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  • beexu / bètsu < beeʃu
  • bekutzet / betsutset < bekutset
  • chekibot / chetsibod < tʃekibod
  • ekoch / otsoch < okotʃ
  • huii / cuì < kwii
  • icho < itʃo
  • iitzu / ùtsu < uutsu
  • inaach / inàts < inaats
  • ineenaa / inènàg < ineenaag
  • jukisi / utsisi < xukisi
  • kine / tsine < kine
  • laxenax / latsenats < laʃenaʃ
  • naatzaxu / nàtsatsu < naatsaʃu
  • oxuch / otsuts < oʃuts
  • ralaar / ralà < ralaar
  • runa
  • xirir / tsì < ʃirir
  • xiyech / tsigets < ʃigets
  • xu / tsu < ʃu
  • yani / gañi < gani

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.