Henk Courtz's
Carib - English dictionary [6759 entries]

(Based on "A Carib grammar and dictionary" by Henk Courtz, from Magoria Books.)
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The Carib language is written using the following characters:

a e i o u y

j k m n p r s t w

In loanwords the following consonants may also occur:
b d f g h

A characteristic phenomenon in the Carib language is the reduction or loss of a syllable in lots of words and even in some affixes. When a syllable is lost or reduced, usually, a glottal stop (preceding j m n r w) or the sound h (preceding k p s t) may be heard. In writing, that remnant is indicated by a grave accent. In order to accommodate usage of this online dictionary without the use of a special keyboard layout or additional software, for the purposes of search matches accented and non-accented vowels are considered equivalent. In other words, if you type nana, both nana and nàna should appear.

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2008-03-10: Online dictionary launched.

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