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holisso
book, paper (any paper product)

Rule One

The basic vowels are usually written with the letters a, i , and o.

     a sounds like     (1)   a in the word water, or

                                     (2)   a in the word sofa

 

     i sounds like     (1)   i in the word pit, or

                                    (2)   i in the word machine (e sound)

 

O has a very unique sound.  There is not an English word which equates this unique sound.  You will learn this sound by listening to and repeating the examples listed over and over.  Click on the word to hear the pronunciation.

a     as in:

halito 

hello                       

anchi          

quilt        

ampo

plate

hattak         

person, man

osapa

field

chaha

tall

anumpa         

word/language                     

achi

to say

tahli          

finish                       

taloa

to sing

tanchi

corn

lawa

many

 

i     as in:

weki               

heavy                                  

iti                  

tree

hokli

to catch

ikbi

to build, to make

okhlili          

dark, dusk                                

nita

bear

ishi

to grasp

mahli          

wind

ishko

to drink

ofi

dog

koni

skunk

pinak

groceries, food

 

o     as in:

tohbi               

white                                   

hoponi                

to cook

noti

tooth

tohbi

white

oksak

hickory                                    

okchi

juice

ofi

dog

okti

ice

ola

to ring

koni

skunk

oka

water

homma

red

tohto

elm

topa

bed

 

 

 

 

 
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