Lip Syncing with Shaking Spear: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Original artwork by Solomon Ratt

Q: tâniwâ okimâhkan?
A: [lips point left]
Q: tânitê ê-itohtêt?
A: [lips point right]
Q: tânitê ê-itohtêyan?
A: [lips point way over there]
Q: ninistohtên kihciniskihk, namahciniskihk, taskamihk… kîkway ôma êkwa?
A: [lips contorting in disgust]: nama kîway! ê-atohoyân awa ôcêw.

Q: ᑖᓂᐚ ᐅᑭᒫᐦᑲᐣ?
A: [lips point left]
Q: ᑖᓂᑌ ᐁ ᐃᑐᐦᑌᐟ?
A: [lips point right]
Q: ᑖᓂᑌ ᐁ ᐃᑐᐦᑌᔭᐣ?
A: [lips point way over there]
Q: ᓂᓂᐢᑐᐦᑌᐣ ᑭᐦᒋᓂᐢᑭᕽ, ᓇᒪᐦᒋᓂᐢᑭᕽ, ᑕᐢᑲᒥᕽ᙮.. ᑮᑿᕀ ᐆᒪ ᐁᑿ?
A: [lips contorting in disgust]: ᓇᒪ ᑮᐘᕀ! ᐁ ᐊᑐᐦᐅᔮᐣ ᐊᐘ ᐆᒉᐤ᙮

Q: Where’s the chief?
A: [lips point left]
Q: Where did he go?
A: [lips point right]
Q: Where are you going?
A: [lips point way over there]
Q: I understand ‘right,’ ‘left,’ way over there’ … What is that?
A: [lips contorting in disgust]: Nothing. I swallowed a fly.

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