Wiyot signs

Below are Wiyot words and phrases that have been displayed on lighted signs in the Soulatluk (language) and Tsek Houdaqh (youth program) offices, along with playable audio. 

Except where otherwise noted, the person speaking is Della Prince; also except where noted, all audio is excerpted from Wiyot language recordings archived at UC Berkeley's California Language Archive:

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bam_sturgeon_sign
qalu_wulou_there_is_noneThis phrase literally means 'nothing is seen'. It is NOT the name for Humboldt Bay, although some old texts claim that it is.

wayits_dog_sign***Spoken by Tsek Houdaqh participants:***

tam_hou_jikrrul_gou_lhugoulouwilh

According to Gladys Reichard (1922), this phrase literally means "the sun brought its child down".


huwighurruk
Wiyat (Eel River)Spoken by Nettie Rossig and Della Prince:lalilh (river)Spoken by Nettie Rossig:

yil rru wutw (my heart)

muchgiguchk_vuchgiguchk

yil_tviyaw
rradughurr
gapawun
gou_ship_guluvughurruk
walhul
gutslhawik
wu da’lilh
lha’wu’n
shiruwaqh
Yil_da_soulat