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The primary word orders are SV+ and V+, where the + refers to the otherwise free case order after the verb. All adjectives must precede the nouns they modify, in the following order:
owner-origin-purpose-(opinion/status/size)-(shape/age/color/material). The five main categories are hard requirements, with soft requirements as to the finer ordering. Xa- is a special adjective which negates exactly the next word. Conjunctions function in much the same way as English. All-in-all, the grammar isn't much to talk about besides several individual points.

Clause linkage is done via the special relative pronoun -j, which agrees with the case of its referent. Furthermore, whatever case the noun will serve in the new sentence must immediately succeed the relative pronoun, as follows:
Tanya did poorly on her history exam Ø because her best friend Ø Giselle insisted on gossiping during their study session the night before.
Tanya.sub (poorly performed) (her history exam.obj) (tanya = j.sub)->(her best friend.sub) is Giselle.obj (giselle = x.obj)->she insisted.+ (doing gossip) (their study session.loc) (yesternight.loc)

Every possible sentence can be generated by following the syntax tables below. Every form (such as S) can be expanded into one of the trees shown (such as C rel S, or C) until base forms are all that's left. Base forms are all in lowercase, and optional items are in parentheses to save on permutations of the options.






CH is the clause head, which includes the verb and the subject. The order in which they appear dictates which pair of moods may be expressed. CT is the clause tail, which includes any number of optional objects. Make sure to properly mark valency on the verb! Verb phrases (VPs) are very simple, as they consist always of a verb with its suffix, and some instances of "be", which conjugate for tense and aspect. The AC chain exists because of the somewhat strict adjective order of this language, where each adjective falls into one of a limited number of categories. The following syntax tree is a much more condensed version, and serves as the invisible spine linking all the other trees, where ~ signifies an iterable item:


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