Algilez International Language - Grammar
20 July 2015
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3. Word Order
Normal word order
Although Algilez normally uses a word order which is similar to English (Subject-Verb-Object), the grammatical
names of the parts of speech are different, and (like most things in Algilez), a little more precise.
) The thing/person you are talking about, normally the first noun in the sentence.
) – the
. The thing/person that did the action of the verb.
. The action that the
. The thing/person that the action was done to.
Algilez has no
In a passive sentence, the
is also the
. A word that informs about the time, place, direction etc of something.
. A noun following a preposition.
There are many different ways in which sentences can be ordered which still give the same meaning. Only two
ways should normally be used. The remainder, although grammatically possible, should only be used for 'poetic'
reasons or for reasons of emphasis. (See 22 Alternative Word Orders
for further examples).
Note - Where the Latin alphabet is used, each letter has its own Algilez sound. Most are the same as in
but not all of them!
Don’t try to pronounce Algilez words using the same sounds as for English.
Listen to the sound files above first.
Using the Algilez Alphabet font (which has unique symbols for those letters not pronounced in the usual
way) will help avoid mistakes.
Normal word order, Subject-Verb-Object, 'Active' Subject:
his little son
cuil eta ilva
Alternative word order, 'Passive' Subject.
Modify verb with '
' prefix -
was carried by
was seen by
Adjectives & Adverbs
Adjectives (using an '
' suffix) always follow nouns.
Adverbs (using an '
' suffix) always follow verbs.
Prepositions & Conjunctions
A preposition or conjunction is always required before any other object nouns. Examples below -