Play annotation Speakers are Shak’ Sháani Margaret Dutson (left) and Kaséix̱ Selina Everson (right). Recorded May 5, 2011 at the Dutson home 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 Keetyaanaayi Paul Marks II. English translation by Shak’ Sháani Margaret Dutson and Wudisheeyi Tláa Alice Taff. Proofread by Daaljíni Mary Folletti. SYMBOLS: {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = canʼt understand.
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Play annotation Ḵ'éit k'éi ch'a x̱aa yee ḵuxlajáaḵ
We're going to laugh a lot.
Play annotation Yéi áyá ḵutusteeyín
This is the way we used to live
Play annotation kéi haa nawadí.
when we were growing up.
Play annotation Wooch x̱ánx̱ du.aat
We used to get together
Play annotation pie yís ḵá fresh bread
for pie and fresh bread.
Play annotation Yóo x̱'adul.atgí nuch shaa.
The women would talk.
Play annotation Hás du x̱'éit x̱wasa.aax̱jin ax̱ tláa ḵá,
I used to listen to my mom and,
Play annotation át shooḵ jihas yaklijáḵch
they really laughed hard.
Play annotation oont daanees
old dollies
Play annotation Hél shákdei yisakoowun.
Maybe you didn't know.
Play annotation Aangoon dáx̱ áyá wuhaan.
We came from Angoon.
Play annotation Hél áyá yei x̱wsikú.
I didn't know that.
Play annotation Háaw!
Oh, my!
Play annotation Yoo't aa Margaret Martin gé yisakoo?
Do you know Margaret Martin?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Haa x̱ooní hás áwé.
They are our relatives.
Play annotation Oh, my.
Play annotation Ḵá Mrs.Espino.
And Mrs. Espino.
Play annotation Deisheetans
Play annotation Deisheetaan shux'aa,
Deisheetaan at first,
Play annotation aax̱ haa wsitee.
that's who we were.
Play annotation Mhm
Yes.
Play annotation A x̱oo haa wsitaaḵx̱
We left there
Play annotation T'aaḵu déi
to Taku.
Play annotation Haa x̱óonx'i ḵu ch'aa
Our family though
Play annotation aa shayeihaawdihaa
were very many
Play annotation Angoonx'
in Angoon.
Play annotation Angoon ḵwaan tlél ch'as x̱át wuskú.
Angoon people don't know me.
Play annotation Hél ee wtusakú.
We don't know you. [In relationships]
Play annotation Huh uh.
No.
Play annotation Tle kakḵwaneek x̱á.
I'm going to tell people.
Play annotation Tleḵáa.
All the time.
Play annotation Haa x̱oonx'i shayadihéin
We have a large family there.
Play annotation Lydia George
Play annotation Du káak haa ji.gax̱duḵéi
They're going to have a payday party for her.
Play annotation November 11.
Play annotation Oh?
Play annotation Angoonx'.
In Angoon.
Play annotation Ḵá naa tlaa gáx̱dusaa.
They're going to name a tribal mother.
Play annotation Haa naa tlaax̱ siteeyín.
She used to be a tribal mother.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation Yee shaadiháni?
Your leader?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Uh huh.
Yes.
Play annotation Yáa Lingít ḵustí hél tláx̱ ax̱ tlaa,
Tlingit ways, my mother,
Play annotation ch'á een kawaneek.
she used to tell us.
Play annotation Ḵunáx̱ aaG̱aa áyá
It was at that time
Play annotation haa jeet dáx̱ wuduwatee haa yóo x̱'atangí
they took our language away from us.
Play annotation Uh huh.
Yes.
Play annotation WaanG̱anees' áwé ax̱ tuwoo usneek nuch.
Sometimes I feel bad about it.
Play annotation Hél k'idein a daat át x̱wasikoo.
I don't know too much about it.
Play annotation History ḵu.aa ax̱oo aa ch'a tlákw at x̱watlaakw aadei yé???
I didn't know too much about that but I was always digging around about history.
Play annotation Yéi áwé yaa x̱wadlaaḵ.
That's how I made it.
Play annotation Uh huh.
Yes.
Play annotation Yáa yanx̱adláḵ.
I'm making it.
Play annotation Yáan yeedláḵ.
You're making it.
Play annotation Mhm.
Yes.
Play annotation Dei ch'áakw ḵu.aa ax̱ een kawduwneek yú,
They told me long ago,
Play annotation basketball áwé yaa yanaxíx tléix'dahéen.
the basketball was on one time.
Play annotation Áwé
That is
Play annotation Hoonah een hás ash koolyát Angoon.
Hoonah and Angoon were playing.
Play annotation Áwé ḵúnáx̱ x̱át adal'eich. Ax̱ x̱ánaa x̱á Hoonahdáx̱.
I was really yelling. My husband was from Hoonah.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Áwé
That is
Play annotation ax̱ tláa x̱át x̱oo,
my mother called me,
Play annotation "K'é coffee.
"Let's have coffee.
Play annotation Yís haa x̱ánt gwá s'ik'."
Come to my place, daughter."
Play annotation Aadéi x̱waagoot.
I went there.
Play annotation AaG̱aa ḵunáx̱ x̱át x̱'ei awajee,
She really preached to me,
Play annotation "Héil ushk'e aadéi
"It's no good
Play annotation ee x̱aateení yé.
the way I was seeing you.
Play annotation Wé haa xoonx'i aa shayadiheí Angoon.
We have a big family in Angoon.
Play annotation Aadei haa ksixát, i káak tsú.
How we are close to your uncle too.
Play annotation Aa ḵuwdzitee."
He was born there."
Play annotation Waa sá duwasaakw?
What do they call him?
Play annotation Jimmy Fox.
Play annotation Oh, my.
Play annotation Ax̱ eesh een asG̱eiwún,
He used to fish with my dad,
Play annotation Jim Fox.
Play annotation Mhm.
Yes.
Play annotation Weihá yóo dusaagún.
Weihá is his name.
Play annotation Weihá?
Weihá?
Play annotation Chief Aanyalaháash number 2.
Play annotation Áwé
That's right.
Play annotation Héiy.
???
Play annotation Wáa sá duwasáakw
What is the name of
Play annotation wéi Angoon x̱ánx'?
that place near Angoon?
Play annotation Yéi yateeyi aa shux'áa Angoonx̱ wusitee.
It was right there where Angoon was at first.
Play annotation Kilisnoo.
Play annotation Kilisnoo áwé áa ḵuwdzitee ax̱ káak.
Kilisnoo is where my maternal uncle was born.
Play annotation Dr.Soboleff tsú áa ḵuwdzitee.
Dr. Soboleff was born there too.
Play annotation Yéi gé?
Is that right?
Play annotation Kilisnoo.
Kilisnoo.
Play annotation Áwé ax̱ tláach ax̱ een akawaneek,
That's what my mother told me,
Play annotation "Hél, hél ushk'é at x̱'eeyaḵaa yé.
"What you're saying is no good.
Play annotation Wéi
That
Play annotation ḵushtuyáx̱ áwé i x̱án x̱át tsú aadáx̱ wuduwasháa Xunaa,
even though you're married to your husband in Hoonah, Iʼm married there too.
Play annotation Hél ḵu.aa áwé haa x̱oonx'i aa.
We have no family there.
Play annotation Haa x̱oonx'i áwé Angoon."
Our family is in Angoon."
Play annotation WaanG̱anées' áwé i dax̱ tuwanéek nooch.
Sometimes I feel bad.
Play annotation Hél x̱wasakú ḵu.aa.
I didn't know though.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation Ax̱ Tlaa ax̱ een yandéi akananík.
My mother was finally explaining it to me.
Play annotation Yóo
That person
Play annotation Waa sá duwasaakw?
what is his name?
