Hočąk Syllabic Text — Trickster and the Children

Told by an elder of the tribe in 1912

Transcribed by Sam Blowsnake

Translation based on the interlinear of Oliver LaMère


Winnebago V, #7: 39


For a description of this manuscript, its source, style, transcription, and interlinear translation, see the syllabic text to Trickster's Warpath.


English Translation


 

p. 39 —
e Ki. e tt. ow Ai K tt. te we r Ki. w Ki d
Égi éja ’úwahigają, tewéraki, wąkižą
And there as he was going along, to his surprise, a man

 


 

e tt owK deAe. Ao Ao. e de. w Ktt K K.
éja ’ųwąkše. "Hohó," éže Wakjąkaga.
there he was. "Ho ho," said he Trickster.

 


 

Ai roAoKo A ℒ Ki Ki Ao we owK. e de.
"Hisųkhara, gigihowe ’ųwąk," éže.
"My younger brother, here he is walking [he is,"] he said.

 


 

p. 40 —
Ai roAo Ki tti tt Ko Ao we doo dA wK deAe. e de.
"Hisųgijį, jagú howe š’ušawąkše?" éže,
"My younger brother, what about you are doing?" he said,

 


 

no ni Ke. Ai Ke Ki xA li ℒ ni de. w K K. n m ttAe d
nųnįgé hįké gixapiranįže. Wąkaga nąmąčežą
but not he did not answer. The man a club

 


 

A ni w owK deAe. we de. w K Keℒe. Ao Ao.
hanį́ wa’ųwąkše. Wéže wą́gere, "Hohó,
he had he did. Said he this man, "Oh oh,

 


 

nyi di ni Ktt Kini Kℒ. toyi Ki Ke we Ai xitti ne Ke n.
naį́ži nįkjąknįkara toikikewehixjįnegeną,"
[by now] my children they are very hungry,"

 


 

p. 41 —
e de. w Ktt K K. wi wx ℒ. w we rK no ni Ke.
éže. Wakjąkaga wiwąxera wawesga, nųnįgé
he said. Trickster questions he was bothersome, but

 


 

Ai K K Ki xA li ℒ ni de. wK tt ne w o de. mo doo Ki d
hįkaga gixapiranįže. wąkjąne wa’ųže: moš’ogižą
never he was not answered. The man he doeth [sic] this a knoll

 


 

e Ki n Ki. n m tteAey K Ai ow n K.
égi nąkí nąmąčeiga hi’ųwanąga
there it was the club he used it [and]

 


 

Ao tti de. we ℒ Ki. w to Ki d. Ki rAK deAe. de Ko
hojiže. wéraki, watokižą gisákše. Žegų́
he struck it. To their surprise, a large, old bear he killed.* Thus

*the translation adds, "by club."

 


 

Aiy n K. leAe tti d Ao too de. e tt. Ao tt Keℒe.
hianąga pejižą hot’ųže. Éja hųjakre
he had done, then a fire he built. There the bear

 


 

A t dA ℒ Ai de. ℒo dtt Ki di. ℒ xi d. ℒo r n K. Ao A de.
hatašarahįže. Rušjągiži, raǧižą ruzánąga hohą́že.
he burned off the hair. When he was done, a pail he had taken [and] he boiled it.

 


 

p. 43 —
e Ki. Ai Kow n. wy re de. xA lee Ai Kiy n K.
Égi higųwąną waiseže. "Xap’ehigianąga
And immediately he dished it out. "Hurry up, [and]

 


 

ni Ktt Kℒ. toyi Ki Ke we Ai xitti n Ko ni a n K w o nK deAe.
nįkjąkara toyikikewehixjįnągųnį," ánąga. Wa’ųnąkše.
the children they must be very hungry," he was saying. He was doing it.

 


 

n w reKeyi d. Ao ow n K. ni lA n. Ki re de.
Nąwasgeižą ho’ųwanąga nipana giseže.
A wooden bowl he used [and] soup he dished out.

 


 

Aoyi riAi ni de. e Ki w o de. w te xoAoyi d
Hoisiniže. Égi wa’ųže. Watexuyižą
He cooled it off. And he did. A bladder

 


 

p. 44 —
ni ttK nK tte Ki di. Ko ℒoro reAe. ℒo deKe de.* te we ℒ Ki.
ničganąkjegiži kuruze ruškéže. Tewéraki
he had attached to his belt that he took he untied it. To his surprise

*a period occurs after /deKe/ by mistake.

