3. Words with the "i" sound


Ii

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bi’This word is a very clear example of the glottal stop (written with an apostrophe ’ ).
Spoken by Della Prince:
hi’Spoken by Della Prince (Mrs. Prince and the linguist Karl Teeter are laughing because when he first asked her the word for "yes", she replied "yes" in English):
yilSpoken by Della Prince:kilSpoken by Della Prince:
mip_vipSpoken by Della Prince (in this recording, Mrs. Prince says "vip" first, then "mip"):milh_vilhSpoken by Della Prince (in this recording, Mrs. Prince pronounces this word "vilh"; however, we know from records of other speakers that it can also be pronounced "milh"):