áwé yánde shukḵwataan yáat'aa.
This is where Iʼm going to conclude this one.
Play annotation Tléi áyú a shóot aa ḵateet.
Let me add one.
Play annotation Yéi áyú x̱waa.áx̱ x̱á.
That is the way I heard it.
Play annotation Aaá, áyáx̱ áyú.
Yes, that is right.
Play annotation Kaxóon??? du x̱ánt uwagút.
Kaxóon ??? came to him.
Play annotation ??? yan shawlix̱út'.
??? threw him down.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyú ???
At that time ???
Play annotation Ch'a aan ḵu áyú s
Even though however
Play annotation yéi s akaawaneek.
they told it that way.
Play annotation Yáa shkalneek áyá
This story
Play annotation i een kagax̱dulneek.
theyʼre going to tell you.
Play annotation G̱isakóot aadé
So that youʼll know how
Play annotation ḵaa dushúch nooch yé.
they used to bathe them in the salt water.
Play annotation Hú ḵu.aa yóo s
This man
Play annotation Aangóonx' ??? áyú nateech.
he lived in Angoon ???.
Play annotation Ách áyú du Duktootl' ???.
That's why Duktootl' ???.
Play annotation Ch'a hú sh wudishúch.
He bathed himself in salt water.
Play annotation Yóo áyú ax̱ een ???
That's the way with me ???
Play annotation Yéi áwé wootee; aa yéi áwé wootee.
That's how it was; that's really how it was.
Play annotation Yéi x'wán ???
Hopefully this ???
Play annotation Du een.áach kaawashóoḵ.
His friends/family laughed at him.
Play annotation Eeshandéin wuduwaxwéi.
They called him names.
Play annotation Hél x̱ooni héende yoo oogútgun.
He never went into the bay with them.
Play annotation Hél x̱ooni héeni, héeni wugoot.
He didnʼt go into the (salt) water with them.
Play annotation X̱ach'u ḵáa shukát ásíwé gé.
That's probably why (he went) before them.
Play annotation Si.áat'i héen.
Cold water.
Play annotation A tóox̱ dashooch noojín, tlél has awuskú.
He'd always bathe himself in it, but they didn't know.
Play annotation Kaxwaan du x̱ánt uwagút.
Kaxwaan went to him.
Play annotation Aaá, ch'a yéi áwé
Yes, that is the way
Play annotation yá át kookeidí áyá s ch'a ldakát
all the parables are
Play annotation yaa kandunéegi.
when they're telling it.
Play annotation Uh,
Play annotation Yóo,
That,
Play annotation yan kawdulneegídáx̱ áyú,
when they have finished telling the story,
Play annotation ḵaa een kanduníkch, wáanáx̱ sáyú ḵaa een kadulneek.
when people are told, they wonder why they're telling it.
Play annotation Yáa tlaagú yéi á
This important thing
Play annotation gaG̱isakóot.
so that you'll know.
Play annotation Aadé yit ???
The way ???
Play annotation ḵusteeyí shukakG̱waxéexi ??? yé.
the culture will go ???
Play annotation Yéi áyú ách ýoo i een kadulneegí, shakdujéis' áyú tsú.
When they're telling the story, they show you too.
Play annotation Yáa shkalneek yáa
The story
Play annotation at kookeidí tóonáx̱.
through parables.
Play annotation Ch'a áyáx̱ ákyá yéi?
Is that right?
Play annotation Ch'a áyáx̱, áwé x̱'adultseenín.
That's right, that was valuable.
Play annotation X̱'adultseenín naax̱ satí.
It was valuable for the clan.
Play annotation X̱'adultseenín naax̱ satí.
It was valuable for the clan.
Play annotation X̱aa tláa, ḵaa éesh
And mothers, and fathers,
Play annotation ḵaa léelk'u hás ḵaa léelák'w hás ḵaa káak hás x̱'adultseenín.
grandparents, dear grandparents, and uncles were valuable.
Play annotation Ách á yéi
That is why
Play annotation {yéi, yéi at} yee ée x̱oo wdudli.oo.
they distributed it among you.
Play annotation Sh yáa awdanéix̱ gux̱satée yáa haa kéilk'.
Our nephew is going to be a very honorable person.
Play annotation Áyá hóoch áyá,
He is the one,
Play annotation ḵut haa shawuxeexí
when we are all gone
Play annotation hú áyá haa eetíx' {yánde kwa} yánde kG̱wahaan.
he is the one who will stand in our place.
Play annotation Ách áyá yáa haa naax̱ satí
Because of our clan
Play annotation ch'u tlei yáa yagiyee dei yáade uháan
up to this day we are here
Play annotation yáa has du toowú latseení tuwáadáx̱ áyá.
because of their courage.
Play annotation Aadé kei wdudziwádi yé.
The way he was raised.
Play annotation Yáa ḵaa kéilk',
The nephew,
Play annotation uwayáa,
in comparison,
Play annotation uwayáa
in comparison
Play annotation has du eetí x'aakeidíx̱ áyá haa sitee uháan yáa yagiyee.
we are taking their place today.
Play annotation Yéi áyá a daa tux̱ditaan x̱áach.
This is how I think about it.
Play annotation Ách áyá wa.éich tsú
This is why you too
Play annotation i toowú tóox' tlax̱ wáa sá x̱'alitseen.
feel that it's valuable.
Play annotation Ách áyá
This is why
Play annotation ách áyá a daat eehán tsu yáa yagiyeedé.
this is why you are standing in this place even up to today.
Play annotation AaG̱áa aadé at nateech yé.
That's the way it is.
Play annotation Aadé at nateech áyá toowú latseen.
That is why they have courage.
Play annotation Sh yáa awudané.
Being honorable.
