This thread is about many dilemmas that everyone here can post about Hul'q'um'num to be solved. I am really in dilemma how many phrases and sounds are pronounced. For example how the sound " tl' '' is pronounced. Is it pronounced like "tsh" sound when you tell your mummy you don't want to eat food combined with the horse-calling sound, but by holding the tip of the tongue and exploding the back of the tongue? Or it is pronounced simly "Tee-El", but with a fancy popping sound?
What's the main difference between the "u" and "a" sound and the "ts" and "ch" sound? Is "ch" high-pitched while "ts" is heavy? Is "u" pronounced like "a" sometimes, like "e" and sometimes like "ou" like in "pous"? To me "u" like a sound between "a" and "ou", but still I can't figure it out. How do you pronounce " 'Ii ch 'o' 'uy' 'ul' "? Like "Ii ch ou ai o" or "Ii ch o-uai ol" or "Ii ch uw aγ al"? I can't understand. Please if it's possible send me some syllabized sound samples breaking the entire phrases into manageable chunks.
I am learning from here: http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/hulq/index.htm
I am entirerly new to the sub-language or "dialect" btw.