Laˈkas, laˈkas l qi tlʼaˈqʷʼetʼalʼasax̄i, duˈqʷelaya?
Go, go to that alder tree, do you see it?
Daˈpʼius x̄iˈnemac ges x̄iˈxa qi,
Take along a drawknife and shave it,
x̄iˈxax̄els qi x̄ekʷʼemˈs qi tlʼaˈqʷʼetʼalʼasax̄i,
scrape off the bark of the alder tree,
mʼencelaˈs wʼax̄aˈslasids hiˈlhgatl l yaaˈsdacʼiac.
measure off as much as will be enough for the dyeing tank.
We are going to dye with alder
wels cuˈsatlina qi genis mʼekwaˈtl qi.
you're going to dry it and we'll pound it (into powder).
G̅ʷaˈlhtli mʼegʷeˈxʷtl genis ʼixaˈtl qis wʼaˈpac
When it's been pounded, we'll pour water onto it
li ḡʷaˈḡʷelcʼualis qen yaaˈsdudiganis
when it's ready for us to to dye
gi ḡʷaˈḡʷelcʼualilh wʼax̄aaˈc qic
when enough is ready
for our dyeing, we're going to dye with alderbark.
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