Play annotation Yeisú i yasáakw, a kát x̱át s'eiwax̱'áḵw.
I forgot his name.
Play annotation Kilisnoo.
Play annotation Beaver.
Play annotation Deisheetaan.
Beaver.
Play annotation Deisheetaan.
Beaver.
Play annotation Aax̱ yei haa sitee shux'aanáx̱.
That's what we were at the beginning.
Play annotation Ch'u yeedáti déi
Up to this time
Play annotation hás haa yahéin.
they still claim us.
Play annotation Wáa sá i yasáa Jim Fox Lingít x̱'éináx̱?
What did you call Jim Fox in Tlingit?
Play annotation Weihá.
Play annotation Weihá.
Play annotation Ch'a tlákw x̱wa.áx̱ch, all the time ax̱ eesh een asG̱eiwú.
I used to hear that all the time when he fished with my dad.
Play annotation Yóot'aa een ḵúnáx̱
With that person really
Play annotation aan yóo sh kadleen,
told someone,
Play annotation tlákw wooch hás een sh kalneegín.
they used to talk together.
Play annotation Willis George? Willis George.
Play annotation Hél x̱wasakú Lingít x̱'eináx̱ du saayí.
I don't know his name in Tlingit.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ haa x̱oonx'í áwé yóo aa ax̱ eesh.
They are really our family.
Play annotation Ax̱ káak jee kaneek.
My uncle said that.
Play annotation Tle yéi yanx̱sakwein altín a daat
I'm finally learning this
Play annotation haa shagoon.
our history.
Play annotation Ch'a ax̱ tlaa yéi daayaḵa, hél
My mother said you can't
Play annotation hél aadéi,
not what,
Play annotation Ch'a waasá ituwatee áyáx̱ aa yak'ee yaḵaayí yé
just speak without thinking.
Play annotation Hás awsikoo hás du x̱oonx'ix̱ has siteeyí.
They know that we are their family.
Play annotation Haa saayi tsú has du jéewu ḵáayiḵeen.
The have our names as one of them.
Play annotation Uh huh
Yes.
Play annotation Mrs. Esmino.
Play annotation Ax̱ shátx̱ du sik' tsú yei duwasaakw
My sister's daughter has that name too.
Play annotation Oh, my.
Play annotation Frank James, Nahoowú
Frank James, Nahóowu. [his Tlingit name.]
Play annotation Ax̱ káak áwé
My uncle that is
Play annotation Angoon dáx̱.
from Angoon.
Play annotation Nahóowu.
Play annotation Uh huh.
Yes.
Play annotation Kaagwaantaan.
[clan]
Play annotation Shaawát uwasháayin
He married a woman
Play annotation Nahóowu.
Play annotation Frank James.
Play annotation Billy Jones ḵu.aa
Billy Jones and
Play annotation yei duwasaakw Lingít x̱'eináx̱
he has that name too.
Play annotation Hah.
Oh.
Play annotation Yaax' ḵu.aa yei wootee du shaawádi yaat awasháa,
The woman he married here,
Play annotation Oh, my.
Play annotation tle ḵunáx̱ awsix̱án ltin
he really loved her.
Play annotation Ḵá yoot'aa Frank Nelson.
And that one, Frank Nelson.
Play annotation Frank Nelson.
Play annotation Uh huh.
Yes.
Play annotation Yéi áwé, yaagéi yaa ḵaa ax̱ tlaa yei x̱at daayaḵaa noojín,
My mother used to tell me,
Play annotation "Hél ch'a koogéi ḵa ix̱itaan ax̱ sik'
"Don't speak any old way to anyone, my daughter.
Play annotation Há ḵáaḵx̱ ḵeeyaG̱isiḵaa."
Unthinkingly you might say the wrong thing."
Play annotation Wáa sá
How
Play annotation a káx̱ át ḵéenich ḵáaḵwt ḵuyáx̱wsáḵáayi.
it was always guarded, what I said.
Play annotation Ḵát tsú.
Me too.
Play annotation x̱át x̱'eiyáduwajee kuháal'i.
I was strongly reprimanded.
Play annotation Ḵát tsú!
Me too!
Play annotation Ḵá yaa uwané daat yáa G̱atí ax̱ séek'.
My daughter is respectful.
Play annotation Tsú haa léelk'w.
Also our grandparents.
Play annotation Yoot'aa,
That person,
Play annotation Elsie du tlaa,
Elsie's mother,
Play annotation Gax̱tsóo.
[name]
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ aan wooch woodzix̱án
They sure loved each other.
Play annotation Ax̱ tláak'w
My auntie
Play annotation Du shátx̱ yígé wé yáx̱.aleewun?
Was that her older sister?
Play annotation Tlákw telephone toonáx̱ yoo s x̱'ála.átgin nooch.
They used to talk on the phone a lot.
Play annotation WaanG̱anées' áwé tá has du kaanáx̱ nateech.
Sometimes they'd get really sleepy.
Play annotation Táatch yaa has wuljaaḵ.
They would fall asleep.
Play annotation Wáa sá dusáagún i tláa Lingít x̱'éináx̱?
What was your mother's Tlingit name?
Play annotation K'é-,
Play annotation Haw! Wáa sá a kát x̱at seiwax'áḵw du saayí.
Oh, my! I forgot her name.
Play annotation Yéideidultín.
Play annotation Yeidul-,Yeidulch-,
Play annotation Yéideidultín.
Play annotation Yéideidultín.
Play annotation Kunáx̱
Really
Play annotation akáx̱ at wuteeltín ax̱ tlaa
my mother really watched out
Play annotation haa x̱oonx'i aax̱ ḵuyawdi.óowu yé.
where our family were spread out.
Play annotation Yak'éi wduskuwú ḵaa x̱ooní yóo haa dáayuḵaa noojin.
It's good to know your family, we were told.
Play annotation Ach áwé Lingít x̱'eináx̱ hás wusikóo has du sáagu.
That's why they knew their names in Tlingit.
Play annotation Willis George x̱át s'eiwax̱'aaḵw x̱aach tsú.
Willis George, I forgot his name.
Play annotation Du Lingít x̱'eináx̱.
His Tlingit name.
Play annotation Akát x̱at seiwax̱'akw sáayi ax̱ een kaduneegin
I forgot his name.
Play annotation Umhm. um.
Play annotation Elsie, Elsie,
Play annotation Waa sáwé ax̱, ax̱ tun-,
What's that person my, my
Play annotation Yáat a tóonax̱ yoo x̱'ax̱atángi áwé tle kát, ldakát at a kát x̱at seix'áaḵwch.
When we're speaking with this I forget some things.
Play annotation X̱at tsú.
Me too.
Play annotation Elsie John.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Ax̱ shátx̱ áwé.
My culture sister that is.
Play annotation WaanG̱anées' áwé,
Sometimes, that is,
Play annotation Wéi x̱án.aa wé, "Du x̱án G̱anú wei i boyfriendí."
"Sit by your boyfriend," she would tell me.
Play annotation Dooó!
See how you are?
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú 5 minutes sh kadulneek áwé haa eet ijiG̱eiḵ déi igoot???
While we're still talking for 5 minutes, you're going to come at us.
Play annotation Ḵunáx̱ a káx̱ atuwatee du x̱úx̱.
She really watched over her husband.
Play annotation Édlée haa daayaḵáa noojin.
She used to say that to us.
Play annotation "Du x̱'eit yees á"
"Kiss him.
Play annotation {dei, i, i,}
Play annotation I x̱úx̱ x̱aawé
He's your husband."
Play annotation Ronald John.
Play annotation yéi yisgéidei ḵa.oo ḵúnáx̱
If you did that, really,
Play annotation Júk! Yóo déi nagú.
Get away! Go away.
