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skʷkʷʔec  sp̓q̓n̓iʔ

       night  sun

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cq̓sipiʔ  hu  hec  q̓iq̓eʔy , čxʷexʷʔit , hi  y̓e  n  hec  awstm , snč̌̓el̓xʷtin̓ .

a long time ago here there is a camp , there were many of them , here where it is called , the west end , where the sun goes down .

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kʷen̓t  t  suxʷnč̓el̓xʷtiʔn  hu  hec  čšt̓steʔs  łuʔ  skʷkʷʔec  sp̓q̓n̓iʔ

so then it was these people who were guarding the night moon .

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łi  y̓e  huł  k̓ʷiƛ̓t  sqelixʷ , hu  heʔc  x̣ʷuʔpmiʕys  y̓e  skʷkʷʔec  sp̓q̓n̓iʔ,

here these other people , they were wishing for it this night moon ,

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nteʔ  qs  naʔq̓ʷms  m  kʷen̓t  qł  čc̓q̓mnaʔsq̓tms

they thought they would steal it and would then throw it up into the sky .

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n̓e  qeʔł  p̓eʔxʷmi , tm̓a  hi  č̓eyleʔxʷ;

 

so it will again become bright , you know it is a dark land ;

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qs  weʔkʷisti  m  qs  naʔq̓ʷms

they're going to hide so they could steal

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kʷen̓t  hec  miymiyscuʔt  łi  y̓e  łuʔ  hepł  sp̓q̓n̓iʔ , n̓e  qs  čtqeʔms  y̓e  łu  suxʷ - n̓an̓a q̓ʷʔum  m  qs  puʔlstms

but then they aware of this , those who had the sun , they would give chase , chase these robbers and will kill them .

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y̓e  č̓sel  staʔʕan  łuʔ  nteʔʔ  łuʔ  qs  suxʷnaʔq̓ʷm , tm̓a  huł  ay̓ʔay̓puł,  ta swet  qs  kʷnnuʔnm . ho·y , lšeʔ  hu  ax̣iʔlm -- hecyaʕ̓  swet  huʔ  ntu·n̓iʔčntm̓ ,  łu  huł  ay̓ʔay̓puł !

These two antelope who thought they should be the robbers , becasue they are so fast , no one would be able to catch them. So... that is how they decided everyone around could not over take them , they were so fast !

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łuʔ  huł  stʕan  heł  iaʔap...hu  y̓e  n  q̓ey̓muʔtyeʔs  hu  čłaʔqiʕs  łi  y̓e  skʷkʷʔec- sp̓q̓n̓iʔ  hu  npiʔlš ,  x̣ʷa  qs  el̓iʔłni ,  x̣ʷa  qs  eščeʔni...

So when the antelopes arrived home...and here on their teepee they did lean it against this here night moon and they went in , maybe they were going to eat , who knows what they were going to do...

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ih ,  exʷ  p̓n  spilye  sewne ,  hu

oh , boy , who but coyote hears this , and

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šey  s  k̓ʷʔis  xʷt̓ip··· w̓ičis  hec  čłaʔqi...n  y̓e  skʷkʷʔec  sp̓q̓n̓i  hu  kʷen̓t

that's when he went running . . . he saw it it is le...aning this night moon and then

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kʷeys , šey̓  s  xʷt̓pusis

he took it , proceeded to run away with it

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sewneʔmntm  t  huł  stʕan ,  kʷen̓t  šey̓  s  čtqeʔms  spilye , hec  taʔx̣ʷlus  č̓  ntx̣ʷetkʷ .

they heard him did these antelope , so then they began to chase coyote , who is headed toward the river .

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pu · · t  qs  kʷnnuʔnm

ju . . st as they were going to grab him ,

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spilye  yoyoscut  hu  kʷupis

coyote gave a mighty heave and pushed forward

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y̓e  skʷkʷʔec  sp̓q̓n̓iʔ [ tm̓a  hec  qiccms - - ]

this night moon [ you know he is rolling it - -]

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hu  kʷen̓t  ƛ̓ax̣t  x̣ʷollq̓ʷ  hu nt̓iypetkʷ

and then fast it rolled and fell with a splash

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ye  n  ntx̣ʷetkʷ ,  pʔišeʔ  hec  awstm  nqqʔeteʔkʷ .

here into the river , at that time it is called the narrow little river.

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kʷen̓t  putiʔ  s  lšeʔ  hu  y̓etłx̣ʷa.

so then yet it is there even unto this day.

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šey̓  hu  hoy.

that is all.