< L'angwic Lessons: Lesson V

Friday, September 02, 2005

Lesson V

-Adverbs

As you know in English, the Adverb is a word that modifies a verb or adjective or another adverb.
In L'angwic there are extensive endings for Adverbs, there are different endings for the different modifiers. such as Verb, Adjective, or another Adverb.
Here are some examples:

Verb modifying adverb:
The Sun shines brightly
Le'Suna cxailii braeli
since the adverb is modifying the verb "shines" you make it a verb modifier by adding on -eli

Adjective modifying adverb:
She is very beautiful
Cina v
ari bjataila
In this phrase, since it is modifying an adjective you add on the -ari ending, but since the adjective is being modified you add on the -ila ending.

Adverb modifying adverb:
I know I can write more clearly
Xave rytexa mer
ili xlaija
In this phrase the adverb "merili" is modifying the adverb "xlaija", so for the adverb that's doing the modifying you add on -ili and the adverb that's being modified you add on -ija.

There is a special modifying case in L'angwic.
In some languages you would say "I have hunger" or "I have sleepyness" and in English you say "I am hungry" or "I am tired" well in L'angwic you have a special ending for "Self Modification"
All you do is add on the conjugated form of Zes [to be] minus the first consonant and you add it on.
Examples:
I am tired
N
ole tairole
see how you add the letters from the verb "to be" onto the end?
More examples:
You are tired: N
alu tairalu
We are tired: W
ane tairane
but since in L'angwic, you [for the most part] always drop the personal pronoun, you can just say for "I am tired" you can say
"Tairole"
or for "We are tired" you can say
"Tairane"
it's just that simple.

Adverb Table:

Infinite add -asa
Verb Modifier add -eli
Adjective Modifier add -ari
Adverb Modifier add -ili
Modified add -ija
Self Modifier add -zes conjugated

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