Play annotation Ax̱ shátx̱ du yátx'i áwé tsu yan ashayawadláḵ.
My sister's children really beat her.
Play annotation A daatx̱ has at shée neejín wéi s du shátx̱i x̱úx̱.
They used to sing love songs to their brother-in-law. [Ronald John]
Play annotation Hás du eesh
Their fathers
Play annotation áwé,
that is,
Play annotation Kaagwaantaanx̱ hás wusitee.
Kaagwaantaan is who they were.
Play annotation A ḵunáx̱ hás awsix̱án hás du shátx̱.
They really loved their older sister.
Play annotation Ronald John a daat hás at shee neejin.
They used to sing about Ronald John.
Play annotation Goodáx̱ sá kwshé has awshigóogu shí.
I don't know where they learned that song.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áyá at yát hás naanáḵch al'eix̱ een.
Really, they really used to dance before him.
Play annotation Yeisú gáant hás dulkéilch.
They would just chase them out.
Play annotation Tsu áa ḵúx̱ has loodagóoḵch.
They would run back again.
Play annotation Áwé wooch x̱'éix̱ has awdanéegu ḵúnáx̱ has ash-
They really used to tease each other,
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ hás awshigóok
They really knew how.
Play annotation Wooch x̱'éix̱ awdanéek.
Teasing each other.
Play annotation Wéi
The
Play annotation Aangoondéi ḵutuwatéen ax̱ x̱án.aa een shux'waa aayí,
when we went to Angoon with my first husband,
Play annotation áwé altin ax̱ jeet has ajeewatán tle.
they took him away from me.
Play annotation Tlél hás du tuwáa ushgú ax̱ x̱ánt kei núkjee.
They didn't want him to sit by me.
Play annotation Tleik sh x̱'áat has us.áa.
They had him sit in between them.
Play annotation eesháan, yeedát hél wéit hás e
Poor things, they aren't here any more.
Play annotation Yéi x̱'ayaḵaa noojin ax̱ tláa
My mother used to say
Play annotation has du ée tiliteeshí ḵúnáx̱.
it gets to be very lonely without them.
Play annotation Áyáx̱ áwé sh kalneek.
You're telling it right.
Play annotation Hás du ít liteeshí.
It's very lonely without them.
Play annotation Yeedát áwé
Right now
Play annotation Ax̱ tuwáa sigóo ax̱ yátx'ich has awuskóowu, hás du een kax̱aneek nuch.
I want my children to know, I always tell them.
Play annotation Angoondé ksixát haa,
Our relationship goes to Angoon,
Play annotation ldakát haa shagóon
all about our history
Play annotation Yéi áwé gax̱yeesakóo.
That's the way you'll know it.
Play annotation Tlél s awskóo wé ḵáa, has du een kax̱aneekch.
The people, they don't know, I would tell them.
Play annotation Wáa sá has du tuwóo sigóo nooch.
How it would make them happy.
Play annotation Wéi ax̱ dachx̱ánk'x'i s yaa kei ḵuwatín.
My little granddaughter came up.
Play annotation Ḵá tle Dleit Shaawát k'e wé ch'a aan.
She looks like a little white girl.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ a daat ḵusix̱án yé,
Really, she really loved them, [The Alaska relatives]
Play annotation haa x̱oonx'í.
our family.
Play annotation Ḵaayahaayí yee sá saak noojín.
Reincarnation is what they used to call it.
Play annotation Yeiḵ uwagút.
Reincarnation. [The spirit arrived.]
Play annotation Tle ḵuwoosikóowu yáx̱ yóo x̱'atangí nooch.
That's how they understood the language.
Play annotation Yáax'
Face
Play annotation has du éesh,
their father's,
Play annotation nanáa dú leelk'w nanaa. Yáax' ḵuwatín.
when their grandmother died, she came back. [as a young person who was named after her. That was Sherry Bretton, Ḵagéesaak]
Play annotation Wáa sá s sagóo ḵaax̱ wutujixéex.
With happiness she runs around us.
Play annotation Ḵaa shá yéidei yanwududzíhán wéi,
She was our leader. [The grandmother]
Play annotation Casket yáa andusx̱út'i x̱á du léelk'w a kát yáa ndusx̱út' át.
She was head of the pallbearers of her grandpa's casket.
Play annotation A shukaadéi yanwudzihán.
She was the head pallbearer.
Play annotation É, ax̱ toowú waanG̱anées' néekw a daat
Deep within me sometimes I hurt.
Play annotation a kát daat tux̱datáani.
every time I think back.
Play annotation Ḵunáx̱ ayóo ḵuwoosix̱án.
She really loved everyone. [Sherry]
Play annotation Tlé kuyaa du tutéen nuch.
They see her all the time.
Play annotation Seattle kei uwawát.
She grew up in Seattle.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation High school tóot wusgéedi ḵu.aa,
When she went to high school,
Play annotation ldakát át akshaxít nuch.
she writes everything down.
Play annotation Tle yáa
And this
Play annotation haa shagóon tsú a daat
our history too, she wrote about
Play annotation x̱'awditán.
that she spoke of.
Play annotation A daat du een káx̱aneek
I told her that
Play annotation haa x̱oonx'í wéi shayawdihaa Angoon.
we have a lot of relatives in Angoon.
Play annotation Hél ch'ás
Not just
Play annotation G̱aanáx̱teidí wuhaan
we are Ghaanaxteidí.
Play annotation Aadáx̱ uyéi.
Our relatives.
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That is right.
Play annotation Shayawdihaa
There are many of them
Play annotation Angoonx'
in Angoon.
Play annotation G̱aanáx̱teidí ḵá
G̱aanaxteidí and
Play annotation Deisheetaan.
Deisheetaan.
Play annotation Unha.
Play annotation Deisheetaanx̱ haa wsitee
We were Deisheetaan at first,
Play annotation G̱aanáx̱teidí uhaan.
G̱aanaxteidí we were.
Play annotation Wooch,
Together,
Play annotation wooch dáx̱ hás wududlil'eex'i yáx̱ wootee
together, like they broke apart.
Play annotation David Katzeek x̱'eidáx̱ x̱wa.áx̱.
I heard it from David Katzeek.
Play annotation Wéi dáḵ kaadéi ḵuwtuwateen August last summer.
We went further up (Canada) in August last summer.
Play annotation Ax' aa ḵunáx̱ awsikoo Deisheetaan shaawát,
That's where he knew a Deisheetaan lady,
Play annotation G̱aanáx̱teidí ḵá
G̱aanaxteidí and
Play annotation Ḵaach.adí.
Kaach'aadi.
Play annotation A kát x̱át s'eiwax'akw, tleix' aa.
I used to know the other one.
Play annotation Nás'k teen.
There used to be 3.
Play annotation G̱aanáx̱teidí, Deisheetaan,
G̱aanaxteidí, Deisheetaan,
Play annotation wooch eenx̱ usteeyín.
they were all one.
Play annotation Tléix' hás téen.
They were one.
Play annotation Há yéi gé x̱sikóo?
How did I know?
Play annotation Yóot'aa Margret Martin ch'a ax̱ een akawlineek.
The one who told me is Margaret Martin.
Play annotation Wáa sá
How
Play annotation Yóo haa kawdiyáa
I didn't know about this,
Play annotation K'idéin áwé awsikoo shagóon.
She knows our history real well.
Play annotation Aa, waa sá duwasáakw?
So, what is her name?
Play annotation Margaret Martin.
Margaret Martin.
Play annotation Angoondáx̱.
From Angoon.
Play annotation Oh, yeah.
Play annotation Matthew Fred du een aa áwé.
Matthew Fred is her relative.
Play annotation Mhm.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ awsix̱án hu tsú Matthew Fred.
He really loved us, Matthew Fred.
