Spelling Manual (Southern) – ᒋᐦᑲᔥᑖᑲᓐᐦ The Use of Dots

Dots Over a Syllabic Symbol

The dot above a syllabic symbol marks a long vowel. The dot can be used over the set, the set or the set. There is no dot over the set.

Short (no dot) Long (with dot)
i ᔥᑯᑌᐤ ᔨᔫ ii
wi ᐧᐃᔮᐸᒣᐤ ᐧᐄᒥᓂᒌ wii
pi ᒥᐸᔫ ᒥᐸᔫ pii
ti ᐹᓐ ᐧᐹᑦ tii
ki ᒋᓐ kii
chi ᐧᓈᐤ ᓈᐤ chii
mi ᒋᓲ ᒋᓲ mii
ni ᐲᔥ nii
si ᔅᒎ ᐅᑏᔅ sii
shi ᑳᒄ ᑲᐦᐆ shii
u ᐦᐸᐦᐆ ᒉᐤ uu
pu ᐧᐋᑌᐤ ᓃᐤ puu
tu ᐧᐋᐤ ᐦᐋᓐ tuu
ku ᑕᐲᐤ kuu
chu ᓂᔥ ᒎᔑᓈᐳᐃ chuu
mu ᓵᔅᑰ muu
nu ᐧᐁᔅᐧᑫᔫ ᑕᐦᐊᒻ nuu
su ᐦᑌᐤ ᐦᑲᓐ suu
shu ᓀᐤ ᔔᐦᐧᑫᐤ shuu
yu ᑎᓐ yuu
a ᒋᒄ ᐦᒋᒄ aa
wa ᐧᐊᒋᔥᒄ ᐧᐋ waa
pa ᐦᑳᓐ ᐦᑳᓇᒻ paa
ta ᐦᒋᓀᐤ ᐦᒋᓀᐤ taa
ka ᔅᑲᒣᒨ ᔥᑲᐦᐄᑲᓐ kaa
cha ᐦᑳᐯᔥ ᐦᑳᔅᐧᑫᔫ chaa
ma ᒋᐸᔫ ᒋᐸᔫ maa
na ᒋᐸᔫ ᓯᐯᐤ naa
sa ᑲᐧᐯᐤ ᒉᐧᐁᔮᐸᒣᐤ saa
sha ᐦᐧᑫᔨᒣᐤ ᐦᐧᑫᐦᐄᑲᓐ shaa
ya ᐦᒋᔥᑲᒻ ᔦᐤ yaa

Dots in Front of Syllabic Symbol

Dots are written before a syllabic symbol and indicate a w sound before the vowel, or between the consonant and the following vowel.

e ᔥᒄ ᐧᐁᔥᑲᒡ we
a ᒋᑳᔥ ᐧᐊᒋᔥᒄ wa
i ᔦᔅᑯᐴ ᐧᐃᔦᔥ wi
ii ᐹᑎᓐ ᐧᐄᐸᒡ wii
aa ᐸᑎᓐ ᐧᐋᐸᓐ waa
pe ᑖᐤ ᐧᐯ pwe
paa ᔥᑮ ᐧᐹᔥᑑ pwaa
te ᐧᐁᐦᐄᑲᓐ ᐧᑌ twe
taa ᐱᔥᑯᓐ ᐧᑖᐸᔫ twaa
ke ᐦᑫᒄ ᐧᑫᔅᑌᐦ kwe
kaa ᑕᐦ ᑕᐦᐧᑳ kwaa
chaa ᐧᒑᑲᓕᑦ chwaa
me ᐧᑳᒡ ᐧᒣᐦᒡ mwe
maa ᐧᒫ mwaa
naa ᐧᓈ nwaa
se ᐧᐁᐸᔫ ᐃᔮᐧᓭ swe
she ᑯᒡ ᒪᓂᐧᔐ shwe
yaa ᔑᐸᔫ ᐧᔮᒉᐸᔫ ywaa

See also: Spelling Manual – Northern Dialect – The Use of Dots