Kwapa texts,  January 1894
The Woman and the Man-eater
 Told by Buffalo Calf

 

1)

Once upon a time a man took his wife hunting with him, they say.

 

hoⁿ-tʰaⁿ-hi ni-ka wa-xo i-da-kda-niⁿ ta-bde da-we i-ya-we.

hǫtʰąh nkka waxʔ idakdan̨ tbde dwe iywe.

then, at length, it happened, once upon a time/man+woman+to have ones own+to hunt+to go+pluralizer = he took his wife hunting with him/to say+pluralizer; evidential marker = they say

 

* iwe > iywe

 

2)

They went by way of a river in a canoe, they say.

 

maⁿ-te o-kniⁿ taⁿ da-we i-ya-we.

mątt okn̨ taⁿ dwe iywe.

canoe, boat/to sit in/and, when, since, as/to go+pluralizer; evidential marker = they go, they went/they say

 

3)

Then after they had been traveling for some time and they were very far from home, they went ashore and tied up their canoe, they say.

 

e-shoⁿ-taⁿ de pa naⁿ

ęttą de pp ną

then, at that time, and then/to go+3rd person plural, they moving; the plural, moving, animate objects = as they were going, they were going/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

e-shoⁿ-hi ko-zhi hi taⁿ

eǫh kko h tą

at length, after some time, after awhile/far, far away, at a great distance, far off, remote, long way off/to arrive, reach there, have been/and, when, since, as

 

maⁿ-te o-kda-shka-wi i-ya-we.

mątt okdkawi iywe.

canoe, boat/to tie or fasten ones own+pluralizer = they tied their own/they say

 

4)

e-shoⁿ e-ti shi-a-pʰe da-we i-ya-we.

ǫ ett ipʰe dwe iywe.

then, at length; and when, so/there, then, said of time as well as place/ashore, shore/to go+pluralizer; evidential marker = they go, they went/they say

 

5)

After they traveled along for some time, they made camp, they say.

 

e-shoⁿ-taⁿ de pa

ęttą de pp

then, at that time, and then/to go+3rd person plural, they moving; the plural, moving, animate objects = as they went, they were going

 

e-shoⁿ kniⁿ-wi i-ya-we.

ę kn̨wi iywe.

then, at length; and when, so/sit, be sitting; be in a place, camp, dwell+pluralizer = they camped/they say

 

6)

Then the man went hunting, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ ta-bde tʰaⁿ naⁿ

kįttą tbde tʰą ną

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/to hunt+3rd person singular standing; the standing = he stood hunting, he was hunting/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

i-ya-we ni-ka tʰaⁿ.

iywe nkka tʰą.

they say/man/3rd person singular standing; the standing

 

7)

When it became dark the man returned, they say.

 

pa-ze de taⁿ naⁿ

ppze d tą ną

evening, dusk, not quite dark, close of the day+go, depart; this; causative = a little after dark/and, when, since, as/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

kdi koⁿ tʰaⁿ naⁿ i-ya-we.

kdi kǫ tʰ̨ ną iywe.

to have come back here/as, since, so, like+3rd person singular standing; the standing = so he was standing, so he stood awhile/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/they say

 

8)

Then very shortly after he returned, he became sick, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ ti-aⁿ-zhi hi ha-te i-ya-we.

kįttą ttįi h hatʔ iywe.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/long time+not, negation = not a long time, soon/very, intensifier/to be ill, sick/they say

 

* later on in the story the man was sick with a fever

 

9)

He knew that he was very sick and would not make it, they say.

 

ha-te naⁿ di-sha hi i-ki-pa-haⁿ i-ya-we.

hatʔ ną diʔ hi ikkippah̨ iywe.

to be ill, sick/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to give out, fail, fall short, unable+very, intensifier = he was in a very bad state/to know about or for oneself/they say

 

10)

Then he informed his wife, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ wa-xo i-ye ki-koⁿ-ze i-ya-we.

kįttą waxʔ ye kkkǫz iywe.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/woman/words; talk, speak+to teach ones own = he taught, educated, informed, instructed, lectured, explained/they say

 

* e > ye

 

11)

He said, Anyhow, I think I am going to die.

 

aⁿ-te ta miⁿ-kʰe a-zhaⁿ-miⁿ shoⁿ-hi-te.

ątʔ tta mįkʰe ąm̨ ̨hitte.

I die/future, will, shall/1st person singular continuative sitting = I will die/I think/anyhow, at any rate, despite, notwithstanding

 

12)

Well, then, he said to her, When I die, there will be something moving about out there, there is always something moving about out there in the woods.  Therefore, when I die you must be sure to barbeque all of my flesh, this entire body! they say.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ, aⁿ-te taⁿ

hao. kįttą, ątʔ tą

*/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/I die/and, when, since, as

 

* hao . well, ho, thank you, how are you, agreed, yes, sign of approval as the English Hear! Hear!, interjection of approval; marks a change of idea as the beginning of a new paragraph in writing; used in calling to a distant person; oral period, masculine imperative

 

ta-taⁿ e-taⁿ e-ti niⁿ naⁿ.

tttą ttą ett nį ną.

what, something/at that time, that time when/there, then+the singular moving; 3rd person singular moving = it moves there/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

13)

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ aⁿ-te taⁿ

kįttą ątʔ tą

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/I die/and, when, since, as

 

zho de-kʰe za-ni hi

dkʰe zni h

flesh, meat/this+the singular lying object = this lying object/all, all of the/very, intensifier

 

* later on in the story he requests that his feet, head, and hands be barbequed

 

ta-x[e]-aⁿ-ki-da ni-he,

ttx[e]ąkkid nih,

to dry up, to dry out by heat+to cause for me+imperative, command = barbeque for me/imperative sign, expressing a strong command, be sure to do it!

 

i-ke naⁿ i-ya-we.

ik ną iywe.

to say that to someone+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = he said it to her/they say

 

14)

He said to her, You take my head too and you barbeque it for me, when you start for home, pack me upon your back, they say.

 

pa-hi niⁿ-kʰe i-niⁿ-ha aⁿ-da-kdi-ze taⁿ

ppah nįkʰ inįh ądkdiz tą

head/the singular, sitting; 3rd person singular continuative sitting/too/you get, take or seize for me your own/and, when, since, as

 

ta-x[e]-aⁿ-da-ki-de taⁿ

ttx[e]ądakkid tą

to dry up, to dry out by heat+you cause for me/and, when, since, as

 

aⁿ-da-ki-kiⁿ da-kde te,

ądkikʔ̨ dakd tte,

you carry or pack your own for me/you go home, you start homeward/future, shall, will be

 

i-ke naⁿ i-ya-we.

ik ną iywe.

to say that to someone+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = he said it to her/they say

 

15)

Well, she said, So shall it be, they say.

 

ha-o. e-koⁿ te, i-yi i-ya-we.

hao. ek̨ tte, iy iywe.

/that sort, like, thus, like that, so/future, shall, will be/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

16)

A Maneater, they say, that is what was moving about out there, moving about out there in the woods.

 

o-do-tʰe i-ya-we

dotʰe iywe

maneaters, devourer of people, talked and looked like Indians, roamed the surface of the earth in olden times/they say

 

17)

And then the woman started for home, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ naⁿ-zha

kįttą n̨a

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore+but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of = and then

 

wa-xo niⁿ kde i-ya-we.

waxʔ nį kd iywe.

woman/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving/to go home, to start homeward/they say

 

18)

She had fully cooked her husbands body and packed the pieces on her back when she started for home, they say.

 

ni-ka ti-te-ki-de kʰe ki-kiⁿ aⁿ-tʰaⁿ kde i-ya-we

nkka tttekid kʰ kkʔį ̨tʰą kd iywe

man/cooked, done, fully cooked+to cause ones own = she caused her own to be done/*/to carry or pack on ones own back/when, and/to go home, to start homeward/they say

 

* JOD translates this as the reclining object however later in the story as the plural.  kʰ, the singular lying object . or . ke, the plural standing or scattered

 

19)

Then, at dusk, she made camp, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ pa-ze de

kįttą ppze d

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/evening, dusk, not quite dark, close of the day+go, depart; this; causative = a little after dark, at dark

 

taⁿ naⁿ kniⁿ i-ya-we

tą ną kn̨ iywe

and, when, since, as/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/sit, be sitting; be in a place, camp, dwell/they say

 

20)

Then, in the dark of night, she did not want to sleep on the ground, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ haⁿ-naⁿ-pa-ze naⁿ

kįttą h̨nąppze ną

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/dark, night, darkness/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

zhaⁿ koⁿ-da-zhi i-ya-we ki-ha-ti

ą kǫda iywe kkihtti

to sleep; to lie, recline/to want+not, negation = she did not want/they say/down, below+at, by, in, to = on the ground, at the bottom

 

21)

So she climbed a crooked tree and sat there high above the ground, they say.

 

zhoⁿ a-te i-ya-we,

ǫ tte iywe,

tree, wood/to climb; clasp, embrace, hug, wrap ones arms around/they say

 

a-ba-ko ko-i-shoⁿ maⁿ-shi

abakk kiǫ m̨i

crooked, bent/so, of that sort, in that case, in this way (gestured with the hands)/high, upper, upward, above

 

koⁿ niⁿ-kʰe i-ya-we.

k̨ nįkʰ iywe.

as, since, so, like+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = so she sat awhile/they say

 

22)

Well, and then the Maneater arrived down below her, they say.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ naⁿ-zha

hao. kįttą nąa

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore+but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of = and then

 

o-do-tʰe tʰi ki-ha i-ya-we.

odotʰ tʰi kih iywe.

maneater/arrive, to have come here+finish, quit = already had come, already arrived, he had come/they say

 

23)

As he sat there sniffing around, he said, Hoⁿ-hoⁿ! Sure smells like a human, they say.

