The consonant sounds in a language are divided into two groups. The largest group, calledáobstruents, áis comprised of the stops, fricatives and affricates. These consonants are the largest group in the inventory of South Slavey sounds. áThe Dene languages all have a very rich set of obstruent sounds. á

The second group is calledásonorants or approximants. The sonorants are a smaller group consisting mainly of the nasals and theáyáandáwásounds.

These are the sounds listed in the chart on this page, and on the sidebar. áClick on the sound in the sidebar that you want to hear.

To view place and manner of descriptions for these sounds, see theáOrthography foráSouth Slavey.

á áę Joyce McDonough 2012