Datapoint Michif/w - voiced labial-velar glide

The phoneme /w/ is found in words of both Cree and French origin.

In words of French origin the distribution seems to be limited to initial position: wii 'yes' (exception: chiweer 'look!', originally two words). In addition, /w/ is also common as second part of a cluster: pwi 'pit', fwaen 'grass', zhwal 'horse', shmaen 'path', etc. (French).

Cree words: wahwaaw 'wow!', kiishtawaaw 'you too (plural)', muweew 'he eats him' (Cree).


Exists (as a major allophone)

Example 75-322:
wil - wiiweew
oil - he marries