Play annotation Speakers are Kaakal.aat Florence Sheakley (left) and G̱oochtlein Ron Grant (right). Recorded August 11, 2009 at Alice Taff’s House in Auke Bay, Alaska. Produced at the University of Alaska Southeast, this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0853788. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Recorded by Naakil.aan/Hans Chester. Tlingit transcription by Hans Chester, Jessica Isturis, and Linda Belarde. English translation by Florence Sheakley and Alice Taff. Proofread by Nora Dauenhauer and Jessica Isturis. SYMBOLS: {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = canʼt understand.
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Play annotation Wéinax̱ naashú.
That one standing right there.
Play annotation Wéit'aa ḵu.aa,
What about that one over there,
Play annotation dleit ḵáa,
English,
Play annotation dleit ḵáa,
English,
Play annotation aayí áwé wé
that one (Mountain Ash) is theirs (the white man's)
Play annotation weináx̱ naashú
that one standing right there.
Play annotation Mountain Ash yóo duwasáakw
it is called Mountain Ash
Play annotation Haw!
Oh!
Play annotation Dleit ḵáa aayí áwé,
That is the white man's tree,
Play annotation Wéi
Those,
Play annotation wéix' éeḵx' yéi yateeyi aas, yisikóo gé aadéi duwasáagu yé, wéix'?
those trees on the beach right there, do you know the names of them?
Play annotation Wéix' yéi yateeyi aas.
Those trees right there.
Play annotation Tléik'.
Nope.
Play annotation Wéi, um,
The, um,
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áwé yak'éi wé héen x̱ooká, yaa yagiyee.
Today, the water is very calm.
Play annotation Yaakw wéix̱ yaa naḵúx̱.
Over there a boat is moving.
Play annotation Iyatéen gé?
Do you see it?
Play annotation Aaá. {Xasi-} [X̱aatéen.]
Yes. {I can} [I can see it.]
Play annotation Ldakát áwé aas aatx̱ wuduwak'úts'.
They clear-cut all the tress.
Play annotation Daat eetí sáwé yéi daaduné?
What are they going to put in its place?
Play annotation Gwál áa át gax̱doolyéix̱,
Maybe they are going to build something there,
Play annotation Ch'a wéidu.
Maybe something.
Play annotation Dei tsú aadéi wooshoo wé ayaanáx̱ yaa ntooḵóox̱u tatgé.
There is a road going up there, as we were going by yesterday.
Play annotation Dei aadéi wooshoo wé, wé dikée.
A road is going up to the, the top (of the mountain).
Play annotation Haw! Wé at woo,
So! That.
Play annotation Just say it!
Play annotation Yaa kanajúx.
It is rolling (i.e., tape running).
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱, Ḵaakal.aat yóo x̱at duwasáakw.
My Tlingit name is Ḵaakal.aat.
Play annotation Dleit Ḵáa x̱'éináx̱ ḵu.aa, Florence Marks Sheakley yóo x̱at duwasáakw.
My English name is Florence Marks Sheakley.
Play annotation Yéil naax̱ x̱at sitee.
I belong to the Raven moiety.
Play annotation Lukaax̱ Sháa áyá x̱át,
I am a woman of the Lukaax̱.ádi, [Sockeye clan]
Play annotation Chookaneidí yádi.
and a child of the Chookaneidí. [Grass People of Glacier Bay/Porpoise clan]
Play annotation Ax̱ éesh, Xunaa dáx̱.
My father is from Hoonah.
Play annotation Chookaneidíx̱ sitee.
He's a Chookaneidí.
Play annotation Yáa ax̱ léelk'w hás áyá,
These are all of my grandparents (maternal),
Play annotation Shangukeidíx̱ sitee,
the Thunderbirds,
Play annotation Ḵa Teiḵweidí,
the Brown Bears,
Play annotation Ḵa Kaagwaantaan.
and the People of the Burnt House.
Play annotation Ax̱ éesh yinaanáx̱ T'aḵdeintaan ax̱ léelk'w hásx̱, has sitee.
Through the lineage of my father, my grandparents are the T'aḵdeintaan. [Sea Pigeons]
Play annotation Yáa Deishóodax̱ áyá Jilḵaat Ḵwáanx̱ haa sitee.
We are the people of the Chilkat/Haines area.
Play annotation Yáa,
This,
Play annotation I wanna say Haines.
Play annotation I already said Haines, so that stops there.
Play annotation Ok. Yéi áwé, gunalchéesh.
Ok. That's the way it is, thank you.
Play annotation Ron, wáa sá i duwasáakw, Dleit Ḵáa x̱'éináx̱?
Ron, what is your English name?
Play annotation Ronald L. Grant
Play annotation G̱oochtlein áyá yóo x̱at duwasáakw.
My name is Big Wolf.
Play annotation Ḵéex̱' dax̱ áwé ḵux̱wdzitee.
I was born in Kake.
Play annotation Ax̱ léelk'wch áwé ax̱ ee awlitoow ax̱ yóo x̱'atángi.
My language was taught to me by my grandparents.
Play annotation Ch'áak'x̱ áwé x̱at sitee.
I am an Eagle.
Play annotation Gunalchéesh!
Thank you!
Play annotation Ch'a yeisú gé yaa kanajúx?
