Kutenai Tales/1

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KUTENAI TALES
By Franz Boas

TOGETHER WITH TEXTS
Collected by Alexander Francis Chamberlain


I. TEXTS COLLECTED BY ALEXANDER F. CHAMBERLAIN
IN 1891 (Nos. 1-44)

[Nos. 1-23. Told by Paul]

1. Coyote and Fox

Coyote started. He saw Fox. Coyote said: "Give me your blanket. Let us be friends." Coyote said: "Let us go." Fox said: "Yes, let us be friends." Then he started. He went along. He saw people. There were many tents. Then they had a race.


1. Coyote and Fox

Ts!ιnaʹx̣e·
He started
skιʹn·ku·ts.
Coyote.
nʼuʹpx̣ₐne·
He saw
na·ʹk!ₑyoʼs.
Fox.
qakeʹᵢne·
He said
skιʹn·ku·ts
Coyote:
hamatιʹktsu
"Give me
sιʹt!ne·s.
your blanket.
huts!ιnʼałaʹₐne·
We shall be
swυʹtᵢmo.
friends."
taʹx̣as
Then
qakeʹᵢne·
said
skιʹn·ku·ts
Coyote:
hułts!ιnax̣aʹₐła.
"Let us go."
qakeʹᵢne·
He said
na·ʹk!ₑyo
Fox:
he·
"Yes,
taʹx̣as
now
huts!ιnʼałaʹₐne·
we shall be
swυʹtᵢmo.
friends."
taʹx̣as
Then
ts!ιnaʹx̣e·.
he started.
qa·naʹx̣e·.
He went along.
nʼuʹpx̣ₐne·
He saw
aʽqłsmaʹkᵢnιk!s.
people.
yu·naqaʹₐne·
Many were
aₐʽkιt.łaʹe·s.
their tents.
taʹx̣as
Then
nʼιtkιʹn·e·
he made
kałnux̣uʹkna·m.
a race.