easy way to write it:   k’ayuu

for AMP:  


Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist  Phonetic & IPA

[ kʼáyu ],


[ kʼáyu ]

[ ˈkʼɑyu ],


[ ˈkʼɑyu ]


[ qʼáyau


[ ˈqʼɑyɑu ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:   K!AH_yoo. 

Annie Miner Peterson’s q! is farther back in the throat and she ends the word with yow, rhymes with ‘cow’. 

This is not the only Milluk word where Mrs. Peterson has [ au ] at the end of a word where Mrs. Metcalf has [ u ].  See the Milluk word that is a translation of ‘marrow’.