hem̓is hem̓is

Morning Dove

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.

łiy̓e  nk̓ʷa  xʷist  hem̓is  hem̓is

Here this one day he left did Mourning Dove

qs  k̓ʷʔis  čłpmi.

he was going to go hunting.

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

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

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!

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!"

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!"

kʷentm  t  spilye,  yoyoscut—

he was grabbed by coyote, with all his might—

hu  čc̓q̓mn̓ew̓sntm  n  heʔc  šit̓--

and he flung Mourning Dove high into a tree—

"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!"

šey̓  hu  hoy

That is all

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