Play annotation Ḵunáx̱ awsikoo.
He really knew.
Play annotation Unha.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ sh kalneegín.
He was a real historian.
Play annotation A x̱'éidáx̱ áwé haa eenx̱.
She learned it from him.
Play annotation Akawanéek.
He told her.
Play annotation Wáa sá yoo haa kawdiyáa
How we went. [migrating]
Play annotation Ách áyá
That's why
Play annotation G̱aanáx̱teidíx̱ haa sitee.
we became G̱aanaxteidí.
Play annotation Áwu
Play annotation Ishkahíttaan ḵu.aýoo wuhaan.
Ishka Hít Taan that's who we are.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation Yá i hidí ḵá
Your house and
Play annotation ax̱ sée
my daughter
Play annotation Katrina, G̱aanáx̱ Shaa yóo duwasáakw
Katrina, G̱aanax Sháa is her name.
Play annotation Ḵá G̱aanáx̱tí, G̱aanáx̱ Shaa
And G̱aanaxtí, G̱aanax Sháa.
Play annotation Há.
Oh.
Play annotation Likoodzí gwé.
Amazing.
Play annotation Ch'a k'ikát wutusikóo history.
At least we know a little history.
Play annotation Ch'a kéi kát wutusikoo ch'a yei gugéink'.
We know about it just a little bit.
Play annotation Unha.
Play annotation Hél, tlél,
Not, not,
Play annotation tlél aadéi,
we can't,
Play annotation aadoo een sá kx̱waneek.
I donʼt tell this to everyone.
Play annotation Ḵunáx̱ waa sá yóo haa kawdiyáayí.
Nobody knows how we went. [as a clan migration]
Play annotation Yéi x̱at gusageíkí,
When I was little,
Play annotation ḵunáx̱ tlél haa tuwaa ushgú yaa Lingít Yóo x̱'atángí
they really didn't like our Tlingit language.
Play annotation Mm.
Play annotation Héy!
Negative exclamation.
Play annotation Haa yéi hixw.
We were witchcraft. [The teachers claimed]
Play annotation Ch'awaasá.
Whatever
Play annotation {Yóo haa x̱'eyaḵaaw-}
Play annotation Yóo haa yawdudziḵá.
That's what they said to us.
Play annotation Mhm.
Play annotation Tlél x̱'eináx̱ yoo x̱'atánk.
Don't speak the Tlingit language.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation A kaadéi áyá haa x̱oonx'i tlél x̱wasikoo tle.
That's one of the reasons I don't understand too much of our culture.
Play annotation Ax̱ tlaa jee tsá k'idéin yá
My mother really tried
Play annotation woosh dáx̱ yaa kanyjél haa een.
to put it together. [the Tlingit culture]
Play annotation Tle aadáx̱ áyá ax̱ tuwaa sigoo tlaakw Angoon dei yoo x̱'atángí.
That's why I tried to speak Tlingit very well about Angoon, mother's teachings.
Play annotation Wéi Angoondáx̱,
That, from Angoon,
Play annotation ḵunáx̱ gaandéi yá aandul'eix̱,
when they were dancing out,
Play annotation June-ch ḵuwsikoo
June knew about it.
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation Ḵunáx̱ awsikoo.
She really knew.
Play annotation Ax̱ x̱ánt wujixéex áa x̱at wusikóo.
She came by me and knew me.
Play annotation She said
Play annotation Juneau Ḵwáanx̱ ágé ḵeeyaajée?
Do you think you're Juneau Ḵwáan?
Play annotation Haagú!
Come on!
Play annotation Haa een ??? al'eix̱.
I danced out with them.
Play annotation Eeshaan, goosú yeit gí sá kwshé át yawdzi.aa.
Poor thing, I wonder where she's at.
Play annotation Du een aadaaḵ x̱waagút.
I came out there with her.
Play annotation Hás du een x̱al'eix̱, hél x̱aawé k'idein x̱waashagóok,
I danced with them but I'm not good at it,
Play annotation yáa al'eix̱
the dance.
Play annotation Wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sigóo? Ḵáach, x̱áach tsú hél k'idein
What do I like? Me, and me too,
Play annotation déi ch'a kaawáaḵ ax̱ tláach haa ee altóow.
that's why my mother was teaching us.
Play annotation Ḵoo.éex' yís ax̱ léelk'w, tléix' yateeyí áa.
For parties my grandparent, one of them,
Play annotation June kéi wusiwát ḵá ax̱ eek',
she raised June and my brother,
Play annotation Jim Klushkan
Jim Klushkan.
Play annotation Hél du tóo ??? ḵu.aa yóot kḵwahánk.
She never thought I was moving right.
Play annotation "Ḵútx̱ áwé, ch'a tlákw at yindaG̱inch.
"All the time, you move your head all fast.
Play annotation Shaawát át yanat'aḵwch."
A lady moves slowly."
Play annotation Sheldon Jackson Choir toox' at tooshee áyú,
Sheldon Jackson Choir, when we were singing,
Play annotation congregation yáx̱ at tooshee nooch ḵá áx' tsú át tooḵéech.
we sang as a congregation.
Play annotation É, ax̱ tlaa,
(negative expression), my mother.
Play annotation "Isháat ḵu.aa k'idein
"Your older sister really
Play annotation Shaawát yáx̱ át yanas.éich.
moves her head like a lady.
Play annotation Wa.é ḵu.aa."
As for you,"
Play annotation Hél du tooḵ ayóo x̱wasgeet.
She was never pleased with me.
Play annotation Yeisú tle tle x̱at yandusḵeechch.
I was always getting scolded for it.
Play annotation "Ḵa ḵóodáx̱ áwé isaligaaw.
"You're too loud.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yeah.
Play annotation {T'aaḵú Ḵw-}
{Taku}
Play annotation T'aaḵú Ḵwáanx̱ áyá x̱at.
I'm Taku Ḵwáan.
Play annotation Héen aanáx̱ naadaak áyú ḵúnáx̱ tláakw yóo s x̱'ali.átgi nooch.
The river flows so hard you have to talk above it.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱
Really
Play annotation k'idéin át x̱wasa.aax̱ch yeedát David Katzeek sh kalneegí tsú.
I listen very closely when David Katzeek is speaking.
Play annotation I yáx̱ hél aadé
Like you
Play annotation hél aadé ḵux̱ sa.aax̱
I didn't listen before
Play annotation yóo has x̱'ala.átgin,
when they spoke,
Play annotation sh kalneek wáa sá ḵoox̱ ḵukaw...
when they were telling a story,
Play annotation wooch ee {kawḵ-} ḵukawdiháa.
the way they are related.
Play annotation Ch'a yéi googéink' x̱wasikóo.
I only know a little bit.
Play annotation x̱waasháat.
???
Play annotation Du éesh áwé haa x̱ooníx̱ sateeyín.
Your dad was our relative.
Play annotation George Katzeek.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation Ax̱ éek'
My brother
Play annotation David du éesh
is David's dad.
Play annotation Aaá, has x̱at wusix̱án ḵúnáx̱.
They really loved me.
Play annotation Auntie Margaret tlákw yóo s x̱at sáakw nooch.
They called me Auntie Margaret.
Play annotation Ḵwáaḵdei wéi daak nagút ax̱ séek' áwé.
My daughter was going the wrong way,
Play annotation Áay shakx̱waajájin, du x'aat ???.
I instructed his ????
Play annotation Du yóo kahaayí
???
Play annotation Wéi
That
Play annotation dleit ḵáa ḵúnáx̱
white man really (her fiancé)
Play annotation blonde a yáx̱ shasitee, ḵa kawdlik'úch' du shax̱aawú .
his hair was blond and curly.
Play annotation Hé. Sháa tlákw du ít luwagóoḵ.
(negative expression) A lot of women ran after him.
