‘bird’, but maybe really ‘pet’, easy way to write it:   shiit’au 

for AMP’s word meaning ‘pet’: shiit’a

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Am. Phonetic


Exact Jacobs

Am. Phon. & IPA

[ší·tʼau], then


[ˈʃí·tʼɑu], then


ší·tʼa  (actually: ci·´tʼa, with the glottalization mark on top of the letter t)


             & [ˈʃí·tʼɑ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:   SHEE_t!au, rhymes with ‘cow’.  For Annie’s word meaning ‘pet’:   SHEE_t!ah.