Is it (the camera) still rolling?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Aaá, wé
Yes, the
Play annotation wé yaakw áwé wé shatsís wé, wé haa yaagú tlein.
our big boat (Alaskan State Ferry), that boat there is waiting (tied up).
Play annotation Iyatéen gé?
Can you see it?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Yóot shatsís.
It is waiting (tied up) in one place way over there.
Play annotation Yáa,
This,
Play annotation nás'k gaawx', gíwé daak G̱waḵóox̱
at three o'clock, I'm thinking, it will leave
Play annotation wé Deishóode.
to Haines.
Play annotation Yéi ak.wé?
Is that the way it is?
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That's right.
Play annotation Yáa,
This,
Play annotation ldakát yéit naḵúx̱ch, yá yaakw tlein.
they all travel everywhere, the big boats.
Play annotation "X̱'éishx'w yaakw" yóo duwaáakw.
They are called "blue canoes."
Play annotation yáa dleit ḵáach.
by the white men.
Play annotation Haw.
Hey.
Play annotation Aaá. G̱unéikw G̱waḵóox̱. Wáa sáwé duwa.áx̱ch?
Its going to go. Why is it making that sound?
Play annotation Ch'a G̱oot yéidei aa áwé.
Itʼs one that is going somewhere else (not Haines).
Play annotation Wáaníx's
Once in a while
Play annotation Xunaadé yáa kakG̱waháa yáat'aa.
this one is going to Hoonah.
Play annotation Ch'ayook' daak gooG̱aḵóox̱.
This one is going to leave soon.
Play annotation Yaakwx' tsú wéit,
There are boats over there too,
Play annotation Yakwx'u sáani tsú daak has naḵóox̱ áwé,
Smaller boats are moving out too,
Play annotation wáaníx's ast'eix̱ yís áwé daak, daak yaa nagwéin.
sometimes they go out, fishing, in a fleet.
Play annotation Iyatéen gé?
Can you see it?
Play annotation Aaá, x̱wasitéen.
Yes, I saw them.
Play annotation Aaá, yóodu aa tsú,
Yes, there is another one over there,
Play annotation wé tliyaanáx̱ áa
the one way over there.
Play annotation Yáa yagiyee,
Today
Play annotation áwé yáa,
this,
Play annotation yéi kduneegín,
they say,
Play annotation kei ḵukG̱wak'éi
it will be nice
Play annotation áwé, yeedát ḵu.aa,
but right now,
Play annotation ḴuwliG̱óos'i yáx̱ yatee.
it is a kind of cloudy.
Play annotation Wáaníx's',
From time to time
Play annotation SeiG̱án ḵu.aa
Maybe tomorrow
Play annotation seiG̱án ḵu.aa, ḵúnáx̱ kéi gux̱sat'áax̱'ún.
maybe tomorrow, very burning hot.
Play annotation A kát x̱at seiwax'áwḵ,
I forgot,
Play annotation wáa sá kei kakG̱waxeexi aa,
the thing that rises and falls
Play annotation hmm...
Play annotation temperature!
Play annotation ...umm...
Play annotation wa.é ḵu.aa,
You though,
Play annotation wáa sá kG̱eesáa,
what would you call it,
Play annotation Lingít x̱'éináx̱,
in Tlingit?
Play annotation wé,
the,
Play annotation Yá gux̱satáax̱'ín.
It is going to be a scorcher!
Play annotation Yá gux̱satáax̱'ín.
It is burning hot.
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That's the way it is.
Play annotation Yaa,
the
Play annotation aadéi kéi kakG̱waxix yé áyú,
the thing that rises (temperature) that thing, (how high it is going to get when it's hot)
Play annotation wáa sá kG̱eesáa?
how would you call it?
Play annotation Háw.
Huh.
Play annotation 85,
85 (degrees)
Play annotation yéi áwé kaduneek
that's what they say it will be
Play annotation seiG̱ánx'.
tomorrow.
Play annotation Nás'k jin,
80,
Play annotation Nas'gadooshú jinkaat
80
Play annotation ḵa keijín,
and 5
Play annotation yáanáx̱
over
Play annotation kéi kakG̱wxéex
it will go up
Play annotation yáa,
the
Play annotation ḵutí?
weather (temperature)?
Play annotation Ḵutí áwé.
That's the weather.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yep.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áwé,
Itʼs really,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ áwé,
very
Play annotation haa kaadéi,
on us
Play annotation haa kaadéi agux̱dagáan.
on us it will get really sunny.
Play annotation Ch'áakw
Long ago,
Play annotation tléil yéi tóo x̱aanoogún yáa,
I never felt this,
Play annotation yaa yeedát yaa {ḵus- yáa}
right now this weather,
Play annotation ḵutí aadéi yateeyi yé.
how the weather is.
Play annotation Yéi ák.wé? Aaá. Ayáx̱ áwé.
Is that right? Yep. That's right.
Play annotation Ch'áakw
Long ago
Play annotation tléil yéi utéeyin.
it was not like this.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation G̱óot yéidei,
It's different
Play annotation G̱óot yéidei áyá yaa nanéin yá
It's changing right now,
Play annotation yá haa Lingít.aaní yáa ḵutí.
the weather, here in our enviornment.
