‘finger’, toe’,

easy way to type it:    suuwaehl

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ suwǽ·ɫ ],


[ suwǽ·ɫ ]

[ suˈwæˑɬ ],


[ suˈwæˑɬ ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  soo_whaa_hl, with the second part sounding like the English word ‘whack’, minus the ck, but going together with the third part to sound like the end of the English word ‘path’, except that the tongue is in position to end the word like the English word ‘pal’. 

Stress as a Stylistic Matter in Milluk:  The fact that that Lolly Metcalf’s pronunciation of this Milluk word seems to have stress on the second syllable as we hear it in this interview segment and the fact that Annie Miner Peterson’s pronunciation has stress marked on the first syllable are two facts that support what we believe about stress in Milluk.  We think that the placement of stress in Milluk is just a stylistic matter.  Stress in Milluk evidently does not distinguish one Milluk word from another.  In other words, and getting technical about it, we have lots of good evidence with words like this that stress is not phonemically distinctive in Milluk.  

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Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ súwæ·ɫ


[ suˈwæˑɬ ]