Niwakash' 01.19


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01.19.01

Ne' ne nu'y teyakuttsn wsu' hatiksa'sh', ne' kw he ne ha'ni thusnye' ne' wai te'kwwistayn' te'kwat'se'.

My mother wanted more children, but my father thought we were too poor to have more.


01.19.02

Ne' wai kaini wa'eksa'takwa'h' ne hatiksa'tasnyestahkwa'.

So my mother got them from the welfare services.


01.19.03

Ne' ne tyutyeht yeksa'aa wa'akwaksa'taku', ne' ne utni'aa tyuht ny niyakuwni'tya'k, ne' ne niy'aa kunktni teyakuhsthwask.

The first one we had was a nine-month-old baby girl that was sick and cried a lot.


01.19.04

Akwas u'tkatk ks khsny'.

I tried desparately to take care of her.


01.19.05

Ne' ne tykwanhst w n'tewattae' tye'tytak.

I think we had her for a week.


01.19.06

Ta un wa'kwaku' s niatiksa'tak, ne' ne tn ah' hnuwn nnya' he nikya'tu't ne' khu ne niu'uu haksa'aa.

Then we got three boys, two bigger than I and one smaller.


01.19.07

Ne' ne hakhtsi wkyt ne aketkwista'ke.

The bigger one hit me in the stomach.


01.19.08

Waenyathss wyt ne hu'k' hutkwista'ke.

I promptly got revenge by hitting his little brother in the stomach.


01.19.09

Ta un wt' ne' kaini ak' ne' ah' aayt huik ne'hu wty' aaenythss.

Then I felt sorry for him and decided that revenge is best got on the perpetrator himself.


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