We'n Hushurreni'milh (Mole): Key Vocabulary

WiyotEnglishNotes

we'n

sky

we'n hushurreni'milh

moleliterally “the one who holds up the sky”

rrak shou'r


west, downriver
literally "toward the ocean"

Rrak Shou’r Lhugilh


Southwest-Young-Man, a.k.a He-who-goes-down-west
a hero who appears in many traditional stories

bouduroush


Indian “potato” (Brodiaea root)

we's

hand(s)

(hou)we'sanu'l

his/her hand(s)

daqh

s/he lives, resides, dwells, is at [a place], is home

twulh

s/he/it falls

da'lilh

s/he speaks

louwilh


s/he comes
pronounced houwilh alone, louwilh after certain words

klhamilh


s/he sees

noulunuvilh


s/he picks it up with her/his hands
pronounced rroulunuvilh alone, noulunuvilh after certain words

voudi'wuluvilh


s/he enjoys eating it

yililh

s/he sayspronounced hililh alone, yililh after certain words

ji

that's where
sounds like the English word "gee"

qi

upon arrival
sounds like "gwee" or "kwee"

hou

whensounds like "who"

hi


then
sounds like "hee"

shou


I wish
sounds like "shoe" or "shoo"

ga

s/he/it does not...sounds like "gah" or "kah"

juwa (jouwa)


that's when
sounds like "juh-wah" or "joo-wah"

gas

then, at that timesounds like "goss" or "koss", NOT like the English word "gas"

gish

in vainsounds like "geesh" or "quiche" (with a "hard" g or k sound)

shaw

sidewaysrhymes with "cow", NOT "law" (sounds like the first syllable of "shower")