In going through Harrington’s notes searching for Hanis vocabulary for the dictionary, I have found many good words -words for different fishes, birds, clouds and weather, and so forth.
This is just a quick note on fun words made out of the Hanis verb miik’– to whirl. An eddy in the water can be called miik’iich, literally, whirling place. A whirlpool is miik’ak’awas xap, literally whirling water.
Harrington also recorded this fun sentence: hex q’wesis xap miikak’iiwat qaxanch, the wind whirls the water up.