‘maggot, maggots’, ‘fly larvae’,

easy way to type it:    yabas

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ yábʌs ],


[ yábʌs ]  

[ ˈyɑbʌs ],


[ ˈyɑbʌs ]  

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  yah_bus. 

The phonetic vowel [ ʌ ], in the English word ‘bus’ is just another natural way in Milluk to pronounce the Milluk phonemic vowel / a / when it is a short unstressed vowel.

for AMP:  


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ yábʌs ]   


[ ˈyɑbʌs ]