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Subject Kayan, Kayah, Kareni, Bwe, Pow, Karen, Sgaw, language, linguistics, phonology
Author Ken Manson
Title The subgrouping of Karen
Document Type Article Original Language of Text English
Ethnic Identity Phlong, Paganyaw, S'gaw, Kanyaw, Karen, Kayah, Karenni, Kayan, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Sino-Tibetan
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Ken Manson.  “The subgrouping of Karen” Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistic Society. May 2011.  Total Pages 14 p. Year 2011
Source Ken Manson. “The subgrouping of Karen”, Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistic Society. May 2011.
Abstract

          The article examined phonology and phonological development of the Karen in order to classify the ethnic language into subgroups.
    
          It is found that the language can be classified into four subgroups. The peripheral subgroup is composed of Pa'o and Pwo, having glottalized initial stops. The northern subgroup includes Kayan, Lahta, Yinbaw, and Yintale, having the merger of nasalized final sounds and the merger of the final consonants with long vowels. The central subgroup consists of Kayah, Bwe, and Geba, having more high vowels than other groups. The southern subgroup includes Sgaw, Luce's Paku, Palaychi, and Dermuha, having the merger of nasalized finals. 

Text Analyst Kornkanok Saringkhareeset Date of Report Apr 28, 2016
TAG , Translator Chalermchai Chaichomphu
 
 

 

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