‘smell’, ‘smelling’

easy way to type it:    sitsiiyatlh’

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ sɪtsíyatʼ ],


[ sɪtsíyatʼ ]  

[ sɪtˈsiyɑtʼ ],


[ sɪtˈsiyɑtʼ

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  sit_SEE_yaht!. 

Mrs. Peterson said a somewhat different word as a verb meaning ‘to smell something’.  We have two different forms of it, but neither of those two forms really match the word that we have from Lolly.  One form is | si·tdzá·tʼa |.  Another form is | sí·dədí·tʼa |.