Discussion of hunting language and directional terminology (2004)
Writing system: default | hyphens | linguistic
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Text identifier: GM9
Speaker: Glenn Moore
Primary documentation: Andrew Garrett
Project transcription: Alysoun Quinby
Audio source: AG-03-1
Note: These recordings are primarily in English, including Yurok words and phrases
illustrating usage, as well as several sentences (below). Recordings of words and
phrases are separately excerpted within the Yurok audio dictionary.
Audio (Part 1, English with Yurok):
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'Owook kue tmegook'.
I'm going to go hunting tomorrow.
Kues ko' newook' puuek?
Where can I see deer?
Nek sermertek' puuek.
I killed a deer.
Nek kohchewok' puuek.
I caught a deer.
I killed it.
I killed a bear.
Kohchewok' twegoh. Kohchewok' chmuuek.
I caught a raccoon. I caught a wildcat.
I caught a fisher.
I caught a skunk (civet cat).
I killed a rattlesnake.
- Nek kue tmegook' 'owook. Wonekw ... Negooksep kee la tmegook'.
I'm going hunting tomorrow. I'm going to hunt up at Negooksep.
Weet kee ko tmegook'.
Then I'll hunt.
Weet kee laayek'.
I'm going that way.
Kerrcherh kee laayek' so wonekw.
I'm going up by that ridge.
Noohl kue 'o pa'anee kue neskwechoo'm.
Then you'll come up to that spring.
Wee'eeet pueleek ko so tmegook'.
I'm going to hunt downriver.
Weet choolekw ko so tmegook'.
I'm going to hunt down the hill.
Weet ko pkwechook'.
That's where I'm going to come out.
Pechkue soonekw kue laas.
The trail goes upriver.
Weet 'o tepon' s'e'goh.
There's a madrone tree growing there.
Weet wonue chee 'o sooto'.
You go up the hill right there.
Weet 'o tmohkelee', ko neeen' 'o wonekw,'o tmohkelee' nahkwoh tepoo.
It's broken there, look uphill, there's a broken fir there.
Kue pueleek weet soonekw weet cho' laas so hegoo'm.
You go on the path that goes downriver.
Pechkue mehl lohpee'hl.
The clouds are coming from upriver.