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Pronounced: /ɾɑ̀mí/
Timeline and Universe: Nother
Species: rami
Spoken: passim
Total speakers: [no data]
Writing system: Rami alphabet
Genealogy: innate languages
Morphological type: Fusional
Morphosyntactic alignment: [no data]
Basic word order: [no data]
Creator: Muke Tever |
Created: at latest 2000

Rami (also known as Ramyo or Daimyo) is a language of Nother.



Bilabial Labiod. Dental Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ɳ̊ ɳ ɲ̊ ɲ ŋ̊ ŋ
Plosive p b t d ʈ ɖ c ɟ k g ʔ
Fricative ɸ β v θ ð s ʃ ʂ ʐ ç ʝ x ɣ h
Lateral Fricative ɮ
Lateral Approximant l ɫ
Approximants w ɻʷ j
Tap ɾ
Trill r


Front      Back
High i u
High-mid ø ɤ̃ o
Low-mid ɛ
Near-low æ
Low ɑ

All vowels occur both short and long.


Rami is a mora-timed language.

Each vowel mora has either high pitch or low pitch. The pitch accent is chiefly lexical, roots generally and affixes often having their own pitch or pitch contour, but many affixes are pitchless on their own. The rules by which a vowel without its own lexical pitch is associated with high or low pitch have not yet been described.


The structure of a maximal Rami syllable is CCCVC. The rules for which consonants may appear in each position are given in the table below.

(C) C (C) V (C)
/ɾ ʔ h s v ʃ l ɮ r/ any consonant any non-nasal consonant any vowel /s ɻʷ n/[confirm]

The same consonant will not appear twice in a row; if consonants would be doubled by compounding or affixation, one segment will be deleted.

[other constraints]