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Inambã
[ĩnãᵐbã]
Registered by ategua on 26 June 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Inamba Inspired by Guaraní, Inamba is a somewhat agglutinative language with nasal harmony and has a grammatical gender system where the gender is determined by whether or not a word has any nasal(ized) sounds.

The two genders are active and inactive, and most words have two forms, one with nasal phonemes (active) and another form without (inactive). To easily make alternate forms, most oral sounds have nasal allophones, and all nasal sounds have oral allophones.

The gender system is very important to Inamba and the culture associated with the language, because in the language, one can't simply say (for example) "pineapple". You have to either say "rotten pineapple" (inactive) or "ripe pineapple" (active).
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Latest vocabulary
tunhyvstand
kuáraiadjuntouched
kuáraiadjunknown
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal [m]1   [n]2   [ɲ]3 [ŋ]4 ŋʷ5  
Plosive p ᵐp6 b7 ᵐb   t ⁿt8 d9 ⁿd   ɟ [k] kʷ10 ᵑkʷ11 ᵑk12 [g] ᵑg13  
Fricative [ɸ]14 [ɸ̃]15 [β]16 [β̃]17 [f]18 [f̃]19 s20 ɕ [ɕ̃]21   ɣʷ22 ɣ̃ʷ23 h24
Approximant   ʋ ʋ̃25       [ɰ]26 [ɰ̃]27  
Flap     ɾ ɾ̃28        
Implosive ɓ ᵐɓ29            
  1. allophone of /ᵐb/
  2. allophone of /d/
  3. Nasal variant of /ɟ/, allophone of /ɟ/
  4. allophone of /ᵑg/
  5. Labialization is less rounded than in English
  6. Nasal variant of /p/
  7. Only occurs as the oral variant of /m/ and /ᵐb/
  8. Nasal variant of /t/
  9. Only occurs as the oral variant of /n/ and /ⁿd/
  10. Labialization is less rounded than in English
  11. Nasal variant of /kʷ/
  12. Nasal variant of /k/
  13. Nasal variant of /g/
  14. Allophone of /p/ before other oral consonants. Allophone of /f/, allophone of /p/
  15. Allophone of /ᵐp/ before other consonants. Allophone of /f̃/ and nasal variant of /ɸ/~/f/, allophone of /ᵐp/
  16. Occurs as an allophone of /b/ before other oral consonants, allophone of /b/
  17. Allophone of /ᵐb/ before other consonants or as an allophone of /b/ before nasal consonants, allophone of /ᵐb/
  18. Allophone of /ɸ/
  19. Allophone of /ɸ̃/, nasal variant of /f/~/ɸ/
  20. shifts to /ɕ/ before /i/, /e/
  21. Nasal variant of /ɕ/, allophone of /ɕ/
  22. Labialization is less rounded than in English.
  23. Nasal variant of /ɣʷ/. Labialization is less rounded than in English.
  24. Only fully pronounced initially.
  25. Nasal variant of /ʋ/.
  26. allophone of /ɣʷ/
  27. allophone of /ɣ̃ʷ/
  28. Nasal variant of /ɾ/
  29. Nasal variant of /ɓ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i ĩ ɨ ɨ̃ u ũ
Close-mid e1 ẽ2   o õ
Open a ã    
  1. Becomes /ɛ/ word-finally, unless marked as é
  2. Becomes /ɛ̃/ word-finally, unless marked as é
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Inamba. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 InambaOrthography
Aa/a/Bb/b/1CH ch/ɕ/Dd/d/2Ee/e/3Ff[ɸ]4, [f]5GU gu/ɣʷ/6Hh/h/7Ii/i/
Jj/ɟ/Kk[k]KU ku/kʷ/8Mm[m]Nn[n]NH nh[ŋ]Ñ ñ[ɲ]9NU nu/ŋʷ/10Oo/o/
Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/11Tt/t/Uu/u/Vv/ʋ/Yy/ɨ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Only occurs as the oral variant of /m/ and /ᵐb/
  2. Only occurs as the oral variant of /n/ and /ⁿd/
  3. Becomes /ɛ/ word-finally, unless marked as é
  4. Allophone of /p/ before other oral consonants. Allophone of /f/
  5. Allophone of /ɸ/
  6. Labialization is less rounded than in English.
  7. Only fully pronounced initially.
  8. Labialization is less rounded than in English
  9. Nasal variant of /ɟ/
  10. Labialization is less rounded than in English
  11. shifts to /ɕ/ before /i/, /e/
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