Ejectives

Klamath Tribes Language Project

waq dal ?i gee ?ewksiknii ?elGank

How do you say that in Klamath?

EjectivesPart I : Introduction One of the characteristics of most of the Indian languages in the west are the popping sounds called ejective’s. These are represented by the symbols p’, t’, c’, k’ and q’.

p’

p’as = food

p’aGa = smoke

t’

t’at’aksni = children

t’apaq = leaf

c’

c’ooks = leg

c’waam = sucker

k’

c’ik’as = bird

k’ot’as = lice

q’

q’ay = no

pq’oliip = grandmother (mother’s mother)

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Ejectives, part II >