 


 

ni Ktt Kini Kℒ. tto liAi e tt ℒo e de. de Ko.
nįkjąknįkara jopi éja rueže. Žegų́
wee children four there he uncovered. [Then]

 


 

w ni K ℒ Ke ℒe Ke ℒe de. w Ktt K K. w tte de.
wanį kara kere kereže. Wakjąkaga wáježe,
[beings ?] he talked to them lovingly. Trickster he was saying,

 


 

p. 45 —
Ao Ao Ai roAo Ki tti. A K w d. ni KttK niKi liAi
"Hohó hisųgijį, hagáwažą nįkjąknįk
"Oh oh my younger brother, what little children fine

 


 

A diAi ni d. a tte de. e Ki.* w ℒotto w Ki Ki de.
hašįnį́ža," aježe. Égi waruj wagigiže.
you own," he was saying. And to eat he let them.

*there are two parallel bars just after the period, the significance of which is unclear.

 


 

Ai Ko w tK niKi ℒotto w Ki Ki de. e Ki.
higų watáknįk ruj wagigiže. Égi
But not so very much to eat he let them. And

 


 

ℒo dtt Ki di. di Ke. w te xoAowe tt wo Kodow n K.
rušjągiži, žigé watexuweja wokšuwanąga
when he was done, again into the bladder he had put them in and

 


 

p. 46 —
w ni K ℒ ttK nK deAe. e Ki. w o de. n a K ℒ tteKe
wanikaračganąkše. Égi wa’ųže: akáračgé
he carried them hanging from his belt. And he doeth this: [tree] branches

 


 

ℒo diAi diAi d n K. e tt. wo A tte K. Ki re de. A ntt.
rušišižanąga éja wohajega giseže, haną́č.
he had broken off and then the kettle he dished out all of it.

 


 

e Ki Ai tt mi n K n K. w ℒotto deAe. tteAe li de.
Égi hija mįnąganąga warujše. Čepiže.
And there he sat he did then he ate. He [finished] all of it.

 


 

di Ke. ni lA n ℒ. riAi ni Aiy n K. ℒe xℒ. Ao xo woKo K n K.
Žigé nipanara sinihianąga rexara hoxųwoganąga
Again the soup he cooled [and] the pail he drank from and

 


 

p. 47 —
ℒ reKele deAe. e Ki. we de. A A. e de.
rasgépše. Égi wéže, "Hąhą́," éže,
[finished it completely.] Then said he, "Now," he said,

 


 

Aoyi dA A tte Ke tti ni. A Ke Ao ni Ki ta ni A tte n.
hoišahajegejįnį hąké honikit’anį hajéną,"
I am busy therefore not I did not talk with you I had,"

 


 

e de. e Ki. w Ktt K K. we de. Ai roAo Ki tti.
éže. Égi Wakjąkaga wéže, "Hisųgijį,
he said. Then Trickster said he, "My younger brother,

 


 

p. 48 —
A K w d. ni KttK w xtt niKi A diAi ni d.
hagáwažą nįkjąk waxjanįk hašįnį́ža.
truly indeed children [rather funny]* you own.

*the translation has "very beautiful". In this context, it might mean "cute".

 


 

Ai rAo Ki tti no liAi wi niKi Ai deKe deKe
Hisųgijį, nųpiwi nik hišgé ške
My younger brother, two of them [young ones] [myself] [also]

 


 

Ai ℒ K ℒ tte deKe. ni Ktt KiniKi Ai w ttAo ℒ. e de.
hirakaraješge nįkjąknįk hiwačora," éže.
supposing that I should care for little children our," he said.

 


 

p. 49 —
Ai Ke ℒe deKe. de rKe Ai to xoAo ℒo Kini n. w ni Ktt K K tt.
"Hįkerešge, žesge hituxuruginįną. Wanikjąkagają,
"Not so, that I could not do. [As] you are tricky,

 


 

tee wy ℒ Ki Ki doo ni n de. e de. K tt.
t’e wairágigiš’ųnínąže," éže. Gają
dead you would make them for me," he said. [After that]*

*the translation has "when".

