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Posted By: Haruo
22-May-04 - 02:29 AM
Thread Name: Chinook Jargon Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: Tumala
tumala shati

tumala, tumala,
tumala nayka munk manak'i-Lush
duwi: duwi:

Rough translation: "Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll do better tomorrow". (As far as I can tell "duwi: duwi:" is a nonsense refrain.)

L stands for a "barred l", a lower-case "l" with a wiggly line through the middle of it. Its sound is like the "ll" in Welsh "Llanfair", though its proper appearance is more Polish.

Sung over and over again like a 7-11 praise song.