Play annotation Yáa yagiyee tóonáx̱,
Up to this day,
Play annotation yáa yagiyee tóonáx̱,
up to this day,
Play annotation tlél tsu ch'a daa sá ch'a kalidéix'i át
any shameful thing
Play annotation tóo yéi haa kG̱watee.
we aren't going to be in it.
Play annotation Tsu yéi natéen yéi áwé,
If it's that way again,
Play annotation ch'a ldakát haa naax̱ satí yáax' áwé yéi kG̱watée.
all of our tribes will be here.
Play annotation Yáa aadé át kawdiyaayi át ch'a yá,a káx̱ a tootée nooch.
What's going on now, we always guard against it.
Play annotation A káx̱ a tootée nooch.
We watch over it.
Play annotation Wáa yateeyi yéich áwé ch'a a ḵíndáx̱ haa jinaxíxch.
Sometimes we fall short of it.
Play annotation Ch'a a yéi ḵu át nateejín.
That is the way it used to be.
Play annotation Ch'a yéi ḵu át nateejín.
That is the way it used to be.
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That's it.
Play annotation Yáa tléix'aa yáa
This one thing
Play annotation {ax̱} hél k'idéin x̱wasakú
I donʼt really know
Play annotation áyá
this
Play annotation ax̱ een kadunik noojéen.
they used to tell me.
Play annotation Ch'a G̱óot aa naa ḵu ch'a G̱óot yéidáx̱ aa,
Another clan or someone from another place,
Play annotation ḵu.oo yee x̱ánt wooḵoox̱ú yaakw yíkt,
when they came by canoe,
Play annotation áyá
this
Play annotation hél yan has aḵoox̱ ch'a wédei k'inaak.
they didnʼt completely moor the boat.
Play annotation ??? nalháshch eewú ??? wé yaakw.
It was a ways out.
Play annotation Yáa aan
This place
Play annotation Tax̱'héeni ??? has ayahéini aa, hás áyá,
Takeeni ??? the one they claim, them,
Play annotation a t'áakt has oo.áatch.
they walk down to meet it (the boat).
Play annotation AaG̱áa yóo s x̱'anawóos'ch yá yaakw G̱éide aa ḵu.oo,
Then they would ask the people on the boat,
Play annotation "Goodáx̱ yaakw sáyá?"
"Where is this canoe from?"
Play annotation Aa,
Play annotation "Aadóo sá yeewháan?"
"Who are you?"
Play annotation Aa,
Play annotation yéi áyá s
This is why
Play annotation has du ??? yóo ??? nooch,
they always ???
Play annotation "Yóodáx̱ yaakw áyá."
"This is where our boat is from."
Play annotation "X̱a yóodáx̱ ḵwáan áyá."
"And this is where the clan is from."
Play annotation Adáx̱ áyáas
That is when
Play annotation has du x̱ánduwóos'ch,
they ask,
Play annotation "??? aanáx̱ sáyá haa aaní kát ??? yeeḵúx̱?"
"Where did you come from to our land?"
Play annotation AaG̱áa yan kawdusnoogú aadóox̱ sá s sateeyí
When they truly find out who they are
Play annotation aaG̱áa áyá yáa
that is when the
Play annotation aan
land
Play annotation s' aatx'í áyú
owners
Play annotation has kéi s akooshéeych yóo shí.
would begin to sing their song.
Play annotation Welcome shí, welcome.
Welcome song, welcome.
Play annotation Adáx̱, áyáas yá yaakw, G̱ei aayí.
From there, those on the boat, it's their turn.
Play annotation Tsú has kei kooshéeych.
They also begin to sing.
Play annotation AaG̱áa yáa tsá yan has aḵóox̱.
That is when the boat lands.
Play annotation Á áyá
That is
Play annotation yax̱ ḵujéeyin
they thought
Play annotation aa,
Play annotation woosh yáa ayooduné
respect for each other
Play annotation tóonáx̱ áyú,
through this,
Play annotation dleit ḵáach ḵu.aas "protocol" yóo s ayasáakw.
the white man calls it protocol.
Play annotation Has gé aadé
They
Play annotation aa,
Play annotation hél sakú aa sateení shákdé.
maybe because they don't know them.
Play annotation Wé yaakw,
The boat,
Play annotation ch'a G̱oot ḵáa áyá
a different person
Play annotation aanídáx̱ haa x̱ánt aḵoox̱ú.
comes to us from the land on a boat.
Play annotation Aadé yaat G̱aneech yéi áyá.
This is what used to happen.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ áwé yóot iyatée.
You have said the right thing.
Play annotation Ch'a ch'áagudáx̱
From a long time ago
Play annotation wooch yáa ayadunéiyin.
they used to show each other respect.
Play annotation Ch'a ch'áagudáx̱.
From long ago.
Play annotation Wooch yáa ayadunéiyin.
They respected each other.
Play annotation Duskóowch, { }
They knew,
Play annotation wooch yáa ayax̱dunéit yéi áwé
so that they respected each other
Play annotation át woowóos' ḵuG̱asteejín, ách áwé
they used to ask questions of each other, that's why,
Play annotation ách áwé yóo x̱'atánk has du jeet wuduwatée wé,
that is why they gave them a speech,
Play annotation wé yées
the new
Play annotation has aawagáḵ ḵu.oo, ách áwé has x̱'anduwóos'ch.
people they met, that is why they would ask them.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ has du yáa ayagax̱dunéit,
In order that they would be honored,
Play annotation yéi áwé nateejín ch'áagu ḵusteeyí.
that used to be the way of life long ago.
Play annotation Aak'é yeedát x̱ánG̱aa yáa dleit ḵáa haa x̱oo kawdayaayí.
Just recently when the white people came among us.
Play annotation {tlél} Tlél yéi áwé át wooteech wé.
Thatʼs not the way it used to be.
