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also: kwaala

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ kwəʔála],


[ kwáʱala· ]

[ kwəˈʔɑlɑ],


[ ˈkwɑʱɑlɑˑ ]

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Instant Phonetic Englishization:  kwuh_’ah_lah, for the version of the word that Swadesh had in his notes which he must have gotten from Lolly earlier, and kwah_ah_lah for the version of the word that Lolly says next, where the glottal stop is weakened into being a voiced h. 

We do not have anything from Annie Miner Peterson to match this word.