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An overview of how modifiers are used in Hinamira.
This public article was written by bloodbornebi, and last updated on 27 Mar 2020, 12:56.
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11. Word OrderHinamira is head initial. There are several key exceptions, but modifiers almost always go after the head. Furthermore, there is not a specific order, but whichever modifier is most important or strongest, in general, goes closest to the head.
Also worth noting here is that compound constructions are generally declined or conjugated at the first word, but modifiers go after the whole expression.
As mentioned, almost every construction in Hinamira is head initial. So all adverbs go after the verb, with the most important adverbs going closer to the verb.
Like with nouns, compound verbs conjugate the first word, but modifiers follow the entire verb phrase. Compound verbs, in Hinamira, are common, but are not generally recognized as such - instead, a particular verb is considered to be modified, even if it is an extension of the phrase.
For example, the verb "to become" is said in Hinamira as asam
now, which many non-Hinamira speakers might say is at the very least an expression, if not a true compound verb, as kulo can never be separated from asam by any modifier and retain the same meaning. But in Hinamira, this is not seen the same way. The difference between "asam kulo" and "asam [adverb] kulo" is not acknowledged as a separate form, but as a consequence of emphasizing the adverb closest to the verb.
Nouns take adjectives the same way verbs take adverbs.
However, adpositions operate as prefixes or clitics. So, "nas-mahina" is "full of the moon," or "of the moon," in the way older English might say "o' moon" to mean the same thing.