easy way to type it:    lai’lai

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ ʔláiʔlai ],


[ ʔláiʔlai ]  

[ ˈʔlɑiʔlɑi ],


[ ˈʔlɑiʔlɑi

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  Like the English word ‘lie’ repeated, except for the addition of glottal stops to make Lolly’s version of the word.  

For Annie’s version of the word, see and listen to the interview segments “Mouth 1” and especially to “Mouth 2”, to hear the range of pronunciations for the Milluk diphthong / æi /, which Jacobs wrote with the phonetic symbol Epsilon [ ɛ ].  To hear what a Milluk shortened diphthong sounds like, see and listen to the interview segment “Back”. 

for AMP:   


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA




[ ʔlæiʔlæi


[ ˈʔlæiʔlæi ]