Hikoomayii Story (NOW WITH COMMENTARY!)
Hikoomayii Story (NOW WITH COMMENTARY!)
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1. One time, they say, Mosquito had been banished from his village after causing too much trouble.
Háá mííni spa Wíixšííʔasay hinyam soʔsoxwoyóopoθak-aθ čsááxanóoyóosθak.
hááokay mííniat.that.time spadem:dist wíixšíí-ʔa-`saᴴywail-?-animal (=Mosquito) hinyamreally soʔ-soᴴxIᴴwoᴴ-`yóo-poᴴ-θak=aθoften-make.mischief-3sprox.real.impfv-iter-rep=ss:consq čsáá-xaᴴ-nóó-`yóos-θakexit-caus-mid:an-3sprox.real.pfv-rep

2. Well, he was walking around [in the desert] for a long time.
Háá ho hokíiθhaháačiyóoko.
hááwell hoso.then oᴴkííθ-ha+háačí-`yóo-oᴴkoᴴdur-rdp+walk(sg)-3sprox.real.impfv-prog

3. He just couldn’t find any water, he just couldn’t find anything to drink or anything to eat.
Ya wííšáay woyóok ki pxáánóoθsííkoθak, ya ki pxáámíimómaxpíθak-fin ki pxáákičaxyifmaθak.
yajust wííšáaywater woyóok3sprox kineg pxáá-nóóθ-síí-oᴴkoᴴ-θak;abilv-find-3inan.irreal.impfv-prog-rep; yajust kineg pxáá-míimóma-aᴴx-`f-piᴴ-θak=finabilv-drink-indef-detr-3sprox.irreal.impfv-rep=ss:simult kineg pxáá-kičaᴴ-aᴴx-yiᴴ-`f-maᴴ-piᴴ-θakabilv-eat-indef-tr-detr-by.mouth-3sprox.irreal.impfv-rep

4. Every cactus and every bush and every plant [he found] was just dried up and dead.
Háambóóbašos háamčíičóošáábos háamóofníwos hi ya sáápaxáθóóyóonyó-fin čwáaxamyóonyó.
háám-bóóba-šosevery-cactus-inan.pl háám-číičóošáá-bosevery-bush-inan.pl háám-móofní-wos=hievery-plant-inan.pl=and yajust sáá-paᴴxaᴴ-θóó-yóó-nyó=finstrong-dry-be:inan-3inan.real.impfv-stat=ss:simult čwáák-xaᴴ-mθ-yóó-nyóplant.die-caus-mid:inan-3inan.real.impfv-stat

5. Every riverbed [he came to] was just empty, and there were no animals or birds anywhere.
Háamčíxííbos ya paxákanwáyóónanóyo-θáá ki našíhííyóonyó-θáá ki hikíikahííyóonyó.
háám-hčíxíí-bosevery-river-inan.pl yajust paᴴxaᴴ-kan-waᴴ-yóóna-nóyo=θáádry-river-become:inan-3inan.real.pfv-stat=ds:simult kineg naší-híí-yóó-nyó=θááanimal-exist:an-3obv.real.impfv-stat=ds:simult kineg ikíika-híí-yóó-nyóbird-exist:an-3obv.real.impfv-stat

6. “I may die,” he said; he was scared, he was feeling very sorry for himself.
“ʔočísisahi” kíimθak, mawónóoyóonyó-fin sááʔoθááxaxípóósinóoyóonyóθak.
“ʔoᴴčiᴴ-sisa-hiᴴ”“human.die-1sg.irreal.pfv-dubit kíim-θak;3quot-rep; maᴴwoᴴ-nóó-`yóo-nyó=finscared-mid:an-3sprox.real.impfv-stat=ss:simult sáá-ʔoᴴθááxa-xIᴴpóó-siᴴ-nóó-`yóo-nyó-θakstrong-sudden.sharp.pain-liver-refl-feel-3sprox.real.impfv-stat-rep