‘eat, he/she ate’,

easy way to type it:    dlu’wiiyam

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ dluʔwíyam ],


[ dluʔwíyam ]

[ dluʔˈwiyɑm ],


[ dluʔˈwiyɑm

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  dloo’_wee_yahm. 

For Annie Miner Peterson’s pronunciation of this word, we do not indicate which syllable or syllables are stressed, because we see different patterns of stress with this word in the Milluk texts.  The same happens with Lolly Metcalf’s pronunciations of the word.  Lolly Metcalf says the same word in the interview segment “He ate” with stress on the last syllable the first time that she says the word, but with more even stress on the three syllables the second time that she says this word.  Taking that into account they have the same version of this word.  In Milluk, stress is a stylistic matter, rather than having any relation to the meaning of the word. 



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Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ dluʔwiyam


[ dluʔwiyɑm ]