Play annotation G̱óot yéidei, tláx̱ yéi
It's really getting different.
Play annotation tláx̱ yéi, umm,
It's really,
Play annotation Ch'a tlákw,
Its always,
Play annotation G̱agaan,
the sun,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱
itʼs really
Play annotation haa kát uwaxíx.
shining on us.
Play annotation Yáa, umm, yáa tléikw tsú,
Yeah, and the berries too,
Play annotation Yáa wás'x'aan tléiG̱u
The salmonberries,
Play annotation ax̱oodéi x̱waagoot.
I went and checked them out.
Play annotation Áwé tlél,
There are no,
Play annotation tléil tláx̱ yan kawa.á.
they are not fully grown.
Play annotation Ax̱oo aa,
Some of them,
Play annotation yei kakwdzigéi sáani
there are many small ones
Play annotation ch'a aan ḵu.aa
even though
Play annotation yan kawawádi yáx̱ yatee.
it's like they got dwarfed in the process.
Play annotation Aaá,
Yes,
Play annotation wudzigánt'.
burnt.
Play annotation Yéi ák.wé?
Is that right?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Wé G̱agaanch.
From the sun.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áwé yak'éi,
Itʼs really good,
Play annotation yá haa x̱'éix̱ yateeyi
what you brought us,
Play annotation káaxwee.
the coffee.
Play annotation Gunalchéesh!
Thank you!
Play annotation Ch'a a yáx̱ ya shee.útl.
You boiled it just right.
Play annotation Yáa, umm,
This, ah,
Play annotation daaw.
herring eggs on kelp.
Play annotation Wéidei
Towards over there
Play annotation daak naḵúx̱
its going out
Play annotation wé yaakw.
the boat.
Play annotation Daaḵw aa sáwé?
Which one is that?
Play annotation Iyatéen gé?
Can you see it?
Play annotation Malispina.
Play annotation Malispina áwé.
Itʼs the Malispina.
Play annotation Háw.
Oh.
Play annotation Nás'k gaawx' áwé,
At three o'clock,
Play annotation daak ḵúx̱ch aa
the one that leaves
Play annotation áwé wáanáx̱ sáwé,
now how come
Play annotation tláx̱ yéi ch'ayook' daak gooG̱aḵóox̱. Wool'éex' gwoo wé gé?
it is leaving suddenly. Maybe it broke down?
Play annotation Gwal awool'éex' áwé.
Maybe it is broken down.
Play annotation Á áwé,
That one (boat)
Play annotation Deishóodei yóo yaḵúx̱ ḵa
to Haines it goes between and
Play annotation ShgaG̱weidéi
to Skagway
Play annotation
the
Play annotation daak naḵúx̱ aa.
boat that's going out.
Play annotation Wáa sá gax̱doosáa
What are they going to call it
Play annotation du Lingít x̱'éináx̱ wé at saayí?
in Tlingit the name?
Play annotation Wé,
The,
Play annotation wé yaakw tlein
the big boat
Play annotation Hmm,
Play annotation Tlummm. Waalispéena.
Ummm. Malispina.
Play annotation Waalispéela.
Malispina.
Play annotation Waalispéela
Malispina
Play annotation yóo á.
it is.
Play annotation {A} Tl'aG̱u ḵwáanx'ich
Our ancestors
Play annotation {wáanáx̱ yéi a} wáaníx's
maybe
Play annotation yéi áwé s akG̱wasáa.
they would have said this.
Play annotation Yáa,
This,
Play annotation yáa dleit ḵáa {x̱'ana}
this white man (In English) say it like
Play annotation hás du x̱'anagóogu.
their vocabulary.
Play annotation Okay.
Play annotation How, how they
Play annotation I want us to talk about how they,
Play annotation how they weren't able to say the "Ws" and how they weren't able to say the,
Play annotation Even though we have "L" in our language,
Play annotation "N"
Play annotation they weren't able to say it.
Play annotation Anybody ever figure out why?
Play annotation Like the "M",
Play annotation Malispina,
Play annotation Waala, Waal, Waalispéena.
Malispina.
Play annotation {Yoo} no, Waalispéela.
Malispina.
Play annotation Yeah, like,
Play annotation Umm, they probably would've called it,
Play annotation its running away from you. I don't wan to go out.
Play annotation Yaa kanajúx gé?
Is it running? (the camera)
Play annotation Wool'éex'.
Itʼs broken. (joking)
Play annotation Ch'ayook'
Immediately,
Play annotation ch'ayook' daak naḵúx̱
it is going out suddenly,
Play annotation wé yaakw.
the boat.
Play annotation Wé,
That,
Play annotation wéit'at,
that over there, [pointing at the ferry dock]
Play annotation wéi,
the,
Play annotation wéit awdudliyéx̱i á tsú,
that thing they built it too,
Play annotation wéi yaakw eetí.
where the boat ties up.
Play annotation Ch'áakw,
A long time ago,
Play annotation ch'u yéi x̱at gusagéink'i dax̱ áwé,
from the time I was little,
Play annotation yaaw
herring,
Play annotation a kát x̱at seiwax'áḵw.
I forgot.
