Spelling Manual (Southern) – Syllablic Finals

ᔦᐦᔦᐧᐋᑲᓐ The use of the (h) final

(h) in the middle of a word

The is used in the middle of a word between two vowel sounds or before some consonants. Here are some examples:

Before ᐃ, ᐄ, ᐅ, ᐆ, ᐊ, ᐋ, ᐧᐋ Before ᐱ, ᐲ, ᐳ, ᐴ, ᐹ, ᐧᐹ, ᑉ
ᐊᑯ
ᐆᒥᓲ ᒦᒋᐧᐋ
ᐅᔫ
ᐅᑎᐄᒉᐤ ᐅᑎ
ᐋᐧᐁᔒᔥ ᐱᓯᑲᓐ
ᐄᐲ ᐅᓯᑳᑎ
ᓂᐹᐁᐤ ᒪᑐᑲ
ᒫᑎᐄᑲᓐ ᐹᔔ
ᐄᐸᔫ ᐸᓐ
ᒪᓯᓇᐄᑲᓐ
Before ᑎ, ᑏ, ᑐ, ᑑ, ᑖ, ᐧᑖ, ᑦ Before ᒋ, ᒌ, ᒍ, ᒎ, ᒑ, ᐧᒑ, ᒡ
ᒉᐤ
ᑕᒻ ᐅᑖ
ᑎᓐ ᒎᑌᐤ
ᑌᐤ
ᐄᔨᑐᐧᐃᓐ ᔮᔮᒌᐤ
ᐃᑐᑌᐤ ᒉᔨᒨ
ᒋᒦ
ᑌᓲ ᒋᒄ
ᑖᐧᐄ ᒉᑐ
ᑕᐳᐧᐃᓐ ᒑᐸᓀᐤ
Before ᑭ, ᑮ, ᑯ, ᑰ, ᑳ, ᐧᑳ, ᒃ, ᒄ Before ᔨ, ᔩ, ᔪ, ᔫ, ᔮ, ᐧᔮ
ᑯᓲ ᐧᐋ
ᐊᑎ ᐧᐋᐱᔦᐤ
ᒥᔥᑎᑯᔦᐤ
ᔦᐤ
ᒋᔐᔦᐤ
ᑯᓐ ᐱᒥᔮᐤ
ᑰᒻ ᔦᑯᓲ
ᑳᒣᐤ ᓈᐯᔦᐤ
ᑯᓐ ᔫᔥᑲᒻ
ᑲᓐ ᔦᐧᐁᐤ
ᑲᓐ ᒋᔅᒉᔨᑕᒻ

You can hear the sound clearly when you say these pairs of words:

With (h) Without (h)
ᒥᒄ
ᓰᑑ
ᐧᐄᐹᐤ ᐧᐄᐹᐤ
ᒉᐤ / ᐊᐅᒉᐤ ᐆᒉᐤ
ᔦᐤ ᔮᔦᐤ
ᑯᔐᐤ ᒪᑯᔐᐤ
ᒫᑮ
ᑖᐤ ᐯᑖᐤ
ᒋᐱᑕᒻ ᐅᒋᐱᑕᒻ
ᑖᐤ ᐹᐱᑌᐤ
ᒥᑖᔅ

It is never used before m, n, s, sh.

See also: Spelling Manual – Northern Dialect – in the middle of a word