W, HW, Y, HY
w sounds like the [ w ] in wash:
ǫ́:wi: I think so
w sounds like the < w > [ w̥ ] in swish, or like the sound you make when you blow out a candle, before whispered vowels:
hw sounds like < h > followed by < w > (the same sounds you hear at the beginning of words such as what and which in some varieties of British English):
ganéhwaˀ hide; animal skin
y sounds like the < y > in yes:
í:yę: she wants, wishes
y sounds like the < y > [ j̥ ] in the expression ‘Can I help you?’ or like the [ y ] before the ‘oo’ sound in English pure or cure, when it’s before whispered vowels.
dęˀ ni̲hságye̲haˀ? what are you doing?
hy sounds like [ h ] followed by [ y ]. You can also hear these sounds before the ‘oo’ sound in English human or humour in some types of English:
ohyaˀ fruit, berries