Vowels 3

Klamath Tribes Language Project

waq dal ?i gee ?ewksiknii ?elGank
How do you say that in Klamath?

Vowels Part III: Dipthongs When a sound begins as one vowel and ends as another, it is called a diphthong. Combinations of vowel letter plus w or y are used to represent the Klamath diphthongs.

ay

kay = rabbit

may = tule

aw

yawqs = medicine

tawn = town

ey

cey = loose, rickety

keys = snow

ew

cew = antelope

?ews = lake

oy

doycq’as = chokecherries

moy = woodchuck

iw

siwga = kill

wiwcqoots = whip