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Proto-Dêmbos is the language that was spoken by the Dêmbos people, ancestors of the clans currently living in the Amùh Empire. The Amùh language is one of its descendants.

PhonologyEdit

Proto-Dêmbos had the following consonant inventory:

/p t k b d g/

/s ts/

/w l r/ (w serves as a consonant between hiatus)



And the following vowels:

/a i e E o/


GrammarEdit

Proto-Dêmbos grammar makes use of infixes, which come before the last vowel of the root.

Proto-Dêmbos nouns usually end with –os, -r, -i or –ats. Plurality is marked by the infix –b, which changes according to its environment (p after voiceless consonants, w after velar consonants, null after p or b). Various other infixes exist: -uz- is an augmentative infix, ­-at- turns a verb into an agentive noun and so on.

Verbs do not inflect for anything.

Word order is SVO, head first, and relative/complementizer clauses are not marked in a special way.

VocabularyEdit

pak: go, move, walk

kali (root kal): water

kuzali (root kuzal): sea

dêmos (root dêm): man, person

kawumi (root kawum): land, Borea

tsular (root tsula): snow

odats (root oda): green

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