Play annotation aatx̱ yéi daatoonéiyi
we gathered from there
Play annotation wé, G̱áax'w ák.wé?G̱áax'w, aaá, wé G̱áax'w.
the, is that herring eggs (that you're talking about)? Herring eggs, yes, herring eggs.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áwé áa nageijéen wéit.
There used to be an abundance of them over there.
Play annotation Ldakát yáa
All of the people,
Play annotation Dzántk'i Héeni dáx̱ ḵu.oo, áwé ldakát áx̱ woosḵ [woosḵéejeen]
everyone from Juneau was parked there, one after the other
Play annotation wé yaakw yíkt tsú.
and by boat.
Play annotation Ch'as wé G̱eey
That bay
Play annotation wé áa yéi yateeyi wé
that one that's right there
Play annotation wéidáx̱ yóodei.
from over there to there.
Play annotation Áwé ḵúnáx̱ áa nageijín
There was an abundance, at that place,
Play annotation Aatx̱ yéi daatoonéi noojín.
We used to gather from there.
Play annotation Áwé yaa yaakw eetí áa kawdoo.aaG̱ú,
When they wanted to put that dock there,
Play annotation ldakát yáa Lingít aG̱éidei woo.aat,
all the Tlingits were against it,
Play annotation tlél has du toowáa ushgú áa yéi teeyí.
they did not want it there.
Play annotation Ch'a aan áwé awdudliyéx̱.
They went ahead and built it anyway.
Play annotation Yeedát ḵu.aa
And now,
Play annotation tlél, tlél,
no, no,
Play annotation áx̱ woo.aa yáa.
now the fish don't go there (spawn there).
Play annotation Has awliláx̱ áa.
They made that (cove's water) bad.
Play annotation {Has awli-} what?
They what?
Play annotation -láx̱.
tainted (poisoned).
Play annotation Has awliláx̱.
They tainted it. [They made it undesirable for the fish to spawn there.]
Play annotation G̱oot yéidei.
It was different.
Play annotation G̱oot yéidei wootee, yáa, yáa aas.
It was different, the, the trees.
Play annotation Yáa héen {too-, too-, teen-}
The water
Play annotation Héen tóodei yéi daadoonéi aas,
The trees that are put in the water,
Play annotation wáa sá duwasáakw?
what is it called?
Play annotation Wé,
The,
Play annotation agáas'i,
the post (pilings),
Play annotation agáas'ix̱ wududliyéx̱i.
they made the post (pilings).
Play annotation There's a name for it. I can't remember it.
Play annotation Anyway that, that's the reason why,
Play annotation that, the herring never came back.
Play annotation Because of the, the tar on the, that's what the Tlingits believe anyway.
Play annotation Because of the tar on the logs that they put into the water and everything.
Play annotation Can you think of it?
Play annotation Tar. I was going to bring my orange books and stuff, and I forgot. Huh.
Play annotation Oin yáx̱.
Like oil.
Play annotation Tar. There's a word for it.
Play annotation T'ooch', t'ooch' ḵ'óox'u, no.
Black, black pitch.
Play annotation Tar, just like soot.
Play annotation There's, there's a,
Play annotation stuff that goes inside the chimney too that's tar.
Play annotation They, papa had a name for it.
Play annotation Because they used to have to clean it out.
Play annotation I can't think of it right now.
Play annotation Okay.
Play annotation G̱unei gé kaawajúx?
Did the (camera) start running?
Play annotation Yaa kanajúx. Chʼa yeisú yaa kanajúx.
It's still running.
Play annotation Ách áwé, ách áwé tlél áx̱ woo.aa wé yaaw wé,
That's why, that's the reason the herring don't come there,
Play annotation weit'át awdulyéix̱í dax̱ tlei hóoch'.
After they built that thing (the dock) over there, there's no more (herring).
Play annotation Á áwé yóo tliyaanáx̱ á.
That's it, way over on the other side.
Play annotation Á tsu,
There too,
Play annotation wé G̱áax'w aatx̱ yéi daa toonéiyin.
we used to take the herring roe from there.
Play annotation Á áwé á tsú áa has awliyéx̱.
They also built another one.
Play annotation Duwatéen, duwatéen yaat
It can be seen, it can be seen right here
Play annotation aadéi,
how,
Play annotation aadéi, awsineiyi yé wé G̱áax'w ch'a aan áwé tsú yoo tliyaanáx̱ á áa awdudliyéx̱.
how, they saw (how) it (the dock) affected the herring and they went ahead and built another on the other side.
Play annotation Áwé tle hóoch' yeedát ḵu.aa tle hóoch'.
And even to now it's all gone, it is gone.
Play annotation Tlél yaaw haax̱ woo.aa.
Now we have no more herring.
Play annotation Tlél aatlein áx̱ tusineiyi yé yá G̱áawx'.
Now we cannot pick our herring roe from there.
Play annotation X'oon táakw sáwé dei tlél,
How many years now
Play annotation tlél yaaw aax̱ woo.aa?
since the herring hasn't come back?
Play annotation '66? '64?
Play annotation '66?
Play annotation Yei gíwé tlaaḵw woo.aayí.
Since then they haven't come back.
Play annotation Áwé yeedát ḵu.aa yóo,
But now,
Play annotation Berner's Bay déi kadooneekw yaaw áx̱ ya.aa yeedát.
in Berner's Bay they say the herring go (spawn) there now.
