‘He/she died’,

literally, He/she became not’,

easy way to type it:    anya

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ ʔánya ],


[ ʔánya

[ ˈʔɑnyɑ ],


[ ˈʔɑnyɑ ]  

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  ahn_yah. 

See the interview segment “Bad”, to hear the Milluk word [ ʔan ] here meaning ‘not’, in another Milluk expression.  In the expression in this interview segment, the word [ ʔan ] ‘not’, has a suffix on it meaning ‘become’. 


for AMP:   



Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ ʔánya ]   


[ ˈʔɑnyɑ ]