h [h]

North Slavey, Deline  -  Phoneme: h [h]  -  IPA: Glottal fricative.

Word: denehóot’įnę [tɛnɛhóːt’ɪ̃nɛ̃] "family"  -  Speaker: SP5

An example of the glottal fricative h. Observe the ejective t’ in a characteristic Dene ejective pattern. Also note the falling tone on the long vowel following the glottal fricative, in contrast to the comparatively flat tone of the other syllables.

denespeechatlas@rochester.edu  © Joyce McDonough 2012