 

hoⁿ-hoⁿ! ni-ka-shi-ka bnaⁿ a-ta-ha,

hǫǫhǫǫ! nkkaka bn̨ ttaha,

interjection of surprise/person, people, a man, human being/smell, emit any odor/too, exceedingly, much

 

i-y[e] a-tʰaⁿ pa o-di-bnaⁿ naⁿ

iy[e]-tʰą pp dibn̨ ną

to say/when, and/nose, beak, bill+inhale something, smell something = he sniffed around/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

koⁿ niⁿ-kʰe i-ya-we.

k̨ nįkʰ iywe.

as, since, so, like+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = he was doing it awhile as he sat/they say

 

24)

Then, the Maneater had four human index fingers, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ we-da-ba-zo ni-ka-shi-ka

kįttą wdabzo nkkaka

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/with which to+to point at = index or forefinger/person, people, a man, human being

 

we-da-ba-zo to-wa wa-niⁿ naⁿ i-ya-we.

wdabzo twa wnį ną iywe.

index or forefinger/four/to have or keep them/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/they say

 

25)

He kept the fingers in a pouch, they say.

 

o-zhi-ha zhi-ka e-ti o-wa-zhi naⁿ i-ya-we

iha ik tti wai ną iywe

to put into, fill+skin, hide, bark, shell = bag, sack, pocket/small, little/there, then/to put them into/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/they say

 

26)

Then, while the woman was sitting above them in the tree, the Maneater cleared a spot on the ground and laid the finger down and then he said, Younger brother, where is the human? they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ maⁿ-shi niⁿ-kʰe taⁿ wa-xo,

kįttą m̨i nįkʰ tą waxʔ,

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/high, upper, upward, above/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/and, when, since, as/woman

 

ha-ki ni-ka-shi-ka e-ti niⁿ kʰa-ke,

hak nkkaka ett nį kʰak,

where/person, people, a man, human being/there, then/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving; be in a location, exist/younger brother or friend

 

i-ye naⁿ, ka-ti-ti-ze aⁿ-tʰaⁿ ki-koⁿ-he i-ya-we we-da-ba-zo.

ye ną, kattttize ̨tʰą kkʔǫh iywe wdabzo.

to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to repeatedly knock, sweep, brush away/when, and/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/they say/index or forefinger

 

27)

Then, because she was sitting in the tree above them, the finger pointed up, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ maⁿ-shi niⁿ-kʰe taⁿ-ha

kįttą m̨i nįkʰ t̨ha

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/high, upper, upward, above/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/because

 

we-da-ba-zo maⁿ-shi a-ba-zo i-ya-we.

wdabzo m̨i bazo iywe.

index or forefinger/high, upper, upward, above/to point at/they say

 

28)

The Maneater said, Eh! How would it even be possible for a human to be up above! Thats a big lie! He put the finger back into the pouch, they say.

 

e! ni-ka-shi-ka maⁿ-shi e-ti ni-te naⁿ!

e! nkkaka m̨i ett nitt ną!

interjection used to express anger, disgust, disappointment/person, people, a man, human being/high, upper, upward, above/there, then/how is it possible

 

iⁿ-xo-we taⁿ-ka, i-ye naⁿ

̨xowe ttąk, iy ną

lie, tell a lie/big, large/to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

we-da-ba-zo o-zhi-ha zhi-ka o-koⁿ-he i-ya-we.

wdabzo iha ka kʔǫh iywe.

index or forefinger/bag, sack, pocket/small, little/to put a lying object into something/they say

 

29)

Well, then again, he took one of the fingers out of the pouch and again as before, he laid the finger down, they say.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ e-ti shi-naⁿ miⁿ kdi-ze naⁿ i-ya-we we-da-ba-zo.

hao. kįttą etti ną mį kdiz ną iywe wdabzo.

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/there, then/again, and, also/a, an, one/get, take or seize ones own/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/they say/index or forefinger

 

30)

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ ki-koⁿ-he i-ya-we shi-naⁿ we-da-ba-zo.

kįttą kkʔǫh iywe ną wdabzo.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/they say/again, and, also/index or forefinger

 

31)

He said, Younger brother, where is the human? they say.

 

kʰa-ke, ha-ki ni-ka-shi-ka e-ti niⁿ-kʰe, i-yi i-ya-we.

kʰak, hak nkkaka ett nįkʰ, iy iywe.

younger brother or friend/where/person, people, a man, human being/there, then+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = it is sitting there/to have said+they say = they say that he said

 

32)

Because she was sitting in the tree above them, the finger pointed up, they say.

 

maⁿ-shi niⁿ-kʰe taⁿ-ha

m̨i nįkʰ t̨ha

high, upper, upward, above/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/because

 

we-da-ba-zo maⁿ-shi a-ba-zo i-ya-we.

wdabzo m̨i bazo iywe.

index or forefinger/high, upper, upward, above/to point at/they say

 

33)

The Maneater said, Eh! Thats a big lie! How would it even be possible for a human to be up above! Thats a big lie! He whipped the finger, they say.

 

e! iⁿ-xo-we taⁿ-ka!

e! ̨xowe ttąk!

interjection used to express anger, disgust, disappointment/lie, tell a lie/big, large

 

maⁿ-shi ni-ka-shi-ka e-ti ni-te naⁿ!

m̨i nkkaka ett nitt ną!

high, upper, upward, above/person, people, a man, human being/there, then/how is it possible

 

iⁿ-xo-we taⁿ-ka,

̨xowe ttąk,

lie, tell a lie/big, large

 

i-ye naⁿ we-da-ba-zo kda-sa i-ya-we.

iy ną wdabzo kdas iywe.

to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/index or forefinger/to hit ones own with only the hand, whip ones own/they say

 

34)

When he had finished punishing the finger, he put it into the pouch, they say.

 

ki-ha naⁿ o-zhi-ha o-koⁿ-he i-ya-we.

kih ną iha kʔǫhe iywe.

finish, quit+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = when he finished/bag, sack, pocket/to put a lying object into something/they say

 

35)

Then again as before, he took a finger from the pouch, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ shi-naⁿ naⁿ miⁿ kdi-ze i-ya-we.

kįttą in̨ ną mį kdiz iywe.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/again, and, also/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/a, an, one/get, take or seize ones own/they say

 

36)

Again as before, when he finished clearing a spot on the ground, he laid the finger down, they say.

 

shi-naⁿ naⁿ ka-ti-ti-ze ki-ha naⁿ

in̨ ną kattittze kih ną

again, and, also/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to repeatedly knock, sweep, brush away/finish, quit+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = when he finished

 

we-da-ba-zo ki-koⁿ-he i-ya-we.

wdabzo kkʔǫhe iywe.

index or forefinger/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/they say

 

37)

He said, Younger brother, where is the human? they say.

 

kʰa-ke, ha-ki ni-ka-shi-ka e-ti niⁿ-kʰe, i-yi i-ya-we.

kʰak, hak nkkaka ett nįkʰ, iy iywe.

younger brother or friend/where/person, people, a man, human being/there, then+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = it is sitting there/to have said+they say = they say that he said

 

38)

Because she was sitting in the tree above them, the finger pointed up, they say.

 

maⁿ-shi niⁿ-kʰe taⁿ-ha

m̨i nįkʰ t̨ha

high, upper, upward, above/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/because

 

we-da-ba-zo maⁿ-shi a-ba-zo i-ya-we.

wdabzo m̨i bazo iywe.

index or forefinger/high, upper, upward, above/to point at/they say

 

39)

The Maneater said, Eh! Thats a big lie! How would it even be possible for a human to be up above! Thats a big lie! He whipped the finger, they say.

 

e! iⁿ-xo-we taⁿ-ka!

e! ̨xowe ttąk!

interjection used to express anger, disgust, disappointment/lie, tell a lie/big, large

 

maⁿ-shi ni-ka-shi-ka e-ti ni-te naⁿ!

m̨i nkkaka ett nitt ną!

high, upper, upward, above/person, people, a man, human being/there, then/how is it possible

 

iⁿ-xo-we taⁿ-ka,

̨xowe ttąk,

lie, tell a lie/big, large

 

i-ye naⁿ we-da-ba-zo kda-sa i-ya-we.

iy ną wdabzo kdas iywe.

to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/index or forefinger/to hit ones own with only the hand, whip ones own/they say

 

40)

When he had finished punishing the finger, he put it into the pouch, they say.

 

ki-ha naⁿ o-zhi-ha o-koⁿ-he i-ya-we.

kih ną iha kʔǫhe iywe.

finish, quit+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = when he finished/bag, sack, pocket/to put a lying object into something/they say

 

41)

Well, then, this last finger, the one that was remaining, when he took it from the pouch, he said, This one tells no lies, this is the one that always wants to speak the truth.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ de o-do-ha-ke miⁿ-xti o-shte i-ya-we, we-da-ba-zo.

hao. kįttą de odhake m̨xti ot iywe, wedabazo.

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/this/last, final, last one, to be the last/a, an, one+very, real, fully = just one, exactly one/remain, be left over, the remainder, spare, remnant/they say/index or forefinger

 

42)

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ kdi-ze naⁿ,

hao. kįttą kdiz ną,

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/get, take or seize ones own/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

de iⁿ-xo-wa-zhi hi naⁿ.

d ̨xowi h ną.

this/lie, tell a lie+not, negation = tells no lie/very, intensifier/*

 

* ną, nǫ . only, just, soley, nothing else, nothing but, alone; habitual, regularly, usually, often; past sign, when; the singular sitting

 

de i-ye miⁿ-kʰe hi koⁿ-da a-kʰe.

d ye m̨kʰe hi kǫd akʰ.

this/words; talk, speak/to tell or speak the truth, genuine, sincere/very, intensifier/to want/it is the one

 

43)

Well, then he said, Younger brother, where is the human? they say.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ kʰa-ke, ha-ki ni-ka-shi-ka e-ti niⁿ-kʰe, i-yi i-ya-we.

hao. kįttą kʰak, hak nkkaka ett nįkʰ, iy iywe.

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/younger brother or friend/where/person, people, a man, human being/there, then+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = it is sitting there/to have said+they say = they say that he said

 

44)

Because she was sitting in the tree above them, the finger pointed up, they say.

