Rocking Away, Telling Each Other Stories

Start Time Passamaquoddy-Maliseet English
00:01 Natsakiyannuk yukk ihik We went to see these people
00:03 etoli-posonutekhoticik, who were making baskets,
00:06 kosona nutatkuhkahtihit. or telling stories.
00:07 Iya. Yes.
00:09 Nit etoli-kakawi-nonom Then I really learned how you
00:11 eli wen kisi-skicinuwatuwet. could talk Passamaquoddy.
00:13 Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.
00:14 Nmamam ma-te woli-skinuwatuwew. My mother didn't speak Passamaquoddy very well.
00:17 Tepot anqoc yut sakhi-nutessu So sometimes someone
00:22 wen keq eliwihtasik would come out with a word
00:25 naka nmamam cel ma nostomuwon. that my mother didn't understand.
00:27 Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.
00:28 Nwewitahatom yukk ihik I remember words that
00:31 ktaqhomuhsisok etoluwehkehtit. these old men were using...
00:33 Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.
00:34 ...weckuwi-maceki tama aliyay. ...where I went around as I was growing up.
00:36 Nit yaka wikuwaceyu. That was so much fun.
00:44 Nit-ona mecimiw naci-wikuwamkoman, iya, Telu, Teluhsis, nakahc I also used to go visit Nora Noble, and
00:48 'peci-wikuwamkan nkelonosk Meriw. my godmother, Mary, would come visit.
00:51 On-oc nit 'tahtolapekiyania, 'tahtola... And she'd be rocking in her chair...
00:54 Cel-oc astuhqepihtit... And they'd sit there facing each other...
00:55 ...astuwapekiyahtit etolakonutomahtit. ...rocking away, telling stories. And
00:58 Nit nil ahtoli-tpostom, ahtoli-tpostom. I'd keep on listening and listening.
01:01 Nit weci wen kisokehkimsit. That's how you can learn.
01:03 Komac-ote wikuwaceyu. It was a lot of fun.
01:07 Nakahc, iyey, 'totolacomin iya And Mary was telling how
01:10 Meriw kisonuwok, iyey, mahtolet. she'd bought a blouse.
01:14 Itom, "Cel, iyey, sihkalokonishasu." She said, "It's all full of holes."
01:17 Nit nil on-ote neqt nutomon nit. I've heard that word just that one time.
01:19 Aha. Yes.
01:20 Nit tehpu. That's all.
01:20 Nwewitahatomon, sihkalokonishasu. I remember it, "sihkalokonishasu."
01:23 Tahalu nihtol eyelets. They were like eyelets.

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Capture Date 2010-09-12
Video Length 01:25
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