Play annotation {Y} Yaa, yaa haa at x̱áayee áyá,
This, our food,
Play annotation {um, aadei} aadei yaa ndusnein yé.
what, what they're doing to it.
Play annotation Yeedat ḵu.aa áwé,
But now,
Play annotation ch'as yáa Sheet'kaadáx̱ áwé yóo yatuwadláḵwkw.
But now we can only get it (herring eggs) from Sitka.
Play annotation {Tlél} Tlél aadéi G̱óot yéidáx̱ yanax̱tuwadláaG̱u yé, ch'as Sheet'kaa áwé déi.
We can't get it from anywhere else, only from Sitka.
Play annotation Yá yaaw áx̱ ya.aa.
The herring spawn there.
Play annotation Ch'a k'ikát ax̱ éetx̱ x̱'anataan.
Talk to me once in a while.
Play annotation I x̱'éit áwé x̱wasi.áx̱
I'm listening to you.
Play annotation I x̱'éidax̱ áyá yaa nax̱shagóok.
I'm learning from you.
Play annotation Yaa, um,
This, um,
Play annotation Yaa, haa at x̱aayí
this, our food
Play annotation yaa, um Sheet'ká
this, um (from) Sitka
Play annotation G̱óot yéidei wooneiyí, hóoch' áyá at yáa haa atx̱aayí yá yaaw.
if something were to happen to Sitka's herring, we won't have any more herring.
Play annotation Yaa G̱áax'w.
That herring roe.
Play annotation Á at tsú tlél tlax̱
it too (Sitka)
Play annotation tlél tlax̱ déi áx̱ woo.aa {yóo has} yóo has x̱'ax̱aa.áx̱ch yá Sheet'ká ḵu.oo.
the herring isn't plentiful in Sitka is what I hear from the people.
Play annotation Yei áwé.
That's enough.
Play annotation Has du éet x̱walitóow.
I taught them.
Play annotation Ax̱ woo.éesi áwé.
that's my lice.
Play annotation (George Abbott) I léelk'w
your grandfather
Play annotation T'á áwé.
That's king salmon.
Play annotation T'á. Linúkdzi át áwé.
King salmon. That's the sweetener.
Play annotation G̱unáakw jeedáx̱.
From G̱unáakw.
Play annotation Yáat'at gé?
You mean this?
Play annotation X̱áach yéi x̱wsinei {áx'} áx̱ akawdudlis'eiG̱í x̱áat, t'á.
I made it. I smoked it, king salmon.
Play annotation Ax̱ léelk'w?
My grandfather?
Play annotation Aax̱ gé yeexaash?
Did you cut it (camera) off?
Play annotation Góok.
Go ahead.
Play annotation Gunalchéesh haa x̱'éix̱ at yeeteeyí.
Thank you for feeding us.
Play annotation Wook'éi.
It was good.
Play annotation {Wé} Wé x̱áat ḵa wé G̱aatl ḵúnáx̱ wook'éi.
The fish and the crackers are really good.
Play annotation Ḵa wé dleit ḵaa tléigoo tsú,
And the white man's berries.
Play annotation a tsú wook'éi, gunalchéesh.
It was also good, thank you.
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That's right.
Play annotation Yáa, um
This,
Play annotation yáa ḵutee áyá anax̱, anax̱ haadéi agux̱dagáan. {yoo, yoo}
this weather, the sun will come shining through.
Play annotation Yoo duwatéen.
You can see it.
Play annotation Iyatéen gé Naakil.aan?
So you see it Naakil.aan?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Kei anadáaḵ [anadáḵ].
The weather's getting nice.
Play annotation Aaá, kei anadáḵ. [corrects Naakil.aan]
Yes, the weather's getting nice.
Play annotation Kei anadáḵ.
The weather's getting nice.
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation
And
Play annotation Yaa seiG̱ánxʼ áwé ḵúnáx̱ kéi yaguxsat'áax̱'an yoo.á.
They say that tomorrow is going to be really hot.
Play annotation Kei kuḵG̱wak'éi.
It's going to be nice.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ḵuyakG̱wat'aay yoo.á.
It's going to be really hot.
Play annotation {yáa, um} Yáa yaakw tlein tsísʼ áwé át uwaḵúx̱.
This big boat has sailed in (docked).
Play annotation Aatx̱ aawuḵúx̱ún yeedát ḵu.aa eetéet aa oowaḵux̱.
One boat just left there and another one came right behind it.
Play annotation Wei
That
Play annotation x̱'éishx'w
blue
Play annotation X̱'éishk'w yaakw.
Blue canoes.
Play annotation X̱'éishk'w yaakw.
Blue canoes. [Alaska State Ferries]
Play annotation Aaá, yáa,
Aah, that,
Play annotation yáa yaakwx' tsú, wé yaakwx'i sáani yándei yaa has naḵúx̱.
the little boats are coming ashore also.
Play annotation Gwal déi yan has awdzit'éx̱ áwé, ách áwé yándei yaa has naaḵux̱.
They're probably done trolling, that's why they're coming ashore.
Play annotation Ch'áakw tlél yéi utéeyin yaa yeedát aadéi tuwatini áwé.
A long time ago it never used to be like this, and we see (how things are changing) it now.
