Phoneme: tł’

IPA: [tł']

tł’ [tł']: ejective lateral affricate

Word: shitł’id [ʃɪtɬ’ɪt] “my fart"

Description: The ejective lateral affricate tł’ [tɬ’] is in stem initial position, intervocalically, preceded by the first-person, singular pronoun shi [ʃɪ]. Like other ejective sounds such as t’ [t’] or k’ [k’], this phoneme leaves the space between the alveolar oral release and the glottal release at the onset of the vowel.