Lesson 2 - tʃe:ʂʝæɾvɛn


Second clip is about a legendary Kalix cross country skier Emil Ekman, who went off so hard that he suddenly had to get off track and puke! The sports commentators wrote him an immortal chapter in Kalix history by a single line of comment. Our master Arne gives us the whole story:


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Hey I remember when Emil Ekman from Kälsjärv used to ski, you know he was such a wild 'n crazy dude. He started out with maximum speed in Kalix, but when he came out of the crowd he had to throw himslef under a tree and puke! the commentator reported: now the Kälsjälv dude pukes up his breakfast.



(ɛn) e:kman bʊɖɪ tʃe:ʂʝæɾv
Him Ekman from Kälsjärv

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Ekman from Kälsjärv


(ʝɛ) mɛɪns (ɛn) e:mɪl e:kman naɾ 'n ʂɪd:ɾɛ
I remember him "Emil Ekman" when he skied

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I remember when Emil Ekman used to ski


(hɒn) vaɾ ʝʊ sɒm ɪn
He was indeed like a

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He was like a


vær:ɛ vɛɪldɪŋ ɒ hɛdɛna (hɛʊna)
worse wild-dude and those-things

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crazy wild dude and stuff


ɒ ɛn stɑ:ʈɛ ve ɪn mʊʂk far:t ɪ kjœɭɪs
and he started with a strong speed in Kalix

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and he started out with a furious speed in Kalix


ɒ sɑɑɾ dɪ, ɛn...
and then said they, he...

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and then they said, he... (abrupt sentence)


ɒ sɛn ɛn kɒm øʉt bʊɖɪ fɒɭ`kɛn
and when he then came out from the-people

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and then, when he came out from the people
(Note: dative form of the people)


hɑɑɾ 'n snœʈ øʉndɪ ɪ gɾe:n ɒ spœʏt
had he thrown himself under a spruce and puked

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he had thrown himself under a spruce tree and puked


ɒ hɑɑɾ sakt, ɒt
and then had they said, that

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and then they had said


spœœʏ tʃe:ʂʝæɾvɛn ʊp smʊɭan
now pukes the-Kälsjärv up the-food

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now the dude from Kälsjärv pukes up his breakfast food
Note: the special dish mentioned is sour milk with cracked thin barley bread.



Now maybe you are ready for Lesson 3