A Ponka ghost story

Nudo˝┤ atha┤-biama┤ ni┤athi˝ga a┤higi. Po˝┤ka-biama┤. Ki atha┤-b ego˝┤
To war / went, they say / persons / many. / Ponkas, they say. / And / went, they say / having /

a-i┤-ti-biama┤. Ne┤tha-biama┤. Ho˝┤do˝ ama┤. Ki ne┤thexti gthi˝┤-biama┤; pe┤de
they camped for the night, they say. / They kindled a fire, they say. / Night time / they say. / And / kindling a bright fire / they sat, they say; / fire /

te na┤hegazhi┤xti ga┤xa-biama┤. Gi┤thexti watha┤te gthi˝┤-biama┤. Saba┤zhixti ni┤ashi˝ga
the (ob.) / to burn very brightly / they made it, they say. / Rejoicing much / eating / they sat, they say. / Very suddenly / person /

wi˝┤ wa'o˝┤-biama┤. Xthi┤azhi, a┤-biama┤. Pe┤de she┤te a┤ba'u┤i-ga. Xthi┤azhi
one / sang they say. / Speechless, / said (one) they say. / Fire / yonder / cover with earth. / Speechless /

mo˝┤de gthi┤zai-ga. Ki wo˝┤githe mo˝┤de gthi┤za-biama┤. Ki e┤gaxe itho˝┤th
bow / take ye yours. / And / all / bow / took their, they say. / And / to surround him /

atha┤-biama┤. E┤gaxe itho˝┤tha-bi go˝┤ ubi┤so˝de athi˝┤ a┤tia┤tha-biama┤. Ki go˝┤
they went, they say. / They surrounded him, they say / so / in close quarters / they had him / they began at once, they say. / And / still /

wa'o˝┤ nazhi˝┤-biama┤; she┤theshtewo˝┤zhi. E┤githe xthabe┤ te┤di ko˝┤ge atha┤-biama┤.
singing / he stood, they say; / he did not heed at all. / At length / tree / by the / near / they went, they say. /

Ki ko˝┤gexchi ahi┤-biama┤ ki, thashto˝┤-biama┤ wa'o˝┤ aka┤. Ki xthabe┤ te┤di
And / very near / they arrived, they say / when, / he stopped singing, they say / he sang / he who. / And / tree / by the /

ahi┤-bi ki, wahi┤ te go˝┤te ama┤. Xthabe┤ hide┤ te┤di wahi┤ te ededi┤-te ama┤,
they arrived, they say / when, / bone / the (ob.) / had lain there some time, they say. / Tree / the bottom / by the / bone / the / they were there, they say, /

ni┤ashi˝ga wahi┤ te. Shao˝┤ ama┤ uba┤tihe┤wathe-hno˝┤-biama┤ ni┤ashi˝ga t'ai┤ ki.
human / bone / the. / Dakota / the (sub.) / they hang up the bodies regularly they say / persons / they die / when. /