 

maⁿ-shi niⁿ-kʰe taⁿ-ha

m̨i nįkʰ t̨ha

high, upper, upward, above/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/because

 

we-da-ba-zo maⁿ-shi a-ba-zo i-ya-we.

wdabzo m̨i bazo iywe.

index or forefinger/high, upper, upward, above/to point at/they say

 

45)

He said, Eh! You all have told tremendous lies! they say.

 

e! iⁿ-ta-xo-we a-ta-ha-we, i-yi i-ya-we.

e! ̨ttaxowe ttahwe, iy iywe.

interjection used to express anger, disgust, disappointment/you lie, you tell a lie+too, exceedingly, much+ pluralizer; evidential marker = you all lied excessively, altogether you all told great lies/to have said+they say = they say that he said

 

46)

Then, after he put the four fingers back into the pouch, he tied the pouch to his belt, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ we-da-ba-zo to-wa o-zhi-ha zhi-ka o-wa-ki-zhi i-ya-we.

kįttą wdabzo twa iha ka waki iywe.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/index or forefinger/four/bag, sack, pocket/small, little/to put them, ones own, back into/they say

 

47)

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ i-pi-da-taⁿ e-ti a-ka-shke i-ya-we.

kįttą ppidttą tti kake iywe.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/belt, sash/aforementioned, that, he, she, it+at, by, in, to+tie a knot, fasten = he tied it on or to/they say

 

48)

Then it was just before dawn and the Maneater departed, they say.

 

e haⁿ-pa haⁿ-ke hi i-ya-we.

hąpa h̨ke h iywe.

aforementioned, that, he, she, it/day, daytime/nearly, almost/very, intensifier/they say

 

49)

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ o-do-tʰe niⁿ-kʰe de i-ya-we.

kįttą odotʰ nįkʰ d iywe.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/maneater/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/to go/they say

 

50)

However, before he departed, the woman felt the urge to urinate, as she sat there, she urinated a little upon the Maneater, they say.

 

o-do-tʰe niⁿ-kʰe da-zhi

odotʰ nįkʰ di

maneater/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/to go+not, negation = went not, not gone

 

shoⁿ wa-xo niⁿ-kʰe

̨ waxʔ nįkʰ

still, yet; at any rate; and, so; thus/woman/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting

 

te-zhe ti-aⁿ niⁿ-kʰe i-ya-we.

te tį nįkʰ iywe.

to urinate+to feel like, to have the urge to = she felt an inclination to urinate/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/they say

 

51)

te-zhe zhi-ka hi-de

te ka hde

to urinate/small, little/arrive, reach there, have been+to cause = she caused it to arrive there, she sent it there

 

koⁿ niⁿ-kʰe i-ya-we.

k̨ nįkʰ iywe.

as, since, so, like+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = so she sat there, so she sat awhile

 

52)

o-do-tʰe niⁿ-kʰe a-te-zhe naⁿ i-ya-we.

odotʰ nįkʰ te n̨ iywe.

maneater/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/to urinate upon/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/they say

 

53)

Then the Maneater said, Hoⁿ-hoⁿ! What is that, they are urinating! I wonder if it is the stars that are urinating on me, when he said that, the woman wanted to laugh but thought to herself, I had better not laugh or the Maneater will see me, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ, hoⁿ-hoⁿ! ko-i ta-taⁿ te-zha-i ke!

kįttą, hǫǫhǫǫ! ki tttą tai ke!

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/interjection of surprise/that distant object/what, something/to urinate+pluralizer = they urinate/the plural standing or scattered

 

54)

mi-ka-xe aⁿ-te-zha-i ke e-te-te,

mikkxʔe ̨teai ke ttett,

star/they urinate on me/the plural standing or scattered/perhaps, maybe

 

o-do-tʰe i-ye naⁿ

odotʰ iy ną

maneater/to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

wa-xo niⁿ-kʰe i-xa koⁿ-da niⁿ-kʰe e-ni-te,

waxʔ nįkʰ xa kǫd nįkʰe nitte,

woman/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/to laugh/to want/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/although, though

 

o-do-tʰe aⁿ-naⁿ-de te a-zha-miⁿ i-da-xa-zhi

odotʰ ąn̨de tte ąm̨ idxa

maneater/he see me/future, shall, will be/I think/I laugh+not, negation = I dont laugh

 

(i-ni-aⁿ taⁿ i-xa-zhi i-ya-we).

(nį tą ixa iywe).

(to think what precedes+and, when, since, as+to laugh+not, negation = she thought so and therefore did not laugh/they say)

 

Then just before dawn the Maneater departed, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ o-do-tʰe de i-ya-we, haⁿ-pa haⁿ-ke hi de i-ya-we

kįttą odotʰ d iywe, h̨pa h̨ke h d iywe

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/maneater/to go/they say/day, daytime/nearly, almost/very, intensifier/to go/they say

 

55)

Well, when the Maneater departed the woman came back down from the tree, they say.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ o-do-tʰe niⁿ de a-tʰaⁿ

hao. kįttą odotʰ nį d tʰą

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/maneater/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving/to go/when, and

 

wa-xo niⁿ-kʰe ki-ha kdi i-ya-we

waxʔ nįkʰ kkih kd iywe

woman/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/down, below+to have come back here = she came back down/they say

 

56)

When she came back down from the tree, she packed the pieces of her husbands barbequed body on her back and then she started for home, they say.

 

kdi naⁿ ni-ka e-ta

kd ną nkka ett

to have come back here/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/man+his, hers, its = her man, her husband

 

ta-xe-ki-de kʰe

ttxekid kʰe

to dry up, to dry out by heat+to cause ones own = she barbequed, cooked her own/the singular lying object

 

ki-kiⁿ aⁿ-tʰaⁿ kde i-ya-we

kkʔį ̨tʰą kd iywe

to carry or pack on ones own back/when, and/to go home, to start homeward/they say

 

57)

Then with all her might, as fast as possible, she made her way for home, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ a-zho-wa-xti

kįttą owxti

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/with a great effort, with all ones might

 

so-te hi kde ke i-ya-we.

stte h kde k iywe.

fast, swift, rapidly/very, intensifier/to go home, to start homeward/in a line/they say

 

58)

She thought to herself, the Maneater will be catching up to me, so she was making her way home as fast as possible, they say.

 

o-do-tʰe o-xde te a-ki-zhaⁿ iⁿ

odotʰ oxd tte akkį į

maneater/to chase and overtake, to pursue and overtake a person or animal/future, shall, will be/to think about oneself/period, oral stop

 

so-te hi kde niⁿ i-ya-we

stte h kde n̨ iywe

fast, swift, rapidly/very, intensifier/to go home, to start homeward/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving/they say

 

59)

And then, the Maneater laid one of the fingers down, they say.

 

naⁿ-zha o-do-tʰe we-da-ba-zo ki-koⁿ-he i-ya-we.

n̨a odotʰ wdabzo kkʔǫhe iywe.

but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of/maneater/index or forefinger/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/they say

 

60)

Then, when the Maneater said to the finger, Younger brother, where is the human, the finger pointed in the direction that the woman was going, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ kʰa-ke, ni-ka-shi-ka ha-ki e-ti niⁿ,

kįttą kʰak, nkkaka hak ett nį,

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/younger brother or friend/person, people, a man, human being/where/there, then/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving

 

i-ye taⁿ wa-xo de niⁿ a-ba-zo naⁿ i-ya-we.

iy tą waxʔ de n̨ abaz ną iywe.

to say/and, when, since, as/woman/to go/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving/to point at/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/they say

 

61)

And then the Maneater chased after the woman, in a very short time he caught up with her, they say.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ di-xe i-ya-we

etttʰą dix iywe

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/to chase, pursue, hunt/they say

 

62)

naⁿ-zha di-o-za hi o-xde i-ya-we.

n̨a diza h oxd iywe.

but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of/in a little while, just now, a short time ago/very, intensifier/to chase and overtake, to pursue and overtake a person or animal/they say

 

63)

When he had caught up to her, she put down pieces of her husband for the Maneater and said, My grandfather, over there are small pieces of black bear meat roasted on sticks, they say.

 

o-xde naⁿ,

oxd ną,

to chase and overtake, to pursue and overtake a person or animal/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

ko-i-ke, wi-ti-kaⁿ, wa-sa i-ba-xdo-xdo,

kike, wittik̨, was baxdoxd,

that distant object+the plural standing or scattered = those remote plural objects/my grandfather/black bear+that which is pierced or perforated repeatedly = small pieces of black bear meat roasted on sticks

 

i-y[e] a-ti ni-ka e-ta

iy[e]-tti nkka ett

to say/in the past, denoting place where or time when/man+his, hers, its = her man, her husband

 

ta-xe-ki-de kʰe ki-ki-zhi i-ya-we.

ttxekid kʰe kiki iywe.

to dry up, to dry out by heat+to cause ones own = she barbequed, cooked her own/the singular lying object/to put down ones own collection for another/they say

 

64)

He said, Well, thank you! younger sister, and then he sat and ate what had been laid out for him, they say.

 

ha-o, ka-ni-ke, wi-he,

hao, kanik, wih,

well/thank you, thanks!/younger sister or female friend

 

i-ye kniⁿ aⁿ-tʰaⁿ da-tʰe niⁿ-kʰe i-ya-we.

iy knį ̨tʰą datʰ nįkʰ iywe.

to say/sit, be sitting; be in a place, camp, dwell/when, and/eat, chew+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = he sat eating/they say

 

65)

At that time, the woman quickly started to run for home.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ ko-e-kde i-ya-we wa-xo niⁿ.

etttʰą kokde iywe waxʔ nį.

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/quickly, with a rush+go home, to start homeward = to start to run homeward, she started to run/they say/woman/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving

 

66)

Well, when he had devoured his share, he laid one of the fingers down again and said, Younger brother, where is the human, they say.

 

ha-o. shi-naⁿ kda-sniⁿ naⁿ,

hao. ną kdasn̨ ną,

/again, and, also/to swallow, gulp, devour ones own or ones share/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

ni-ka-shi-ka ha-ki e-ti niⁿ kʰa-ke,

nkkaka hak ett nį kʰak,

person, people, a man, human being/where/there, then/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving; be in a location, exist/younger brother or friend

 

i-ye naⁿ ki-koⁿ-he i-ya-we we-da-ba-zo.

iy ną kkʔǫh iywe wdabzo.

to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/they say/index or forefinger

 

67)

And then again, as before, it pointed in the direction that she was going, they say.

