This language is spoken by the Hän Hwëch’in people on both sides of the Alaska-Yukon border, in the
Dawson city area. The writing system follows the typical Dene system of
marking tone and nasalisation, where there can be up to three diacritics per vowel ‹ą̈̀›. Two slightly different versions of
this writing system: Alaskan and Yukon. The few differences will be
discussed in the table below.
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.