J, TS

 

j can sound like the < j > [ dʒ ] in judge, or like the soft < g > in Gerald, especially before the vowels < i > and < e >; it can also sound like the [ dz ] sound in adze or the < ds > in leads, especially before the vowels < a > and < o >. However, speakers will also use either one of the two < j > sounds with no difference in meaning. (Maybe this is another ‘tomAYto — tomAHto’ difference.)

onajagę́:t rice

ęjéhehs birthdays

ęhsnaˀjó:dęˀ you will boil something

 

 

 

ts sounds like CH followed by an [h] sound:

tsiséde̲hjih earlier this morning

gadi:tsé:nęˀ farm animals