 

naⁿ-zha shi-naⁿ o-niⁿ-hi a-ba-zo i-ya-we

n̨a in̨ onįh abaz iywe

but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of/again, and, also/directly opposite, straight opposite/to point at/they say

 

And then again, as before, the Maneater chased after the woman and in a very short time he caught up with her, they say.

 

68)

shi-naⁿ di-xe i-ya-we

in̨ dix iywe

again, and, also/to chase, pursue, hunt/they say

 

69)

naⁿ-zha di-o-za hi o-xde i-ya-we.

n̨a diza h oxd iywe.

but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of/in a little while, just now, a short time ago/very, intensifier/to chase and overtake, to pursue and overtake a person or animal/they say

 

70)

When he had caught up to her, she put down pieces of her husband for the Maneater and said, My grandfather, over there are small pieces of black bear meat roasted on sticks, they say.

 

o-xde naⁿ,

oxd ną,

to chase and overtake, to pursue and overtake a person or animal/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

ko-i-ke, wi-ti-kaⁿ, wa-sa i-ba-xdo-xdo,

koik, wittik̨, was baxdoxd,

that distant object+the plural standing or scattered = those remote plural objects/my grandfather/black bear+that which is pierced or perforated repeatedly = small pieces of black bear meat roasted on sticks

 

i-y[e] a-ti ni-ka e-ta ta-xe-ki-de kʰe

iy[e]-tti nkka ett ttxekid kʰe

to say/in the past, denoting place where or time when/man+his, hers, its = her man, her husband/to dry up, to dry out by heat+to cause ones own = she barbequed, cooked her own/the singular lying object

 

ki-ki-zhi i-ya-we.

kiki iywe.

to put down ones own collection for another/they say

 

71)

The Maneater said, Well, well, well! Younger sister, and then he ate what had been laid out for him, they say.

 

ha-o, ha-o, ha-o! wi-he,

hao, hao, hao! wih,

well/well/well/younger sister or female friend

 

i-ye a-tʰaⁿ da-tʰe niⁿ-kʰe i-ya-we.

ye tʰą datʰ nįkʰ iywe.

to say/when, and/eat, chew+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = he sat eating/they say

 

72)

At that time, the woman quickly started to run for home.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ ko-e-kde i-ya-we wa-xo niⁿ.

etttʰą kokde iywe waxʔ nį.

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/quickly, with a rush+go home, to start homeward = to start to run homeward, she started to run/they say/woman/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving

 

73)

Well, at that time, the woman had made it back close to the riverbank, where they had tied up their canoe, they say.

 

ha-o. e-ti-tʰaⁿ ni shi-a-pʰe a-shka kʰi i-ya-we.

hao. etttʰą ni ipʰe ka kʰ iywe.

/from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/water, liquid, stream, lake, river/ashore, shore/near, close/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/they say

 

74)

Well, when she made it back, close to the river, she put down that last one, that last piece of her husband, the head, for the Maneater, they say.

 

ha-o. e o-do-ha-ke

hao. odhake

/aforementioned, that, he, she, it/last, final, last one, to be the last

 

ni a-shka kʰi taⁿ

n ka kʰ tą

water, liquid, stream, lake, river/near, close/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/and, when, since, as

 

pa-hi niⁿ-kʰe ki-ki-knaⁿ i-ya-we.

ppah nįkʰ kkikn̨ iywe.

head/the singular, sitting; 3rd person singular continuative sitting/to place or put ones own for another/they say

 

75)

The woman put down her husbands head for the Maneater and said, My grandfather, that over there is a black bear head, they say.

 

ko-i-de, wi-ti-kaⁿ, wa-sa pa-hi,

koid, wittik̨, was ppah,

that distant object+this = the object that is over there/my grandfather/black bear/head

 

i-y[e] a-ti ki-ki-knaⁿ i-ya-we.

iy[e]-tti kikikn̨ iywe.

to say/in the past, denoting place where or time when/to place or put ones own for another/they say

 

76)

She said, That is sure enough the last one, my grandfather, they say.

 

she o-do-ha-ke de, wi-ti-kaⁿ, i-yi i-ya-we.

odhake d, wittik̨, iy iywe.

that visible nearby object/last, final, last one, to be the last/really, indeed/my grandfather/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

77)

At that time, she quickly started to run for home, she ran back towards her canoe, they say.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ ko-e-kde i-ya-we,

etttʰą kokde iywe,

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/quickly, with a rush+go home, to start homeward = to start to run homeward, she started to run/they say

 

maⁿ-te kʰe a-ki-ki-a-naⁿ i-ya-we.

mątt kʰe kikkiną iywe.

canoe, boat+the singular lying object+to run or rush back towards ones own = she ran back towards her boat/they say

 

78)

Then instead of devouring the head, the Maneater chased after the woman, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ pa-hi niⁿ-kʰe da-sniⁿ-zhi

kįttą ppah nįkʰ dasn̨i

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/head/the singular, sitting; 3rd person singular continuative sitting/to swallow, gulp, devour+not, negation = he did not swallow, devour

 

shoⁿ wa-xo niⁿ di-xe i-ya-we.

̨ waxʔ nį dix iywe.

still, yet; at any rate; and, so; thus/woman/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving/to chase, pursue, hunt/they say

 

79)

Then, as she was trying her best to get home, she kept looking back at him while running and then she tripped and fell, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ a-shi toⁿ-we-ki-ki

kįttą i t̨wekik

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/back; over, on top of, on, over/to look at something repeatedly

 

shoⁿ niⁿ

ǫ n̨

still, yet; at any rate; and, so; thus+3rd person singular moving; the singular moving = as she moved, after she moved awhile

 

wa-shkaⁿ kde

wak̨ kd

with an effort, all ones might, do ones best; strong, be strong/to go home, to start homeward

 

shoⁿ niⁿ

ǫ n̨

still, yet; at any rate; and, so; thus+3rd person singular moving; the singular moving = as she moved, after she moved awhile

 

hi-pʰe i-ya-we.

hipʰ iywe.

to fall, to stumble and fall, to trip/they say

 

80)

When she fell and was laying there the Maneater arrived, they say.

 

hi-pʰe kʰe taⁿ hi i-ya-we.

hipʰ kʰ tą h iywe.

to fall, to stumble and fall, to trip+the singular lying object = she fell and lay/and, when, since, as/to arrive, reach there, have been/they say

 

81)

She laid there flat on her back pretending to be dead, they say.

 

maⁿ-a-da koⁿ-iⁿ zhaⁿ e-shoⁿ te kaⁿ-ze kʰe i-ya-we.

m̨ada kǫ̨ ą ę tʔe kk̨ze kʰ iywe.

on ones back/as, since, so, like/to lie, recline; to sleep/then, at length; and when, so/to die/to pretend, feign, be similar to/the singular lying object/they say

 

82)

When she fell, her skirt had flown up on her, so she laid there doing nothing, the Maneater did not recognize that she was the human he had been chasing as her skirt was covering her torso, they say.

 

wa-tʰe naⁿ ki-ka-ze

watʰ ną kkikkze

skirt, long skirt, dress+only, just, soley, nothing else, nothing but, alone or the singular sitting+refers to a light covering taken off = her skirt flew up on her

 

koⁿ kʰe i-ya-we.

kǫ kʰ iywe.

as, since, so, like+the singular lying object = she lay so for awhile, she lay so doing nothing/they say

 

* Sentences 83, 84, 85, and 86 have been removed from this publication due to the graphic nature expressed by this part of the story.

 

87)

Well, then, the Maneater said, I will go after the black bear head, they say.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ wa-sa pa-hi a-kda bde taⁿ,

hao. kįttą was ppah akd bde tt̨,

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/black bear/head/I go after, I fetch my own/*

 

* will; in soliloquy, interrogative, conveying a question; interjection, expressing grief

 

i-yi i-ya-we o-do-tʰe.

iy iywe dotʰ.

to have said+they say = they say that he said/maneater

 

88)

Well, he went after it, they say.

 

ha-o. a-kda de i-ya-we.

hao. kda d iywe.

/to go after, fetch ones own/they say

 

89)

She lay there peeping out of the corner of her eyes watching him, they say.

 

i-shta xi-xi-te ka-x[e] a-tʰaⁿ

it xixtte kaγ[e]-tʰą

peeping out of the corners of the eyes at intervals/to make, do, cause/when, and

 

toⁿ-we de-de koⁿ-kʰe i-ya-we.

t̨we ded kǫ-kʰ iywe.

to look at something/to cause to go, to send off an object, sent away, causative of go/as, since, so, like+the singular lying object = so she lay awhile/they say

 

90)

She was laying there watching him, when the Maneater got far enough away, when he made his way back to where the black bear head was laid down for him, she was going to get up, they say.

 

ko-zhi kʰi taⁿ pa-hi niⁿ-kʰe

kki kʰ tą ppah nįkʰ

far, far away, at a great distance, far off, remote, long way off/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/and, when, since, as/head/the singular, sitting; 3rd person singular continuative sitting

 

wa-sa pa-hi niⁿ-kʰe e-ti kʰi taⁿ

was ppah nįkʰ tti kʰ tą

black bear/head/the singular, sitting; 3rd person singular continuative sitting/there, then/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/and, when, since, as

 

ki-ta te toⁿ-we de-de kʰe i-ya-we.

kitt tte t̨we dde kʰ iywe.

to arise, get up/future, shall, will be/to look at something/to cause to go, to send off an object, sent away, causative of go/the singular lying object/they say

 

91)

Well, then when he made it back there, she got up, they say.

 

ha-o. naⁿ-zha e-ta kʰi taⁿ ki-ta i-ya-we.

hao. n̨a tta kʰ tą kitt iywe.

l/but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of/aforementioned, that, he, she, it+to, at, toward, in that direction = there, to, toward that place/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/and, when, since, as/to arise, get up/they say

 

92)

She grasped one of the smaller axes, a hatchet, and started for home, they say.

