Phoneme: ch'

IPA: [tʃ']

ch' [tʃ']: post-alveolar ejective affricate

Word: nich’id [nɪtʃ’ɪt] “you scratch it"

Description: The ejective affricate ch’ [tʃ’] is in stem initial position, intervocalic, preceded by the second-person, singular pronoun ni [nɪ] (ø-conjugation). This is a characteristic in pattern in the Dene ejectives, includes the space between the release of the alveolar oral closure and the glottal closure at the onset of the vowel, like t' [t’], k' [k’], ts’ [ts’], and tł’ [tł’] sounds.