Type Isolating
Alignment Ergative
Head direction Initial
Tonal Yes
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders 4
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Words ? of 1500
Creator Pat5005

Introduction[edit | edit source]

This language is an experiement to help me, the creator, Pat5005, learn/teach myself ergativity, tone, and complex gender classification within a simple language with an incredibly simple phonology. All consonants are voiced, so the theory is that the entirety of a sentence/word would include the vibration of vocal chords. There are 11 consonants and 3 vowels, a total of 14 sounds and letters. 

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Bilabial Labio-dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive b d g ʔ
Fricative v z ʒ
Flap or tap ɾ
Lateral app. l

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Front Back
High i
High-mid o
Low a

All vowels are always the same length.

Phonotactics[edit | edit source]

Writing System[edit | edit source]

Letter a m i n b d g q v z j r l o
Sound /a/ /m/ /i/ /n/ /b/ /d/ /g/ /ʔ/ /v/ /z/ /ʒ/ /ɾ/ /l/ /o/

Grammar[edit | edit source]

Nouns[edit | edit source]

All nouns but one begin with a-. This noun, closest in definition to that of "breath," begins with an i- and is "ira" pronounced /,i.ɾa/.

Noun Gender[edit | edit source]

So there are technically 4 genders: in, out, left, & right. However, the native speakers of Aminabi evolved with the understanding that there are iniherently 5 ways Source energy expresses itself throughout Creation, and these include: Masculine Formless, Feminine Formless, Formed Masculine, Formed Feminine, and Etheric Androgyne. This 5th expression, they believe, is not only the combination of all 4 previous expressions, but also their total absense. Thus, the 4 genders are also given a 5th gender: sppherical nouns. When thenative speakers of Aminabi bagan naming things, they intuitively gave sperical names an entirely different gender: the very absense of gender.

Thus, when marking gender in Aminabi, the tone of the word is what changes.

Verbs[edit | edit source]

Syntax[edit | edit source]

Lexicon[edit | edit source]

A[edit | edit source]

apple/sphere: aba

B[edit | edit source]

breath/air/motion/rhythm: ira

C[edit | edit source]

cup/chalice: aga

E[edit | edit source]

earth/ground/rock/stone: ama

F[edit | edit source]

fire (see tree)

friend/equal/sibling: ara

L[edit | edit source]

light/line: ada

love/attraction/gravity: ala

P[edit | edit source]

person/body/group: aza

pet/animal friend: aja

S[edit | edit source]

spirit: aqa

sun/star: ana

T[edit | edit source]

tree/fire: ava

Example text[edit | edit source]

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