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To, Ani, Wow, Mo, Ade




Ani - Ka ktien kaba pynpaw ïa ka jingkyndit ne ka jingbym lah shah shuh/ Oh my!; expressing surprise or being overwhelmed by something.


Ade - Ka ktien kaba pynpaw ïa ka jingiaroh/ Wow!; expressing admiration.


Wow/ Waw - Ka ktien kaba pynpaw ïa ka jingkyndit ne ka jingsheptieng bad kaba ju pyndonkam bad ka ktien "ani"/ Oh no! ; expressing alarm, fear or shock.


To - Ka ktien kaba pynpaw ïa ka jingshon jingmut ne ka jingïahap jingmut, ka jingsngewhun bad jingskhem; ñiuma; koit/ Okay; all right; expressing satisfactory affirmation.


Mo - Ka ktien kaba pyndonkam kum ka jingpynshisha bad ka jingpynskhem, kum haba ong "kam long kumta?" / Isn't it?; eliciting confirmation.


Ni - Ka ktien kaba pynpaw ïa ka jingdom ne ka jingbymlah ngeit/ Oh please; expressing annoyance or disbelief.



Interjections and exclamations form an important part of the Khasi language. They give it its characteristic tone and flow. 🗣️🗣️
Khublei Shibun Dan Challam @micromotives ba phi la phah ïa kine ki kyntien kiba ngi ju pyndonkam man la ka por tangba kiba ngim ju pyrkhat ban ai da ka jingbatai kaba shai 🙏😄
🟡 Editing and translation into Khasi by @speakyourroots


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