easy way to type it:    ch’ii

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ č’iʰ ],


[ č’i ]

[ tʃ’iʰ ],


[ tʃ’i ]  

Link to the Sound File: Click on the link below to get to a page where there is a sound file of this interview segment. 


Instant Phonetic Englishization:  ch!ee_h, for Lolly’s first time saying the word, with its word-inital light pronunciation of an ejective and its word-final rather light aspiration.  In the case of Lolly’s second time saying the word, the aspiration is gone because she goes right on to saying something in English, so that the Milluk word meaning ‘long’ is not at the end of a phonetic phrase. 

for AMP:  


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA




[ č’iʔ ]   


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