easy way to type it:    gahl

Lolly Metcalf’s South Slough Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ ga·ɫ ],


[ ga·ɫ ]

[ ɡɑˑɬ ],


[ ɡɑˑɬ ]  

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  Like the English word ‘goth’, but instead of putting the tongue between the teeth and making a voiceless fricative sound, the tongue is in position to make the consonant L, to make a voiceless fricative sound.  Annie Miner Peterson’s voiced uvular consonant is farther back in the throat. 

There are quite a few other examples of this sound correspondence where Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk velar consonant, in this case a voiced velar stop consonant [ g ], corresponds to Annie Miner Peterson’s uvular consonant, which in this case is a voiced uvular stop consonant [ ɢ ].  In our modernized Americanist transcriptions we redundantly put a dot under the modern phonetic symbol for a voiced uvular stop consonant [ ɢ ] to make it more like Jacobs’ old-fashioned dot put under a lower case letter g. 

for AMP:


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA




[ ɢ̣a·ɫ ]   


[ ɢɑˑɬ ]