‘eat, he/she ate’,

easy way to type it:    dlu’wiiyam

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ dluʔwiyám ],


[ dluʔwiyam ]

[ dluʔwiˈyɑm ],


[ dluʔwiyɑm

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  dloo’_wee_yahm. 

This is the same Milluk word as in interview segment “Eat”.  Here Lolly stresses the last syllable of the word, but only the first time that she says the word.  The second time that she says the word in this interview segment the syllables are more evenly stressed.  In the interview segment “Eat”, she stresses the penultimate syllable of the word each time that she says the word.  The difference in stress is just a stylistic matter which does not change the meaning of the word.  

for AMP:   


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ dluʔwiyam


[ dluʔwiyɑm ]