The syllable sequence “y-m-“

yama – mountain; hill
yame – abolish; annul; abrogate
yamu – trapezium (geometry)
yema – both X and Y
yemua – there [over there]
yoma – day; daytime
yome – be famous; fame
yomi – bow; weapon used for shooting arrows
yomo – right side
yomu – read; study; count; recite
yomua – dawn; daybreak; morning [a.m.]

The number of minimal pairs in Kala is high, due to the strict syllable structure and typical lemma being made-up of a CVCV root. I’ve tried to relate a few of these and others I have endeavored to keep from seeming related at all. This makes for some nice tongue twisters and some difficult semantics, but it is a feature that I enjoy.

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