Play annotation Ch'u tlei haa aaní kát áyá hás
To our land
Play annotation has jeewaháa.
they came.
Play annotation {tlel} Tlél tsu ch'a wáa sá {has a yee} has du yayeet awoo.aat.
It was OK to greet them.
Play annotation X̱a tlél hás x̱'awduwóos',
And they were never asked,
Play annotation "Aadóo sáwe yeewháan?" ch'u tlei áwé
"Who are you?"
Play annotation ch'u tlei kát has kawdiyaayí.
they just seemed to appear.
Play annotation Yéi áyá,
This is the way,
Play annotation yéi áyá kawdiyaa {yá yee} yées aa,
this is the way it happened, new ones,
Play annotation yées aa.
new ones.
Play annotation Ch'a G̱oot yéide at kawdayaa yá ách áyá
Things have changed very much, that is why
Play annotation ách áyá ch'a shákdé a kát x̱'ayditán yá gaaw.
maybe that is why you spoke of it at this time.
Play annotation Ch'áagu
Long ago
Play annotation ḵusteeyí aadé
the way of life used to be
Play annotation aadé yan uwajáG̱u yé.
that's the way it was.
Play annotation Á ḵu.aa yá yées ḵustí,
This new way of life however,
Play annotation dleit ḵáa haa x̱oot kát áyá uwayáa
when the white man came among us
Play annotation ch'a át kawdix̱'éili át yáx̱ wootee.
itʼs like things kind of broke apart.
Play annotation Yáa ch'áagu aadé wooshteen yéi jidunéiyi yé.
The way they used to work together.
Play annotation Á áyá a daa x̱'ayditaan.
This is what you spoke about.
Play annotation Gunalchéesh. Aaá.
Thank you. Yes.
Play annotation Tlákw yéi s daayax̱aḵá yáa ax̱ een.aa hás.
This is what I always tell my own people.
Play annotation Yaakw haa x̱ánde kG̱waḵóox̱.
A boat will come to us.
Play annotation Hél x'wán ch'a koogéiyi déin.
Hopefully not just any old way.
Play annotation Aan káx̱
On the land
Play annotation woosh geít wudu.aadí
when they meet on it
Play annotation ch'a G̱óot'aa naa
another clan
Play annotation yaa na.ádi
when theyʼre walking
Play annotation yee x̱ánde
with you all
Play annotation á tsú yéi x̱waa.áx̱.
this is what I heard.
Play annotation Wooshdáx̱
When they separate from each other
Play annotation ??? áwé wooch géit wudu.aadí,
??? when they meet each other
Play annotation "Lingít ákwé?"
"Are you Tlingit?"
Play annotation yóo áwé s x̱'anduwóos'ch.
thatʼs what they ask.
Play annotation Tlei aaG̱áa áwés wé yaakw aa yee yáx̱,
And then, just like the boat,
Play annotation "Goodáx̱ sá yeewháan?"
"Where are you from?"
Play annotation Aa,
Play annotation ḵaa túG̱aa wé téeyi áwés,
if they approve,
Play annotation has du x̱oodé
over to them
Play annotation ḵukanduḵéich.
they send someone.
Play annotation Yóot'aa hídi yeedé áyá gax̱yee.áat.
You are going to this clan house.
Play annotation Yáa aanx' yóo áyá.
This country, that is.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyáas
That is when
Play annotation yéi s dusḵéech yáanáx̱ aa.
they seat them on a certain side.
Play annotation Yá aan
This land
Play annotation ayoohéinich ḵu.oo ḵu.aas yáanax̱ áa.
those that claim it however, sit on this side.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé
That is when
Play annotation yáa aan has ayahéini aa s ḵu.oo has du l'eix̱í áwé neilú naaḵch.
those that claim this land come in with their dance.
Play annotation AaG̱áa yáa yá G̱úk lítaa ???
That is when this ???
Play annotation l'eix̱
dance
Play annotation peace dance
Play annotation yéi shákdé duwasáakw.
is maybe what it is called.
Play annotation Ch'as has du x̱'áak yéi nateech.
It was always right in the middle.
Play annotation Tléix'dahéen yáa peace dance.
One time, this peace dance.
Play annotation Yan awul'eix̱í áyá.
When they're finished dancing,
Play annotation yá x̱'wáal'
the down feathers
Play annotation has du x̱'áak yéi nateech.
would be in between them.
Play annotation "Ch'a wáa sá ḵuwooyáat'i yá haa aaní káx' yéi ikG̱wateeyí á,
"However long you are staying in our land,
Play annotation hél wáa sá hél kaxéel'i kaadé kG̱wagóot ???."
no trouble will come ???."
Play annotation Ch'a áyáx̱ ákyá?
Is that right?
Play annotation Yéi x̱waajée
I think
Play annotation peace dance i x̱'éide x̱waa.áx̱. G̱uwakaan.
I heard you say peace dance. Deer.
Play annotation Tlél ákyá a káa yéi wutee yáat'aa.
Maybe this was not on it.
Play annotation Ch'a yáa- yáa toowú k'é ḵu.aa áyá
These good thoughts however,
Play annotation ḵaa tóo yéi wootee.
were in people's minds.
Play annotation Tlél ḵulagaaw ḵuwustee.
There was no fighting.
Play annotation Yá peace aa ḵu ch'u
This peace thing however,
Play annotation G̱óot yéide át áyá.
is a different thing.
Play annotation Ách áyá yéi x̱waajée yéi ???.
This is what I believe ???.
Play annotation Dleit ḵáa aayi x̱'atánk ???.
That is the white manʼs way of talking ???.
Play annotation Ách áwé yéi ḵuyaawaḵaa,
That is why they were saying,
Play annotation "Yak'éi haa x̱oo yéi yee wooteeyí, yak éi haa x̱oo yéi yee wooteeyí."
