Tlingit Soundgame - “BINGO Style”

Addendum 2

Defining Terms for sound acquisition NOTES

I. Terms for language learning

A. For all of the Tlingit sounds there are physical lessons to be learned

B. Many ways to hold lips, tongue or teeth to produce sounds

II. Fourteen ways to make Tlingit sounds

A. Stops - once sound is made air actually stops (like an “ T “ in English)

B. Fricatives - think friction, air is flowing

C. Sonants - humming noise (an English “M”)

D. Aspirated - an air puff is made (“pin” vs “spin”)

E. Glottalized - “pinched”, air cut off

1. CLUE - in Tlingit spelling these will always have an ‘

F. Nasal - nose passage is in effect ( an English “N”)

G. Dental - has to do with teeth

H. Lateral - air is coming out of both side of mouth (an English “L”)

I. Alveolar - tip of tongue, upper gums used (like “T” in “Top”)

J. Alveo Palatal - front of tongue, upper soft palate is used (“J” in “John”)

K. Velar - back of tongue, upper soft palate (“K” in “King”)

L. Velar Rounded - back of tongue, upper palate

1. CLUE - In Tlingit spelling the “W” is added to round lips

M. Uvular - further back in mouth

1. CLUE - In Tlingit spelling this is always underlined

N. Uvular Rounded - see above but round lips

III. Two places to start

A. Front of your mouth is Dental to Velar Rounded

B. Back of your mouth is Uvular to Glottal

IV. Who Cares?

A. Will help in reading Tlingit words, as well as saying language pieces

B. It’s UNIQUE - there are 4 Tlingit sounds that can be found nowhere else