Dakelh Dialects

Here is the best current understanding of the relationship of the Carrier dialects. The differences between Babine and Witsuwit'en, which are closely related to each other, and the other dialects, are sufficiently great that many people now regard them as forming a distinct language. The technical discussion of the relationship between Babine-Witsuwit'en and Carrier in the narrow sense may be found in the papers Kari (1975), Story (1984a), and Kari and Hargus (1989).

The following pages contain summaries of the differences among the dialects:


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