"It is good that you were among us, It is good that you were among us."
Play annotation Ch'u ch'áagudáx̱ áyá
From long ago
Play annotation tsú a kát x̱'ayditán yáa wooch yáa ayadané.
you spoke of how people used to honor each other.
Play annotation Tlei ch'a tlákw áwé yaa kduteejín.
They always used to abide by it.
Play annotation Ch'a tlákw áwé yaa kduteejín.
They always used to abide by it.
Play annotation Yá peace ḵu.aa áyá
About this peace
Play annotation ch'a G̱oot yéide át, ch'a G̱óot yei.
it is different, different.
Play annotation átx̱ ḵu.aa yáat ách áyá yánde gax̱tootée; yáa kooyáat'.
So we are going to leave it right here as it is; it's too long.
Play annotation Yá yées ḵunateení ḵu.aa wé,
These new travelers however,
Play annotation uwayáa has du yayíx̱.
they made way.
Play annotation Has du éex̱ wuduwashee.
They helped them.
Play annotation "A yak'éi, yak'ei
"It's good, it's good
Play annotation yan yiḵux̱."
come on in."
Play annotation AaG̱áa áwé
That's when
Play annotation aadóo sá daaḵw aa naax̱ sá sitee
whatever clan the people are of
Play annotation wududzikóo goox' sáyá yéi kG̱watee yé.
they know where theyʼre going to put them.
Play annotation Ách áwé, k'idéin yax̱ kadusnoogún
That's why, they used to make sure
Play annotation a káax' áwé du een
according to that
Play annotation du een
with them
Play annotation yéi yáx̱ yéi jiduné a káax'.
they worked accordingly.
Play annotation Tlél aadé ch'a koogéiyi
It wasnʼt any old way
Play annotation ch'a dei ya.áak yáadu á.
this is where they placed them.
Play annotation Yáat'át tsu dei ya.áak {yát-}
And these have a place,
Play annotation yáat'át tsu dei ya.áak áyá, yáat'aa.
and these have a place here.
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That's it.
Play annotation Ch'a ladakát áwé ḵaaa ya.áakx̱ wustéeyin.
There was always room for everyone.
Play annotation Tlél ch'a koogéiyi.
Not any old way.
Play annotation Aadé wooch yaa ayadunéiyi yé áyú ch'áakw.
This is how they used to honor each other long ago.
Play annotation Aadé wooch yaa ayadunéiyi yé.
This is how they honored each other.
Play annotation Yeedát ḵu.aa wé ch'a,
Right now,
Play annotation yáa, yáa yées ḵustí yéi duwasáagu át,
what they call this new generation,
Play annotation a, a yáa ch'a uwayáa a kaadé yaa ḵusanax'áḵw.
it seems as though they are forgetting.
Play annotation Anáḵ, anáḵ yaa ḵoowkandayéin.
They are leaving it behind.
Play annotation Yáa, yáa ch'áagu yak'éiyi
This long ago, good
Play annotation yak'éiyi Lingít aa ḵusteeyí.
the good Tlingit way of life.
Play annotation Tlax̱ wáa sá k'éiyin.
It used to be very good.
Play annotation Áwé anáḵ yaa haa ḵundayéin, ách áwé yéi ḵuwunaḵéich,
That is we are leaving it behind, that's why they say,
Play annotation "Tlél x'wán a kát yee sawux'aagúḵ."
"Donʼt forget our way of life."
Play annotation Yáa yak'éiyi át yáa Lingít a káa ḵoowdziteeyi át
This wonderful thing that the world began
Play annotation ḵa a káax' has wooneix̱í át. Tél x'wán,
what they were saved by. Don't ever,
Play annotation tlél x'wán
don't ever
Play annotation yee jeedáx̱ wooxeexíḵ.
let it fall from you.
Play annotation Gaylasháat.
Hold onto it.
Play annotation Á áyá,
That is,
Play annotation a káax' has ḵoowdzitee,
it was born for us,
Play annotation yáa haa shagóonx'i.
our parents.
Play annotation Yéi áyá, yéi áyá aadé kḵwatée.
This is how I'm going to bring it.
Play annotation Aadé kḵwatée yáa gaaw.
This is how I am going to bring it at this time.
Play annotation Yá yées ḵu.ooch ga.aax̱t.
Let the young people all hear it.
Play annotation Yées ḵu.ooch ga.aax̱t.
So that the young people will all hear it.
Play annotation Tlél, hel, hél aadé ch'u tlei dleit ḵáa haa oonax̱sateeyi yé.
We don't have to be white people.
Play annotation Lingít áyá uháan.
We are Tlingit people.
Play annotation Yak'éi yá tsú a tóo yéi wootee á ḵu.aa.
It's good it was included in it, this however.
Play annotation Á ḵu x'wán yaa gax̱tootée.
Let us keep bringing it forth.
Play annotation Tlél, tlél kalidéix'i át áyá.
It's nothing shameful.
Play annotation Ligéiyi át áyá yaa gax̱tootée.
It's a big thing we're going to carry.
Play annotation Yáa haa shagóonx'i a káax' has woo.aat.
Our ancestors followed that.
Play annotation A káax' has ḵoowdzitee.
They lived according to it.
Play annotation A káax' has wooneix̱.
That's what saved them.
Play annotation Ách áyá yáadu uháan
That is why we're here
Play annotation yáa yagiyee.
today.
Play annotation ???
???
Play annotation Yéi áwé, yéi áwé.
That's right, that's right.
Play annotation Many generations.
Play annotation A wooch eetí ḵáax'w.
Generations.
Play annotation Wooch eetí ḵáax'w.
Generations.
Play annotation Yéi áwé, yéi áwé wooch eetí ḵáax'w.
