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Ṭanx, sgiid, kiidiáaytáx uudluuhl éija, /ʈanx scit, cidjetʌχ uɮuɬ eɖ͡ʐa/ Out of the great, green, grove of trees,
Galaaxajáayuq naadlutwáayu; /ɢʌlaχaɖ͡ʐejʊq naɮʊtweju/  In the darkness of the night;
Muudux dlaasatl naaṯuut aaṭan qaatsdán, /mudux ɮasat͡ɬ naθut aʈʌn qat͡sdʌn/  The snowy owl came sllenty by,
Diitlu eddṯaatiin déiguulu iihti. /dit͡ɬɔ ɛd̪͡ðatin deɣuɬu ixti/  A graceful poem in flight.

Naadlutáayuq hántsáaytáx ṣáw, /naɮʊtejʊq χʌnt͡setʌχ ʂʌw/  Out of the shadows of the dark,
Tlxiiddṯix chaahlxaiihlwgas; /t͡ɬχid̪͡ðix ʈ͡ʂaɬxajɬʊɣʌs/  When the day is finished and done;
Muuduwáayuq déiguul, saatku iis diigwaas, qaatsaang, /muduwejʊq deɣuɬ satku is diɣʷas qat͡saŋ/  The swift, hurried flight of the owl takes place,
Skidṯaxál gahlyaaqu iihti éijahlgas. /skiðaxʌɬ ɢʌɬjaqu ixti eɖ͡ʐaɬɣʌs/  Out on its midnight run.

Ṭanx, sgiid, kiidiáaytáx uudluuhl éija, /ʈanx scit, cidjetʌχ uɮuɬ eɖ͡ʐa/  Out of the great, green, grove of trees,
Qutṯ saatku kaadliidum qaatsaahlnga, /qʊt̪͡θ satku kaɮidʊm qat͡saɬŋɣa/  As fast as any clock can go,
Qwiilchunwáay dluu, ṣaalku iis saatku, mitkuuhlga, /qʷiɬʈ͡ʂʊnwe ɮu ʂaɬku is satku mitkuɬɣa/  The wings beat hard and fast,
'Ad láa dlaajáay iisxii áawhlumga. /ʔʌd la ɮaɖ͡ʐe isxi awɬʊmɣa/ And rustles the fallen snow.

Muudux dlaasatl, tsiitsgw gaavaṯiidetl, /mudux ɮasat͡ɬ t͡sit͡sɣʊ ɣaβʌθidɛt͡ɬ/ The snowy owl, a prince of a bird,
Yéidlwxál nievutṯga; /jeɮʊxʌɬ ɲɛβʊt̪͡θɣa/ It's dominance reigns supreme;
Naadlutwáaytáx dii ṣaaṯuṯga, /naɮʊtwetʌχ di ʂaθʊθɣa/ Out of the blackness that covers me,
Ddṯéinutáxṯi iis hehṣatáxṯi qw. /d̪͡ðenutʌχθi is χɛχʂatʌχθi qʊ/ Out of my thoughts and dreams.

Ṭanx, sgiid, kiidiáaytáx uudluuhl éija, /ʈanx scit, cidjetʌχ uɮuɬ eɖ͡ʐa/ Out of the great, green, grove of trees,
Xál qwiilchuntin tṯxutl dluu ṭaamhliiga; /χʌɬ qʷiɬʈ͡ʂʊntin t̪͡θχut͡ɬ ɮu tamɬiɣa/ It glides with a mystic wing;
Galaaxajáaytáx- láa xál sqwiidga, /ɢʌlaχaɖ͡ʐetʌχ la χʌɬ sqʷidɣa/ Out of the night that swallows it,
Dáag xál hltaansántl, qaaxéidáa hliedsán. /daɣ χʌɬ ɬtansʌnt͡ɬ qaχeda ɬjedsʌn/ To see it, would make your heart sing.



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Ṭanx, sgiid, kiidi-áay-táx uudluuhl éija,
great, green, tree-[DEF]-[ABL] grove out

Galaaxaj-áay-uq naadlut-wáay-u;
night-[DEF]-[GEN] dark-[DEF]-[LOC];

Muudu-x dlaas-atl naaṯuut aaṭan qaats-dán,
owl.ABS-[DEF] snow-[SEMBL] quiet near came go-[PST],

Diitlu eddṯaatiin déiguul-u iihti.
poem graceful flight-[LOC] during.

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Naadlut-áay-uq hánts-áay-táx ṣáw,
dark-[DEF]-[GEN] shadow-[DEF]-[ABL] [CLF],

Tlxiiddṯi-x chaahl-xaiihlw-ga-s;
day.ABS-[DEF] complete-finish-[PST]-when;

Muudu-wáay-uq déiguul, saatku iis diigwaas, qaatsaa-ng,
owl-[DEF]-[GEN] flight.ABS, fast and hurried, go-[PRES],

Skidṯa-xál gahlyaaq-u iihti éijahl-ga-s.
trip-[3SG.GEN] midnight-[LOC] during (go out)-[PRES]-when.

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Ṭanx, sgiid, kiid-áay-táx uudluuhl éija,
great, green, tree-[DEF]-[ABL] grove out,

Qutṯ saatku kaadliid-um qaatsaa-hlnga,
as.much fast clock-[ESS] go-can.[PRES],

Qwiilchun-wáay dluu, ṣaalku iis saatku, mitkuuhl-ga,
wing.ABS-[DEF] [CLF] hard and fast, beat-[PRES].

'Ad láa dlaaj-áay iisxii áawhlum-ga.
and [3SG.ERG] snow.ABS-[DEF] fallen rustle-[PRES].

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Muudu-x dlaas-atl, tsiitsgw gaavaṯii-detl,
owl.ABS-[DEF] snow-[SEMBL], bird.ABS prince-[SEMBL],

Yéidlw-xál nievutṯ-ga;
dominance.ABS-[3SG.GEN] (stand strong)-[PRES]

Naadlut-wáay-táx dii ṣaaṯuṯ-ga,
dark-[DEF]-[ABL] [1SG.ABS] cover-[PRES],

Ddṯéinu-táx-ṯi iis hehṣa-táx-ṯi qw.
thought-[ABL]-[1SG.GEN] and dream-[ABL]-[1SG.GEN] [CLF].

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Ṭanx, sgiid, kiid-áay-táx uudluuhl éija,
great, green, tree-[DEF]-[ABL] grove out

Xál qwiilchun-tin tṯxu-tl dluu ṭaamhlii-ga;
[3SG.ABS] wing-[INST] magic-[SEMBL] [CLF] glide-[PRES];

Galaaxaj-áay-táx- láa xál sqwiid-ga,
night-[DEF]-[ABL]- [3SG.ERG] [3SG.ABS],

Dáag xál hltaan-sán-tl, qaaxéi-dáa hlied-sán.
[2SG.ERG] [3SG.ABS] see-[FUT]-if heart-[2SG.GEN] sing-[FUT].
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