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chukfi

rabbit

Rule Three

Some words are accented.  Although they are not accented in the traditional spelling, the accented vowels will be accented to show that it will have a higher pitch than the unaccented vowels.  Listen closely to the accented vowels as opposed to the unaccented words.

Chahta

Choctaw                   

ishi

to grasp

híshi

fur

shinuk

sand

shukcha

bag, pocket

shakba

arm

oka

water

okti

ice

nuni          

fish

báhta

sack

fóni

bone

shukha        

hog

okchi

juice

ópa

owl

koni

skunk

 

Minor Rule

The letter e is written for long i.  As in English e says its name.  Listen to the pronunciation of these words.  Listen to the sound of e.

tuchena/tuchchena                    

three

ahe

potato

weki

heavy

tek

female

sheki

buzzard

Me              

May

 

 

 
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