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Audio-only MP3 file of soundtrack

Music is my arrangement of “The Happy Farmer” from Album for the Young by Robert Schumann.

I am not a native speaker, so this is only my best effort at pronunciation at the time.

Syllabics transcript

ᐊᐌᓀᔥ ᐁᑲᐙᐦᑌᐦᔑᐣᐠ ᐊᑾᒌᐣᐠ ᐅᓈᑯᐦᔑᐣᐠ? ᐊᐎᔭ ᐅᓇᐣᑕᐙᐸᐣᑖᐣ ᐃᐡᑾᐣᒋᑲᐣ᙮ ᔑᑳᑯᐣᐠ ᐃᔑᒫᑯᓯ᙮ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐣᐠ ᐃᓈᐣᑌᓅᐣ ᐐᓂᓯᐦᓴᐣ᙮ ᐅᓂᐡᑭ’ᐋᐣ ᐃᐣᑕᔨᓈᓂᐣ ᒋ᐀ᒥᑭᔑᑯᐟ᙮ ᓂᒥᓉᐣᑖᓈᐣ ᒪᐗᑎᐦᔑᑯᔮᐣᑭᐟ, ᐊᐤ ᐙᑯᔥ᙮

Romanized transcript

Awenesh egawaateshing agwajiing onaagoshing? Awiya onandawaabandaan ishkwanjigan. Zhigaagong izhimaagozi. Ishkodeng inaandenoon wiinizisan. Onishki’aan indayinaanin ji-migizhigod. Niminwendaanaan mawadishigoyaangid, aw waagosh.

English translation

Who is in the shadows outside in the evening? Someone is looking for leftover food. They smell like a skunk. Their hair has the color of fire. They anger our dog, so she barks at them. We like when they visit us, that fox.


Noah Johnson, November 2020