 


 

w Ktt K K. we de. Ao Ao Ai rAo Ki tti
Wakjąkaga wéže, "Hohó hisųgijį,
Trickster said he, "Oh no my younger brother,

 


 

w ℒo K n w di deAe. wo Ki xAl w Ke Ke
warokanawažiže. Wokíxap wagege
you have made too much of it. For their companionship [I want]*

*the translation has "I asked for".

 


 

p. 50 —
w A tte n. tt rKe wi ℒ ℒ K ℒ ℒ tte Ki
wahájeną. Jasgé wirarakararjegi
[that is why] I am saying [it]. In whatever way you are taking care of them

 


 

Ai deKe de rKe A n n. e de. a tt o
hišgé žesge hanąną," éže. ája’ų
also the same I would do," he said. [Saying this]*

*translated as, "Continuing, finally".

 


 

ℒ xoAo ℒoKo dAe. e Ki.* n m ttAeyi d. Ki o de. e Ki.
raxurukše. Égi nąmąčeižą ki’ųže. Égi
he persuaded him. And a club he made for him. And

*this is written /e Ke/ the presumption being that the last letter looks like an /e/ mainly because it was not dotted.

 


 

ℒe xℒ. w reKe ℒ. wo Koo de. e Ki. Aotto
rexara wasgéra wok’ųže. Égi hųj
the pail the plate he gave to him. And bear

 


 

p. 51 —
tee Ai K. te xℒ. de e e tt no liAi wi
t’ehiga, teǧera žee éja nųpiwi
that he had killed, the bladder [these] there two of them

 


 

Ao Ki K nK deAe. e Ki. w Ke de. A A. w Ktt K ℒ.
hokikanąkše. Égi wageže, "Hąhą́ Wakjąkara,
he put them for him. And he said to him, "Now Trickster,

 


 

te e tee w ℒ Ki di. dette Ktt ne n. Ai Ko A ttiAi tt.
tee t’ewaragiži, šjekjanéną. Higų hačija
these if you kill them, you shall die. Where so ever

 


 

doo ℒ tt o. e tt tee w ℒ Ki e tt A Ki K w a n K.
š’ųraja’ų, éja t’ewaragi, éja hagikawą’ąnąk
you may be, there if you kill them, there I shall rise up

 


 

p. 52 —
tee ni Ktt ne n. Ai ℒ K ℒ tte. wi d K. w ℒotto
t’enikjaneną. Hirakaraje. Wižąga waruj
I shall kill you. You keep that. Once a month to eat

 


 

w Ki Ki A tte n. A Ke Ai tt Ai niy tte. Ai tt ℒ Ki di.
wagigihajeną. Hąké hijahiniaje. Hijaragiži,
give them something. Not do not change from it. If you change from it,

 


 

tee w ℒ Ktt ne n. tt rKe A ℒe A dtt n. de rKe
t’ewarakjaneną. Jasgé hare hašjaną. Žesge
you will kill them. What I have done, you have seen. That

 


 

p. 53 —
Aiy tte. Ai Ke de. e Ki. w Ktt K K we de.
hiáje," higeže. Égi Wakjąkaga wéže,
do," he said to him. And Trickster said he,

 


 

Ai roAo Ki tti Ai dA ℒ tte Ke n ni xoKo K tt. de rKe
"Hisųgiji hišarajege nanixkųgają, žesge
"My younger brother, you have been saying and I have heard, that

 


 

A Ktt n Ae n. e de. e Ki. Ki ℒo ttA wi de.
hakjanaheną," éže. Égi giručawiže.
I will do," he said. And they separated.

 


 

p. 54 —
w te xoAo ℒ. w ni K ℒ ttK nK. Ki ℒo ttAy ℒe de. Ai Ke.
Watexura wanikaračganąk giručaireže. Hįké
The bladders they attached to their belts they separated. Not

 


 

rii xitti ni de. ow Ai K tt. we de. Ao Ao. ni Ktt Kini Kℒ.
s’ixjįnįže. ’Úwahigają, wéže, "Hohó, nikjągᵋnįgᵋra
it was not very long. As he went along* he said, "Oh oh, the children

*translated as, "When as he went along, suddenly,".

 


 

ny di. toyi Ki Ke we Ai ℒe Ko ni e de. tt Ko
naį́ži toikikewehiregųnį," éže. "Jagú
about [now] they are hungry [perhaps]," he said. "What

 


 

Ai A mK w ℒotto w K ℒ K ℒe A Kette n. a n K. e tt.
[hihanąk´]* waruj wakaragarehakjeną," ánąga. Éja
I am saying? To eat I will let them," he had said. There

*the last syllable of the syllabic text is clearly written as /mK/, an unattested form which almost certainly should have been /nK/.

