Rou Soulatlouy - Shounarr lughiduk shouraqh! (let's go to the beach)

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Shounarr lughiduk shouraqh!*Let’s go to the beach!
1. Hash, lughiduk! [DP-kt]Come on, let’s go!
2. Shounarr va du’tighuliswiwiduk! [DP-kt]Let’s go swimming! (“let’s go bathe ourselves”)
3. Douwa gitga va la’l?*Where are we going to go?
4. Lughiduk Bi’mirr / Bi’murr.*Let’s go to the South Spit.
5. Lughiduk Tsarughulhik.*
Lughiduk Jurouk Higuchguk.*
Let’s go to King Salmon.
6. Lughiduk Twayat.*
Let’s go to Samoa.
7. Lughiduk Hutvu Lugu’w.*
Let’s go to Mad River Beach (“south side”).
8. Lughiduk Dalhagali.*
Let’s go to Moonstone.
9. Lughiduk Plhut Gasamuli’m.*
Let’s go to Little River ("as far as the rocks lie").
10. Lughiduk Du’ Pelou’l.*
Let’s go to Luffenholtz ("where they get flint").
11. Lughiduk Da’ Guchwayawik.*
Let’s go to Trinidad ("land is curved").
12. Shounarr la’youluwuduk viwi’.*
Let’s take some food with us.
13. Hou’l walh houtwoududuk.*
Let’s bring some water too.
14. Hash, gighudaliduk!*
Come on, let’s head out!
15. Du na shou lugh. [DP-kt]
I wish I could go. (“I’m thinking, ‘If only I could go.’”)

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