hem̓is hem̓is

Morning Dove

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cq̓sipiʔ  kʷen̓t  hi  nk̓ʷeʔłxʷm  łiy̓e  huł  hem̓is  hem̓is  hu  n  ččiy̓eʔs.

A long time ago there they had one home these two people Mourning Dove and his maternal grandmother.

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łiy̓e  nk̓ʷa  xʷist  hem̓is  hem̓is

Here this one day he left did Mourning Dove

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qs  k̓ʷʔis  čłpmi.

he was going to go hunting.

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hi  č̓uw,  hi  č̓uw,  čmlk̓ʷma  hi  sč̓uw---

he was gone, he was gone, the whole day he was gone---

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ho··y,  hu  heł  čičš------  heʔc̓̓ščeʔ!  č̓uw-l̓eʔxʷ!  hecyaʕ̓  ƛ̓m̓  łuʔ  hec  q̓iq̓eʔy--  hi  č̓uw-č̓uʔuw!

Fi--nally he got home----- what happened! the land was bare! Everyone that had their teepees there--  they were all gone!

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tm̓a  putiʔ  ttw̓it  hem̓is  hem̓is--  ho···y,  čtqpels,  č̓upelsm,  hu  šey̓  sc̓qʷaqʷ--  "ha-yo,  t  hi  sk̓ʷuy!  ha-yo,  t  hi  sk̓ʷuy!"

As you know as yet a little boy was Mourning Dove-- bo..y he became anxious, he got very lonesome, and so that's when he began to cry-- "o-oh-h, where's my mother! o-oh-h, where's my mother!"

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sewn̓eʔmntm  t  spilye,  nmeʔeneʔmntm  t  spilye,  cuntm---  "ƛ̓emi?!"

he was heard by coyote, he got on coyote's nerves so coyote told him-- "That's enough!"

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kʷentm  t  spilye,  yoyoscut—

he was grabbed by coyote, with all his might—

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hu  čc̓q̓mn̓ew̓sntm  n  heʔc  šit̓--

and he flung Mourning Dove high into a tree—

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"lšeʔ, m  kʷ  nyaʕ̓pmist--  m  pentč  m  ha  qs  čc̓qʷaqʷʔum  ha  skʷuy!"

"There, you shall stay forever-- you will always be heard crying this way for your mother!"

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šey̓  hu  hoy

That is all