The coyote and the snake -- an Omaha myth

Mi┤kasi ama┤ to˝┤de a┤thita┤xti atha┤-biama┤. Da┤do˝ une┤go˝ mo˝thi˝┤-bi
Coyote / the (mv. sub.) / ground / crossing by the nearest way / went, they say. / Something as he sought it / walked, they say, /

ki, saba┤zhixti ni┤kashi˝ga wi˝┤, "No˝shto˝┤ga ha┤," a┤-biama┤. "Wi˝o˝┤wa
when / very suddenly / person / one / O stop walking / ! / said, they say. / Which one /

ete┤do˝," ethe┤-go˝-bi ego˝┤, uthi┤xida┤-bi ki, i┤tha-bazhi┤-biama┤. Shi eta┤ha atha-biama┤.
can it be? / he thought, they say / as (+having) / he looked around, they say / when, / he did not find him, they say. / Again / further / went, they say. /

Ki "O˝tho˝┤beto˝┤-ga ha┤," a┤-biama┤. Ki Mi┤kasi aka┤ i┤tha-biama┤
And / Pass to one side of me / ! / said, they say. / And / Coyote / the (sub.) / found him, they say. /

We┤s'a. "Shi+shte! the┤ mo˝bthi˝┤ tho˝┤zha, ebe┤-shtewo˝ i┤peto˝ ko˝┤btha-ma┤zhi. Thi┤
Snake. / Fie! / this / I walk / though, / who at all / I pass to one side of him / I wish I not. / You /

gaxe┤ titha┤-ga! Uhe┤ ke i˝┤thiko˝┤-ga!" "The┤ mo˝bthi˝┤ tho˝┤zha, e┤be wi˝┤
to one side / pass! / Path / the (lg. ob.) / give me room! / This / I walk / though / who / one /

e┤bthiko˝ te┤ a┤ho˝, ebthe┤go˝-shtewo˝┤-ma┤zhi ha," a┤-biama┤ We┤s'a aka┤. "E┤go˝
I give him room / will / ! (in soliloquy) / I think at all I not / . / said, they say / Snake / the (sub.). / So /

ki┤shte a┤wino˝┤ge ta┤ mi˝ke ha," a┤-biama┤ Mi┤kasi aka┤. "E┤go˝ ki┤zhi, that'e┤
even if / I run on you / I / who will / . / said, they say / Coyote / the (sub.). / So / if / you die /

tate┤," a┤-biama┤ We┤s'a aka┤. "A┤xto˝ at'e┤ ta┤do˝. U┤t'e o˝thi˝┤ge," a┤-biama┤
shall surely / said, they say / Snake / the (sub.) / How possible / I die / shall? / Cause of death / me -- none / said, they say /

Mi┤kasi aka┤. "Ke┤, o˝┤gazha┤da-ga! Zha┤thi˝o˝ki┤tha-ga," a┤-biama┤ We┤s'a aka┤.
Coyote / the (sub.). / Come / step over me! / Do it in spite of me! / said, they say / Snake / the (sub.). /

Ki Mi┤kasi aka┤ a┤gazha┤da-biama┤. Ki We┤s'a aka┤ thaxta┤-biama. Ki Mi┤kasi
And / Coyote / the (sub.) / stepped over him, they say. / And / Snake / the (sub.) / bit him, they say. / And / Coyote /

aka┤ nie┤-shtewo˝-ba┤zhi-biama┤. "A┤wate┤e a. A┤wigazha┤de ki at'e┤ tate┤, eshe┤
the (sub.) / pained at all not, they say. / Where is it / ? / I stepped over you / if / I die / shall / you said /

tho˝┤shti. A┤wate at'e┤," a┤-biama┤ Mi┤kasi aka┤. Go˝┤ i┤tho˝bo˝┤ i┤a-bazhi┤-bi ego˝┤,
heretofore. / Where is it / I die / said, they say. / Coyote / the (sub.). / And / a second time / he spoke not, they say, / as (+having) /

atha┤-biama┤ Mi┤kasi ama┤, to˝┤de a┤thita┤xti. Go˝te┤-go˝ ki, wachi┤shka wi˝┤ ahi┤-biama┤.
went, they say / Coyote / the (mv. sub.) / ground / across by the nearest way. / After sometime / when / stream / one / he reached, they say. /

Ki nitha┤to˝ ta┤-bi ego˝┤, ni┤ ke do˝┤ba-bi ki, niu┤watheki┤e kito˝┤ba-biama┤.
And / to take a drink / was about, they say, / as (+having), / water / the (lg. ob.) / he looked at they say / when / reflection in the water / he saw himself, they say. /

Ki shi˝┤xti kito˝┤ba-biama┤. "Xa-e┤! e┤gimo˝-ma┤zhi-no˝-mo˝┤ tho˝┤shti.
And / very fat / he saw himself, they say. / Whew! / I never was so / heretofore. /

O˝shi˝┤ itha┤nahi˝┤ a" a┤-bi ego˝┤, kigthi┤t'o˝-shteo˝-no˝-biama┤. Ki thato˝┤-bi ego˝┤,
Me fat / I truly / ! / said, they say / as, / he felt himself all over even (?) often, they say. / And / he drank, they say, / as (+having) /

sho˝┤ atha┤-biama┤. Go˝┤te kizhi, "Azho˝┤to˝tho˝┤thi˝ge itha┤nahi˝ a┤ho˝," a┤-bi
still / he want, they say. / A while / when / I am sleepy / I truly / ! (in soliloquy) / he said they say /

ego˝┤, xa┤de bazo˝┤ zho˝┤-biama┤. Ki sho˝┤sho˝ t'e┤ ama┤, i┤baxti. Ki sheto˝┤ ha.
as (+having) / grass / pushing in among / he lay, they say. / And / always / he died, they say, / much swollen. / And / so far / . /