t’  [t']

South Slavey, Jean Marie River  -  Phoneme: t’ [t']  -  IPA: Alveolar ejective.

Word: dat’į [dɑt'ĩ] "what is s/he doing?"  -  Speaker: SP10

An example of the ejective t’ in word medial position. It has the classic profile of a Dene ejective, found across may of the Dene languages. Examples can be found in Dogrib, North Slavey and Dene Sųłine.

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