‘my belly hurts’,

easy way to type it:    

xenwis  ʼn@’weh

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ x̣ɛ́nwɪs

   ʔnəʔwɛʰ ],


[ kʰɛ́nwɪs

   ʔnəʔwɛʰ ]

[ ˈχɛnwɪs

   ʔnəʔwɛʰ ],


[ ˈkʰɛnwɪs

   ʔnəʔwɛʰ ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  hhen_wiss  nuh_weh. 

A Sound Correspondence Just within Coos Bay Milluk:  The [ kʰ ]at the beginning of the second token of the Milluk word meaning ‘sick’ is probably not a mistake.  See the Milluk words meaning ‘snake’ and ‘deer’.

for AMP:  


     xenw@s  ʼn@’weh

Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


x̣ɛ́nwəs ‘sick’

ʔnə ‘my’

wɛ́ʰ  ‘belly’

[ x̣ɛ́nwəs

   ʔnəʔwɛʰ ]


[ ˈχɛnwəs

   ʔnəʔwɛʰ ]