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Synonyms for Karenic

the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands

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Comparative Tibeto-Burman studies suffer from a lack of research on the Karenic languages.
The work is a fine contribution to the linguistics of Southeast Asia and a very important contribution to the study of Karenic phonetics.
Some branches of TB (Lolo-Burmese, Karenic, Baic) have full-blown "omnisyllabic tone" systems, where almost every syllable bears one of several distinctive tones (as in Chinese, Tai, Hmong-Mien, or Vietnamese); in the heterogeneous Himalayan and Kamarupan (northeast India) branches, many languages have prosodic contrasts spread over two or more syllables in a word ("word-tones" or "contouremes") ; others have only a rudimentary contrast of low functional load between high and low pitch, or between clear vs.
Matisoff's assertion that the Karenic languages are a "subfamily of Tibeto-Burman", in his "Linguistic Diversity and Language Contact", in Highlanders of Thailand, ed.