| Name: Rang-Masunhow
Head Direction: Tail
Number of genders: 2
The syllable structure in Rang-Hahaife primarily consists of consonant-vowel clusters, though some consonants may end a syllable.
ng, n, h
Additionally, some consonant clusters are permitted at the onset of a syllable.
s + n, f, t, ϸ, k, r
Intervocalic plosives become voiced, and this may be altered in the orthography
t-d k-g c-j
All syllable onsets may be palatalized or labialized
(e.g. sy, sw)
The letter y without any other vowels surrounding it represents a high-mid unrounded vowel, though if it ends a word, it palatalizes the preceding consonant
A few consonants may be geminated:
s, l, n, m
Nouns occur in one of two genders: animate and inanimate. A noun's gender is almost completely arbitrary, except that living people and animals can be assumed to have animate gender most of the time. Abstract nouns (cf English tion/ment/ing) are almost always inanimate.
Inanimate nouns will commonly end in:
-no, nu, ille, meho, o, u, e, hine
Animate nouns will commonly end in:
-a, i, y, n, ng, h, ife
There is no indefinite article in Rang-Masunhow. The definite article is the suffix -ya
Masy (person) - Masya
Keng (fish) -Kengya
Firu (house) Firuya
The definite suffix follows all other suffixes
Rang-Masunhow has three numbers: singular, dual, and plural. However most nouns cannot exist in all three numbers. Some nouns only have a dual form and not a plural, and vice versa. A few nouns cannot be counted and cannot be dual or plural. All nouns may be singular. The numbers are declined according to gender.