i gv yi i' tsa la gi' go hwe lv' i
by Richard Francis

Grammatical Rules: Keep these in mind when pronouncing words.

  • *An apostrophes (' ) means that the syllable is accented
  • * A question mark (?) between the syllables of a word indicates a pause
  • called a glottal stop. This means that you stop dead momentarily between these syllables, then go on, as in the English word "O.K."
  • *A colon (:) after a vowel means that the vowel sound is held longer than usual

Syllabary:

Let's begin with counting. Use the syllabary chart to fill in the blanks. The first one is done to illustrate.

One sa' quu i

Two _________ ta? li

Three _________ tso: i'

Four _________ nv: gi'

Five _________ hi: s gi'


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