Play annotation Dée yaa,
Over there (the other shore),
Play annotation tlél daa sá áa yéi utéeyn.
there never used to be anything there.
Play annotation Ch'as éeḵ,
Just beach,
Play annotation ch'as éeḵ áwé áa yéi téeyn.
it used to be only beach.
Play annotation Wéi hítx' tsú áa yéi yatee, hítx' á tsú tlél áa yéi utéeyn.
The houses that are there, never used to be there.
Play annotation Yáa,
That,
Play annotation tatgé wutuwaḵoox̱
yesterday we took a ride
Play annotation wéi Ch'áak' héeni.
to Eagle River.
Play annotation Tliyaanáx̱ aadéi wtuwaḵoox̱.
We went to the other side.
Play annotation Áwé tle, ch'as ḵúnáx̱ áyú hítx' áa shayadihéin.
And gee, there are a lot of houses out there.
Play annotation Ch'áakw tlél yéi utéeyin.
It never used to be like that back then.
Play annotation Yéi kwshé?
That right?
Play annotation Yéi áwé.
That's right.
Play annotation Yeedát ḵu.aa ldakát yé,
But now, everywhere
Play annotation l yéi duwajéeyi yé áwé hítx' áa yéi yatee.
places you wouldn't think, there are houses.
Play annotation Yáa
This
Play annotation wáa sá duwasáakw?
what is the name of it?
Play annotation Montana Creek.
Play annotation Á tsú ḵúnáx̱ hít áa shayadihéin.
There are a lot of houses there too.
Play annotation Aadéi ntooḵóox̱jin yoodáaḵ,
We used to drive over there,
Play annotation ḵúnáx̱ yoodáaḵ ḵa wéi.
way in the back loop. [Mendenhall Loop Road]
Play annotation Shooting range áa yéi téeyin.
Shooting range used to be there.
Play annotation Áwé tlél hítx' áa yéi utéeyin yeedát ḵu.aa.
There never used to be any houses there.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ yagéi yoo hítx'.
There's really a lot of houses.
Play annotation Káx̱diG̱óowu Héen shákdé?
Maybe it's Káx̱diG̱óowu River.
Play annotation Yéi gé duwasáakw?
Is that the name of it?
Play annotation Tsu sá!
Say it again!
Play annotation Káx̱diG̱óowu Héen.
Water that's clear.
Play annotation Kax̱diG̱óowu Héen.
Water that's clear.
Play annotation A yáx̱ ák.wé?
Is that right?
Play annotation Tlél x̱wasakú.
I don't know.
Play annotation A kát x̱at seiwax'áḵw aadéi duwasáagu yé.
I forgot what it is called.
Play annotation A kwéiyi áwé yéi yatee.
That's the way the marker is.
Play annotation A kaadéi has kaawdu {taaw} kawdudlitál, wáa sá yakḵwaḵáa?
They printed that on it, what am I going to say?
Play annotation Kawduwadálʼ.
They printed it.
Play annotation Awsikóo, wáa sá yakḵwaḵaayí?
She knows it (what he is trying to say) what will I say?
Play annotation Dawóotl áyá.
This is hard.
Play annotation Fined x̱at dulyeix̱í déi ch'áakw ax̱ dáanayi shuwuxeexí áwé.
My money would have run out long ago, if they fined me [for speaking English as is done at Tlingit language immersion sessions.]
Play annotation Tle
Anyway
Play annotation yáa, um,
this, um,
Play annotation chʼáakw tsú yáax' yú schoolt yóo too.átgin.
long ago we used to go to school here.
Play annotation Yáa
This
Play annotation at yátxʼix̱ haa sateeyí
when we were children
Play annotation dax̱.adooshú
seven
Play annotation dax̱.adooshú {katáa} gíwé du katáaG̱oox̱ sitee ax̱ éek',
My brother was probably 7 years old,
Play annotation Jaḵwteen.
my brother Jimmy.
Play annotation X̱át ḵu.aa gushóoḵ.
As for me, I was 9.
Play annotation Áyá
This
Play annotation shoox'wáa héidei shuwdataaní yáa
when they first opened
Play annotation yáa school yáa Lingít jeeyís
the school for Tlingíts
Play annotation yáa dleit ḵáa tin.
with the white's. [When Tlingíts and whites were integrated]
Play annotation A áyá yáa, um,
And this, um,
Play annotation Catholic School áwé haa jeeyís héidei shuwduwataan.
the Catholic School was opened for us.
Play annotation Shux'waanáx̱ áa yóo wtuwa.át.
This is where we first went (to school).
Play annotation Ch'as Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱ʼatánk áyá yóo wtusikóo,
We only knew the Tlingit language,
Play annotation ax̱ éek' teen.
my brother and I.
Play annotation Ách áwé ch'as Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱ʼatoola.átgin.
That's the reason we only spoke Tlingit.
Play annotation A áyá, um
This is (why)
Play annotation a x̱ʼáax'.
they scolded us.
Play annotation A x̱ʼáax' tláakw haa yawdudziḵaa.
They scolded us for it (speaking Tlingit).
Play annotation "Tlél haa tuwáa ushgú Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'ayla.átgi.
"We don't want you to speaking in Tlingit.
Play annotation Yaa Dleit ḵaa x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'anayla.átk."
