‘ear, ears’,

easy way to type it:    kʼhannaas

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ kʼu̥hán·a·s ],


[ gŏhán·a·s ]

[ kʼu̥ˈhɑnˑɑˑs ],


[ gŏˈhɑnˑɑˑs ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  goh_hah_nahs for Lolly’s version of the word which begins with the heavy pronunciation of the very lightly pronounced ejective that begins her first time saying the word. 

In Milluk, there is generally just one form of a noun which is used for both singular and plural meanings.  An exception is with suppletive words such as [ k̯íl·ga ]  ‘child’ and [ hiˑmæ ] ‘children’ which are completely different words for the singular and plural.   

for AMP:  


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ kʼu̥hán·a·s ]   


[ kʼu̥ˈhɑnˑɑˑs ]