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By Villiana Calac Hyde

Yumáyk Yumáyk is a set of 204 Luiseño texts—including texts of songs—narrated through Mrs. Villiana Hyde and translated through Eric Elliott. one of the texts are "The Early Years at Rincón," "Gathering Acorns," "The First Car," "Courtship," "The lady and Her puppy Coyote," "Plant Uses," "Ravens, Doves, and glints as Messengers," "Finding Water," "Chaláwish Song," "Seeing the Táákwish Spirit via Day," and "The Frog and the Coyote." This booklet is the results of the authors' difficulty for the survival of Luiseño, a local American language of Southern California.

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