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Consonant Insertion

  • The consonant [y] is added when the imperfect verbs ekan and edi are added to words ending in vowels or when two vowels come together:
Literary languageTashkent DialectTranslation
raisrayischief, chairman
qayerda ekanqatteykanwhere was it/he/she?
  • In Arabic loan words, the sound [ayn], which is unpronounced in literary Uzbek, is pronounced like [g’] after vowels:
Literary languageTashkent DialectTranslation
soatsog’otclock
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