Ararahih'urípih
A Dictionary and Text Corpus of the Karuk Language

Mamie Offield: "Eel and Sucker" (1957)

Primary participants: Mamie Offield (speaker), William Bright (researcher)
Date: 1957
Project identifier: WB_KL-37
Publication details: William Bright, The Karok Language (1957), pp. 238-239, Text 37

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akráa chámuxich xákaan kuníthtit. chavúra uum koovúra tá kunchífich akráa chamuxich'îin. koovúra tóo xraam. kári xás upíip páakraah, " nani'ípi tá níxraam." kári xás vaa káru vúra uchífich. víriva kumá'ii akráa púfaat mu'ípih. kúna chámuxich uum vúra ípihar.

Eel and Sucker gambled together. Finally Sucker won everything from Eel. He had bet everything. And Eel said, "I'll bet my bones." Then he won those too. For that reason Eel has no bones. But Sucker is bony.