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Karkin has rich phonological and phonotactic systems. It has many consonant phonemes and a large number of permissible onset consonant clusters. Grammatically, it is an agentive-patientive (or semantically aligned) verbal system and with APV word order. It also uses a series of verbal particles that appear as proclitics to determine the semantically motivated lexical category of the verb. It uses nominal and verbal suffixes to mark grammatical role, person, number, degree of pronominal familiarity, and verbal tense-aspect-mode. Plurals are formed by a series of complex morphophonological changes. The language is generally suffixing but not exclusively so.