Kayan Literature committee

Kayan Literacy Lesson

Kayan Alphabet

Kayan Consonents

There are (24) consonents in Kayan.

k kh g ng
c s z gn
t ht d n
p ph b m
l r th sh
y w h

vowels

There are 5 basic vowels in Kayan. The other ( ) vowels can be formed.

a ai aò an ao au aû aô
e ei
i
o
u

By adding the consonant (n) to the vowel, the vowels can be changed into nasal vowel.

ai, ei, ò, ô and û can

ain ein ôn òn ûn

Tone

There are four tones in Kayan.

́ ̌ -

Cluster

The consonants (l,r,w) can be see as a second or thrid syllables in a word.

k - kl, kr, kw,

kh

g

ng