In an effort to preserve the Tillamook language, some researchers from the University of Hawaii interviewed Joe Scovell’s mother and other members of the Nehalem band of the Tillamook tribe from 1965-72. They have so far compiled a 120-page Tillamook-English dictionary, with a 35-page English-Tillamook index, which is an unpublished work still in progress. A sampling:
Hello, how do you do?
gʷə wə́š gʷas
The tide is coming in
Source: M. Terry Thompson
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