Play annotation Yis collgedáx̱ kei s ḵuwatín ásh gukG̱washáa.
After going to college he'd marry one of them.
Play annotation Áwé altéen ch'a G̱óot yéidei awusiteen ax̱ éek'ch.
My brother (George) didn't like what he saw.
Play annotation George Katzeek.
Play annotation Áwé akawat'eiḵ,
And he told,
Play annotation "Hél ax̱ tuwáa ushgú ax̱ kéilk' át dei daanéiyí áwé ḵáayu."
"I don't like what he's doing to my niece."
Play annotation Wéi,
So,
Play annotation shax'sáani áwé tle éet awusháaych áwé i car yú á.
he (the fiancé) would fill the car up with girls.
Play annotation Ḵu yaa naskúx̱ch.
They would drive around.
Play annotation Áwé, ḵwáaḵ ??? tsu daak wudzigéet.
He seemed to have lost it.
Play annotation Áwé áx̱ kawtuwax̱'éil.
We spied on him.
Play annotation Ch'a yeedádi déi
Up to this day
Play annotation Ḵwáax̱ daak nagút altín wé yéidei.
he's not doing right.
Play annotation Áwé x̱at wusineix̱ ax̱ éek' k'áts'k'u.
My brother really saved me.
Play annotation Yéi x̱at dayaḵáa nooch, ax̱ tuwáa sigóo ax̱ kéilk'
I really want my niece
Play annotation k'idéin yóot woogoodí.
to really walk right.
Play annotation Wé i káalk'u hás wé hél x̱wasakú wáa sáwé yéi has nanein.
As for your nephews (Marge's), I don't know what happened to them.
Play annotation Tle, tle ch'as wéi naawú ḵa wéi daa sá, daa sá kwshé wé at has alyéil ???
They drink a lot and I don't know what else they're on.
Play annotation Yéi áyá ax̱ tuwáa sigóo ch'a x̱oo.aa ax̱ x̱oonx'í k'idéin yóo too.aadí.
This is the way I want to see to begin to walk right.
Play annotation Has áwé wéit'aa ḵu.aa i léel'kw i saayíx̱ wutuliyéx̱.
We named your daughter after your grandmother.
Play annotation Ḵaajees.aak.
[name]
Play annotation Hú a saayí áyé.
That is her name.
Play annotation Aangóondax̱,
From Angoon,
Play annotation Aangóonx' kei uwa.wát,
she grew up in Angoon,
Play annotation i léelk'w.
your grandmother.
Play annotation Yagéiyi yéidei x̱wsikóo.
I know a lot.
Play annotation Ch'a ḵaa x̱'éit x̱wasa.áx̱ch.
I listened very closely.
Play annotation Dei ch'áakw x̱wasikóo,
I knew long ago,
Play annotation ax̱ x̱oonx'íx̱ dax̱ sateeyín.
my relatives, where they were from.
Play annotation Aangóondax̱.
From Angoon.
Play annotation Yagéiyi aa hél has x̱at wuskú.
A lot of them don't know me.
Play annotation Ch'a kei at has koo.éex' chéech wé.
They just kind of look at me.
Play annotation Matthew Kookesh at yáx'i x̱á.
Matthew Kookesh's children.
Play annotation Mhm.
Play annotation Hél has x̱at wuskú.
They don't know me.
Play annotation "Juneau Ḵwáan áwé, Juneau Ḵwáan."
(They always say,) "She's Juneau Ḵwáan. Juneau Ḵwáan."
Play annotation Ax̱ tláach yát ???
My mother, maybe,
Play annotation "Hél yiwus.een, wéi s ḵu.aa sík'."
"They don't know you, daughter."
Play annotation Ch'a gwál
Just, maybe,
Play annotation yáx̱ has áyá kakkwanéek. Ḵat
They will try to tell it right. I'm
Play annotation kawduwasáay.
very hot.
Play annotation ... dolls in
None
Play annotation Lingít?
Tlingit?
Play annotation Wáa sáwé duwasáakw Lingít x̱'éináx̱?
What do you call that in Tlingit?
Play annotation Ch'as, há.
It's, hmmm.
Play annotation Ch'as ḵus.óok' áwé yéi tuwasáagu.
We just called them play things.
Play annotation Ḵus.óok'.
Play things.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ toos.óok'.
Let's play.
Play annotation Invitation to cut paper dolls.
Play annotation Wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sigóo neejín wéi.
Oh, how I used to love those.
Play annotation K'é yáat'aa.
That one.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Yóot'aa wáa sá kwshé du shá?
This one, it's just her head.
Play annotation Duwasáakw Lingít x̱'éináx̱ Helen.
I don't know her name in Tlingit, Helen.
Play annotation Haa x̱ooní áwé.
She's our relative.
Play annotation Helen
Play annotation Sarabia.
Play annotation Du een áyá kei x̱at uwawát.
I grew up with her.
Play annotation Kaagwaantaan ax̱ éeshch een aa, Willis Peters, kei wsiwát.
Like my dad, she's a Kaagwaantaan, Willis Peters raised her (Helen). [Her grandparents raised her too.]
Play annotation É! Yáat'at tsú.
Look! This one too.
Play annotation Montgomery Ward Catalog.
Play annotation entertain
Play annotation Daaḵw aa sá sé?
Which one?
Play annotation Made in the West.
Play annotation Wéidu, wéidu x̱át.
There, there, that's me.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ shakliG̱éik'i á.
A real cute one.
Play annotation Made in the West.
Play annotation Áwé yéi aan,
That's how,
Play annotation aan ḵutoos.óok' noojín.
that is how we used to play with it.
Play annotation Kíndei xaash é, wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sigóo wéi paper doll.
How I really liked cutting the paper dolls out.
Play annotation Kíndei xaash.
Cutting them out.
Play annotation Sháa ḵa ḵáax'w aayí,
Women and men's
Play annotation shax'sáani.
and girls.
Play annotation Yáat'aa x̱at G̱uG̱asháa aa ḵúnáx̱ tuwáat sagóowun.
This one is the one that's going to marry me.
Play annotation É, wéi Dleit Sháa dei has shakliG̱éiyi yé.
Gee, the white women are so cute.
Play annotation Ch'as shakliG̱éiyi áwé ḵaa. A káa ḵux̱ashée neejín.
Just pretty ones. I used to look for them.
Play annotation Ax̱ léelk'w yéi haa daayaḵáa noojín,
My grandmother used to say to us,
Play annotation tle x'oon sá wootee ax̱ léelk'w hás.
how many grandmothers I used to have,
Play annotation Áyá yéi x̱at tsú yáx̱ x̱at wootee ax̱ tláa.
My mother was the same with me.
Play annotation Ax̱ tláa,
My mother,
Play annotation Has shayawdihéin.
I had a lot of them. [grandmas]
Play annotation Ch'as {aadéi ka-} yá káa x̱adée yéi ḵáax' ḵaa tuwáa sigóo nooch.
They only liked the men.
Play annotation É.
Gee.
Play annotation Yak'éiyi ḵáa ikG̱washáa aa ḵáa k'idéin i een yéi ḵukgwastee aa ḵáa ḵwa.
The man that will marry you, he will treat you good. [You overlook the good ones for the good looking ones.]
Play annotation Hél has tuwáa ushgú nooch aadéi yá káx̱ át ???
She never liked the way he looked. [the guys they went with]
Play annotation WáanG̱néins áyá x̱at daayaduḵáaji
Sometimes they used to tell me
Play annotation ch'a yéi áwé s áa yéi tóodei héil gooháa.
you could tell by the way he looks around.
Play annotation Ch'a koogéiyi yóodei kG̱eeshée.
You are going to be looking all around.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ax̱ tuwanéekw nooch yéi x̱at daayaduḵaayí.
