Author Archives: Dr. Craig Kopris

Pronouncing Waⁿdat Words 4

In this installment of the language blog, let’s move onto three more consonants: ʔ, ⁿd, and ⁿg. The first one is called a glottal stop, because to pronounce it you stop the air from coming out of your throat by … Continue reading

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Pronouncing Wandat Words 3

The last two language blogs were about the pronunciation of the vowels, oral vowels in Pronouncing Wandat Words 1, and nasal vowels in Pronouncing Wandat Words 2. This time we’re moving on to the consonants. Most of the consonants are … Continue reading

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Pronouncing Wandat Words 2

Kweh! Last time we went over the oral vowels of Wandat, i u e a. This time we’ll look at the nasal vowels, ę ǫ. You might have seen these vowels written in different ways, such as ẽ õ, en … Continue reading

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Pronouncing Wandat Words 1

Kweh! Because we come from a literate society, we tend to think of writing as more important than speaking. But really it is the opposite! We all were speaking long before we could read or write. No one taught us … Continue reading

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