Language name: KHASI
UPSID number: 2302
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Khasi
This language has 29 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.440324184 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p ph b "t "th "d k kh dZ "s S m "n nj N l. "r ? h i a u E O ia ie uo j w
Comment: Khasi is spoken in Assam, Khasi-Jaintia Hills, Jammu, Kashmir, Manipur, Punjba, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal in India and also in Bangaldesh. All vowels occur short and long but long vowels are limited in distribution. /ia/ patterns like a short vowel, /ie, uo/ like long vowels. Final /w/ and /j/ exclude any other final consonant and hence are treated as consonantal offglides rather than as constituents of diphthongs.
Source(s): Rabel, L. 1961. Khasi, a Language of Assam. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge.

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