Kundal Shahi is an endangered Dardic language of Pakistan. Speakers are shifting to Hindko.
Phonology [ edit ]
The following tables set out the phonology of Kundal Shahi.
Kandal Shahi is unusual amongst
Dardic languages in that it has front rounded vowels. [2 ]
Consonants [ edit ]
Kashmiri, Kundal Shahi is unusual amongst Dardic languages in that it lacks retroflex fricatives and affricates. [2 ]
Kundal Shahi, like many
Dardic languages, has either phonemic tone or, as in Kundal Shahi, pitch accent. Words may have only one accented [3 ] mora, which is associated with high pitch; the remaining mora have a default or low pitch. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Kundal Shahi reference at (17th ed., 2013) Ethnologue
^ a b c d Baart, Joan L. G. and Khawaja A. Rehman (2005), , SIL International, pp. 10–13 A First Look at the Language of Kundal Shahi in Azad Kashmir
^ Baart, Joan L. G. (2003), , National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University and Summer Institute of Linguistics, pp. 3, 6 Tonal features in languages of northern Pakistan