 

iⁿ-spe a-ma-ka-ke (zhi-ka)

̨spe makak (ik)

axe/the other one+those plural objects+(small, little) = smaller than the others, small as compared to the others

 

a-ki-te naⁿ kde, i-ya-we.

kitte n̨ kd, iywe.

clasp, embrace, hug, wrap ones arms around ones own; to climb ones own = she took hers in her arms/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to go home, to start homeward/they say

 

93)

At that time, as she was trying her best to get home, the Maneater looked her way and saw her and he began chasing after her, they say.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ taⁿ-niⁿ wa-shkaⁿ kde taⁿ

etttʰą tt̨nį wak̨ kd tą

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/run, as a person not an animal/with an effort, all ones might, do ones best; strong, be strong/to go home, to start homeward/and, when, since, as

 

o-da-tʰe i-de hi-de naⁿ di-xe i-ya-we.

datʰe de hde n̨ dix iywe.

maneater/to see, find, discover+to send here, to cause to come here = he looked this way and saw her/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to chase, pursue, hunt/they say

 

94)

When the Maneater had almost caught up to the woman, she had already made her way back to the river, she had made her way back to the canoe, they say.

 

o-xde haⁿ-ke hi taⁿ

oxd hąk h tą

to chase and overtake, to pursue and overtake a person or animal/nearly, almost/very, intensifier/and, when, since, as

 

ni-ti kʰi i-ya-we wa-xo niⁿ,

ntti kʰ iywe waxʔ nį,

water, liquid, stream, lake, river+at, by, in, to = at, in, to the water/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/they say/woman/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving

 

maⁿ-te kʰe-ti kʰi i-ya-we.

mątt kʰett kʰ iywe.

canoe, boat/the singular lying object+at, by, in, to = at or to the lying object/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/they say

 

95)

Using the hatchet, she chopped the cord in two that tied the canoe to the shore, they say.

 

maⁿ-te kaⁿ-de ka-ba-xe i-ya-we,

mątt kkąde kabγe iywe,

canoe, boat/sinew, string, line; root of a plant+this+to chop or cut in two = she chopped the line in two/they say

 

iⁿ-spe zhi-ka e i-oⁿ ka-ba-xe i-ya-we.

̨spe ik į kabγe iywe.

axe+small, little = hatchet/aforementioned, that, he, she, it/by means of, with which to+do, use = by using, with which to do/to chop or cut in two/they say

 

96)

At that time, she got into the canoe, sat down, and pushed off from the shore, sending the canoe along as she started for home, they say.

 

e-shoⁿ-taⁿ maⁿ-te kʰe

ęttą mątt kʰe

then, at that time, and then/canoe, boat/the singular lying object

 

ba-taⁿ de-de a-tʰaⁿ

batt̨ ded[]-tʰą

to push along as in a boat, to push off a boat+to cause to go, to send off an object, sent away, causative of go = she pushed with a pole against the bank and sent the canoe off/when, and

 

kde i-ya-we.

kd iywe.

to go home, to start homeward/they say

 

97)

e maⁿ-te kʰe-ti

e mątt kʰett

aforementioned, that, he, she, it/canoe, boat/the singular lying object+at, by, in, to = at or to the lying object

 

o-hi-kniⁿ naⁿ

ohknį ną

to arrive at a place, to reach and to enter+sit, be sitting; be in a place, camp, dwell = she got into it and sat down/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

kde i-ya-we.

kd iywe.

to go home, to start homeward/they say

 

98)

Just as she set off on the river in the canoe, the Maneater arrived and said, Come! Come! Younger sister, the woman ignored him as she started for home, they say.

 

de ti o-do-tʰe tʰi a-tʰaⁿ,

d-tti dotʰe tʰi tʰą,

to go/as; in the past, denoting place where or time when = as she went/maneater/arrive, to have come here/when, and

 

tʰi-we, tʰi-we, wi-he, i-ye naⁿ

tʰiw, tʰiw, wih, iy ną

come/come/younger sister or female friend/to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

a-na-xoⁿ-zhi hi kde i-ya-we.

naxʔ̨i h kd iywe.

listen to+not, negation+very, intensifier = she not listening to him at all/to go home, to start homeward/they say

 

99)

Well, as it had been before, when she and her husband arrived there by way of the river in the canoe, she started to make her way back home following along the course of river, they say.

 

ha-o. shi-naⁿ ni o-ha

hao. in̨ n oh

/again, and, also/water, liquid, stream, lake, river+going along, following, following its course = to follow the course of a river or creek

 

naⁿ-hi kde niⁿ naⁿ i-ya-we.

nąh kde n̨ ną iywe

only, just, soley, nothing else, nothing but, alone/very, intensifier/to go home, to start homeward+3rd person singular moving; the singular moving = she was going homeward/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/they say

 

* Not sure if nąh is in reference to just/only following the course of the river or she did this by herself.  The same reference is made later in the story referring to the both of them.

 

100)

After some time, following along the course of the river, making her way home, she finally arrived back home, they say.

 

ni o-ha naⁿ kde

n oh ną kde

water, liquid, stream, lake, river+going along, following, following its course = to follow the course of a river or creek/only, just, soley, nothing else, nothing but, alone/to go home, to start homeward

 

e-shoⁿ-hi kʰi i-ya-we.

ǫhi kʰ iywe.

at length, after some time, after awhile/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/they say

 

101)

When she arrived back home, they said, What happened to your husband? they say.

 

kʰi taⁿ,

kʰ tą,

to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/and, when, since, as

 

hoⁿ-e ni-ka di-ta,

h̨e nkka dtta,

what, how, in what manner+question sign = what is the matter/man+your = your husband

 

i-ke-a-we i-ya-we.

ikewe iywe.

to say that to someone+pluralizer; evidential marker = they said to her/they say

 

102)

She said, He died on me, they say.

 

aⁿ-te, i-yi i-ya-we.

ątʔ, iy iywe.

dead to me/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

* would have expected something along the lines of, tʔe kʰe, ątʔ is used elsewhere as, me dead, I die

 

103)

She said, When he went . we went hunting, we went by way of the river.  Then we went ashore, they say.

 

de te ta-bde aⁿ-ka-de

d te tbde ąkde

to go/when, past/to hunt/we go, I and one other

 

ni o-ha naⁿ-hi

n oh nąh

water, liquid, stream, lake, river+going along, following, following its course = to follow the course of a river or creek/only, just, soley, nothing else, nothing but, alone/very, intensifier

 

aⁿ-de aⁿ-niⁿ naⁿ.

̨de ̨nį n̨.

we went+we who moved = we were going/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

* would expect to see ąkde ̨kanį instead of ̨de ̨nį

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ e-ti shi-a-pʰe aⁿ-ka-de, i-yi i-ya-we.

kįttą etti ipʰe ąkde, iy iywe.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/there, then/ashore, shore/we go, I and one other/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

104)

She said, When we went ashore, we tied up the canoe, they say.

 

maⁿ-te aⁿ-ko-kda-shk[e] a-tʰaⁿ

mątt ąkkdak[e] tʰą

canoe, boat/we, I and one other, tie up our own/when, and

 

shi-a-pʰe aⁿ-ka-de, i-yi i-ya-we.

ipʰe ąkde, iy iywe.

ashore, shore/we go, I and one other/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

105)

She said, Then, after some time we made camp.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ e-shoⁿ-hi aⁿ-kniⁿ.

kįttą eǫh ąkn̨.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/at length, after some time, after awhile/we, I and one other, sit, be sitting; be in a place, camp, dwell

 

106)

At that time my husband went hunting.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ ta-bde

etttʰą tbde

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/to hunt

 

koⁿ tʰaⁿ naⁿ ni-ka wi-ta.

kǫ tʰ̨ ną nkka wtta.

as, since, so, like+3rd person singular standing; the standing = so he stood awhile/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/man+my, mine = my husband

 

107)

When it became dark, he returned.

 

pa-ze de taⁿ

ppze d tą

evening, dusk, not quite dark, close of the day+go, depart; this; causative = a little after dark/and, when, since, as

 

kdi koⁿ tʰaⁿ naⁿ.

kd kǫ tʰ̨ ną.

to have come back here/as, since, so, like+3rd person singular standing; the standing = so he stood awhile/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

108)

Then very shortly after he returned, he became sick with a bad fever.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ ti-aⁿ-zhi hi

etttʰą ttįi h

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/long time+not, negation = not a long time, soon/very, intensifier

 

ha-te zho-ka-te a-ta-ha.

hatʔ kkatte attah.

to be ill, sick/flesh, meat+hot, to be hot = fever, to have a fever/too, exceedingly, much

 

109)

Then he said to me, Anyhow, I am going to die.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ, shoⁿ-hi-te aⁿ-te ta miⁿ-kʰe.

kįttą, ̨hitte ątʔ tta mįkʰ.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/anyhow, at any rate, despite, notwithstanding/I die/future, will, shall/1st person singular continuative sitting = I will die

 

110)

When I die you must be sure to barbeque all my flesh, my entire body! they say.

 

aⁿ-te taⁿ zho za-ni

ątʔ tą zni

I die/and, when, since, as/flesh, meat/all, all of the

 

ta-x[e]-aⁿ-ki-da ni-he,

ttx[e]ąkid nih,

to dry up, to dry out by heat+to cause for me+imperative, command = barbeque it for me/imperative sign, expressing a strong command, be sure to do it!

 

aⁿ-naⁿ-ki-ye, i-yi i-ya-we.

ąn̨kkiye, iy iywe.

to say that to me, he said that to me/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

111)

She said, As he was lying there, he said to me, There will surely be something moving about out there, there is always something moving about out there in the woods.

