‘woman’s breast, breasts’,

easy way to type it:    gats’

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ gatsʼ ],


[ gatsʼ

[ ɡɑtsʼ ],


[ ɡɑtsʼ

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  gahts!. 

To hear the ejective affricate at the end of this word as a somewhat robust ejective, listen to Lolly’s second time saying the Milluk word in the interview segment “Suckle”, which is identical to this word meaning ‘woman’s breast, breasts’. 

for AMP:  

     gats’  ‘woman’s breast’

Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA




[ gatsʼ 


[ ɡɑtsʼ