easy way to type it:    hwa’yas

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ hwaʔya·s ],


[ kwáʔya·s ]  

[ hwɑʔyɑˑs ],


[ ˈkwɑʔyɑˑs

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  hwah’_yahs, and also kwa’_yahs, from Lolly. 

A Variation of the Same Sound Correspondence:  See the interview segment “Deer” for another example where Coos Bay Milluk [ k ] corresponds with Annie Miner Peterson’s pronunciation of the same word with [ h ] also transcribed as [ x ] for some examples.  There, Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk does not also have the version of the word with [ h ].   

for AMP:  


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA

hwaʼyá·s  (twice)

hwáʼyás  (once)

xwaʼyá·s  (once)

The first two examples are:

[ hwaʔyá·s


[ hwɑʔˈyɑˑs ]