That's it, that's it, generations.
Play annotation Ch'a áyáx̱ áyá.
This is right.
Play annotation K'é yeedát,
Look at now,
Play annotation k'é yeedát,
now,
Play annotation dleit ḵáa áwé yéi x̱'ayaḵá,
the white man says,
Play annotation "Wáanáx̱ sáyá tlax̱ yéi koogéi
"Why is there so much
Play annotation yá Alaska
this Alaska
Play annotation Alaska káx'?"
in Alaska?"
Play annotation Yáa, yáa
Play annotation Yéi duwasáakw.
This is what they call it.
Play annotation Ch'a ḵáakwt áwé wudzigít.
He made a mistake.
Play annotation Ch'a hú áwé sh wudijáḵ wé ḵáa.
He killed himself, the man.
Play annotation Tlél haa tuwáa ushgú yéi yawtooḵaayí yéi ḵu áwé ḵunaḵéich.
We really don't want to say it but people say it.
Play annotation X̱áakwt, ḵáakwde yan yéi jeewanéi.
He made a mistake.
Play annotation Ch'a húsh wudijáḵ.
He killed himself.
Play annotation Wáanáx̱ sá {yéi atk} yéi at yatee yaa yagiyee?
Why is it that way today?
Play annotation Tlél du tóo yei wootee.
It wasn't in him.
Play annotation Yáa ch'áagu lingít sh yáa awudanéiyi.
The people long ago respected each other.
Play annotation Ch'a wáanG̱aneens áwé {a naaná-}
Sometimes
Play annotation awunaanáx̱ kei uwawát áwé ch'u tlei
when a person wasn't raised with it
Play annotation ch'a, ch'a uwayáa
it's like
Play annotation ḵut woogoodí.
the person is lost.
Play annotation Lingít yáx̱ wootee, ách áyá
Like the Tlingit, that is why
Play annotation ḵáakwt yéi yan jeewanéi.
he made a big mistake.
Play annotation Du gaawúx̱ wusitee.
It was his time.
Play annotation L awushkoowúch
Because he didn't know
Play annotation du gaawúx̱ wusitee.
it was his time.
Play annotation Ch'a, chʼa yéi yax̱ at kudayaa x̱á.
That's the way things go.
Play annotation Ch'a yéi yax̱ at kudayaa.
That's the way things go.
Play annotation WáanG̱aneens áwé
Sometimes
Play annotation ch'a tlél yáat'aa kagéi kooheix̱
it doesn't coincide with
Play annotation yáa yeedádi aa.
that of today.
Play annotation Yáa Lingít aaní tlein ḵulagáaw tlein yawuxeexí,
In this big world when war broke out,
Play annotation uháan tsú a tóo yéi haa wootee.
we were included in it.
Play annotation A tóo yéi haa wootee.
We were in it.
Play annotation Jaaḵ a tóowu á.
Death was part of it.
Play annotation Áwé a x̱oo aa
Some of them
Play annotation a tóodáx̱ has jidunáaḵ yá ḵulagaaw tlein,
when they were discharged from the war,
Play annotation áwé ch'a has du tundatáani tóox' áwé.
it was in their thoughts.
Play annotation Néekwdéin has woonei.
They got hurt very badly.
Play annotation Ách áyá a x̱oo, aa yáa uháan Lingítx̱ haa sateeyí yá ḵulagaaw,
That is why we, the Tlingit people, this war,
Play annotation a tóox' yéi haa wootee ???.
we were in it too ???.
Play annotation Tlél áyáx̱ utíx̱ haa tundataaní.
Their thinking wasn't right.
Play annotation Tlél áyáx̱ utíx̱, wáa yateeyi yéix' ???.
It's not right, once in a while ???.
Play annotation Ch'u uháan tsú a tóo toonáG̱i
Even we who are standing in it
Play annotation ch'a wáa sá haa géit ???
whenever they (say) something wrong to us ???,
Play annotation ch'a uháan tsú sh tudajáḵ a x̱oo aa yéi wootee.
we harm ourselves with it too.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Aadé kulix̱éitl'sháni yé
It's terrifying
Play annotation ḵulagaaw tóo yéi ḵuwooteeyí.
when people are in the war.
Play annotation Kulix̱éitl'shán.
It's very terrifying.
Play annotation A x̱oo aa a tóode hás jeewdunaaG̱í,
When some who are enlisted in it,
Play annotation hél áyáx̱ has wootee.
they weren't right.
Play annotation Tlél áyáx̱ x̱á.
It wasn't right.
Play annotation Ax̱ yéet a tóo yéi wootee.
My son was in it.
Play annotation Dax̱dahéen.
Two times.
Play annotation Áwé ch'a dleey kát ux̱latínch.
Sometimes I watch him.
Play annotation Wáaneens áwé ch'a hú tsú áa akx̱walx̱éitl' nooch ???.
Sometimes he too I'm always afraid ???.
Play annotation Ch'a tlákw du daa ax̱ tootée nooch ax̱ yéet.
I always think about my son.
Play annotation Ax̱ yéet dax̱dahéen a tóo yéi wootee.
He was in the war two times.
Play annotation Ách áwé tlákw du daa ax̱ tootée (nooch).
That's why I think about him.
Play annotation Yá du x̱únx̱, ḵa du kéek', ḵa du dláak',
Hs older brother, his younger brother, and his sister,
Play annotation tlákw du da haa tootée nooch.
we always worry about him.
Play annotation Yéi unasgeet ???
???
Play annotation K'e aadé yateeyi yé.
That's the way it is.
Play annotation X̱át tsú x̱aan wootee x̱á.
I went through it too.
Play annotation Ch'a ax̱ yéet áwé kx̱anéek i een x̱á.
I'm just talking to you about my son.
Play annotation K'e aadé nateech yá ḵulagaaw.
