‘(American) Indian’, ‘people’, person’,

easy way to type it:    k’a

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ kʼaʰ ],


[ kʼaʰ ]  

[ kʼɑʰ ],


[ kʼɑʰ

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  k!ahh. 

This is an excellent example of Lolly Metcalf saying a word-initial ejective consonant.  It is also an excellent example of a short breathy Milluk syllable, ending with aspiration.   

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Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA




[ kʼaʰ


[ kʼɑʰ ]