b [b]

2 examples

Tłį Chǫ (Dogrib), Behchokǫ̀  -  Phoneme:  b [b]  -  IPA: Voiced bilabial stop.

1 Word: beh [bɛh], "knife"  -  Speaker: SP2

The b [b] sound is in initial position and is strongly voiced all the way through the sound.

2 Word: goba [gobɑ] "elder sister"  -  Speaker: SP2

In this example the b is in medial position between two vowels.It a strongly voiced sound. Compare this to a North Slavey b [p] sound that is a voiceless stop. The initial g is voiceless, a positional variant of the g.

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