Speak (together) in English."
Play annotation Há wáa ḵu.aa sáyú {Dle},
How are we supposed to,
Play annotation Dleit ḵáa x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'agax̱tula.áat l too.áx̱ji?
speak white manʼs language when we couldn't understand it (English)?
Play annotation Ách áwé {ts} ch'as yáa Lingít yínaadéi wlitseen woosh teen yóo x̱ʼatula.átgi.
That's why there was strength towards the Tlingit language, because we could speak it.
Play annotation Yáa
This
Play annotation l ḵáa x̱'éix̱ tusa.aax̱ích ch'a wuhanch tlél
because we didn't listen ourselves (didn't follow their rules)
Play annotation Ch'a wuháan yéi ḵutunoogú tléil,
if we were doing it ourselves (talking with each other),
Play annotation tléil haa tuwáa ushgú.
they didn't want it.
Play annotation Has du x̱'éix̱ tusa.aax̱í yígíwé saa.uwajée.
They thought we were listening to them.
Play annotation Áa x̱'áax', a x̱'áax' haa jín.
They punished us, they punished our hands (they hit our hand with their bamboo pointer).
Play annotation Haa jín wuduwax̱ísht yáa Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'atula.átgeetch.
Because we were speaking Tlingit they hit our hands.
Play annotation Woosh x̱ánx' tsú G̱ax̱tudaḵéejin.
We used to sit next to each other.
Play annotation Áyá Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱ʼatula.átgeetch G̱oot yeix',
Because we spoke to each other in Tlingit language they put him.
Play annotation G̱oot yéix' yawdudzinook, ax̱ éek', Jaḵwteen.
they put him in a different area, my brother, Jim.
Play annotation L aa daa yéi wḵushusigéiyi át á woosh x̱'atudadawoos'in,
Things that we couldn't understand, we'd ask each other,
Play annotation "Wáa sá? Wáa sá yaawaḵaa?"
"Whatʼs that? What did they say?"
Play annotation Áwé tsu
And again,
Play annotation woosh tin yóo x̱'atula.átgi tsu a x̱'áax',
because we were speaking to each other,
Play annotation haa yawduwají.
they punished us again.
Play annotation X̱at, ḵu.aa,
Myself, though,
Play annotation yaa, naa.át,
those, clothes,
Play annotation kinaa.ák áa yéi du.oox̱ xʼéidei x̱at wududzigoot.
coats, where the coats were put, they put me in there.
Play annotation Áa x̱at wududzinookw tléix' yagiyee x̱'aanáx̱.
They sat me in there for one whole day.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áa ḵukawujiG̱ut áwé tóot x̱at dus.aa.
Where I was sitting was really dark.
Play annotation Yáa
This
Play annotation neildéi haa jigax̱dunaaG̱í áwé tsʼaa {atóodei át} atóotx̱ daak x̱at wududzigút.
they'd take me out when it was time to go home.
Play annotation Dléit ḵáach yéi yasáakw "closet".
The white man calls it "closet".
Play annotation A tóot x̱at dus.aa.
That's where they kept me.
Play annotation Yá Lingít x̱'éináx̱ yóo x̱'ax̱atángich.
Because I spoke in the Tlingit language.
Play annotation It's hard to think about sometimes.
Play annotation Aaá, ax̱ adée.
Oh my.
Play annotation G̱án yáa,
Look here,
Play annotation kanat'á
blueberries.
Play annotation Aadéi shí. Kawat'áa.
How it's, It's ripe.
Play annotation Aadéi shayadiheini yé.
How there's lots of them.
Play annotation Kanat'á.
Blueberries.
Play annotation Kanat'á, ḵúnáx̱.
Blueberries, really.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ yan kaawoot'aayi yáx̱ ax̱ tuwáa yatee, yéi ágé? Yéi áwé.
Looks like they're fully grown and ripe. That's right.
Play annotation X̱'eeya.áx̱ch gé?
Do you hear him?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation um, Yóo áwé daaḵ aa tsú.
The ones further in the woods,
Play annotation a tsú yan kaawat'áa, dei yán kaawat'áa.
it's also ripe and ready.
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ duwa.áx̱ch daa sáwé yóodei x̱'aduwa.áx̱ch?
You can really hear something.
Play annotation Yéil áwé adaa x̱ʼayadaayaḵá.
Raven is bawling us out.
Play annotation Yéil.
Raven.
Play annotation Tláakw has x̱'ayaḵá.
They're making lots of noise.
Play annotation Á áyá aganáa aadéi yateeyi yé, or ax̱ adée!
Oh my, wow, how it is!
Play annotation Ax̱ adée yáa tléiḵw.
Oh my, the berries.
Play annotation Wéit ḵu.aa, dáa sáwé wéit, wéi,
Over there though, what is that over there?
Play annotation Wé, um,
That,
Play annotation x̱áat aan yéi daaduné át,
what they do (smoke) fish with,
Play annotation Naakil.aan
Hans,
Play annotation Tsu du een sá.
tell him again.
Play annotation Keishísh áa.
Alder tree.
Play annotation A yáx̱ áwé.
That's right.
Play annotation A áwé x̱áat aan yéi daaduné.
That's what they use to fix (smoke) the fish.