I would feel bad when they said that to me.
Play annotation Ḵat tsú x̱á a yáx̱ x̱at daayawduḵáayi!
Yeah, they used to say that to me too!
Play annotation É, sh k'éi yáat'aa.
Oh, look at this one.
Play annotation Wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sigóo. Kíndei xaash.
How I like this. Cut it out.
Play annotation Ch'a yáat'aa aadé ch'a shakliG̱eik'í.
This one is real cute.
Play annotation WáanG̱anéins áwé ax̱ kéek', Helen,
Sometimes my little sister, Helen,
Play annotation haat yéi oosneech du aayí áwé
she makes up her mind
Play annotation a káax̱ kínde gax̱toodadíx' át.
the ones we're going to cut out.
Play annotation Áwé, ax̱ tuwóo néekw nooch ḵúnáx̱
I would feel really bad inside
Play annotation shakliG̱éiyi aa du jeex' eetí.
when she has the cute ones.
Play annotation WáanG̱néins áwé
Sometimes
Play annotation hél nulak'ei a káa G̱áx̱ch.
I feel like crying.
Play annotation aan áwéx'
At that time
Play annotation ax',
my,
Play annotation kei wtooxaashí dáx̱ kat
after we cut it out
Play annotation has du ée yóo x̱'atul.átgi nooch
we'd make them talk.
Play annotation WáanG̱néins áwé goodáx̱ sá kwshé aktoot'éetx'i nooch
Sometimes I wonder where we find this
Play annotation woosh katoojéilch kaaya G̱ijeit ḵá
we would put things together, like chairs and
Play annotation nadáakw.
a table.
Play annotation É tlax̱ wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sigóo neejín.
Oh, how I loved that.
Play annotation Yáadu, yáax' wé gax̱toox̱áa yáax'.
This is where we'll eat, right here.
Play annotation Ax̱, ax̱ naa.ádi ch'a G̱óot aayí.
My, my clothes are different.
Play annotation G̱óot, ch'a G̱óot ??? aa yéi kḵwadatee.
I will put it in black.
Play annotation AaG̱áa at x̱wajél neech wé.
I put it together.
Play annotation Daaḵw aa sá s yakliG̱éik'i aa.
Which ever one is the cutest.
Play annotation Yáadu á.
Here it is.
Play annotation Yáa a tóot at ḵukḵwax̱áa aayí yáat'aa.
This is the one I'm going to eat in.
Play annotation WáanG̱néins yeedát G̱éidei aa yakx̱aḵéich áwé.
Sometimes I say the wrong thing.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation K'éi yeedát yéi at kax̱'ax' át
Right now this one is very cute.
Play annotation paper dolls kínde s kḵwa- [??? -xaash]
I'm going to cut out paper dolls.
Play annotation Jinkaat táakw ḵa nás'kx̱.
I was 13.
Play annotation Wusiti ltín haa katáagu.
I remember our age.
Play annotation AaG̱áa ḵutoos.úk' neech yé.
We would still be playing.
Play annotation Goosú wá.é? Yeisú áwé kei ktoodat'áx'ch, é.
Where are [were] you? We would really enjoy cutting (our dolls).
Play annotation Tlax̱, Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Tlax̱ wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sigoonch k'idéin kei x̱waxaashí. Ḵat, x̱at tsú.
Oh, how I loved to cut it perfectly. Me, me too.
Play annotation K'idéin a daa yakx̱axashch, é.
I cut around it well.
Play annotation Ó, ḵwáaḵ daa kei x̱washáadi áwé ḵúnáx̱ ax̱ toowú néekw nooch.
When I make a mistake in cutting it makes me sad.
Play annotation Ch'a, ch'a wa.éich yisikóo aadé,
You, yourself know
Play annotation aadé aa kaxádi yé
the way we were
Play annotation wé naa.át. É!
about clothes.
Play annotation É!
[expression of approval]
Play annotation Aax̱ áwé s
From there on
Play annotation yóo x̱'atula.átgi nooch. Ax̱ tuwasht-
I like that one.
Play annotation Há, daaḵw aa sá kei tóoḵ dixáash???
Which ones are we going to cut out?
Play annotation Hél gé wáa sá utí kei x̱waxaashí?
Is it all right if I cut this one out?
Play annotation Tléik', tléik', tle.
No, no, no.
Play annotation K'éi yáat'aa aadé shakliG̱éink'i yé.
Oh, look at this one.
Play annotation K'éi yáat'aa kei xaash.
Cut this one out.
Play annotation Kei xaash.
I'll cut this one.
Play annotation Yáat'aa kei kḵwaxáash.
Now I'll cut this one.
Play annotation Oh! Yáat'aa ch'a shakliG̱éink'i.
This one is cute.
Play annotation Oh, my.
Play annotation Ax̱ x̱án.aa ádi ch'a hél.
It's my husband's thing (catalog) I'm trying to cut out.
Play annotation Du ádi áyá. Áx̱, áx̱, yawtulixásh.
This was his. My, my, we cut it.
Play annotation Yáx̱ ayawli...Yáat'aa áyá kei kḵwaxaash.
Maybe I'll cut it out.
Play annotation Tle, tle tlél tsu yáade kei ee.éex'ch. Hél, hél ch'a,
No. Is this the one?
Play annotation Hél du téeli. Ḵal téel ḵuwataan.
It has no shoes. That one's got no shoes on.
Play annotation K'éi yáat'aa aadé sh di.oowu yé.
Look at how that one is dressed.
Play annotation Éi!.
[expression of disgust]
Play annotation Táakw neeyís.
For winter.
Play annotation Kei kḵwaxáash.
I'm going to cut it.
Play annotation Yá du téeli yéi awdu.oo
Cut it without his shoes.
Play annotation Du x̱'oos.
His feet.
Play annotation aax̱ kaḵwaxáashchx̱.
I'll cut it.
Play annotation Kei kḵwaxáash yáat'aa.
I'm going to cut this one.
Play annotation Ḵúx̱ daak ooxaashít.
It's hard to cut this.
Play annotation Tle hél x̱washagook dei kínde d-
I don't know how to cut any more.
Play annotation X'á.
[expression of agreement]
Play annotation Hél k'éi dax,
Don't,
Play annotation hél k'idéin x̱aashagook x̱áach tsu.
not really do I know any more either.
Play annotation Wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sigóowun
How I used to love this
Play annotation ch'a aan yéi ḵwáaḵx̱' daak kei x̱waasháadi.
and I didn't like cutting into it.
Play annotation Hél ax̱ tuwáa ushgóo nooch. Kʼdeix̱ kei kḵwaxáash
I don't like, I'm going to cut this one good.
Play annotation Étsk'.
Really nice.
Play annotation Gaaw x̱'áak yaa shugaxíxch.
It's not doing too well.
Play annotation Kínde tudaxaash.
We're cutting up.
Play annotation É.
[expression of agreement]
Play annotation Tléix'dahéen ḵúnáx̱ ḵwáaḵ daak x̱waadzigit l ultín.
One time, I made a bad mistake.
Play annotation X'oondahéen sá ax̱ éek'ich yéi x̱at yawsiḵaa,
I don't know how many times my brother told me,
Play annotation "K'é.
[negative expression]
Play annotation Wa.éich, wa.éich
You do it. You do it.
Play annotation X'ooni da.óos'i xáanaa.
Wash the dishes tonight.
Play annotation X̱!
[expression of disapproval]
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ x̱at wudixwétl gán a yéi daax̱anéiyin.
I'm tired, I've been working on wood."
Play annotation "Yak'éi.
"OK.
Play annotation Yéi kG̱watee.
It will be." [She didn't want to do it though.]
Play annotation Áwé dashóotx̱,
Just,
Play annotation a shóox̱ x̱waanookch.
