‘hand, hands’,

easy way to type it:    k’ihlan

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ k̯ʼɪƚan ],


[ k̯ʼɪƚan ]

[ kʲʼɪɬɑn ],


[ kʲʼɪɬɑn ]

Swadesh asks first for a translations for ‘arm’, then pauses and says ‘hand’.  The Milluk word that Lolly Metcalf says is a word that only translates as ‘hand’ in the Milluk texts, never as ‘arm’. 

See what we say about the first consonant of this word in “Hand 2”. 

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  k!ihl_an. 

for AMP:  


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ k̯ʼɪƚan ]


[ kʲʼɪɬɑn ]