r [ɹ]

2 examples

1 Dene Sųłiné, Cold Lake  -  Phoneme: r [ɹ]  -  IPA: Voiced alveolar rhotic, a central approximant.

Word: dzérébįh [dzéɹébĩ] "swim"  -  Speaker: SP1

In this token, the r is intervocalic and quite short, compare this with the r in the next example.

2 Word: bár [bɑ́ɹ] "sleeve"  -  Speaker: SP1

This /r/ is in word final position, in a word spoken in isolation. Note also the voicing in the initial /b/sound. The stops in Dene Sųłine tend to be voiced.

denespeechatlas@rochester.edu  © Joyce McDonough 2012