Clusters beginning with S or SH

Here are some examples of consonant clusters beginning with S or SH. These clusters are obvious in the spelling , and they also sound like clusters.

SP

Northern Syllables IPA
ᐃᔅᐱᑯᓐ Click here to hear this word ispikun ispi – kun
Southern Syllables IPA
ᐃᔅᐱᒥᔒᔥ Click here to hear this word ispimishiish ispimi – shiish

ST

Northern Syllables IPA
ᒨᓱᔮᓂᔅᑎᔅ Click here to hear this word muusuyaanistis muu – su – yaanis tis [ mu – sʊ – ˈjaːns tɪs ]
Southern Syllables IPA
ᐊᔅᑖᓱᓂᑲᒥ Click here to hear this word astaasunikamikw astaa – su – ni – kamikw

SK

Northern Syllables IPA
ᒋᓵᔮᔅᑯᓂᐱᓯᒻ Click here to hear this word chisaayaaskunipisim chisaa – yaas kuni – pi – sim [ tsa – jaːs kʊn – ˈpi – sʊm ]
Southern Syllables IPA
ᒥᔅᑲᒻ Click here to hear this word miskam miskam

SCH

Northern Syllables IPA
ᒀᔅᒋᐱᐳᓐ Click here to hear this word kwaaschipipun kwaaschipi – pun [ kɔs ˈtsɪp – pʊn ]
Southern Syllables IPA
ᐁᔅᒉᐤ Click here to hear this word escheu escheu

SHP

Northern Syllables IPA
ᒌᔥᐴ Click here to hear this word chiishpuu chiishpuu [ ˈtʃiʃ pu̞ːʔ ]
Southern Syllables IPA
ᒋᔥᐴ Click here to hear this word chishpuu chish – puu

SHT

Northern Syllables IPA
ᐄᔮᐦᑎᒀᔥᑦ Click here to hear this word iiyaahtikwaasht ii – yaahti – kwaasht [ iː – jaːhtʰ – ˈkɔʃtʰ ]
Southern Syllables IPA
ᐋᔥᑕᒻ Click here to hear this word aashtam aashtam

SHK

Northern Syllables IPA
ᐙᔥᑭᑦ Click here to hear this word waashkit waashkit [ ˈwaʃ kɪt]
Southern Syllables IPA
ᐹᔥᑮ Click here to hear this word paashkii paashkii

SHCH

Northern Syllables IPA
ᑯᑣᔥᒡ Click here to hear this word (ni)kutwaashch ku – twaashch [ kʊ – ˈtɔːʃtʃ ]

* See the page on CH for the TS pronunciation of CH for this and following examples.

Southern Syllables IPA
ᒌᔥᒋᐱᔥ Click here to hear this word chiishchipish chiishchipish
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