Dictionary Entry [entry ID #1931] (related entries)Phrases and expressions
-xw • in such a way, in such a manner, being so, while doing so • adverb formant; gerundive particle
- hayi-xw in that way
- ye'iłxa'-k'iwa'ahłxw he sings until dawn [literally, day breaks-while he is singing]
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indeed (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- k'e:w-xw ch'itehsyay
he went somewhere in secret, he sneaked off (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- k'e:w-xw na'way
somebody sneaked off (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- k'e:w-xw sa'a:n
in a hidden way it is (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- k'e:w-xw xa'e'winyay
he went somewhere in secret, he sneaked off (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- whiwung k'e:w-xw sa'a:n
it's hidden from me (spoken by Verdena Parker)
- hayi-xw wha:ne
that's it, the only way (spoken by Verdena Parker)
on it (used with na:nawh'ay when talking about straightening something heavy) (spoken by Verdena Parker)
Examples from texts
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he's also really big, and his tail is a dark color
his face really comes up over it (the table) he's so big (that way)
he doesn't know how I can be in that phone
and that's it (end of story)
the sound became scary to her (came to be in a scary way to her)
hayi miq'it-xw 'e'iliw-e: hayahujit miq'i-na:na'a'a' hayi-xw de:ch'in' hay 'a:niwho:n haya:ł, hay...
it (water) gets all over the top of it (the tablecloth), then he irons it, and that's what makes it so good
he softens it back up and then in that way he irons it
haya:ł mine:jixomił hayi-xw na:'iya' haya:ł tsumehstł'o:n ya'xo:tehłts'it xoł dinił'a' ya:'uschwe'n diywho' [nay...] na:k'iwilxut'-tah
and then after a while, she'd walk around there, then she started to get acquainted with women, they started teaching her sewing and stuff like that
They kept doing this, across and back across they kept running (until they got to the mainland).
Right there (they realized) was a huge (in size) body of land lying there (not floating).
There was all kinds of food there, like even salmon...
...then more people left to where the (island) is floating.
ya'ninde:tł'-e:y k'iye: na:ła'a-ch'ing' ya'niwindił-xw yiwdin-de:-xw ya'un-ch'ing ya'ninde:tł'[-e:y]
They went from island to island like the people did before them, and finally they arrived at the mainland.
haya:ł 'a:ya'de:ne' "me:lah-'e:n' ła'ay-xw-q'ut tin do:-xokyun-ya:xole:n do:-heh 'a:ya:ch'ondehsne' keh na:yaydił na:yima:n ya:xoxa: hay xok'isdiya:n'-tah"
And then they said: "(As for) some people (that came across), they really (in a big way) don't have any common sense. They never thought 'Hey, let's go back after them,' their elders."
A long time they were staying there. And they built houses.
They lived there waiting (for everyone to come across).
All of them came across after awhile.
Going south along the coast they travelled.
For many years they travelled that way...
Then they go, they're travelling from the north southward.
And then they said "Okay, we will do that."
haya:ł 'a:ya:xołch'ide:ne' "[do:-me:ya'-do:n'] de:-nohq'it-xw-mił do:-me'de:din digyung de:sohłts'e'
And then he told them: "He who is above us doesn't want you to live here (in Blue Lake).
There's lots of different kinds of food there, truly.
Salmon too are there, we can fish there, other things like eels also we'll eat.
Over there, whatever you need he (the Creator) will make for you.
And (they built) several houses from there towards downriver and then...
in the area up the river
After awhile they called it something different.
And then they went along downriver.
They could (only) watch from a distance.
And that's how people started living in Hoopa.
Others have come in (on top of us).
it used to be a lot different, there used to be an army hospital sitting there (place where sick people live, for soldiers)
we lived there in a good way. after a while, they said,
"she knows a lot of things, that one"
"from this time on, we're going to tell her everything, we will teach her"
and then after that, they would tell me about everything, and then the next day another one (elder) would come back again
... everything I learned, from that
... I don't think about things like boys
and that's the way it happened, and after a short time went by
suddenly, I couldn't turn over in bed, I couldn't do it
and then "no" I said, suddenly I feel sick all over
It came pouring out all over, a lot of blood
five days passed that way, it was in my arm
so that's what I did, and then after a while they came in
it seemed like I was really strong, (while) I was lying there
after that the next they did the same thing with me again
"you can feed her stuff that that's like juice"
"... it will be feeling really sore"
and then "if someone hits you there, it will be really bad"
"this, you do it this way" and then I would do it
and then, that's the way it went
(the teacher) he wrote a lot of assignments on the board, an we wrote things down, and then
he was a policeman
"if you tell, then I will say, 'she wanted to do this'"
"if you tell anybody that"
... she did that"
haya:ł diywhe'eh do:-na:wa:-ne'in k'ikine' diywho' łung-xw-'unt'e q'ut 'unt'e-ne'in. "ting niwinwho'n" ch'ondehsne'
and then there wasn't anything walking about, nothing made a sound. There was a lot of variety of trees and greenery. "It looks really good," (the creator) thought.
haya:ł ch'iningyay ch'ixoniłte:n 'a'de:ne' "nin do'n yima:nek'iwungxoya:n hay-de:di miningxat'e:n' sile'n-te 'aht'ing-xw-'unt'e"
and then (the creator's helper) came, the creator brought him, and he (the creator) told him, "as for you, old man from across the sea, you will become the boss of everything here"
and then (the creator) told his helper, "right here there's going to be all kinds of animals coming out."
at once a bear came walking out
"go walk around someplace" he told him, sa:ts' (bear) will be your name.
and so then he (the bear) walked off into the bushes
after a while a deer came out, and then he also cut his umbilical cord
every kind of animal came out
and then that way that's what their name became, then they went off (into the woods)
so he kept doing that, about five times he did that
and so then they lived together that way, and then he watched after everything, he became the boss
hay wa:yung-xowitlik. haya:ł ła:n-xw 'a:'un'te diywho' mikyowe'-tah wa:yung-xowitlik haya:ł ła:n ne'in
there were many stories told about them (the animals) But then there's a lot of animals, like grizzly bear, that have stories about them. There were a lot of them.
... stories about him, all the things that they say he did
as for some of you, you will just be roaming around. A variety of small animals will be running around in the woods
as for him, (because he went bad), he is incarcerated out in the middle of the sea. one day ...
that's the end of this story
haya:ł midiłwa: xolisji te:sinya:-tehł-de' do'n ta:q'i-ding yehna:k'iwingqot-te: haya:ł hayi-xw 'a:whlah
and then, after that, [he said] "If you're going to go faster, put it into third gear," and then I did that.
"Turn around," [he said], then I turned it around, and he was running beside me still.
Then as for her, she was so proud of me, because I'm riding a motorcycle.
jahda: ch'ingkya:w na:d-e:-xw na:tł'a' na:ła'-q'i-ch'in' ye: no:'o:ltsil 'e'iliw haya:ł na:k'ide'iwis-te: ye: 'e'iliw haya:ł jahda:-din do: 'iwhyo' 'a:dił na'xołte: hayi-'e'n
...she's too big, it's like she leans over in the wrong way around the back [of the motorcycle], then it seems like it's going to fall over, and then I don't like to take her with me very much.
... and then it's like we play around in that good way, we just go around.
That was it!