 


 

p. 55 —
mo doo Ki d n K. n m ttAe ℒ. Ai Koow n K. Ao tti de.
moš’ogižąnąga nąmąčera hik’ųwanąga hojiže.
a knoll and the club he used [and] he struck it.

 


 

w to Ki d. Ki rAK deAe. xA lii Kiy n K. leAe tto too de.
Watokižą gisákše. xap’i kiánąga pejot’ųže.
A large, old bear he killed. Hurriedly he did [and] a fire he built.

 


 

e tt Ao ttℒ. A tt dA ℒ Ai de. tt tti ne tt. m de dey n K.
Éja hųjra [hatašarahįže.]* Jajineją mąžežeyanąga
There the bear he burned off the hair. Already he cut it up [and]

*the second syllable of the syllabic text is clearly written as /tt/, an unattested form which almost certainly should have been /t/.

 


 

p. 56 —
Ao A de. ttAo we xitti. Ai tt xeAe ℒe Ki. tt tti ne tt.
hohą́že. Čowéxjį hijaxeregi, jajineją
he boiled it. Just a little [after] it had begun to boil, quickly

 


 

wy re Ki ni de. Aoyi riAi ni de. riAi ni Ai Ki di.
waiseginįže. Hoisiniže. Sinihigiži,
he [already] dished it out. He cooled it off. When he had cooled it,

 


 

w te xoAo ℒ Ko ℒo e de. we de. ni Ktt KiniKi w ni ℒ.
watexura kurueže. Wéže, "Nikjąknįkwanira,
the bladder he opened up. Said he, "My little children,

 


 

w K ℒ Ko no ni xitti n. a n K. w Ko ℒo e de.
wakarakununixjįną," ánąga. Wakurueže.
I am lonesome for them very much," he had said. He uncovered them.

 


 

p. 57 —
w ℒotto w Ki Ki de. n w reKe tte K Aoyi xitti
Waruj wagigiže. Nąwasgejega hoíxjį
[To eat] [he let them.]* That wooden bowl full

*this sentence is translated as, "He fed them."

 


 

wo K de. e xitti Ai ℒ ni Ae ℒ. ℒo K n w w Ki o de.
wogáže. Exjį hiránihera, rokana wawaki’ųže.
he gave to them. In spite of all he was commanded, very much he did to them.

 


 

de Ko Aiy n K. w te xe tt wo Kodow n K.
žegų́ hianąga watexeja wokšuwanąga
Then after he did this into the bladder he had put them and

 


 

p. 58 —
w ni K ℒ ttK nK K n K. n A w diAidi K nK K n K.
wanikaračganąkanąga hawašiškąnąkanąga
dangling upon his belt [and] wood he had gathered together broken pieces

 


 

e Ai tt mi n K n K. tteAe li di. ni lA n ℒ
e hija mįnąganąga čepiži nipanara
he there he sat [and] he ate it up the soup

 


 

deKe. ℒe xℒ. Ao xo wo K n K ℒ reKele deAe. e Ki
ške rexara hoxųwoganąga rasgépše. Égi
also the pail he drank from and [finished it completely.] Then

 


 

p. 59 —
di Ke to w ℒe de. w niyo tteKe tt n K Ki di. A ntt
žigé towareže. waniyočge jánągagiži haną́č
again he went on. The animals all there are all

 


 

w Ktt K K Ai Ky ℒe de. Ai Ko di Ke. xA lee niKi.
"Wakjąkaga" higaíreže. higų žigé xap’enįk
"Tricky One" they called him. [Now]* again in a little while

*translated as "this".

