This class mostly contains human males and male gods, but for some reason also insects.
This class contains a variety of things: human females, large natural entities (the sea, the sun, the moon, fire), as well as dangerous animals and bladed weaponry.
Class III is sometimes described as the "spirit" class. It contains a number of mythologically important animals, such as crows and wolves; things important to ancestor worship, such as the spirits of the dead, various items associated with funeral rites or clan symbols; it also contains dogs and implements or symbols of domination, like leashes, reins and scepters.
This class contains primarily things that move through the air. Most birds are in this class, as are the wind and things that consist primarily of wind, like sound or words. Also included are parts of flying animals (wings, feathers), hunting implements and some weather phenomena (most consistently rain and clouds).
Class V contains, in general, things that emit or reflect light. This includes things like crystals, ice, torches and lakes; by extension, clear liquids are generally in this class. Also included are images, thoughts, and very large features of the landscape (like mountains and valleys).
This class contains livestock, tools, some kinds of furniture and certain items of food (like bread).
This class contains things of rigid shape. Rocks and trees are representative members. Small extents of ground or concrete locations in space may also be in this class; by extension also points in time.
This class contains flexible objects, ranging from thin sticks to soft candy.
The final class contains amorphous masses and ideas that resemble them. Feelings like anger and fear are in this class; hard to define religious concepts often end up in this class as well.
Possessive affixes (only on inalienably possessed nouns):
Ergative-Genitive: -ba / -so / -qo / -ma
Accusative: -zó / -só / -tsó / -zó
Dative: -ŋo / -xo / -xo / -ŋo
Appositional: -ni / -si / -tsi / -ni