Soulatluk Pronunciation & Basic Vocabulary
This content was originally created as a word-a-day 2019 calendar; but it is a great resource for learning basic Soulatluk vocabulary, and is organized by pronunciation, so that you can practice reading & pronouncing small sets of words with similar sounds.
NEW: Click the image at left to download a one-page quick-reference pronunciation & spelling guide. Contains links to sample audio for each sound!
Unless otherwise noted, all audio is excerpted from the word & sentence lists recorded by William Bright, Karl Teeter, and Stuart Fletcher which are housed at the California Language Archive at the University of Berkeley.
- The letters a, e, i, ou, u represent SOME of the same vowel sounds that are spelled with these letters in English.
- The letters h, l, m, n, r, s, sh, w, y represent the SAME sounds as in English.
- The letters b, p, d, t, g, k, j, ch, q, qh, ts, tsh, v represent sounds that are SIMILAR to English, but with some special features unique to Soulatluk.
- The letters & symbols ’, gh, lh, rr represent sounds that DO NOT EXIST and/or are not spelled in English! These are the most difficult sounds to learn.