The Dënesųłıné language is spoken in a large territory including northern Manitoba, northern Saskatchewan, north-eastern Alberta, south-eastern North-West Territories, and the south-western edge of Nunavut.
The language has a long history of many competing writing systems, including at least three versions of syllabics, and many Roman orthographies. Today, different regions of the Dëne territory have different standards, some Roman, some Syllabics.
Note: There are several Roman Orthography conventions on this site that may require further explanation. On the charts below, there is lots of phonetic terminology that may not be familiar to everyone.
|bilabial||interdental||alveolar||alveolar affricate||lateral||palato-alveolar||palatal||velar||velar rounded||glottal|
|high||ı/i – ıı/ii||u – uu|
|mid||e/(ε,e) – ee/(εε,ee)||ë / ɛ||o – oo|
|low||a – aa|