Karenic


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Noun1.Karenic - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlandsKarenic - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands
Tibeto-Burman, Tibeto-Burman language - a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula
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Tibeto-Burman, in turn, can be divided into Bodic, Burmic, Barik and Karenic groups.
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.