- Spáth qes te Slílk'yap
- Receiving a xwélmexw name
- -- How the Robin got his red breast
- Tháyem te Léx̲wtel
- How the chipmunk got its stripes
- Yeláwel éy
- Xwe'ít te swáyel Létse
- Xwe'ít te swáyel Isá:le
- Xwe'ít te swáyel Lhí:xw
- Xwe'ít te swáyel X̲eó'thel
- Xwe'it te swayel Lhq'á:tses
- Ye Spipáth
Listen to the elder Ts'áts'elex̱wot
Xwe'ít te swáyel -- Isá:le
"Ulh mílh... mi thethí te shxwe'áthetel éwe cha hiíhes qeyálh me lhémexw" x̱ét'e te swíyeqe.
Already come here the cloud not will (be) long time (it) come (to be)raining, said the man
"There's a cloud coming, it won't be long and it's gonna start raining'" the man said.
Osu tl'o ses me lhémexw tloqays.
So it is that-it (is)coming (to) rain now
And so it was raining now.
Osu me tímethet, tímethet kw'es lhémexws osu me xwe... osu me yíyeq.
So came (to) try.hard, try.hard that.it rains, so (it) came (to) turn (to) come (to) snow
It was raining hard, and then it turned to snow.
Osu me... átsel me xwe qéx̱ te syíq.
So (it) came.... again (it) came (to) become lots the snow
Wasn't long before the snow got thick.
Qex̱ kw'ses éw yíyeq.
(It was) much that-it very.hard snowed.
There was lots of snow.
Su o:su me xwa tl'ép te máqe.
So (it) became deep the snow.
The snow got deep.
Osu xwá:qeley pel te swiyeqe.
And so nearly became.buried the man.
The man pretty near got buried in it.
|swí:qe||man, male (creature or plant)|
|x̲et'e||be saying, say|
|híth||for a long time|
|máqa||snow (on ground)|
|pél||get buried, planted|
|syíq||snow (the stuff)|
|tímet||do it harder|
|tíméthet||trying, doing something hard|
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