Smált means ‘rock’ or ‘stone’. You can use it for any size of stone—and even for a whole mountain.
Smált sounds like SMALT, with the same vowel as in English ‘hat‘.
Audio: Elizabeth Phillips
Note: Some speakers elongate the vowel more, written smá:lt. Both spellings are ‘correct, and in this case the difference is not significant.
Smált has a special plural form, like this: smelmált – rocks, stones, mountains (audio here).
Elders make this type of plural by doubling (‘reduplicating’) the first part of the word, as follows:
There are other ways of forming the plural in the language, but Elders use this ‘CVC reduplication’ pattern with many words.