That is what happens in the war.
Play annotation A x̱oo aa
Some of them
Play annotation a tóot has woo.átch ch'u tlei náaw tóox' ḵut has gagútch.
went through it and really get lost in drinking.
Play annotation Has du tuwáa sigóo a kát has sawux'aaḵw a tóonáx̱ has yaawu.ádi.
They want to forget what they went through.
Play annotation Yat'éex', ách áwé ch'u
It's difficult, that's why
Play annotation yéi s tuwatéech ch'a náaw tóonáx̱,
sometimes they think through drinking,
Play annotation ch'a náaw tóonáx̱ a kaadé haa sakG̱wax'áaḵw.
maybe through drinking we will forget it.
Play annotation Ch'a yee een áwé kx̱anéek yáa woosh G̱unayáade át.
I'm just telling you so many different things.
Play annotation Aadé haa eenx̱
The way
Play annotation haa een,
with us,
Play annotation haa eenx̱ sateeyi yé.
it has included us.
Play annotation Yáa, yáa Lingít aaní tlein kaxéetl'i áwé uháan. Ch'a, ch'a,
This whole world's trouble gets us involved.
Play annotation Ch'u tlei haa kaxéetl'ix̱ wusitee, ch'a yáa naax̱ satí x̱á.
It became our troubles too, our tribe.
Play annotation Gwál wa.éich tsú aa ysikóo.
Maybe you know some of them yourself.
Play annotation Aa ysikóo yá soldiers yéi duwasáakw.
You know some, what they call soldiers.
Play annotation X̱a Navy, ḵa Marine.
And Navy, and Marines.
Play annotation Airforce daaḵw aa sá . Wáa yateeyi yéix' ???
Airforce and others. Once in a while ???
Play annotation Ch'a G̱óot yéide has nateech.
They come out different.
Play annotation Uwayáa has du ḵusteeyí áa yax̱ wujix̱eeni yáx̱.
It's as though their lives were turned upside down.
Play annotation Yéi wooneik a x̱oo aa, tlél ch'a ldakát hás.
This happens to some of them, not all of them.
Play annotation A x̱oo aa ḵu.aa yéi woonei x̱á.
It happened to some of them.
Play annotation Yak'éi yáat'aa át
It's a good thing
Play annotation Yáat'aa a tóodei yoo x̱'atootángi a daat.
that we're talking about it into this (recorder).
Play annotation Yáa yées ḵu.ooch gux̱sakóo.
So the young people would know.
Play annotation Wutusikóo x̱á.
We already know.
Play annotation Wutusikóo ḵu.aa.
We already know however.
Play annotation Tóo tuwanook.
We feel it.
Play annotation A tóonáx̱ yee.ádi.
You went through it.
Play annotation Yá ḵulagaaw tlein.
This world war.
Play annotation "Tléil x̱wateix̱," ??? soldier áwé x̱aan sh kadanéek
"I can't sleep," a soldier told me.
Play annotation Tlél ch'a ldakát soldier áwé ḵoon sh koodaneik, tléikʼ.
Not every soldier talks about it, no.
Play annotation Ch'a uwayáa aliG̱aas'i yáx̱.
It's like a taboo.
Play annotation Hél, hél,
Not, not,
Play annotation Tléináx̱ yateeyi aa x̱áan sh kawdinéek.
One of them told me his story.
Play annotation Yóo Africa-x' áwé
In Africa
Play annotation át has ḵoowligáaw
while they were fighting
Play annotation aatlein ḵulagáaw
a big fight
Play annotation aa daa óonaa
certain rifles
Play annotation yóo áa has awdlisíni yéix' áwé
right where they were hiding
Play annotation gudihaan ch'a, ch'a,
he stood up just, just,
Play annotation Yaa teikw, yóo áa át wooneidi yé a yinaadéi kei wjixíx.
he ran toward the action.
Play annotation Du toowú G̱óot,
Without thinking,
Play annotation du toowú G̱óot áwé wjixíx.
without thinking he ran.
Play annotation Áwé du déin aa soldiers áwé woosháat.
The soldiers near him caught him.
Play annotation Wududzineix̱.
They saved his life.
Play annotation Hospital-x' áwé kei wdzigít.
He woke up in the hospital.
Play annotation Uwayáa du toowú G̱óot.
It was like his mind was missing.
Play annotation Hospital-x' áwé wdudzineix̱.
They saved his life in the hospital.
Play annotation Ch'a hú áwé x̱aan sh kadanéek.
He told me this himself.
Play annotation K'é aadé at yateeyí yáx̱.
That's how it is.
Play annotation Tlei true story áwé yee een kax̱aneek.
I'm telling you a true story.
Play annotation K'é aadé at yateeyí.
The way things are.
Play annotation ???
???
Play annotation Gwál yáax' gánde ??? shugax̱tootáan shákdé (áwé???)
Maybe we will close this off right here
Play annotation Ch'a wa.éich yánde shukG̱eetaan. [yaadu???]
You will end this yourself.
Play annotation ??? gunalchéesh.
??? thank you.
Play annotation Yáa at kookeidí
These parables
Play annotation káx' daa x̱'awtuditán.
we spoke about.
Play annotation Ách áyá
That is why
Play annotation yáa yées aa kei kana.éin a daax', yéi has jiné.
these young people that are growing, they are working on it.
Play annotation Has aG̱a.aax̱í.
Let them hear it.
Play annotation Áyú ḵúnáx̱
That's really
Play annotation hásch áyá átx̱ has agux̱layéix̱.
they are the ones who are going to use it.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ch'áagu yáx̱,
Like long ago,
Play annotation wooch kaanáx̱ kei du.átji noojéen,
when people gathered together,
Play annotation yan at wudux̱aayídáx̱,
after they got through eating,
Play annotation aaG̱áa áyús has du ée sh kadulnik nooch.
that's when they would tell them stories.
