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  • bee / bè < bee
  • chiri / chì < tʃiri
  • ekal / etsal < ekal
  • iju / ù < uxu
  • ina
  • itzoyul / itsuul < itsojul
  • kunop / tsunob < kunob
  • laarur / luu < laarur
  • lenu / leñu < lenu
  • nel
  • no
  • pone
  • sumoraa / sumua < sumoraa
  • tzani / tsañi < tsani
  • tzin / tsin < tsin
  • tzooch / tsòts < tsoots
  • uyi / udzi < ugi
  • xich / tsich < ʃitʃ
  • xilot / tsilot < ʃilot
  • yuhuiix / dzucuìts < gukwiiʃ

When 3 variants are given for a word, the first (in bold) is Tehuetzál, the second is its sister-language Cuitsañil, and the third is their parent language. When only 2 variants are given, the word is the same in both Tehuetzál and Cuitsañil. When only 1 variant is given, the word is the same in all languages.

The parent language, when listed separately, is written in the IPA.

In Tehuetzál, x is pronounced like "sh". Doubled vowels are "long vowels," meaning they are literally held for a longer time than a single vowel.

In Cuitsañil, u followed by another vowel is pronounced like "w". Grave-accent vowels are pronounced as follows:

à
/ə/ (like English "uh")
è
/ɛ/ (like English "bet")
ì
/ɪ/ (like English "bit")
ò
/ə/ (like English "uh") — same as à
ù
/ʊ/ (like English "book")

For both languages, all other spellings are pronounced as in Spanish.

These words are generated via a Perl script written by John Fisher and modified by Jim Henry and myself.