 


 

e xitti to Ke we Ai de. ni KttK niKi n K di. wi d K
exjį tokéwehiže. "Nikjąknįknąkaži wižąga
himself he was hungry. "[At least] the little children those once a month

 


 

p. 60 —
dA n. w ℒo tti Ktte ay ℒ no ni Ke. e xitti di w ℒotto
šana warujikje," airanunige exjįži waruj
only they were to eat," they said, [but] he himself food

 


 

ℒo Ko Ki ni de. e rKe e tt. di Ke we de.
rokoginįže. Ésge éja žigé wéže,
he was in want. Therefore, there again he said,

 


 

Ao Ao ni Ktt Kini Kℒ. ny di toyi Ki Ke we Ai ℒe Ko ni.
"Hohó, nikjągᵋnįgᵋra naį́ži toikikewehiregųnį,"
"Oh oh, the children about time they were hungry [perhaps],"

 


 

e de. A A. A K Ki w ℒotto w K ℒ Ki ℒe A Kette n.
éže. "Hąhą́ hagaki waruj wakaragirehakjeną,"
he said. "Now, for that to eat I shall have made them,"

 


 

p. 61 —
a n K. mo doo Ki d e tt n KiAi Ao tti Ki ni de.
ánąga. Moš’ogižą éja nąkí hojįginįže.
he had said. A knoll there it was already he had struck.

 


 

w to Ki d. tee Ai de. tt tti ne tt. leAe tto toow n K.*
Watokižą t’ehiže. Jajineją pejot’ųwanąga
A monstrous bear he had killed. Already a fire he built [and]

*the MS has /to/ for the second syllable.

 


 

A t dA ℒ. Aiy n K. Ki de dey n K. Ao A Ki ni de.
hatašara hianąga gižežeyanąga hohąginįže.
he burnt off the hair he did [and] he cut it up [and] already he had boiled it.

 


 

p. 62 —
tt tti ne tt. xeAe ℒe Ki di. wy re Ki ni de. Ai rKe
Jajineją xeregiži, waiseginįže. Hisgé
Quickly following when it boiled, dished out he did quickly. When

 


 

Ai rKe riAi ni Ai Ki di. w te xoAo ℒ. Ko ℒo e K tt.
Hisgé sinihigiži, watexura kuruegają,
Some when he had cooled it, the bladder when he had opened it,

 


 

te we ℒ Ki. ta nK deAe. Ao Ao. ni KttK niKi Kℒ.
tewéraki, t’anąkše. "Hohó, nikjągᵋnįgᵋra
to his surprise, they were dead. "Alas! the little children

 


 

woyi Ki niKi Ai ℒe. e K tt. tt tti ne tt. wK ni Ae ℒ.
woiginikhire." egają, jajineją wąknihera
unfortunately they are gone." When he had said it, immediately that man

 


 

p. 63 —
te Ki A Ki ni de. we de. A A a. w Ktt K ℒ.
tégi haginiže. Wéže, "Hąhą’ą, Wakjąkara,
close by he was coming. He said, "Now, you Trickster,

 


 

detteAe n. tee ni Ktt ne n. Ai ni Ke [?] ℒe.* ni Ktt Kℒ. tee
šjeną. T’enikjaneną, hinige[-]re. Nikjąkara t’e
you'll die. I will kill you, I had told you. The children killed

*the "[?]" represents a syllabic letter that looks like either an /a/ or a /d/; possibly an /e/. It is probably a /d/.

 


 

wy ℒ Ki Ki Ki di. A tti ttA we de. Ao Ao. Ai rAo Ki tti.
wairágigi giži. Hajičaweže. "Hohó hisųgijį,"
you have done [.] He approached him. "Oh oh my younger brother,"

 


 

p. 64 —
w Ktt K K a no ni Ke. de Ko Ai rKe xitti
Wakjąkaga a, nųnįgé žegų́ hisgéxjį
Trickster he had said, but anyway [sure enough]*

*the translation has, "meaning[ful]ly".

 


 

A tti ttA we de. w Ktt K K. Ki ℒi Ke ℒe Ai de. Kiyr deAe.
hajičaweže. Wakjąkaga kirikerehiže. kiasše.
he came toward him. Trickster suddenly he starts away. He fled.

 


 

no Ki wK Kitti no ni Ke. A ttA Ke ℒe. Ki K Kd Ai ℒe de
Nugiwąkjį nųnįgé hačągére gigąšhireže.
He ran with all his might, but barely missing him he was struck at.

 


 

p. 65 —
A Ke w d de rK ni de. Ai w Koo Ai K dA n.
Hąké wažą́ žesgenįže. Hiwak’ųhiga šana
Not anything truly he was not. It was by sudden turns only

 


 

ℒo Kd ℒe Ai ℒe ra de. to we Ki ow ℒy ℒe de. w Kℒ.
rugąžerehiras’aže. Towe gi’ųwaraireže. Wągara
from which he barely escaped. This way he was chased along. Up above

 


 

Ao Ki we K deKe Ai deKe w Kℒ Ao we ra de. di Ke
hogiwegaške hišgé wągara howes’aže. Žigé
if he should go also above he would go. Again

 


 

p. 66 —
m Ko A ℒ. Ao Ki we K deKe. di Ke e Ao Ki we ra de.
mąkųhąra hogiwegaške, žigé e hogiwes’aže.
under the ground if he fled through, again he he would chase.

