Sacred Dance Pronunciation Guide

The language of the Gorob people:
a [a]
b [b]
bv [bv]
d [d]
e [e]
f [ɸ]
ff [f]
g [g]
i [i]
k [k]
l [l]
m [m]
mb [mb]
n [n]
ng [ŋ]
o [o]
p [p]
pf [pf]
r [r]
s [s]
t [t]
u [u]
v [β]
vv [v]
w [w]
ww [ʋ]
x [x]
y [ʉ]
A glottal stop is inserted between adjacent vowels.

The languages of the River Folk: the people of Mar Gjol, Sa Ruh, and the more distantly akin Siluhs. The Misre have also adopted a related language.
‘ indicates creaky voice on the preceding vowel
a [a]
b [b]
c [c]
d [d]
e [e]
ea [ɛ]
g [g]
gj [ɟ]
h [h] After a vowel indicates breathy voice.
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
l [l]
lc [ʎ]
m [m]
n [n]
nc [ɲ]
ng [ŋ]
o [o]
oa [ɔ]
p [p]
r [ɾ], but [r] word-initially in the language of Mar Gjol
rr [r]
s [s]
sc [ʃ]
t [t]
u [u]
w [w]
An acute accent indicates high tone and a grave accent indicates low tone
Although the language of the Siluhs does not play a major role in this story, it may be noted that double vowels indicate a retracted tongue root.

The language of Duri:
‘ [ʔ]
a [a]
b [b]
d [d]
f [f]
g [g]
gg [ɢ]
h [h]
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
p [p]
q [ʕ]
qh [ħ]
r [r]
s [s]
sc [ʃ]
t [t]
u [u]
w [w]
x [x]
z [z]
A macron over a vowel indicates length.
If the last syllable ends in a consonant and has a long vowel, stress falls on it. Otherwise stress falls on the second-to-last syllable.

The language of the Huggir:
a [a]
b [b]
c [c]
d [d]
e [e]
f [f]
g [g]
gj [ɟ]
i [i]
k [k]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
nc [ɲ]
ng [ŋ]
o [o]
p [p]
r [r]
s [s]
sc [ʃ]
t [t]
u [u]
w [w]
x [x]
y [ɨ]

Nasari’s language:
a [a]
b [b]
d [d]
e [e]
ea [ɛ]
g [g]
h [h]
i [i]
j [j]
k [k]
l [l]
m [m]
n [n]
ng [ŋ]
o [o]
oa [ɔ]
p [p]
r [r]
s [s]
t [t]
u [u]
w [w]
An acute accent indicates high tone.
A glottal stop is inserted between adjacent vowels.

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