 

ta-taⁿ e-taⁿ e-ti niⁿ naⁿ e-de.

tttą ttą ett nį n̨ ed.

what, something/at that time, that time when/there, then+the singular moving; 3rd person singular moving = it moves there/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/really, indeed, sure enough, surely, truly

 

112)

Therefore, when I die you must be sure to barbeque my feet, head, and hands too! they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ aⁿ-te taⁿ

kįttą ątʔ tą

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/I die/and, when, since, as

 

si pa-hi naⁿ-pe i-niⁿ-ha

s ppah nąp inįh

foot, feet/head/hand, hands/too

 

ta-x[e]-aⁿ-ki-da ni-he,

ttx[e]ąkid nih,

to dry up, to dry out by heat+to cause for me+imperative, command = barbeque for me/imperative sign, expressing a strong command, be sure to do it!

 

aⁿ-naⁿ-ki-ye kʰe naⁿ,

ąn̨kkiye kʰe n̨,

to say that to me, he said that to me/the singular lying object/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

i-yi i-ya-we.

iy iywe.

to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

113)

Well . She said, And then when he died, I barbequed all of the pieces of his flesh.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ naⁿ-zha te naⁿ

hao. kįttą n̨a tʔ ną

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore+but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of = and then/to die/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

zho de-ke za-ni hi ta-xe-a-ki-de.

o dke zan hi ttx[e]akid.

flesh, meat/this+the plural standing or scattered = these objects/all, all of the+very, intensifier = every single one/to dry up, to dry out by heat+I cause for him = I barbeque for him

 

114)

Then, I packed those pieces of barbequed flesh on my back, and I began coming back here.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ e-koⁿ ke a-ki-kiⁿ a-tʰaⁿ pi.

kįttą ek̨ ke akkʔį tʰą pp.

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/that sort, like, thus, like that, so/the plural standing or scattered/I carry or pack on my own back (for him)/when, and/*

 

* JOD translates as I was coming.  This could be ppi, I be returning to here . or . pʰi, I come, I be coming here, not own

 

115)

As I was making my way back here, when it became dark, I made camp.  As I had been sitting there awhile, I really did not want to sleep on the ground! they say.

 

pi a-ni-he naⁿ

pp anhe n̨

I was coming/1st person singular continuative moving, I moving/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

pa-ze de taⁿ a-kniⁿ,

ppze d tą akn̨,

evening, dusk, not quite dark, close of the day+go, depart; this; causative = a little after dark/and, when, since, as/I sit, be sitting; I be in a place, camp, dwell

 

koⁿ miⁿ-kʰe [e]-ti ki-ha-ti

k̨ mįkʰ [e]ti kkihtti

as, since, so, like+1st person singular continuative sitting+there, then= I stay there awhile/down, below+at, by, in, to = on the ground, at the bottom

 

a-zhaⁿ koⁿ-bda-zhi hi,

ą kkǫbdi h,

I lie, I recline; I sleep/I want+not, negation = I did not want/very, intensifier

 

i-yi i-ya-we.

iy iywe.

to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

116)

She said, So, then I climbed this crooked tree, and I sat there high above the ground.

 

e-shoⁿ zhoⁿ a-ba-ko ko-i-shoⁿ

ǫ ǫ bakko kiǫ

then, at length; and when, so/tree, wood/crooked, bent/so, of that sort, in that case, in this way (gestured with the hands)

 

e-ti kʰe taⁿ

tti kʰ tą

there, then+the singular lying object = the lying object was there/when, and

 

a-te bd[e] a-tʰaⁿ maⁿ-shi miⁿ-kʰe.

tte bd[e] -tʰą m̨i mįkʰ.

to climb; clasp, embrace, hug, wrap ones arms around/I go/and, when, since, as/high, upper, upward, above/1st person singular continuative sitting

 

117)

And then in a little while the Maneater arrived, they say.

 

naⁿ-zha o-di-o-za hi

nąa diza h

but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of/in a little while/very, intensifier

 

o-do-tʰe tʰi ki-ha,

dotʰe tʰ kih,

maneater/arrive, to have come here/arrive, to have come here+finish, quit = already had come, already arrived, he had come

 

i-yi i-ya-we.

iy iywe.

to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

118)

She, said, Then when he arrived, he said, Hoⁿ-hoⁿ! Sure smells like a human, as he sat there sniffing around, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ tʰi naⁿ, hoⁿ-hoⁿ!

kįttą tʰ ną, hǫǫhǫǫ!

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/arrive, to have come here/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/interjection of surprise

 

ni-ka-shi-ka bnaⁿ a-ta-pa,

nkkaka bną attapp,

person, people, a man, human being/smell, emit any odor/great, exceeding, often, always

 

i-y[e] a-tʰaⁿ pa o-di-bnaⁿ naⁿ

iy[e]-tʰą pp dibną ną

to say/when, and/nose, beak, bill+inhale something, smell something = he sniffed around/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

koⁿ niⁿ-kʰe, i-yi i-ya-we.

k̨ nįkʰ, iy iywe.

as, since, so, like+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = he was doing it awhile as he sat/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

119)

She said, After he had sat there awhile, then he grabbed his pouch, taking a finger from it, he laid the finger down and he said, Younger brother, where is the human? they say.

 

koⁿ niⁿ-kʰe

k̨ nįkʰ

as, since, so, like+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = he was doing it awhile as he sat

 

shoⁿ niⁿ-kʰe

ǫ nįkʰ

and, so, thus, still, yet, continually; at all events, at any rate; while, as, when, by and by, after awhile, eventually; the end, enough, quit, stop, complete, perfect, it is done; fit, proper; as it should be; that will do/* = he acted differently as he sat

 

* JOD translates ǫ nįkʰ as he acted differently as he sat.  Perhaps this is related to the Omaha and Kaw entries, denoting a reversal of past or present state, action, or feeling, of another person; by and by, reversing the state, action, or feeling of another person or persons.

 

Is this . ǫ + nįkʰ, 3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting . or . ǫ + nik, nįk, none, to have none, be lacking, be without

 

o-zhi-ha zhi-ka kdi-ze naⁿ

iha ka kdiz ną

bag, sack, pocket/small, little/get, take or seize ones own/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

we-da-ba-zo ki-koⁿ-he taⁿ,

wdabzo kkʔǫh tą,

index or forefinger/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/and, when, since, as

 

kʰa-ke, ni-ka-shi-ka ha-ki e-ti niⁿ-kʰe, i-ke, i-yi i-ya-we.

kʰak, nkkaka hak ett nįkʰ, ik, iy iywe.

younger brother or friend/person, people, a man, human being/where/there, then+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = it is sitting there/to say that to someone/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

120)

She said, Then it pointed at me as I was sitting up above, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ maⁿ-shi miⁿ-kʰe taⁿ

kįttą m̨i mįkʰ tą

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/high, upper, upward, above/1st person singular continuative sitting/and, when, since, as

 

aⁿ-ba-zo, i-yi i-ya-we.

̨bazo, iy iywe.

to point at or to me/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

121)

She said, The Maneater said to the finger, Eh! How would it even be possible for a human to be up above! When he finished whipping the finger, he put it back into the pouch, they say.

 

e! ni-ka-shi-ka maⁿ-shi e-ti ni-te naⁿ!

e! nkkaka m̨i ett nitt ną!

interjection used to express anger, disgust, disappointment/person, people, a man, human being/high, upper, upward, above/there, then/how is it possible

 

i-ke naⁿ kda-sa ki-ha naⁿ

ik ną kdas kih ną

to say that to someone/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to hit ones own with only the hand, whip ones own/finish, quit+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = when he finished

 

o-zhi-ha o-koⁿ-he, i-yi i-ya-we.

iha okʔǫh, iy iywe.

bag, sack, pocket/to put a lying object into something/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

122)

She said, Once more, he took another finger out of his pouch, they say.

 

e-zhi shi-naⁿ kdi-ze we-da-ba-zo, i-yi i-ya-we.

i in̨ kdiz wdabzo, iy iywe.

another, different, other/again, and, also/get, take or seize ones own/index or forefinger/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

123)

She said, Again as before, when he took the finger from his pouch, he laid the finger down and said, Younger brother, where is the human?

 

di-ze naⁿ shi-naⁿ we-da-ba-zo ki-koⁿ-he taⁿ,

diz ną ną wdabzo kkʔǫh tą,

get, take, seize/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/again, and, also/index or forefinger/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/and, when, since, as

 

kʰa-ke, ni-ka-shi-ka ha-ki e-ti niⁿ-kʰe, i-ke.

kʰak, nkkaka hak ett nįkʰ, ik.

younger brother or friend/person, people, a man, human being/where/there, then+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = it is sitting there/to say that to someone

 

124)

It pointed at me because I was sitting up above.

 

maⁿ-shi miⁿ-kʰe taⁿ-ha aⁿ-ba-zo.

m̨i mįkʰ t̨ha ̨bazo.

high, upper, upward, above/1st person singular continuative sitting/because/to point at or to me

 

125)

The Maneater said to the finger, Eh! How would it even be possible for a human to be up above! When he finished whipping the finger, he put it back into the pouch.

 

e! ni-ka-shi-ka maⁿ-shi e-ti ni-te naⁿ!

e! nkkaka m̨i ett nitt ną!

interjection used to express anger, disgust, disappointment/person, people, a man, human being/high, upper, upward, above/there, then/how is it possible

 

i-ke naⁿ kda-sa ki-ha naⁿ

ik ną kdas kih ną

to say that to someone/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to hit ones own with only the hand, whip ones own/finish, quit+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = when he finished

 

o-zhi-ha o-koⁿ-he.

iha okʔǫh.

bag, sack, pocket/to put a lying object into something

 

126)

Once again, he took another finger out of his pouch.

 

e-zhi shi-naⁿ kdi-ze we-da-ba-zo.

i in̨ kdiz wdabzo.

another, different, other/again, and, also/get, take or seize ones own/index or forefinger

 

127)

Again as before, when he took the finger from his pouch, he laid the finger down and said, Younger brother, where is the human?

 

di-ze naⁿ shi-naⁿ ki-koⁿ-he taⁿ,

diz ną ną kkʔǫh tą,

get, take, seize/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/again, and, also/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/and, when, since, as

 

kʰa-ke, ni-ka-shi-ka ha-ki e-ti niⁿ-kʰe, i-ke.

kʰak, nkkaka hak ett nįkʰ, ik.

younger brother or friend/person, people, a man, human being/where/there, then+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = it is sitting there/to say that to someone

 

128)

It pointed at me because I was sitting up above.

