easy way to type it:   dii’luutl’

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ dí·ʔlu·tɫʼ ],


[ dí·ʔlu·tɫʼ ]

[ ˈdiˑʔluˑtɬʼ ],


[ ˈdiˑʔluˑtɬʼ ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  dee_lootl!. 

The Meaning of the Word:  This word refers to a boy from age 5 or 6 to age 10 or 11.  The very similar word [ díˑluˑɫ ] refers to a boy from age 10 or 11 to 17 or 18, which is to say that it refers to a young man.  These age-range definitions were given to Melville Jacobs by Annie Miner Peterson.  To hear the word [ díˑluˑɫ ], see the interview segment “Young Man, Boy”, which is the last one on our alphabetical list.  

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Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA

di· ́ʼlu·tʼɫ

Modernized: dí·ʔlu·tɫʼ

[ dí·ʔlu·tɫʼ ]   


[ ˈdiˑʔluˑtɬʼ ]