|Nouns decline according to...|
|Verbs conjugate according to...|
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.
|Flap or tap||ɾ|
All vowels are always the same length.
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/.
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.
fire (see tree)
pet/animal friend: aja