Niwakash' 01.44


01.44.01

U'kyty.

It was snowing.


01.44.02

Te'a n katka'hu hshkwak'.

You couldn't see the sun anywhere.


01.44.03

Ne' wai ne kaini haw' ne Kwa'y' hihskha'.

That's why rabbit decided to go out looking for it.


01.44.04

"Ne' ki'sh' yu'kyta't khkwak' sh," wa' ne Kwa'y'.

"Maybe it will stop snowing if I find the sun," said rabbit.


01.44.05

"Kuwe! Utheht'! Ne' nae katka'hu u'shkwak'?"

"Ho! Groundhog! Have you seen the sun anywhere?"


01.44.06

"Th' sh. T' kw u'skateshtwi'?"

"No, why did you wake me up?"


01.44.07

Ta un sayta' ne utheht'.

And the groundhog went to sleep again.


01.44.08

Ne' ne Kwa'y' huthaines' ne unta'ke.

Rabbit went up the mountain.


01.44.09

Ty' wai hwe tyuta' ne nyakwai'.

He came to the place where the bear was sleeping.


01.44.10

"Kuwe! Nyakwai'! Ne' nae katka'hu u'shkwak'?"

"Ho! Bear! Have you seen the sun anywhere?"


01.44.11

"Th' sh. T' kw u'skateshtwi'?"

"No, why did you wake me up?"


01.44.12

Ta un sayta' ne nyakwai'.

And the bear went to sleep again.


01.44.13

Ne' ne skhti hwae' ne Kwa'y'.

Rabbit went across the river.


01.44.14

"Kuwe! Unkanya'k! Ne' nae katka'hu u'shkwak'?"

"Ho! Beaver! Have you seen the sun anywhere?"


01.44.15

"Th' sh. T' kw u'skateshtwi'?"

"No, why did you wake me up?"


01.44.16

Ta un u'kakwiykatye'sk ne unkanya'k.

And the beaver went on eating twigs.


01.44.17

Wty' ne Kwa'y' tya'twt.

Rabbit sat down to think.


01.44.18

Ne' ne ti't' waatsi'taka'y' ne' ne kta'ke wai kt.

He noticed Bluejay in the tree.


01.44.19

"Kuwe! Ti't'! Ne' nae katka'hu u'shkwak'?"

"Ho! Bluejay! Have you seen the sun anywhere?"


01.44.20

Ne' wai wa'ukahkai ne ti't' u'thueet sh.

The Bluejay got excited and started shouting.


01.44.21

"T' kw hsehk ne' hewaknht n-'a?"

"What makes you think I swallowed it?"


01.44.22

Ne'hu wai thsithusnye' ne' wai wa'uty' hu'khkw't thsiteyusk'w.

When he said that, the sun accidentally dropped out of his mouth.


01.44.23

U'yu'kyta't sh wa'utuka'the't.

It stopped snowing and the sky cleared up.


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