Kamviri dialect

Kamviri (کامويري) is a dialect of the Kamkata-vari language spoken by 5,000 to 10,000 of the Kom people of Afghanistan and Pakistan. There are slight dialectal differences of the Kamviri speakers of Pakistan. The most used alternative names are Kati, Kamozi or Bashgali.

The inventory as described by Richard Strand.[2] In addition, there is stress.

The neutral articulatory posture, as in the reduced vowel /a/, consists of the tip of the tongue behind the lower teeth and a raised tongue root is linked with a raised larynx, producing a characteristic pitch for unstressed vowels of about an octave above the pitch of a relaxed larynx.

Between vowels, /s̪, s, s̻/ voice to [z̪, z, z̻]. /k/ becomes a velar tap [ɡ̆]. For most speakers, and especially in Kombřom, /t/ becomes a retroflex flap [ɽ]. One suffix /t̪i/ voices to [d̪i] for most speakers.

/a/ is [ː] after another vowel, [i] after a laminal consonant and after /ik, ek, iɡ, eɡ/. For some speakers, it is [u] after /uk, yk, uɡ, yɡ/. Otherwise it is [ɨ].