Ejectives 2

Klamath Tribes Language Project

waq dal ?i gee ?ewksiknii ?elGank

How do you say that in Klamath?

EjectivesPart II: The Glottal Stop All words begin with a consonant in Klamath. Sometimes the consonant is merely the sudden opening of the vocal chords. This sound is called a glottal stop and is symbolized by a question mark, e.g. (?)

 

?anko = wood

?iwam = huckleberry

?i = you

?onaa = yesterday

In Klamath the glottal stop also occurs in the middle of words.

se?eets = Saturday

?ee?alGa = read

gaa?aak = long time ago

sle?ii = See!

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