‘shoe, shoes’, ‘moccasin, moccasins’

easy way to type it:    kailusnii

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ kailúsni ]


[ kɑiˈlusni ]


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

Annie’s version of the word starts with a q, which is farther back in the throat and has a first syllable that rhymes with ‘say’ when the Milluk word is spoken most naturally.  For what [ æi ] sounds like look at and listen to interview segments “Mouth 1” and “Mouth 2”. 

for AMP:  



Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ qǽilusni


[ ˈqæilusni ]