Ta'n Teltoqsi'tij Lnueie'g Gnugwatigng

Consonants = Iltunepijig

Listuguj
Francis/Smith
IPA
VPM
Example Words
p
p
p
voiceless bilabial plosive

pugtew 'fire'

pe'sgewei 'gun/rifle'

nipugt 'forest'

mt'p 'brain'

t
t
t
alveolar plosive

tmawei 'tobacco'

temte'g 's/he breaks it by hitting'

gesita'tl 's/he hurts someone badly'

si'st 'three'

g
k
g
velar plosive

gelu'lg 'it's good'

guntew 'a rock'

igeggwet 's/he gets sick'

gitaqeg 'it is sore from work/exercise'

q
q
q
uvular plosive

qame'g 'on the other side of river/valley'

gaqtugwaw 'thunder'

jampo'qiet 's/he is doing somersaults'

qasawo'q 'iron'

gw
kw
gw
labialized velar plosive

tapusi’gw ‘we are two’ (inclusive)

Gisu'lgw ‘the one who made us’

nesuto’gsi’gw ‘s/he won or beat us three’

gwe’ ‘greetings or hello’

qw
qw
qw
labialized uvular plosive

qwalqwasiet ‘the setting sun’

qwa’niej ‘phoney person’

qwaniejuwei ‘ fake/not the real thing’

j
j
voiceless palatoalveolar affricate

jipji’j ‘bird’

jugu’wa ‘come here’

jigla’si ‘go away’

jiptug ‘perhaps’

s
s
s
voiceless alveolar fricative

sepei ‘this morning’

sismo’qon ‘maple sugar/sugar’

tapuisqa’q ‘twenty’

Se’sus ‘Jesus’

m
m
m
bilabial nasal

maqtawe’g ‘black or is being black’

eptaqano’guom ‘cupboard’

tmi’gn ‘axe’

amgwes ‘the first one/time’

n
n
n
alveolar nasal

nasga’wtu ‘divide it’

nantunewet ‘reaching around under
something eg. under seagrass for eels’

sgilminn ‘seeds’

Se’ta’n ‘St. Anne’

l
l
l
alveolar lateral approximant

lusgnign ‘bannok’

pelqa’toq s/he peels it’

llgusuaqan 'ladder'

elpilatl 's/he sends him/her by rope'

y
j
palatal approximant

yap 'bull moose'

kaqtaqayet ‘the end of rope or string’

atlayg ‘shirts’

askaywatl ‘causes hurt’

atnamkewey 'checker game'

w
w
w
labio-velar approximant

wela’lin ‘thank you’

welm’toq ‘s/he is kind’

wisawe’g ‘yellow or is being yellow’

welm'tu'ti'gw 'we are kind'

Vowels = Pantunepjig

Listuguj
Francis Smith
IPA
HAR
Example Words
i
i
i
close (high) front unrounded

ilta'toq 's/he closes it'

istua'latl 's/he turns him/her sideways'

naspit 's/he is attached'

mijua'ji'j 'child'

e
e
ε
open-mid front unrounded

ewle'jit 's/he is poor/pitiful'

e'pite'ji'j 'little girl'

na'te'l 'there'

neget 'that one'

a
a
ɑ
open back low unrounded

a'papi 'rope'

lpa 'that's definite'

eta 'it was'

amatpa't 'foolish thinker or crazy'

o
o
o
closed-mid back rounded

o'plteg 'it's not set right'

oqnisgwa'tu 'cover it up'

giwto'qigsma'toq 's/he pushes it around in a circle'

nsanoqon 'danger'

u
u
u
close back rounded

ugsua'tu 'take it'

ugsuguni 'his/her tail'

ulugun 'his/her thigh'

ugtejgewei 'the last one'

i'
i'
i:
long vowel (applies to all vowels)

i'tew 's/he will be there'
ji'nm 'a man'

e'pit 'a woman'
je'g 'jack in cards'

a'pi 'fishing net'
nijja't 's/he falls'

o'pla'teget 's/he does wrong'
samqwano'q 'water container'

u'j 'house fly'
u'nig 'it's foggy'

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ə

mid central unrounded
(not always written)

pans'g 's/he cuts it open'

n'mi' 'term of affection for one's grandmother'

esp'pit 'sitting high up'

etliatl /edêliadêl/ 's/he is making it'