Final Voiceless Plosives

In final position, /p/, /t/ and /k/ are generally unreleased, and /k/ in final position is hard to differentiate from a glottal stop. DBP (2011, p. 154) gives the pronunciation of girak (‘laugh’) as /ɡiɣaʔ/, but here we prefer to represent it as /ɡiɣak/ and note that the /k/ is generally unreleased.

In the recording of the North Wind and the Sun passage, the first word mpak (‘when’) is pronounced as [mpak˺].