 

maⁿ-shi miⁿ-kʰe taⁿ-ha aⁿ-ba-zo.

m̨i mįkʰ t̨ha ̨bazo.

high, upper, upward, above/1st person singular continuative sitting/because/to point at or to me

 

129)

The Maneater said to the finger, Eh! How would it even be possible for a human to be up above! When he finished whipping the finger, he put it back into the pouch.

 

e! ni-ka-shi-ka maⁿ-shi e-ti ni-te naⁿ!

e! nkkaka m̨i ett nitt ną!

interjection used to express anger, disgust, disappointment/person, people, a man, human being/high, upper, upward, above/there, then/how is it possible

 

i-ke naⁿ kda-sa ki-ha naⁿ

ik ną kdas kih ną

to say that to someone/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to hit ones own with only the hand, whip ones own/finish, quit+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = when he finished

 

o-zhi-ha o-koⁿ-he.

iha okʔǫh.

bag, sack, pocket/to put a lying object into something

 

Then as he had done before, he reached into his bag and pulled out another finger.

 

130)

As he laid the finger down, he said, This is the last one, it tells no lies, they say.

 

o-do-ha-ke kʰe naⁿ

odhake kʰe ną

last, final, last one, to be the last/the singular lying object/only, just, soley, nothing else, nothing but, alone

 

iⁿ-xo-wa-zhi hi naⁿ,

̨xowi hi n̨,

lie, tell a lie+not, negation = tells no lie/very, intensifier/*

 

* ną, nǫ . only, just, soley, nothing else, nothing but, alone; habitual, regularly, usually, often; past sign, when; the singular sitting

 

i-ye a-tʰaⁿ ki-koⁿ-he, i-yi i-ya-we.

iy tʰą kkʔǫh, iy iywe.

to say/when, and/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

131)

She said, When he laid down the finger, he said, Ha-o, younger brother, where is the human?

 

ha-o, kʰa-ke, ha-ki ni-ka-shi-ka e-ti niⁿ-kʰe,

hao, kʰak, hak nkkaka ett nįkʰ,

ho/younger brother or friend/where/person, people, a man, human being/there, then+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = it is sitting there

 

i-ye a-tʰaⁿ ki-koⁿ-he.

iy tʰą kkʔǫh.

to say/when, and/to lay something down, to put or lay out ones own

 

132)

It pointed at me as I was sitting up above.

 

maⁿ-shi miⁿ-kʰe taⁿ aⁿ-ba-zo.

m̨i mįkʰ tą ̨bazo.

high, upper, upward, above/1st person singular continuative sitting/and, when, since, as/to point at or to me

 

133)

The Maneater said to the finger, Eh! How would it even be possible for a human to be up above! When he finished whipping the finger, he put it back into the pouch, they say.

 

e! ni-ka-shi-ka maⁿ-shi e-ti ni-te naⁿ!

e! nkkaka m̨i ett nitt ną!

interjection used to express anger, disgust, disappointment/person, people, a man, human being/high, upper, upward, above/there, then/how is it possible

 

i-ye naⁿ kda-sa ki-ha naⁿ

iy ną kdas kih ną

to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to hit ones own with only the hand, whip ones own/finish, quit/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

o-zhi-ha o-koⁿ-he, i-yi i-ya-we.

iha okʔǫh, iy iywe.

bag, sack, pocket/to put a lying object into something/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

134)

She said, Then, it was just before dawn and the Maneater was moving around down below when I had the strong urge to urinate.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ e-koⁿ niⁿ

kįttą kǫ nį

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/that sort, like, thus, like that, so/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving or it was

 

haⁿ-pa haⁿ-ke taⁿ a-te-zhe ti-aⁿ a-ta-ha.

hąp hąke t̨ ate tį attah.

day, daytime/nearly, almost/and, when, since, as/I urinate+to feel like, to have the urge to/too, exceedingly, much

 

135)

As the Maneater was moving around, I urinated a little bit on him as I was sitting there.

 

e-koⁿ niⁿ zho-wa hi

kǫ nį wa h

that sort, like, thus, like that, so/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving or it was/few, a small quantity, insufficient, some/very, intensifier

 

a-te-zhe zhi-ka de-a-de koⁿ miⁿ-kʰe.

ate ka dede k̨ mįkʰ.

I urinate/small, little/I cause to go, I send off an object, I sent away, causative of go/as, since, so, like+1st person singular continuative sitting = so I sat awhile

 

136)

When I urinated, the Maneater said, Whats urinating on me? I wonder if it is the stars that are urinating on me, they say.

 

a-te-zhe naⁿ, ta-taⁿ ke aⁿ-te-zhe hi-de.

ate ną, tttą ke ̨tee hid.

I urinate/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/what, something/the plural standing or scattered/to urinate on me/to send here, to cause to come here

 

137)

mi-ka-xe aⁿ-te-zhe hi-de e-te-te,

mikkxʔe ̨tee hid ttette,

star/they urinate on me/to urinate on me/to send here, to cause to come here/perhaps, maybe

 

i-ye o-do-tʰe niⁿ-kʰe, i-yi i-ya-we.

iy odotʰ nįkʰ, iy iywe.

to say/maneater/3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

138)

She said, I wanted to laugh, but thought to myself, I had better not laugh, if I laugh the Maneater will see me, they say.

 

i-da-xa koⁿ-bda a-ni-he (miⁿ-kʰe).

idxa kkǫbd nih (mįkʰ).

I laugh/I want/1st person singular continuative moving, I moving (1st person singular continuative sitting)

 

* JODs note on nih, nih here used instead of mįkʰe.  She was not moving but sitting (in the tree), hence mįkʰe would have been appropriate.

 

139)

i-da-xa naⁿ o-do-tʰe aⁿ-naⁿ-de te

idxa ną dotʰ ąn̨de tte

I laugh/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/maneater/he see, find me/future, shall, will be

 

a-zha-miⁿ i-da-xa-zhi i-yi i-ya-we.

ąm̨ idxa iy iywe.

I think/I laugh+not, negation = I dont laugh/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

140)

She said, Well, then, as it was just before dawn the Maneater started for home, they say.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ haⁿ-pa haⁿ-ke hi taⁿ

hao. kįttą h̨pa hąk hi tą

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/day, daytime/nearly, almost/very, intensifier/and, when, since, as

 

o-do-tʰe kde, i-yi i-ya-we.

dotʰe kd, iy iywe.

maneater/to go home, to start homeward/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

141)

She said, When he started for home, I came back down from the tree.

 

kde taⁿ ki-ha a-kdi.

kd tą kkih akd.

to go home, to start homeward+and, when, since, as = when he started for home/down, below+I have come back here = I came back down

 

142)

Then I packed the pieces of my husbands barbequed body on my back, and I resumed coming back here as fast as possible, I thought that the Maneater would be catching up to me, they say.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ wa-ta-xe-de ke

kįttą wattxede ke

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/the plural objects, them, those+to dry up, to dry out by heat+to cause = the barbequed meat/the plural standing or scattered

 

a-ki-kiⁿ naⁿ

akkʔį n̨

I carry my own on my back/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

a-zho-wa hi pi a-ni-he,

aow hi pp anhe,

as fast as possible/I was coming/1st person singular continuative moving, I moving

 

so-te a-ni-he,

stte anhe,

fast, swift, rapidly/1st person singular continuative moving, I moving

 

aⁿ-xde te a-zha-miⁿ, i-yi i-ya-we.

̨xde tte aąm̨, iy iywe.

to chase, pursue and overtake me/future, shall, will be/I think/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

143)

And then when I looked back, the Maneater had come into sight.

 

naⁿ-zha a-shi o-a-te naⁿ taⁿ-iⁿ tʰi.

n̨a i oatt ną tt̨į tʰi.

but, then, though, although, notwithstanding, because of/back; over, on top of, on, over+I look, search, hunt for = I looked back/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/visible, in sight/arrive, to have come here

 

144)

When he had caught up to me, I put down some of the pieces that I had been carrying and I said, My grandfather, that over there is black bear meat roasted on sticks, they say.

 

aⁿ-xde naⁿ, ko-i-de wi-ti-kaⁿ,

̨xde ną, kide wittik̨,

to chase, pursue and overtake me/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/that over there/my grandfather

 

wa-sa i-ba-xdo-xdo,

was baxdoxd,

black bear+that which is pierced or perforated repeatedly = small pieces of black bear meat roasted on sticks

 

i-h[e] a-tʰaⁿ ki-a-ki-zhi, i-yi i-ya-we.

ih[e] tʰą kiki, iy iywe.

I say/when, and/I put down my own collection for him/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

145)

She said, He said, Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! Younger sister, and as he sat eating, I resumed coming back here as fast as possible, they say.

 

ha-o, ha-o, ha-o, ha-o, wi-he,

ha, hao, hao, ha, wih,

thanks!/thanks!/thanks!/thanks!/younger sister or female friend

 

i-ye kniⁿ aⁿ-tʰą

iy knį ̨tʰą

to say/sit, be sitting; be in a place, camp, dwell/when, and

 

da-tʰe niⁿ-kʰe taⁿ

datʰ nįkʰ tą

eat, chew+3rd person singular continuative sitting; the singular, sitting = he sat eating/and, when, since, as

 

a-zho-wa hi pi, i-yi i-ya-we.

aow hi pp, iy iywe.

as fast as possible/I was coming/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

146)

She said, When I had reached a great distance away, at that time, the Maneater had come into sight, he had caught up to me again.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ shi-naⁿ ko-zhi hi

etttʰą ną kkoi hi

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/again, and, also/far, far away, at a great distance, far off, remote, long way off/very, intensifier

 

a-kʰi taⁿ taⁿ-iⁿ tʰi.

akʰ tą tt̨į tʰi.

I arrive back at ones own, I reach there again/and, when, since, as/visible, in sight/arrive, to have come here

 

147)

̨xde.

shi-naⁿ aⁿ-xde.

again, and, also/to chase, pursue and overtake me

 

When he had caught up to me, I put down some of the pieces that I had been carrying and I said, My grandfather, that over there is black bear meat roasted on sticks, they say.

