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Tlingit Conversation #17
Speakers are Kaaxwaan Éesh George Davis, Kaachkoo.aakw Helen Sarabia, and Naakil.aan Mark Hans Chester. Recorded June, 2009 at Egan Library, University of Alaska Southeast, in Juneau, Alaska by Ljáaḵkʼ Alice Taff.
This material is based on work supported by National Science Foundation grant 0853788 to the University of Alaska Southeast with Ljáaḵkʼ Alice Taff as Principal Investigator, and by National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship 266286-19 to Ljáaḵkʼ Alice Taff. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or National Endowment for the Humanities.
Recorded by Ljáaḵkʼ Alice Taff. Tlingit transcription by Naakil.aan Mark Hans Chester. English translation by Shakwsháani Margaret Dutson and Ljáaḵkʼ Alice Taff. Edited by X̱ʼaaki Sháawu Keri Eggleston and Kaachkoo.aakw Helen Sarabia.
SYMBOLS: {false start}, (added for clarity), [translator/transcriber's note]. ??? = can’t understand, «Lingít quotation marks» Time-aligned text for this video was accomplished using ELAN ((Versions 6.0 (2020), 6.1 (2021), and 6.3 (2022) [Computer software]. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Language Archive. Retrieved from
Yaa kanajúx áwé.
The camera is rolling.
Daa sá yisi.ée nisdaat?
What did you cook last night?
Hél daa sá.
Poor thing!
Tlél gé eex̱áa? [probably meant: tlél gé at yix̱á?]
Didnʼt you eat?
A káx̱ x̱at x̱'akawdudligéiḵ ách áwé.
I was forbidden to eat, thatʼs why.
Aáa. Wé doctor-ch.
Yes. By the doctor.
Wa.é ḵu.aa?
What about you?
Daa sáwé yisi.ée nisdaat?
What did you cook last night?
Last night.
Laaḵ'ásk tsú
Seaweed too
with it.
Éis'k'. Wow.
I eenxʼ
With you
K'idéin áwé wutoox̱áa. [Or: K'idéin áwé at wutuwax̱áa.]
We ate well.
Yak'éi x̱aawé.
Thatʼs good.
Ax̱ tuwáa sigóo x̱wasa.eeyí wé ts'ootaat gaawú atx̱aayí.
I like to cook breakfast.
Ch'as McDonald's-déi wutuwaḵúx̱.
We just went to McDonald's.
[At shooḵ]