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The basic grammar of Eo'iona
This public article was written by PythonshellDebug, and last updated on 13 Sep 2021, 17:27.

[comments] Menu 1. Word Order 2. Noun-Adjective and Noun-Adverb Order 3. Numbers 4. Comparative and Superlative
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[top]Word Order

Eo'iona uses a primarily SOV word order, with VOS for questions.

[top]Noun-Adjective and Noun-Adverb Order

Adjectives come before nouns and adverbs come before verbs. The language is strongly head-initial.


Numbers can come before or after nouns, but most often come before. In sentences like "Two people gave four people six shells", though, it is more common to say "Two people people four gave six shells", e.g. the numeral follows the first object.

[top]Comparative and Superlative

To say the comparative phrase "X is Y-er than Z" in Eo-iona, you would say "X is Y than Z" (or rather, "X Y is than Z", since Eo'iona mainly uses SOV). Grammatically, the superlative in Eo'iona is no different from the comparative: to say "X is the Y-est", you would say "X is Y than everything"; and to say "X is the Y-est Z", you would say "X is Y-er than Z-s".
Comments (1)
[link] [quote] 17-Aug-21 21:06
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Just stumbed upon this language. Cool! I've had a similar idea of a vowel-only language which I've called Yanyarin. There, however, vowels rather had qualities like nasal, rhotic, breathed and interdental (so that Yanyarin sounded like /yɑ̃œ̃ɑ˞ ĩ˞/ not including tones, and I've had a bilabial click instead of /n/. But you seem to only have bilabial consonants in the loanwords too, so it seems we went pretty much the same way.
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