easy way to type it:    silgwa

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ sɪ́lgwa ],


[ sɪ́lgwa ]


[ sɪ́lgwa ]

[ ˈsɪlɡwa ],


[ ˈsɪlɡwa ]


[ ˈsɪlɡwa ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  sill_gwah, for Lolly’s version of the word.  

Annie’s gotted g is made farther back in the throat. 

A Quick Way to Say Salmon:  In this interview segment, we hear Lolly say [ ɡæ̆læ̆k ] twice.  Actually she says it three times, but the third time got left out of the sound file that we currently have online.  This word is evidently a quick way of saying ‘salmon’ in Milluk.  

In our writing system for easily typing words, it can be written as / gelek /.  

for AMP:  


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


Modernized: sílɢ̣wa

[ sɪ́lɢ̣wa ]   


[ ˈsɪlɢwa ]