Proto-Dêmbos had the following consonant inventory:
/p t k b d g/
/w l r/ (w serves as a consonant between hiatus)
And the following vowels:
/a i e E o/
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.
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