Glottalized affricates: tth’, ts’, tl’, ch’


 

tth’

We use tth’ to represent the glottalized version of tth. Listen to the words and repeat them after Delores Louie says them.

‘please’
‘woodpecker’
‘spring salmon’
‘purple’
‘seven’
‘to pry it’
‘to shine a light on it’
‘nail’
‘to wash it’
‘to wipe it’

ts’

The letter ts’ stands for a glottalized ts. You can think of it as a sequence of t + s, only glottalized.

‘to thank him/her’
‘comb’
‘to fill it’

 


Quiz: Listening Practice – ts and ts’

Listen, then fill in the missing sounds.

This quiz is composed of 13 fill-in-the-blank questions. Determine if the word is completed by a ts or ts’.

 


Quiz: Listening Practice – tth’ and ts’

Listen, then fill in the missing sounds.

This quiz is composed of 13 fill-in-the-blank questions. Determine if the word is completed by a tth’ or ts’.

 


Quiz: Listening Practice – s, tth’ and th

Multiple choice

This quiz is composed of 13 multiple choice questions. Listen, then select the word matching what is spoken.

 


tl’

This letter combination stands for what speakers of Hul’q’umi’num’ know as the first sound of the word tl’up “deep”. This sound begins with the tongue in the position of the sound t’ and it then releases into an l. It is similar to the clicking sound some people make when calling a horse, but you blow the air out through the sides of the tongue. Practice pronouncing the words that follow.

‘to be enough’
‘to jump’
‘salty’
‘to go down’
‘stingy’
‘smoke’
‘to rub or massage it’

 


Quiz: Listening Practice – t’ and tl’

Listen, then fill in the missing sounds.

This quiz is composed of 10 fill-in-the-blank questions. Determine if the word is completed by a t’ or tl’.

 


Quiz: Listening Practice – t, tl’, lh, t’

Multiple choice

This quiz is composed of 15 multiple choice questions. Listen, then select the word matching what is spoken.

 


ch’

We use ch’ to represent the glottalized version of ch. This is a very rare sound, appearing in only a handful of words.

‘frying pan’