Consonants of Cold Lake Dene Sųłiné

The consonant sounds in a language are divided into two groups, obstruents and sonorants. The obstruents are comprised of the stops, fricatives and affricates. The obstruents are the largest group in the inventory of Dene Sųłiné sounds.  

The second group is called sonorants. The sonorants are a smaller group consisting mainly of the nasals and the and w  sounds.

These are the sounds listed in the chart on this page, and on the sidebar.  To hear a word that demonstrates a particular sound, click on the sound in the sidebar.

To view descriptions for these Cold Lake Dene Sųłiné sounds, see the Orthography for Dene Sųłiné Sounds  © Joyce McDonough 2012