Play annotation Ldakát yáa
All of these
Play annotation at kookeidí yéil daat shkalneek
Raven parables that were told
Play annotation goot sá toohéini,
where we used to own,
Play annotation goox' sá haa aaní
where our land is
Play annotation a káa yéi yateeyi yé
where it's on it
Play annotation wáa sá a káx' yéi kagax̱toosteeyí.
how we are going to live on it.
Play annotation Yéi áwé áyú,
That is how,
Play annotation ách áyá,
that is why,
Play annotation has aG̱a.aax̱éet.
so that they can hear it.
Play annotation X̱a yáa Lingít x̱'éináx̱ woochteen yóo x̱'atul.átgi
And when we speak Tlingit together
Play annotation aadé duwa.áx̱ji yé.
they hear it this way.
Play annotation Á áyá kawḵu.aa ???
This is ???
Play annotation Áyá ???
??? This is
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱
very much
Play annotation gunalchéesh yéi idaayax̱aḵá.
I am thanking you.
Play annotation Yak'éi, yak'éi.
Good, good.
Play annotation Ch'áakw
Long ago
Play annotation ax̱ daat ḵaa shuwaxíx.
I lost a lot of friends/relatives.
Play annotation Ax̱ aaní.
My land.
Play annotation Ch'áakw at wuskú s'aatx'í yeeysikóo.
Long ago knowledgeable people you know.
Play annotation A x̱oox̱ yaa G̱eesáaych.
You start naming some of them.
Play annotation Wa.éich tsú.
You too.
Play annotation Hóoch'.
No more.
Play annotation Hél aadóo sá á
There's nobody there
Play annotation x̱'anḵawóos'it yé.
for me to ask.
Play annotation Wáa sá yakwdayéin yáat'át ḵu ???
How is it looking, this one ???
Play annotation Á áyá
This one
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Yáa k'é tlei yáat'aa at ḵatí.
Let me add this.
Play annotation Wé haa jeedé wdudli.ádi gwéil
The bags that were handed to us
Play annotation yá x'úx'
these papers
Play annotation tlax̱ yéi ksikaak a tóot teen, a tóot teen.
they're real thick inside it, inside it.
Play annotation Áwé tleidahéen x̱at x̱'eeyawóos',
At one time you asked me,
Play annotation "X̱aan kananeek, wáa sá
"Tell me, how
Play annotation wáa sá yagax̱tusaxéex yá ḵu.éex'?"
how we are going to run this party?"
Play annotation A káwu á.
It's on it.
Play annotation Á x'úx' káwu á yóot'aatch kaawanéek, Lily White.
It's on the paper, she told about it, Lily White.
Play annotation Xunaadáx̱.
She's from Hoonah.
Play annotation Du x̱'éix̱ kawdujixít.
They wrote it from her words.
Play annotation Wáa sá yagax̱yeesaxéex,
How you are going to run it,
Play annotation yá ch'áagu ḵu.éex'?
the long-ago potlatch?
Play annotation {yáa, yáa,} Yáa ḵáa naawú eetíx'.
This party after death.
Play annotation Wáa sá yei kagax̱yee.éex' ḵa wáa sá yan yéi jigax̱yeené a x̱oox'?
How are you going to invite people and how are you going to work it out among them?
Play annotation Yáa a káx
On this
Play annotation yáa a káwu á
on it
Play annotation áwé i een kax̱wanéek gwál iyatóow.
I told you about it, maybe you read it.
Play annotation A káwu á, ch'a
On it, just
Play annotation a déinde aa kashxéet tsú a káwu áyá.
different ways are written there too on it.
Play annotation A kát ax̱wdliG̱ín nisdaat.
I looked at it last night.
Play annotation Ch'a, ch'a,
Just, just,
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éidáx̱ áwé kawdujixít.
it was written in Tlingit.
Play annotation X̱a tsú, ḵa Deikeenaa x̱'éidáx̱ tsú kawdujixít.
It was also written in Haida.
Play annotation Yá x'úx' ??? k'éi x'úx' áwé.
This book ??? it's a good book.
Play annotation Ch'a tlei aak'éi x'úx' áwé. Tlél,
It's a good book. It's not,
Play annotation hél áyáx̱ aa kawdushxéet.
some of it wasn't written right.
Play annotation Haa x̱'éidáx̱ áwé kaw-
From our own words (it was written).
Play annotation Á áwé yee een áwé kax̱lashíx̱' yeedát.
Right now I'm praising it to you all.
Play annotation Yee een áwé kax̱lashíx̱'.
I'm praising it to you all.
Play annotation A kát ayeelG̱én.
Look at it.
Play annotation Tsu natóow.
Read it again.
Play annotation Tsu natóow. Aak'éi yoo x̱'atánk áwé.
Read it again. That is a good speech.
Play annotation A káa kawdujixít haa x̱'éidáx̱.
It was written from our words.
Play annotation Yéi áwé
That is
Play annotation yánde shukḵwatáan x̱áach, gunalchéesh.
the way I will end it, thank you.
Play annotation Yáa daax' yóo x̱'eeyatángi át
What you are talking about
Play annotation ch'a ldakát yee een kei nawát aa jeet tí.
give it to those that are growing up with you.
Play annotation Yá i een shuka ??? ch'a ladakát has du x̱oo,
Every one of them,
Play annotation aadóo sá i naadéi tutáni,
whoever believes you,
Play annotation aadóo sá i een yéi jineiyí,
whoever works with you,
Play annotation has du jeex̱ aa kanatée wé x'úx'.
give them the papers.
Play annotation Sealaska ḵaa jeedé yéi adaané.
Sealaska is giving it out.
