‘grandson’, a vocative form of the word, easy way to type it:    dimmisii

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ dɪm·ɪ́si ],


[ dɪm·ɪ́si ]  

[ dɪˈmˑɪsi ],


[ dɪˈmˑɪsi ]   

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  Like the English words ‘dim’ and ‘missy’ said together to make one word. 

We give Lolly credit, so to speak, for having said a Long M [ mˑ ] in this word, even though it is not obviously long in her two times saying this word.  Jacobs is remarkably consistent in having transcribed a variety of different forms of this word in the Milluk texts as each having a Long M [ mˑ ].  We see only two times out of several examples where he did not hear a Long M [ mˑ ] in a form of this word.  

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Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ dim·ísi


[ diˈmˑisi ]