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Pnar (Ka Ktien Pnar), also known as Jai˝tia is an Austroasiatic language spoken in India and Bangladesh.


Table of contents
  1. Phonology
  2. Syllable structure

Phonology

Pnar has 30 phonemes: 7 vowels and 23 consonants. Other sounds listed below are phonetic realizations.

Vowels

There is also one diphthong: /ia/.


Syllable structure

Syllables in Pnar can consist of a single nucleic vowel. Maximally, they can include a complex onset of two consonants, a diphthong nucleus, and a coda consonant. A second type of syllable contains a syllabic nasal/trill/lateral immediately following the onset consonant. This syllabic consonant behaves as the rhyme. (Ring, 2012: 141-2)

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