Muanti is spoken by the Draimasi and their related cultures across their settlements and world-stations. It's also a general term for the language that encompasses the root language and dialects spoken by the various Draimasi cultures, such as the Tiountyo.   The Draimasi name for Muanti is "Muant" ( pronounced: Mooahnd ).  


  Consonant inventory   /b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v x z/   (Note: 't' in Muanti is prounounced like 'd', and 'y' is prounounced as 'jya' )  

Muanti Consonant IPA Block

The IPA consonant listing for the Muanti language.

Stopp bt dck gq
Fricativef vs zxh
Lateral approximantl
  Syllable structure   (C)(C)(C)V(C)(C)   Stress pattern   No fixed stress   Word initial consonants   b, br, c, ch, cl, d, dr, f, g, gr, h, j, k, kh, l, m, n, p, pr, q, r, s, sp, st, str, sv, t, th, v   Mid-word consonants   b, c, ct, cts, d, dr, ds, ff, g, h, j, k, l, ld, lj, ll, ls, m, mb, mpr, n, nc, ncl, nct, nd, ndr, ng, ns, nsh, nt, p, ph, pp, r, rc, rd, rld, rm, rn, rs, rt, s, sh, shv, sp, sq, st, t, tc, tr, v, x, z   Word final consonants   b, c, cts, d, ds, h, k, l, ld, ls, m, n, nd, ns, nt, r, rd, rld, rs, rt, s, st, t, v, x   Vowel inventory   /a aa ae ai au ay e ea ee ei eu i ie io iy o oi oo ou u ua ue ya ye yo/   Diphthongs   aa, ae, ai, au, ay, ea, ee, ei, eu, ie, io, iy, oi, oo, ou, ua, ue, ya, ye, yo   Phonological rules (in order of application)  
  • h → Ø / V_C
  • h → q / _#
  • s → n / #_
  • j → ʧ / _V

Muanti IPA Vowel Chart

An IPA vowel chart for the Muanti language


Spelling Rules

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Pronunciation Spelling
c chj
j y


Back to Contents   Main word order: Subject-Verb-Object-Oblique.   Example: "Tommy opened the door with a key" turns into Tommy opened the door with a key.   Adjective order: Adjectives are positioned after the noun.   Adposition: postpositions  


Singular Plural
Masculine No affix
aimo /aiˈmo/
If ends with vowel: Suffix -cu
Else: Suffix -ecu
aimochyu /aiˈmocu/
Feminine No affix
aimo /ˈaimo/
Suffix -e
aimoe /aiˈmoe/
Neuter No affix
aimo /aiˈmo/
Prefix e-
eaimo /eaiˈmo/


Definite soi /soi/
Indefinite u /u/
a, some

Muanti Pronoun Rules

1st_singularyau /jau/
I, me
2nd_singularral /ral/
3rd_singular_masckoul /koul/
he, him, it
3rd_singular_femyaim /jaim/
she, her, it
1st_plural_inclusiveloh /loh/
we, us (including you)
1st_plural_exclusivema /ma/
we, us (excluding you)
2nd_pluralka /ka/
you (all)
3rd_plural_mascmain /main/
they, them (masculine)
3rd_plural_femmi /mi/
they, them (feminine)

Verb Rules


Verbs are conjugated depending on the gender of the doer of the verb.

Present Past
Masculine Suffix -ouns
yaimouns /ˈjaimouns/
Suffix -a
yaima /jaiˈma/
Feminine If ends with vowel: Suffix -keu
Else: Suffix -ukeu
yaimukeu /jaimuˈkeu/
If ends with vowel: Suffix -dou
Else: Suffix -iodou
yaimiodou /jaimioˈdou/
Neuter Prefix au-
auyaim /ˈaujaim/
Prefix sai-
saiyaim /saiˈjaim/

Future tense is indicated with the particle:

Future particle eis /eis/
future tense particle

Derivational morphology

  Back to Contents   Adjective → noun = If starts with vowel: Prefix t-
Else: Prefix tiy-
Noun → adjective = Prefix dya-
Noun → verb = Prefix ou-
Verb → noun = If starts with vowel: Prefix euj-
Else: Prefix eujau-
Verb → adjective = If starts with vowel: Prefix s-
Else: Prefix sai-
Adjective → verb = If starts with vowel: Prefix n-
Else: Prefix na-
Adjective → adverb = If starts with vowel: Prefix acts-
Else: Prefix actsoi-
One who Xs (e.g. paint → painter) = If starts with vowel: Prefix t-
Else: Prefix tio-
Place of (e.g. wine → winery) = Prefix o-
Diminutive = If starts with vowel: Prefix j-
Else: Prefix jau-
Augmentative = If starts with vowel: Prefix yaz-
Else: Prefix yazi-

Imperfective aspect


Ongoing actions, I am studying, and habitual actions, I study (every night), are indicated with the ‘imperfective’ affix:

Imperfect Suffix -ik
yaimik /ˈjaimik/


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4161 Words.

Common Phases

Back to Contents   aiyuam bastka
pronounciation /ahee-jyooam bahzdgah/
This is a generic phrase used for greetings and farewells. Literally translates to "Kind Stars".  
pronunciation /feen/
no (as an interjection)
pronunciation /bah-mee-eh/
Spoken by


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