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volo volo ‘cock, male bird’
var var ‘throw’
van van ‘bring’
kIvi kivi ‘lookafter animal’
tove tove ‘yesterday night’
 pvIr  pavir ‘make loose’
rvIn  arvin ‘drive animal to graze’
prvU parvu ‘load animal’
/y/ has two allophones [ ] and [y]. /y/ is realized as [ ], the high-front unrounded non-syllabic vowel after a vowel and before a consonant or in the final position
th the thoythe ‘cucumber’
c n cayno ‘cow, bull’
ch du chaydu ‘wife’s sister’s husband’
pda paday ‘pretend’
pE pey ‘mother’
nI?i ni?oy ‘regret’
ri 9 roy ‘stitch’

/y/ is realized as [y], the palatal frictionless continuant before a vowel.
porIyal poriyal ‘family’
dIya diya ‘accuse or suspicion’
hnyahi~ honyahi ‘sanyasi’

Vowels :
In Karbi, vowel clusters do not occur within a morpheme. The occur only across morphemic boundary.
aa kItUnta aan ‘cooked rice’
ao la aok ‘fish’
au aum ‘cage’
io jonthiohe ‘be short!’
eo keo ‘more’
oi coikpo ‘will eat (Hon.)’
oa koan ‘how many’
ou coun ‘be able to eat’


io thio ‘very short’
oo heloo ‘very far’
eo theo ‘very big’
uo  ruo ‘very clever’
Two Consonant Clusters
pl plagvuk ‘a kind of s bat’
pr prapjin ‘fast’
phl phli ‘four’
thr throk ‘six’
kl klem ‘do’
kr krom kethe ‘stout person’
gy gyani ‘wise person’


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