We'n Hushurreni'milh (Mole): Key Vocabulary

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we'n

sky

we'n hushurreni'milh

moleliterally “the one who holds up the sky”

rrak shou'r


west, downriver
literally "toward the ocean"

Rrak Shou’r Lhugilh


Southwest-Young-Man, a.k.a He-who-goes-down-west
a hero who appears in many traditional stories

bouduroush


Indian “potato” (Brodiaea root)

we's

hand(s)

(hou)we'sanu'l

his/her hand(s)

daqh

s/he lives, resides, dwells, is at [a place], is home

twulh

s/he/it falls

da'lilh

s/he speaks

louwilh


s/he comes
pronounced houwilh alone, louwilh after certain words

klhamilh


s/he sees

noulunuvilh


s/he picks it up with her/his hands
pronounced rroulunuvilh alone, noulunuvilh after certain words

voudi'wuluvilh


s/he enjoys eating it

yililh

s/he sayspronounced hililh alone, yililh after certain words

ji

that's where

qi

upon arrival

hou

when

hi


then

shou


I wish

ga

s/he/it does not...

juwa (jouwa)


that's when

gas

then, at that time

gish

in vain

shaw

sideways