easy way to type it:    aex’aex

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ ʔæx̯ᵊʔæx̯ ],


[ ʔæx̯ʔæx̯ ]

[ ʔæxʲᵊʔæxʲ ],


[ ʔæxʲʔæxʲ ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  ehh_ehh, with the hh sounding almost like sh, instead of being made back in the throat. 

In her work with Melville Jacobs, Mrs. Peterson evidently said no Milluk word which was translated as ‘wagon’ or ‘stage’, and searches in our Milluk database for a Milluk word similar to this have turned up nothing at all.