The Carib language is written using the following characters:
a e i o u y
j k m n p r s t w
In loanwords the following consonants may also occur:
b d f g h
A characteristic phenomenon in the Carib language is the reduction or loss of a syllable in lots of words and even in some affixes. When a syllable is lost or reduced, usually, a glottal stop (preceding j m n r w) or the sound h (preceding k p s t) may be heard. In writing, that remnant is indicated by a grave accent. In order to accommodate usage of this online dictionary without the use of a special keyboard layout or additional software, for the purposes of search matches accented and non-accented vowels are considered equivalent. In other words, if you type nana, both nana and nàna should appear.