 

aⁿ-xde naⁿ,

̨xde ną,

to chase, pursue and overtake me/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

ko-i-de, wi-ti-kaⁿ, wa-sa i-ba-xdo-xdo,

kide, wittik̨, was baxdoxd,

that over there/my grandfather/black bear+that which is pierced or perforated repeatedly = small pieces of black bear meat roasted on sticks

 

i-h[e] a-tʰaⁿ ki-a-ki-zhi, i-yi i-ya-we.

ih[e] tʰą kiki, iy iywe.

I say/when, and/I put down my own collection for him/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

148)

She said, Well, then I had made my way back very close to where we had tied up the canoe, they say.

 

ha-o. ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ maⁿ-te aⁿ-ko-ka-shke kʰe

hao. kįttą mątt ąkkak kʰe

/then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/canoe, boat/we, I and one other, tie a knot, fasten/the singular lying object

 

a-shka hi a-kdi, i-yi i-ya-we.

ka h akd, iy iywe.

near, close/very, intensifier/I have come back here or to/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

149)

She said, Well, the last piece, the head, I placed it down for the Maneater.  I said, My grandfather, that piece there, that is the last one, the black bear head, when I put down it down for him, they say.

 

ha-o. o-do-ha-ke pa-hi niⁿ-kʰe ki-a-ki-knaⁿ.

hao. odhake ppah nįkʰ kikikn̨.

well/last, final, last one, to be the last/head/the singular, sitting; 3rd person singular continuative sitting/I place or put my own for another

 

150)

ko-i-she, wi-ti-kaⁿ, wa-sa pa-hi o-do-ha-ke,

kie, wittik̨, was ppah odhake,

so, that, that part, that sort; aforementioned words or manner/my grandfather/black bear/head/last, final, last one, to be the last

 

i-h[e] a-tʰaⁿ ki-a-ki-knaⁿ, i-yi i-ya-we.

ih[e] tʰą kikikn̨, iy iywe.

I say/when, and/I place or put my own for another/to have said+they say = they say that she said

 

151)

She said, Then when the Maneater said, Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! Younger sister, At that time, with all my strength, I made my way to the canoe.

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ, ha-o, ha-o, ha-o, wi-he,

etttʰą, ha, hao, ha, wih,

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/thanks!/thanks!/thanks!/younger sister or female friend

 

i-ye naⁿ

iy ną

to say+regularly, usually, often; past sign, when = when he said

 

e-ti-tʰaⁿ wa-shkaⁿ pi maⁿ-te kʰe-ti.

etttʰą wką pp mątt kʰett.

from that time, at that time, from then on; thence, subsequently/with an effort, all ones might, do ones best; strong, be strong/I was coming/canoe, boat/the singular lying object+at, by, in, to = at or to the lying object

 

152)

As the Maneater was coming, when I looked back, I fell,

 

o-do-tʰe hi niⁿ a-shi a-toⁿ-we taⁿ a-hi-pʰe,

dotʰe hi n̨ i at̨we tą ahipʰ,

maneater/come, be coming here, not own/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving/back; over, on top of, on, over/I look/and, when, since, as/I fall, I stumble and fall, I trip

 

I just laid their flat on my back,

 

maⁿ-da hi a-zhaⁿ,

m̨da h ą,

on ones back/very, intensifier/I lie, recline; I sleep

 

My skirt had flown up on me, so I just laid there pretending to be dead.

 

wa-tʰe aⁿ-ka-ze hi koⁿ hi a-zhaⁿ

watʰ ̨kaze h k̨ hi ą

skirt, long skirt, dress+refers to a light covering taken off = my skirt flew up on me/very, intensifier/as, since, so, like/very, intensifier/I lie, recline; I sleep

 

153)

e-shoⁿ te paⁿ-ze miⁿ-kʰe.

ǫ tʔe pp̨ze mįkʰ.

then, at length; and when, so/to die/I pretend, feign, be similar to/1st person singular continuative sitting

 

154)

The Maneater had not devoured the black bear head and he was running after me, he was about to attack me.

 

wa-sa pa-hi niⁿ-kʰe

was ppah nįkʰ

black bear/head/the singular, sitting; 3rd person singular continuative sitting

 

da-sniⁿ-zhi hi

dasn̨i h

to swallow, gulp, devour+not, negation = he did not swallow, devour/very, intensifier

 

aⁿ-koⁿ-da hi.

ąkk̨da h.

he chase me, he attack me, he rush upon me, he run after me/ very, intensifier or to arrive, reach there, have been

 

155)

When he arrived, I laid there motionless pretending to be dead.

 

tʰi naⁿ te paⁿ-ze

tʰ ną tʔe pp̨ze

arrive, to have come here/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to die/I pretend, feign, be similar to

 

shkoⁿ-zhi hi a-zhaⁿ miⁿ-kʰe.

k̨i hi ą mįkʰ.

to move, to stir, to be active, motion+not, negation = motionless/very, intensifier/I lie, recline; I sleep/1st person singular continuative sitting

 

* Sentences 156, 157, and 158 have been removed from this publication due to the graphic nature expressed by this part of the story.

 

159)

Well anyhow, as I was still pretending to be dead the Maneater started back for home, as he was returning back from where he had come, he said, I will go after the black bear head.

 

shoⁿ-iⁿ-te te paⁿ-ze e-shoⁿ kde xa-da,

̨įtte tʔe pp̨ze ǫ kd xda,

well, so, anyhow, at any rate, despite, notwithstanding/to die/I pretend, feign, be similar to/then, at length; and when, so/to go home, to start homeward/back, returning, back to starting point, back again to the starting point, backward, reverse

 

wa-sa pa-hi a-kda bde taⁿ,

was ppah akd bde tt̨,

black bear/head/I go after, I fetch my own/*

 

* will; in soliloquy, interrogative, conveying a question; interjection, expressing grief

 

i-ye naⁿ kde.

iy ną kde.

to say/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/to go home, to start homeward

 

160)

When he started back, I was peeping out of the corner of my eyes, I was watching him.

 

kde taⁿ i-shta xi-xi-te pa-x[e] a-tʰaⁿ

kd tą it xixtte ppaγ[e]-tʰą

to go home, to start homeward/and, when, since, as/peeping out of the corners of the eyes at intervals/I make, do, cause/when, and

 

a-toⁿ-we de-a-de miⁿ-kʰe.

at̨we dede mįkʰ.

I looked at him/I cause to go, I send off an object, I sent away, causative of go/1st person singular continuative sitting

 

161)

When the Maneater made his way back there, back to where I had laid the black bear head down for him, I got up, running as hard as I could, I started for home, back to the canoe.

 

wa-sa pa-hi e-ta-hi kʰi taⁿ

was ppah ettah kʰ tą

black bear/head/aforementioned, that, he, she, it+to, at, toward, in that direction = there, to, toward that place/very, intensifier/to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/and, when, since, as

 

a-ki-ta taⁿ taⁿ-niⁿ wa-shkaⁿ a-kde,

aktta tą tt̨nį wką akd,

I arise, I get up/and, when, since, as/run, as a person not an animal/with an effort, all ones might, do ones best; strong, be strong/I go home, I start homeward

 

maⁿ-te kʰe-ti.

mątt kʰett.

canoe, boat/the singular lying object+at, by, in, to = at or to the lying object

 

162)

Then, as I was running towards the canoe and the Maneater was making his way back to the black bear head, he saw me and chased after me.

 

koⁿ naⁿ aⁿ-naⁿ-de hi-de naⁿ aⁿ-di-xe.

k̨ ną ąn̨de hde n̨ ądix.

as, since, so, like/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/he see me/he sent his vision thither/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/he chase, pursue, hunt me

 

163)

I kept running towards home, when I arrived back to where the canoe had been tied up, I chopped the cord in two.

 

wi-e-hoⁿ taⁿ-niⁿ a-kde,

wieh̨ tt̨nį akd,

I, I too, me too, as for me/run, as a person not an animal/I go home, I start homeward

 

a-kʰi naⁿ maⁿ-te kaⁿ niⁿ-kʰe a-ba-xe.

akʰ ną mątt ką nįkʰ bγ.

I arrive back at ones own, I reach there again/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when/canoe, boat/sinew, string, line; root of a plant/the singular, sitting; 3rd person singular continuative sitting/I chop or cut in two

 

164)

I sat in my canoe, when I had floated far out in the river, the Maneater reached the shore again.

 

maⁿ-te o-a-ki-kniⁿ

mątt okikn̨

canoe, boat/I sit in my own

 

ni ka-haⁿ a-kʰi taⁿ

ni khą akʰ tą

water, liquid, stream, lake, river/far out in or float/I arrive back at ones own, I reach there again/and, when, since, as

 

kʰi o-do-tʰe niⁿ.

kʰ dotʰ nį.

to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again = he reached (the shore) again/maneater/3rd person singular moving; the singular moving

 

165)

When he had reached the shore again, he said, Come back younger sister! I did not listen to him as I was making my way back here.

 

kʰi naⁿ,

kʰ ną,

to arrive back at ones own, to reach there again/regularly, usually, often; past sign, when

 

ki-we, wi-he,

kiw, wih,

come, come back, come in, come here, come on/younger sister or female friend

 

a-a-na-xoⁿ-zhi pi.

anaxʔ̨i pp.

I listen to+not, negation+very, intensifier = I did not listen to him/I was coming

 

166)

Then I have made my way back here and I am now standing here telling everyone this.

 

ko-i-shoⁿ-taⁿ a-kdi-a-ki-de

kįttą akdakkid

then, thus, accordingly, in that way, therefore/I have come back here+I cause myself = I caused myself to get here, to get home

 

i-we-a-ki-he a-tʰaⁿ-he.

iwakih atʰąh.

I say that to them/1st person singular continuative standing = I am standing here telling them this

 

Well, thats all, the end.

 

ha-o. ka i-shoⁿ naⁿ

hao.  k iǫ n̨

/that/so far/only, just, soley, nothing else, nothing but, alone

 

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