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consonants: /p b t d k g m n ɲ f s ʃ x h w l j r/
< p b t d k g m n ñ f s š x h w l j r >
vowels: /a e i o u y /
< a e i o u y>
tones: /˧ ˥/ < a á >
("a" is used as an example; the same diacritics apply to all of the vowels.)
all roots are nonconcatenative, meaning they are made of only consonants, and different vowels are infixed for grammatical reasons. when writing roots, < . > stands for a place where a vowel could be infixed; for example, "j.b.k"
the only allowed consonant clusters are stop + fricative and fricative + stop.
jobík's grammar is closely related to ara's.
all jobík roots are nouns, with actions infixed into them. these are the possible actions:
each root has 2 to 3 consonants, and get 2 vowels infixed: 1 for its role in the action and 1 for the tense of the action its involved in. the following vowels mark for these actions:
and the following vowels mark for the tense:
for 2-consonant roots, the vowels get infixed like "C.C." . for 3 consonants, it's "C.C.C" . the tense comes first, then the role.
to fit multiple words into one role, use the particle "i." it functions like brackets, enclosing the phrase between 2 of itself. however, the second "i" can be dropped if context is sufficient. after the first "i," the particle .k appears, with the 1 infix being the role that the phrase is taking. however, this can also be dropped if context is sufficient.