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COEUR D'ALÈNE

A nearly extinct lamguage spoken by 5 people in northern Idaho, Coeur d'Alène Reservation, USA.
Linguistic Lineage for Coeur d'Alène
U.S.A.

Pipe'et at tch'masq'it,
cha'qhaminchs aaya') schint iskwist,
Che'kut'ich'ilchs aaya') lhe iitspu'us,
Iine'kunmn che'k'u'lntm e tmikhu'lmkhw aats'aqhl at tch'masq'it.
Chelhkuschilhshesh lha a'yya')tminmet aaqhi'wlh,
Chel'u'wistsanqhilhm lhe khwelkhultet,
Aats'aqhl tsanqhillhtmet lhe'plhkhwelkhult te'l chlipust,
Chelhkusch'nshish te'l tse'nuk'ukune'm'n,
Chelh'u'wisnichm lhe ch'est te'l chlipust.
Cha'wu'nsh aats'aqhl.

Note: "lh" marks a lateral l-sound (slashed-l); ")" marks a sound similar to Arabic "ha";
"(" marks a sound similar to Arabic "'ayn"

Contributed by John C. Sacoolidge - E-mail JOHNSAC@worldnet.att.net

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