 


 

w Ktt K ℒ. A Ke ni Ke Ao ni al ℒ Ke ℒe ni n.
"Wakjąkaga, hąké nįgé honį’ąparakerenįną.
"You Trickster, not anywhere you will not have any living.

 


 

Ai Ko tt rKe Ki di. tee ni Ktt ne n. de Ko Ai Kii Ki ℒe e ttA.
Higųjasgegiži, t’enikjaneną. žegų́, hik’įgire éčą.
At any rate, kill you I will. So then, give up right now [instead].

 


 

p. 67 —
do doKo ℒ Ki n. A Ke ni Ke Ao w Ke ℒe
Šųškurakiną. Hąké nįgé howagere,
Exhaust yourself you have. Not anywhere you go you could,

 


 

doAo ℒo xoAo ℒo Kini n. a n K w owK deAe. Ai Ko K tt K.
šuruxurugᵋnįną," ánąga. Wa’ųwąkše. higų gająga
you are not able," he was saying. He was following him. Then finally

 


 

Ai w Koo Ai K dA n. Ki Kd ℒe Ai ra de. w Kℒ.
hiwak’ųhiga šana gigąšarehis’aže. Wąkra
through quick dodging only he would be missed from being struck. The man

 


 

p. 68 —
w Ktt K K. n xi ℒe doKo ni. K tt K. m ℒ. A ntt
Wakjąkaga naxirešguni. Gająga mąra haną́č
Trickster fear fell on him. Now the earth all

 


 

Ao Ki nK deAe. K tt K. de e. wiy xele Ao ℒ.
hokinąkše. Gająga žee, wiyaxebhora
through it he has fled. Now finally, sun-appearing-from

 


 

Ao Ki nK Ki. mo de tt ℒ. ow Ai K tt A wo tti tti nK deAe.
hoginąki možejara. ’Úwahigają, hawujijinąkše.
He ran to the end of the world. As he was going, he ran onto

 


 

p. 69 —
mo lA reAeyi d. nidi lA reAe d. te tt Ai ttAe tte tt.
mopaseiža nįšpasežą teją hičéjéja
a pointed piece of land a projecting piece of a steep wall of rock the ocean the edge of it

 


 

A wo tti tti nK deAe. e tt. de Ko ni ℒ.
hawujijinąkše. Éja žegų́ nįra
it pressed up against. There [so]* the waters

*the translation has, "at all".

 


 

Ao tal Ke ℒe de. ni ntt tte tt. Ki ℒi nK deAe.
hot’ąpkereže. Nįnačajeja kirinąkše.
into jump he did. Middle of the water [he landed].*

*the translation has "lit he did", "lit" being old western slang for "alighted".

 


 

Kow. e de. w Ktt K ℒ ℒ ni n. detteAe Ktt n A o Ae ℒe n.
"Guwa!" éže. "Wakjąkara rániną́. Šjekjanha’ųhereną."
"Ah!" said he. "Trickster you, you'll live. Dead you were to be."

 


 

p. 70 —
e tt w Ktt K K. ℒo Kd ℒe Ai ℒe de. Ao Ao Aow.
Éja Wakjąkaga rukšarehireže. "Hohohowa!
There Trickster unhand he did. (Expression of relief)

 


 

e de* w Ktt K K. w Kℒ. Ai Ke de rKe
éže Wakjąkaga. Wąkra hįké žesge
he said, Trickster. The man not that kind

*what appears to be an extra final /e/ is added to this word by mistake.

 


 

p. 71 —
A Ki Ke we wi ni doAo no ℒ. ttAo we w di Ki dKy ℒ n. e de.
hagikewewinįšunura. Čowe wašigišgąiraną," éže.
I thought of never myself I did. Almost they did me harm," he said.

 


Source:

John Baptiste (trs.), "Wakjukaga," in Paul Radin, Winnebago Notebooks, Freeman #3897 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, ca. 1912) Winnebago V, #7: 39-71.