I sat there. [cutting paper dolls]
Play annotation Yáx̱ x̱oo x̱waanoogúnch.
I positioned myself. [stubbornly]
Play annotation S'íx' x̱wa.ús'k.
I washed dishes.
Play annotation X'oondahéen yéi x̱at yéi usḵáa tsú tsa.
I don't know how many times he told me.
Play annotation ax̱ jeedax̱ kei akawajél wé ax̱ sée yátx'i.
He picked up all my dolls.
Play annotation Gán l taat awa.ák.
He built fire with it.
Play annotation G̱aax̱ch x̱at uwajáḵ.
I was very saddened.
Play annotation "Hél i jeeyís ḵukḵwada.óos'!
"I'm not going to wash dishes for you!
Play annotation Ch'a áyá yéi kḵwanóok."
I'm just going to sit here."
Play annotation Ax̱ tláach aa x̱at wusigút.
My mom picked me up. [in anger]
Play annotation Wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sagóo neejin. Wáa sá ax̱,
How do you want it?
Play annotation Marbles.
Play annotation Ín ash koolyát tsú haa tuwáa sagóowun.
We used to like that.
Play annotation Ax̱ éek' áx̱ yaa nagút,
There comes my brother,
Play annotation {ḵáa} "Ḵáak'w ash koolyádi áwé.
"That's a boys' play.
Play annotation Hél sháatch yéi daa.uné."
Girls don't do that."
Play annotation Marbles. Marbles.
Play annotation Koot'áx'aa.
Playing marbles.
Play annotation Kootáx'aa.
Playing marbles.
Play annotation Wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa sagóowunch x̱áach tsú.
I used to love that too.
Play annotation Hopscotch ash koolyát tsu.
And playing hopscotch.
Play annotation Ch'a x̱átx' kei nawádi sister een sh kax̱alnáay neejin.
I played with my girls too.
Play annotation Hopscotch.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Hél TV haa jeex' yéi wutee.
We didn't have a TV.
Play annotation Ch'as radio át tusa.aax̱jín.
Just listened to the radio.
Play annotation News. Yéi áwé haa wutee wuháan tsú.
That's the way we were too.
Play annotation Oh, paper dolls, kínde t'áx' wáa sá haa tuwáa sigóo Helen een.
Oh, paper dolls, how we loved to cut them with Helen.
Play annotation Á, hél x̱washagook l tín ch'a x̱aach, ch'a koogéiyi yaa nx̱at´ax'.???
I don't know how I'm doing it. [out of practice]
Play annotation Ch'a áwu du x̱'oos.
There's its feet.
Play annotation ??? ee gax̱tudlixáash
We're going to cut the wrong side.
Play annotation Wudasheeyi Tláa x'úx'u.
[name] catalogs.
Play annotation Aa sh k'é yáat'aa shaawát.
Here's a lady.
Play annotation Áwé shakliG̱éik' ḵúnáx̱.
Oh, she's real cute.
Play annotation Ax̱ yáa ḵút uneeltín ax̱ yátx'i hél, tlél has du tóo ootée yáat'at.
My kids don't seem to like this.
Play annotation Ḵáach áwé.
Me too.
Play annotation Taatx̱ yáx̱ ax̱ tuwáa sagóo neejin kínde dat'aax'.
Oh, how I used to love cutting.
Play annotation Ch'a G̱aG̱éi áwé a daa koox̱ajeilch yá catalog.
I would bring all my catalogs out.
Play annotation K'é kínde ax̱ tóot dat'íx'.
Let's cut up.
Play annotation Tléik'!
No!
Play annotation Wáa sá ch'as wé gaan, wáa sá s du tuwáa wsigóo gaan luwooG̱ooḵ
How about going outside, how they wanted us to run outside (to play).
Play annotation Tle yaa x̱at ooḵanast'éx̱'.
I'm getting cross-eyed.
Play annotation Tleix'dahéen áwé ax̱ tláa
One time my mother
Play annotation yéi x̱at yawsiḵá,
said to me,
Play annotation Hél eegóok gáandei gax̱yee.aat?
"Aren't you girls going out?"
Play annotation "Tléik'! Kíndei toodat'áax' haa.
"No, we're cutting out.
Play annotation K'idéin yan yei gax̱tu. Yándei gax̱tusanéi."
We'll finish this good."
Play annotation Áa ya déindei ḵúx̱ x̱á gáant ḵaa luwaG̱ooḵ.
Others are running around outside.
Play annotation Tóok áyá haa shaḵeet.
I'm not cutting it out right,
Play annotation "Wáa sáwé, i yanéekw ágé?
"What's the matter with you, are you sick?
Play annotation Gáan nagú, gáant,"
Go out now,"
Play annotation hadláa ax̱ tláa.
my mother (would tell me).
Play annotation Ch'a yéi x̱at daayaduḵáayi hél ax̱ tuwáa ushgú gáant x̱wagoodí.
When they told me, I didn't want to go out.
Play annotation Tle tláakw yéi yax̱waḵaa.
I'm speaking fast!
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ax̱ tuwáa ksigóo ḵu.aa gáant wooshee.
I used to love running around outside.
Play annotation yeisú neil x̱at dux̱óot'ch.
I never used to go in.
Play annotation Ḵát ḵu.aa,
As for me,
Play annotation "Gáan nagú, gáant Kaséix̱!
"Go out, go out, Kaséix̱!
Play annotation Neilt ágé ix̱ax̱oox̱?"
Am I calling you in?"
Play annotation Tle yaa nax̱waatséx̱.
I would stomp my feet.
Play annotation Wáa sá s sh tuwáa sigóowun a daa yóo x̱'ala.átk át ax̱ tláa.
Oh, how she used to like to talk about it, my mother.
Play annotation Tle l ushk'éidéin yax̱waaḵaa.
I almost said a bad thing.
Play annotation
The
Play annotation Ch'a s awashooḵ.
They would laugh.
Play annotation WáanG̱anéins
Sometimes
Play annotation daat yeisú tle gáant áx̱ x̱at kadunáani shux̱ tuwatee.
I wonder why they want me out of the house.
Play annotation Tóok gé yéi s haa shakeet?
Did they think we're a nuisance?
Play annotation Yeah.
Play annotation Ách x̱áawé gáandei has haa ḵunáayin.
That's why they used to tell us get out.
Play annotation Aaá, hél kéetáan, hél tsú ch'a yei, ch'a kageináx̱ yóo x̱'atula.átk.
Maybe because we don't talk quietly either.
Play annotation Tle ḵúnáx̱ áwé haa saligaaw.
We were very loud.
Play annotation Yáadu ax̱ aayí.
Here's mine.
Play annotation Wéit'aa, wéit'aa ax̱ tuwáa sigóo.
That one, that one I like.
Play annotation Wéit'aa há, ax̱ kit'áx'i.
This one, that one.
Play annotation A kaadéi, Há, goosú wé
We sort of liked that.
Play annotation A kaadéi gíwé gáande haa kdunáal'ch.
That's why they try to make us go out.
Play annotation Hél ḵáax'u ḵu.aa yáat'aa.
There's no boys among this one.
Play annotation É. Tléik'.
No.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ yák'éiyi aa ḵáa ḵutooshée noojín.
We would always search for the real good looking guys.
Play annotation Yáadu á, yáadu á.
Oh, here's one.
Play annotation Wéit'aa ḵáa, jee yá.
Oh, that one there, that man.
Play annotation Há, wáa sá dusáakw wé
What did they call him?
Play annotation ShakliG̱é?
Real cute?
Play annotation Áwé shakliG̱é ḵúnáx̱.
He's really cute.
Play annotation Ax̱ aayí ḵu.aa hél ḵáa x'úx'u.
My catalog didn't have men.