Play annotation Ch'áakw yéi yoo ḵaa káx̱ yóo x̱'atángi
Long ago speaking for the people
Play annotation du dachx̱án yóo G̱akéeych.
the grandchildren would sit there.
Play annotation Aan áyú yóo x̱'ala.átgi (nooch).
He would talk to them.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyú a x̱oot analG̱énch.
That is when he looks among them.
Play annotation Aadóo sá
Whoever
Play annotation du x̱'éit wus.aax̱í,
is listening to him,
Play annotation aadóo sá
whoever
Play annotation kei nashádi aadé yóo x̱'ayeetángi yé,
is grasping the words being spoken,
Play annotation ???
???
Play annotation Yéi áwé
That is the way
Play annotation x̱aa.áx̱ji noojéen.
I used to hear it.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyás
That is when
Play annotation a x̱oo aa áyú ch'a yeisú
some of them while he's still
Play annotation sh kalneegí áyú
telling the story
Play annotation gadahánch.
he stands.
Play annotation "Ho ho.
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ áyá x̱at wulisáḵ.
"I'm really tired.
Play annotation tayeedé kḵwagóot."
I'm going to go to bed."
Play annotation Tayeedé eet kaadé woogoot.
He goes to the bedroom to lie down.
Play annotation Yáa aadáx̱ áyá
From there
Play annotation next day
Play annotation aaG̱áa yáa tsu woosh kaanáx̱ kei du.átch,
from there, they get together again,
Play annotation ldakát du dachx̱án hás.
all of the grandchildren.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyú ax̱'anawóos'ch,
And that is when he asks,
Play annotation "Tatgé áyá
"Yesterday
Play annotation at kookeidí yee een kax̱anéek.
I told you a parable.
Play annotation Yóo kéidladi ḵa yóo láx̱'
That seagull and that heron
Play annotation a daat shkalneek,
the story about them,
Play annotation aadóo sá ax̱ een kakG̱wanéek goox' sá x̱'ax̱danaaG̱í?"
who is going to tell me where I left off?"
Play annotation "Where did I quit?"
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyá s agux̱sakóo aadóo sá x̱'éit wus.aax̱í.
That is when it is going to be known who is really listening.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyús tlei ḵúnáx̱ du ée at latóow nooch.
That's when they really start training him.
Play annotation Du ée at latóowunáx̱ áyús
Through teaching this
Play annotation aaG̱áa áyú yéi yakG̱waḵáa,
and then he will say,
Play annotation "Yóo kéidladi
"Those seagulls
Play annotation ḵa láx̱'
and heron
Play annotation shkalneek
story
Play annotation yee een kax̱laneek.
I'm telling you.
Play annotation Haa góok' ax̱ een kanalneek,"
OK, tell me what I told you,"
Play annotation du káakch yéi yanasḵéich.
his uncle tells him.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ akawulneegí,
If he tells the story right,
Play annotation áyáx̱ áwé.
that is the way.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyús tléi ldakát
That is when everything
Play annotation du naa du x'óowu teen kanalneek.
with his clan's blankets he tells about it.
Play annotation Yáat'aa áyá
This one
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ yaa kduskwéich.
it will really be learned.
Play annotation Hú áyá
It is him
Play annotation haa sháadeháni yís.
for our leader.
Play annotation I éet gax̱tulatóow.
We are going to teach you.
Play annotation AaG̱áa áyás tlei ldakát wé du naax̱
That is when all the clan
Play annotation sateeyí
property
Play annotation yáa
Play annotation yées ḵáa ḵa kei nawát aa, du ée adultóow nooch.
the young people growing up, they teach them about it.
Play annotation Du ée dultóow, yéi áyá,
He is taught, that's it,
Play annotation haa sháadeháni yís
to be our leader
Play annotation kei gawátji.
as he's growing up.
Play annotation Ch'al kweit ??? ákwé?
Is that ???
Play annotation Nalkweit ??? ákwé?
???is that?
Play annotation ???
???
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation X̱únáx̱
Truly
Play annotation aadé kei gawátji yé.
that is the way he grows up.
Play annotation Atwuskú s'aatíx̱ gux̱satée,
He is going to be a knowledgeable person
Play annotation x̱a ḵaa sháadeháni.
and a leader.
Play annotation Yéi áyá kakG̱wagéi, aa,
This is how much I'm going to say uh,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱
really
Play annotation shtúG̱aa x̱at ditee
I am grateful
Play annotation haa een yáa kei yi.aadí.
that you came up with us.
Play annotation Ax̱ een keeyaneegí a x̱oo aa
You told me so some of them
Play annotation has asaG̱a.aax̱éet.
can hear it.
Play annotation Has agux̱sakóo.
They will know it.
Play annotation Has agux̱sakwéil ???
They are going to know.
Play annotation Has agux̱lakwéit ???
They will ???
Play annotation Gunalchéesh.
Thank you.
Play annotation Yéi ákwé?
Is that it?
Play annotation Góok', (at) yix̱á!
Go ahead and eat!
Play annotation Gunalchéesh tlein.
Thank you very much.
Play annotation Aatlein.
Very much.
Play annotation Aaá, yéi kG̱watée.
Yes, it will be so.
Play annotation ???
Play annotation ???
Play annotation Hú du een yóo x̱'ax̱la.átgi yáa shux'áanáx̱ kawtuwa.aaḵw.
When I spoke to him first we tried it.
Play annotation Yáa aadé yóo x̱'awtula.átgi yé ???
The way we talked ???
Play annotation Kát x̱at seiwax'áḵw wé tsaa eix̱í.
I forgot about the seal oil.
Play annotation Tsaa eix̱í a kát x̱at seiwax'áḵw.
I forgot about the seal oil.
Play annotation Hóoch' wé
That's all the
Play annotation ???
???
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