easy way to type it:    gala’yuu

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ galaʔyu ],


[ galaʔyu ]

[ gɑlɑʔyu ],


[ gɑlɑʔyu ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  gah_la’_yoo.  Mrs. Peterson’s dotted g is farther back in the throat. 

This is one of a number of examples of a sound correspondence between Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk having a velar consonant, in this case [ g ], while Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk has a uvular consonant, in this case [ ɢ ].  

for AMP:   


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA




[ ɢ̣alaʔyu ]   


[ ɢɑlɑʔyu ]