Play annotation Ch'ee tlél, hél shákdé wa.é yéi ḵeenoogún.
Maybe you never used to do this.
Play annotation WáanG̱néins áwé
Sometimes
Play annotation yéi x̱'aytooḵaa nooch,
we would say,
Play annotation "K'é gáande na, haa lungG̱óoḵ?"
"Please, can we run outside?"
Play annotation Áwé, tóot yátx'i eench áwé stubs, cigarette stubs.
We'd look for cigarette stubs.
Play annotation ???
We were being fancy.
Play annotation Haa tuwóoch ḵu.aa k'i
We thought maybe
Play annotation wutusikóo a daat át.
we knew all about it.
Play annotation Ch'a koogéi áwé toos'éḵ nooch.
We just smoked any old way.
Play annotation Tléix'dahéen áwé yéi x̱at yawsiḵáa, wei ax̱ shátx̱,
One day someone told me, of my older cousins,
Play annotation "K'é.
"Let me see.
Play annotation Aan yéi neildéi yei dasáa."
Breathe in with it."
Play annotation Áwé kx̱waa.aaḵw l tín.
I tried it, you know.
Play annotation Tle ax̱ tuwóoch ḵu.aa x̱at gooG̱anáaji.
I thought I was going to die.
Play annotation Aadzi ḵu.aa kei ees.
I kept coughing.
Play annotation Ee as.ḵúk. Tliyéix' yéi wutee áx̱ tle s'éḵ.
My breathing went in. [choked on the smoke.]
Play annotation Yáadu há ḵwa.
Here is one.
Play annotation Wéidu áa.
There it is.
Play annotation Wéidu áa.
There it is.
Play annotation Du shá ḵu.aa hél aa.
The head is not there.
Play annotation Yáadu á. Yáadu á.
Right here. Right here.
Play annotation Éis'k'. Wéit han ḵáa.
Nice! That man standing right there.
Play annotation Góok! Sh kaneelneek.
Go ahead. Tell a story.
Play annotation Lingít x̱'asheeyí wáa sá ax̱ tuwóo wsigóo {x̱ash-} x̱ashagoogú.
I'd really like to learn Tlingit songs.
Play annotation Áwé, aaá, hél ḵaa tuwáa ushgú.
They don't want it.
Play annotation Lingít x̱'asheeyí?
Tlingit songs?
Play annotation Aaá, Lingít x̱'asheeyíx̱.
Yes. Tlingit songs.
Play annotation Hél aa x̱wsakú.
I don't know.
Play annotation Tliyéi at yee.áx̱ tuwáa.
They don't want it.
Play annotation Tlakw has du x̱'éit x̱wasa.aax̱jín wé
I listened to them
Play annotation yaa s kanashéin yá ax̱ x̱oonx'í.
when they were getting ???
Play annotation É! Wáa sá i toowú?
How about you,
Play annotation Chookaneidí yátx'i.
children of Chookaneidi.
Play annotation Yáa haa aanḵáawu tlél yawtoodlaaḵ.
We're not going to make God.
Play annotation Haa l ushk'éiyi
Our sins
Play annotation haa eeyakG̱wadlaaḵ áyá yá ḵoohéini-ee
will beat us during the change of time.
Play annotation eeyaw aay.
[vocables]
Play annotation Wáa sá ax̱ tuwáa x̱'asigóo has at sheeyí.
Oh, how I loved those songs.
Play annotation A x̱oo aa x̱'asigóo ḵúnáx̱ x̱á
Some of it was real fun
Play annotation at yátx'i, has du yátx'i daat has at sheeyí.
when they sang about their children.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱,
Really,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ ax̱ tuwáa sigóo neejín s
I really liked their
Play annotation has,
their,
Play annotation Ch'a G̱éix' ḵáa ée sh G̱ax̱dahóonch
However, I try to sell my singing. [to get to sing with people]
Play annotation K'é yán kei kḵashée.
I'm going to sing.
Play annotation Ax̱ tuwáa sigóo.
I really like it.
Play annotation Hél x̱at koo du ushtú.
They don't want me. (Too bad.)
Play annotation Wáa sá kwshé hél k, hél gíwé has du tóoch x̱at ulchéesh.
Maybe I'm not a real challenge to them.
Play annotation Hél awuskú a yóo kwshé?
They don't know, do they?
Play annotation Hél awuskóowu at shí.
She doesn't know how to sing.
Play annotation Hél ooshgook.
She doesn't know how.
Play annotation {Tlél oosh}
None
Play annotation Nora Dauenhauer tlákw du éesh kax̱dahóon neejín.
Nora Dauenhauer, I used to ask her.
Play annotation Héil x̱at koox' ??? sh tán.
They just don't want me.
Play annotation Ax̱ ax̱ léelk'w, wéich wusiwádi aa,
The one my grandmother raised,
Play annotation hél dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱ gookḵwasáa,
I'm not going to say her name in white language,
Play annotation kwás kaadéi at shée noojín.
when she was sitting on the can, she sang.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ax̱ tuwáa wsigóo at shí.
She really loved to sing.
Play annotation Aadóo sá?
Who is that?
Play annotation Wéi ḵútx̱ x̱waaG̱éex'i shux'aa.
The one I lost. [she died]
Play annotation I x̱án.aa gé?
Your husband?
Play annotation I, Shux'aa yéi? June.
The first one? June.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation Wáa sá duwasáakw.
What's her name?
Play annotation June.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ḵ'asagóo neejín du x̱ánt.
It used to be a lot of fun to be by her.
Play annotation É, al'eix̱ tsú.
Oh! And dance too.
Play annotation Ch'as at shooḵ áwé aktoosaxíxjin.
We're just rolling with laughter.
Play annotation Al'eix̱.
Dancing.
Play annotation Tle, aadéi, aadéi yaa haa lagaG̱úḵch.
Then to, to the dance, we'd be running to it.
Play annotation Haa tláach ḵu.aa, hél awuskú
Our mother didn't know that.
Play annotation L'eix̱ kaadéi k haa laG̱ooḵjin,
Running to the dance,
Play annotation canneryx'.
at the cannery.
Play annotation Filipino bunḵouse adool'eix̱.
Phillipino bunḵouse for dancing.
Play annotation É, wáa sá haa tuwåa sigóo
We used to love, da, ta, da, ta, da, ta, da, ta, jitterbug.
Play annotation Tle,
And so
Play annotation "No later tá sitgawsáanix'
"No later than midnight
Play annotation ax̱ tuwáa sigóo neil yee.aadí."
we want you to come home, children."
Play annotation A kát haa seiwax'áḵw.
We forgot.
Play annotation É, héix̱ yaa nagút, ax̱ tláa.
My mother was mad.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱, oh gosh, tláakw haa yagux̱saḵáa.
Really she's going to really get after us.
Play annotation É, before, ch'a, ch'a tlágu yanaḵéiji, Helen, ax̱ shátx̱,
Before she said anything, Helen, my older sister,
Play annotation "Dei wéi gax̱too.aat."
"We'll be right home."
Play annotation É
So,
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation Hél tle 12:30, kawdaxít ch'a yeisú atool'eix̱.
It was already 12:30, we were still dancing.
Play annotation Wáa sá haa tuwáa sagóowun wéi l'eix̱.
Oh, how we loved to dance.
Play annotation Ḵat du,
As for me,
Play annotation tle áa áyá tsú aax̱ x̱at, x̱at.
I used to love that too.
Play annotation Ax̱ jeedáx̱,
From me,
Play annotation tlél aadéi,
can't be,
Play annotation kḵwasaayí yé.
I can't say the name. [something happened]
Play annotation Tle á áyá tsá a káax̱ jix̱waanáḵ,
That's why I gave it up,
Play annotation yá l'eix̱.
that dancing.
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