‘She gave birth’,

easy way to type it:    tlhhwiiya

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ tɫhwiyá ],


[ tɫhwiyá ]

[ tɬhwiˈyɑ ],


[ tɬhwiˈyɑ ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  tlhwee_yah. 

We give Lolly credit, so top speak, for pronouncing an H [ h ] in this word, between the Barred L [ ɫ ] and the W [ w ].  It is not so much that we hear it, as that we cannot be sure that we are not hearing it.  Jacobs was consistent across different examples of this word in phonetically transcribing an [ h ] between the Barred L [ ɫ ] and the W [ w ].  

for AMP:   


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ tɫhwíya


[ ˈtɬhwiyɑ ]