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January 9, 2003
THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES LANGUAGE LESSON
Spilyay Tymoo, Wsrm SpHngs, Oregon
Coyote and Rabbit
English version by Alice Florendo
Wasco version translated by Gladys Thompson
and Madeline Mclnturff, corrections by
lyachumax Isk'ulya iyakshen flalik
gashduteit Wfmatba. lyachumax
Isk'ulya gachiulxam iyakshen, "K'aya
amuya yaxi Swachi
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iwi iiajui n IX ' I f
and his grandson
Rabbit lived along
the Columbia River. Grandfather told
his grandson, "Don't go too far, don't
go near the water. If you don't obey,
the water-monster will swallow you."
flalik galikta gachdumitshki Hshukshmax.
Kwapt gayuya qwatxala" yaxi. Ichixyan
One day, grandson Rabbit
went looking for
arrowheads. He went too
far;,, he went near the-;,,-water.
monster swallowed him.
lyachumax isk'ulya gachiunaxtam
iyakshen flalik. Luxwan qadamt iyuya.
K'aya gachigelkel qaxba. Kwapt
iyuya yaxi, sqw'ap
looking for grandson Rabbit, he did not
know where he went. He did not see
him anyplace. Grandfather went to the
river and said, "My grandson went too
far, near the water. The water monster
must have swallowed him."
Gachtux itkamanaqbama awatut kwadau
He took firewood
and an arrowhead,
then he went to
Kwapt galixguitk Ichixyan, galitpa"
iyapS'atyamt. Kwapt gachinxdnawenxt
wimat, kwapt gfgwaladamt gasixlutk.
Kwapt gasixlutk fnadix, gachigelkel
Monster woke up and came out of his
cave. The monster looked upriver and
he looked downriver. Then he looked
across the river and saw Grandfather
Coyote at Wacaqws.
Kwapt isk'ulya galikta" sqw'ap
Ichfxyanba. Kwapt Ichixyan luq'
Grandfather went near the water
monster, he let the monster swallow
Tai dagepgep iyawanba. Kwapt
Ichfxyanba iyawn lyachumax gachux
awatut. Tai dawx galaxux. Kwapt
gachigelkel iyakshen kwadSu idelxam.
It was very dark in the monster's
stomach. In the monster's stomach,
Grandfather made a fire. It became
bright. He could now see his grandson
and the other people.
Iyachumx gachiulxam iyakshen, "Aga
tq'up anyuxa Ichixyan
Ichixyan alma ayumqta
kwapt saqw ayaJutk.
iyakweshxcit, kwapt saqw
amshxwaxida ti'axen .
Grandfather told his grandson, "I will
cut the monster's heart. The monster
will die and breathe his last breath.
When he opens his mouth to breath,
you all hurry out. You must run out!"
Lq'up gachiux Ichixyan iyagwamnit.
Coyote cut the monster's heart.
Kwapt saqw ayatutk Ichixyan tt'ak
gachiux iyakweshxSt. Isk'ulya iyakshen
flalik kwadciu idelxam gatxwaba.
Taking his last breath, the monster
opened his mouth. Coyote, grandson
Rabbit, and the other people ran out.
Kwapt gup gachiux iyakwshxcit Ichixyan,
Qidau engi llalfk Jf N
The Store of a Flower
Nu ya pudu tomokwi ka no'oko hemma
pooeka'yoo, mu peha kammadu,
pa'a kamukoobakwi, nu yow tonega
tonebe ya'a mu, sumu koobakwi nu
na'a, ka mu kwena'a, pabakootsoo,
sona'a, tsoapa, umu e poone, ka
awamoasoo pesa e tabuapunne.
I came from
the Earth as
high on a
the eagle. The Buffalo, The Bear, and
The Butterfly to watch the petals of my
Masoo kwena'a mooe yadoa'oo, e
pune'e u ki nukwa'nekoo kasakagakwe,
ka u noseekwikoosu'mu, yise u ka
koomebanaga yotsenumekwe, otea nu
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The Eagle spoke
first, he said
"Sister, you will
never have wings
like me, except
in the pathways of your dreams. Yet
you will fly to the top of the sky
because I give you the gift of courage."
Soo pabakootsoo yadoa'oo, e pune'e u
ki nukwa'ne muna'we nuwenuwekwe,
pesa tusoomayuna, u dyise ka
tomomupa mease u oo mabetukukwe,
off the tip of
grandson Rabbit's tail just as he closed
his mouth. That is why rabbits have
will never survive a long time like me,
except on the trail of your memories,
yet you will see a thousand winters go
by because I give you the gift of
Mu pedoo yise yatoo'a, meoo uni; "e
pune'e, u ki mu watse soopedakwatoo
mu watsuoo kakakowpaka'yoo hee
numedu, ote'a u ka tonebenena. Nu
unu tusoohanena e keakwe.
The Bear spoke next, he said: "Sister,
you will never know the secrets of the