easy way to type it:    dahai

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ dáhai ],


[ dáhai ]

[ ˈdɑhɑi ],


[ ˈdɑhɑi ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  dah_hai, ends just like the English word ‘high’. 

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Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


 but also:


[ dáhai ]   


[ ˈdɑhɑi ]

Shortened Diphthong:  There is the pronunciation [ dáhaⁱ ], with the short diphthong, the two times that the word occurs in the Milluk texts, but there is the pronunciation [ dáhai ], in Jacobs’ slip-file dictionary.  On one file slip, he spells it ending with the lower case letter i, as [ dáhai ], and on another file sip he spells it with an Iota, as [ dáhaɩ ], but on those file slips in his handwriting, there is no indication of a shortened diphthong.