Niwakash' 01.24


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01.24.01

Unhtsi ne'hu ythyunyn.

Long ago they would tell about these things.


01.24.02

Wnyahtti' ky' ks.

They say the two of them set out together.


01.24.03

Tn ny huik tnykwe'we.

They were both Mingo people.


01.24.04

Ne' tks n tnyatws.

They were probably hunters.


01.24.05

Tnyatws w huik.

Yes, I believe they were hunters, both of them.


01.24.06

Ta un wnyahtti' he kahatak.

So they set off into the woods.


01.24.07

"Hau'," thusnye'.

"Hau'," said the one.


01.24.08

"Satyek sh."

"Be quiet."


01.24.09

"Na'u't huik?"

"What was that?"


01.24.10

"Ha'kwist' u'sk sh?"

"Did you hear something?"


01.24.11

Ta'tshu' nae untahtiyust.

They listened very hard for a while.


01.24.12

Tha'kwist' sh te'hutk wai.

They didn't hear anything.


01.24.13

Ta un ky' ks wnyatykwa si tawatk'' ne ha'kwist' u'k'' k uy'kw'' ha'kwist' uskawak.

Then all of a sudden, they say, they caught a glimpse of something the color of ash or smoke in the bushes.


01.24.14

Ta'tshu' wai usth snyatyek unn'keht sh.

They were a little quiet for a while and just waited.


01.24.15

ya' u'kt tawatk'' nae ne tsyu'ktk' huik kays.

Once again they caught a glimpse of a gray squirrel, it's called.


01.24.16

"kate'skni' sh," wa' "ne' s' kka't w."

"I'll take a shot at it," the other one said. "I think it will taste good."


01.24.17

"Ukwny wai ne utsi'sywhta' hsk khu."

"You can eat the brains too."


01.24.18

Nae n'ynishe't ky' ks wnyathsi'whk tha'kwist' te'nk'.

For a long time, they say, they kept up their watch and didn't see anything.


01.24.19

Ne' ne hekkt thusnye', "Ne' n u'ka'nyak't huik tsyu'ktk'."

Finally the other one said, "I guess that squirrel got away."


01.24.20

"tsityahtti' sh."

"Let's go home."


01.24.21

n wnytni' ne'hu kt ne tsyu'ktk' kays saunthsi'wa'.

Now they turned around and there the squirrel sat looking at them.


01.24.22

Shnytni' n skw hu'whtt.

When they turned around the squirrel ran away.


01.24.23

"Aky," wa'.

"Aky," said the one.


01.24.24

"Ne' n-n ya' kt tsityatuwthe' n hhsathsi'w' n-s'a ne' tkathsi'w' n-'a."

"Next time we go hunting, you look that way and I'll look this way."


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