Play annotation G̱oot yéidei aa
The other (kind of) wood
Play annotation ḵu.aa tlél ushk'é.
it is no good.
Play annotation Yóo has x̱'ax̱a.áx̱jeen ax̱ tláa ḵa ax̱ leek'w hás yáa,
I used to hear my mother and my grandparents talk about the wood.
Play annotation ch'as yáa keishísh áwé yak'éi yís x̱'ayaḵáayin.
Only the alder is good they used to say.
Play annotation Wéidei ayatéen wé aas át tsú.
Trees are seen there and also over there.
Play annotation Lingít x̱'eináx̱ wáa sá duwásaakw á ḵu.aa.
What is it called in Tlingit?
Play annotation Isikoo gé? Tléik'.
Do you know? No.
Play annotation X̱áay shákdéi.
Maybe it's cedar.
Play annotation X̱áay ákwé?
Is that cedar?
Play annotation X̱áay ahé.
Cedar, it is.
Play annotation X̱áay.
Cedar.
Play annotation Há wáanáx̱ sá yáat'aa ḵu.aa tlél daa sá a x̱oo?
Why is it there's nothing in these (bushes)?
Play annotation Yáa kanatʼá.
These. Blueberries.
Play annotation Kanat'á wás'ee.
Blueberry bushes.
Play annotation Tlél tlax̱ daa sá á x̱oo.
There's hardly anything there.
Play annotation Yáat'aa ḵu.aa ḵúnáx̱ áa shayadihéin.
This one though, there's lots on it.
Play annotation Weináx̱ tsú, wéi dáaḵ aa tsú.
Right there, too, and the one further up.
Play annotation Ḵuyik'éet'i yáx̱ áwé dei yak'éi.
It's good enough for you to pick.
Play annotation Gwál yéi.
Maybe.
Play annotation Yáa ḵutaan gé?.
For this summer?
Play annotation Aaá {dei} dei yan kawat'áayi yáx̱ áa duwatéen.
Yes, it looks like it's really done.
Play annotation Chʼas ax̱,
Only my,
Play annotation {K'i} Ḵuk'éetʼ.
Picking.
Play annotation Ḵuk'éetʼ.
Picking.
Play annotation Gwál yéi kagux̱dagéi yaa eetí aa.
Maybe the next ones will be big.
Play annotation Eetí aa yegeeyee.
For the next day.
Play annotation Yéi gé?
That right?
Play annotation G̱aG̱aan.
Sunshine.
Play annotation G̱aG̱aanch
Sunshine will
Play annotation a kát awastʼáax̱ʼuni.
when it's fully focused right on the bush,
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ áa kalitéx̱.
The ground is mushy.
Play annotation Kalitéx̱, yaa,
Mushy, this,
Play annotation {át x̱waa} át x̱aahán yé.
where I'm standing.
Play annotation X̱at iyatéen gé?
Do you see me?
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation Oh.
Play annotation Yáatʼat tsú, {ax̱ tláa} tléik', chʼa dleit ḵaa aayí ákyá?
This too also, my mother, no, this is white man's plant. [Non-indigenous]
Play annotation Aaá.
Yes.
Play annotation A yáx̱ yateeyi kayaaní
The plant that's like this,
Play annotation ax̱ tláach yéi kanik noojéen yáa
my mother used to say
Play annotation ḵákw.
basket weaving.
Play annotation Ḵákw aan du.aagín.
They used to weave baskets with it.
Play annotation Aa has jigoo dus.áayjin
They used to make them
Play annotation yéi has anax̱sanéi kei has nawádi.
pick it when they were growing up.
Play annotation Wuháanch ḵu.áa tlél wutusateen.
Us though, we didn't see this.
Play annotation Wáa sá, um,
How they,
Play annotation aan ḵákw yéi daaduneiyí ch'as wé
how they made the baskets with it.
Play annotation Ch'as wé x̱áay ḵá wé,
only the cedar and
Play annotation um,
Play annotation yéi daadunéiyi áwé ax̱ léelk'wuch wutusitéen.
we watched our grandmother working with it (cedar bark).
Play annotation X̱aayta.aan dáx̱ yéi daatoonéiyin ax̱ léelk'wu,
Deer Harbor is where we used to pick it from (only from there for my grandma),
Play annotation Ax̱ léelk'w ḵa ax̱ aat jeeyís yáa
for my grandmother and my auntie.
Play annotation A shagóoni yáa ḵákw yéi daanéiyi.
The material for the basket weavers.
Play annotation Aatx̱ áwé neil yawtux̱aayí tsú,
Then when we brought it home,
Play annotation tsu wéi, tsu daax' yéi jitoonéi noojéen.
we used to work on it some more.
Play annotation X̱at x̱'eeya.áx̱ch gé?
Do you hear me?
Play annotation Ḵúnáx̱ ax̱ gukyíx' ligaaw héit wudiḵéeni.
The thing flying up there is really loud in my ears.
Play annotation Héit wudiḵéeni át.
The thing flying up there.
Play annotation Á ḵu.aa wáa sá gax̱dusáa wéit wudiḵéeni át?
What are we going to call that thing flying up there?
Play annotation Kaashishx̱áaw.
Dragonfly.
Play annotation Hax'ungitan.
It finally spoke.
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