Puxára Ihrûuvtihap—They Don’t Use It For Long

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

This assignment is based on a lengthier text than that included in Áraar Úpeenti previously. The subject is the Indian pipe. In the first section the speaker is describing the general usage of the hand made Indian pipe, pa’úhraam. Other sections will be posted later.

ASSIGNMENT: Listen to the audio recordings of the selected text. It is presented sentence by sentence and is in two parts. After listening and repeating the spoken text refer to the typewritten text. Rehear the recording and read along with the underlined text which should correspond to the recordings. (You will find a pdf download option of the text at end of the post.)

As in previous assignment you must indicate all of the accent marks on the written text. Take a picture of your notated text and send it to me. I will go over your “answers” and let you know how you did! Yay! No grade or anything–this is a way to practice hearing the language, noticing what and where the syllables of words are stressed or have a rising-falling tone to them. You must also indicate when a vowel is long.

First 3 sentences

PDF: you can download the typewritten text here: Text02

Áraar Úpeenti, Indian Says

The following text is taken from the Smithsonian website. The text itself is typewritten from hand written texts documented by John Harrington in 1930 era. The typewritten form is good for learning purposes since it doesn’t include any accents or glottal stops. In addition there is an audio reading of the text that I recorded.

Assignment: Listen to the audio and repeat until you feel comfortable with your pronunciation. Then review the jpeg of the typewritten notes (it is a bit blurry unfortunately) and match what you heard with the written words.

When you have done this now listen to the recording along with the written text and INDICATE the accent marks. The is the ´, acute accent, the ˆ, circumflex (hachik), and the glottal stop which we indicate with the ‘, apostrophe


The recording:

You can download PDFs of the text-images HERE: Pipe Description Pg 2 and here: Pipe Description Pg 1;

Take a photo of your work after you have inserted the proper accents (´, ˆ, ‘) to texts. Use a pen, pencil or marker. Send in your work via Comments and we will review and reply to your work ASAP! Yay!