‘old woman’,

easy way to type it:    humiiksha

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ homíkša ],


[ homíkša ]

[ hoˈmikʃɑ ],


[ hoˈmikʃɑ ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  hoh_meek_shah for Lolly’s version of the word, without the vowel in the second syllable necessarily being a long vowel.  

We actually do not know what the vowel in the first syllable of Annie’s matching word really sounded like, maybe [ ʊ ] the vowel in the English word ‘hook’. 


for AMP:  


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA




[ huʔmikša


[ huʔˈmikʃɑ ]