The last consonants that we will discuss are the hard resonants:
|Letter||Name||How it is pronounced|
|m̓||hard m||like m with a catch before it|
|n̓||hard n||like n with a catch before it|
|w̓||hard w||like w with a catch before it|
|y̓||hard y||like y with a catch before it|
Resonant consonants like m n w y are humming sounds, made with vibrating vocal cords. The glottalized, or hard resonants m̓ n̓ w̓ y̓ are pronounced like their plain counterparts, but are a little longer, and are preceded by a catch in the throat like a glottal stop (ʔ).
Here are some examples:
Glottalization on resonants is not difficult to hear between vowels, as in suw̓aas, but it can be very difficult to hear at the beginnings of words, as in w̓aaʔak.
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