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Háwe
Receiving a xwélmexw name
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Skw'ékw'qáq
-- How the Robin got his red breast
Robin Red Breast
Tháyem te Léx̲wtel
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X̲ex̲pítsel
How the chipmunk got its stripes
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X̲pá:yelhp
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Skw'ékw'qáq
Listen to the elder Siyamiyateliyot

Skw'ékw'qáq

Lets'áxw lí te swíqe só:tets te skwíxs tútl'o.
One.time there the man north.wind the name-his
Once there was a man, his name was North Wind.
Yáysele te mámeles alíyómex q'álemi.
two.people DET children.his good.looking adolescent.girls
He had two beatiful daughters.
Lí te mó:qw stíta lí te stótelu weyóth ó, la ólexem te syólh.
There DET bird stay there DET creek always EMPHASIS go to go get DET firewood
A bird lived by the creek, he would just gather firewood there.
Tl'ó te lhéqw syólh híyqwtes éystexwes tl'ó kw'es éwelh yít'etes te lálems.
that’s DET wet firewood he.makes.fire he.liked.it never melt.it DET house.his
He liked wet firewood, because it wouldn't melt his house then.
Kwa te iyéseq Skw'ekw'qáq, melyítes telí the q'álemi.
anyway DET buddy robin he marries.her from DET adolescent.girls
Anyway, Mr. Robin married one of his girls.
Kwa lís la ólexem te syólh su tl'o te ts'íyxw syólh.
anyways AUX go to go get DET firewood so it’s DET dry firewood
He would go for firewood, and it was dry firewood.
Qésu yít’etes te lálems te Skw’ílhews.
And.then he melts DET house.his DET father in law-his
And so he melted his father in-law's house.
Qésu ó:tes the sísles éyesiya Sqalqíts
And.then he calls her DET grandmother dear south-wind
And so he called his grandmother, dear South Wind.
Telí tethá kwes xwá tskwím te s'íles, tl'ó kwe ólus stetís te híyqw wiyóth ó.
be from then that become red DET breast it’s that EMPH.AUX-his
And that's why he has a red breast, because he would always stay close to the fire.

Audio Halq’eméylem English
skw'ékw'qáq Robin
alíyó:mex good looking (of several people)
éwelh never
ó:t to be calling (him/her/it)
sísele granny
iyés female friend
q'á:lemi girls, adolescent girls (many of them)
q'ámi teenage girl
lhéqw wet
malyí to get married
malyít to marry him/her
ólex̲em to go and get something
sí:le grandparent
mó:qw bird, large bird
s'í:les chest
héyeqwt burning something
iyéseq sir
ólu too much, overly, too
Só:tets South wind
syó:lh wood, firewood
skwíx name
sqeló:líth'a west (south-west) wind
yáysele two people
yít'et to melt (it)
wiyóth always
tskwí:m red
ch'íyxw dry
stótelō creek, small river
éystexw to like (it)
yéqw burn, burned, scorch

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