Niwakash' 01.25


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01.25.01

Akst kwe' wa'aknyykhe' ukau'kwa' kays k utksh'.

My grandmother and I went berry-picking and we picked dewberries as they are called or blackberries.


01.25.02

Ne'hu wai ukau'kwa' w.

I think they were in fact dewberries.


01.25.03

Ta un thsiyaknyys wa'aknyatykwa si ne uhsikwt utehsa' ehnishwi'.

Well, while we were picking berries all of a sudden we found a rattlesnake's nest.


01.25.04

"Ne'hu tyatehsthu' ne uhsikwt" u'ki'.

"Let's demolish that rattlesnake nest," I said.


01.25.05

"Ne'hu wai tyunhst ne uhsikwt," wa'k'.

"That is the rattlesnake's home," she said.


01.25.06

"Ha'tekakt hnsny'."

"We have to take care of it."


01.25.07

Ta un u'ketsi'takn' ne' unys ne ukau'kwa'sh' kays.

Then I saw the birds eating the berries, the dewberries as they are called.


01.25.08

"Satkthu he ny nikyaka'te' wsu' utkh' ne tsi't'sh'."

"Look how many berries the birds are eating."


01.25.09

"Nae utaht' yknyat's?"

"Will there be enough berries for us?"


01.25.10

"Ne' ukau'kwa' unhe' ne tsi't'sh'," wa'k'.

"The dewberries are the birds' livelihood," she said.


01.25.11

"Ukwny un' hsk."

"You can eat corn."


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