nih'??3oo noh s??siik??'uu
trickster and the ducks
t??cxo' n?hu'??no hoo3?too,
this story is about long ago
when trickster had been walking pretty long.
normally he followed the streams
toh'oow?niih?seeh?k n?iy?u n?hu' niiciih?he'.
he was walking down this particular stream
c??sey h?'ih'oow?niih?see niiciih?he'.
one time he was walking down a stream
'oh h?'ihciis?see he'?icx??yein??hi',
he had walked a long ways, some distance
'oh h?'ihk?xo'?snee, tohnos??seet.
and he slowly got hungry, as he was still walking
and then he heard something
[h?'ih]niit?nee tohn?it?uuhun?3i s??siik??'uu
he heard ducks quacking
in the direction he was going
woh?? h??tbii3?hinoo nih'??3eti?hk.
well, I'm going to eat he said to himself
you're going to lead me there
he kind of wandered over there
he's almost there
ne'... n?'k?xo'?seet, n?'k?koh'?3ecoot.
then he walked slowly, he was thinking
I've got it! this is what I'll do to them
so then he knew what he would do
he cut off some willows
h??tne'??ni ce'??kutiit, ce'??kutiit.
he's going to gather them into a bundle
hiisce'??kutiit, noh n?'-
once he had them bundled together, then
n?'??ni 3??'eiwoon??to' n?hu' n?hu' n?hu'??no
then he loaded them on his back, these
he loaded them on his back
then he set off again
now he's walking slowly
3oo3?bneey??seet n?iy?u n?hu' s??siik??'uu
he went over there near where the ducks
noh h?'ih'iis3oox?un?ne' hees?h'in nih'??3oo.
and they finally noticed him that so-called trickster
"c?noot," nih'??3et?'ehk?ni' n?hu' s??siik??'uu.
he's coming the ducks said to one another
noh tohtoo'?seet n?hu' h?etoon?3i,
and he came to a halt where they were
woh?? h?'ihn?tt?ne' nih'??3oo.
well then they asked the trickster
"heey?u, heey?u h?nee heiniinooxuut?"
what is that you're carrying on your back
they said to him
"hee hen?e3??'u niib??tno
this is a bunch of really good songs
nen??' nen??wo'y?ono" hee3ooh?k.
that's what I'm carrying he said to them
"niib??tno nen??'i ."