‘young man’,

easy way to type it:    diiluuhl

Lolly Metcalf’s Coos Bay Milluk

Americanist Phonetic


[ di·lu·ɫ ],


[ di·lu·ɫ ]

[ diˑluˑɬ ],


[ diˑluˑɬ ]

Instant Phonetic Englishization:  dee_loohl. 

When Swadesh says the Milluk word in this interview segment asking what it is, it is just a false start on the part of Lolly Metcalf when she says “young, boy”, before she translates the word as “young man”.  By one way of figuring it though, this word does mean ‘boy’, just not ‘young boy’.  The Milluk word that definitely means ‘boy’ is [ dí·ʔlu·tɫʼ ].  It refers to a boy from age 5 or 6 to age 10 or 11.  The word in this interview segment, [ díˑluˑɫ ], refers to a boy from age 10 or 11 to 17 or 18.  These age-range definitions were given to Melville Jacobs by Annie Miner Peterson. 

for AMP:  


Annie Miner Peterson’s Milluk

Exactly Jacobs’ transcription

Americanist Phonetic & IPA


[ di·lu·ɫ ]  


[ diˑluˑɬ ]