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Upper Inlet

Letter Ĥ

The sound ĥ is known as "hatted h" or "true h." It is pronounced like English h, but in Dena'ina it is a rare sound. In older materials is is spelled hh. Note the contrast between the first two words below.
ĥa dear, honey
ha grease
aĥanya oldsquaw duck
ĥuk hurry up
ĥadada wait
ĥendeda maybe
ĥay whew!, hot!