Basic Sentence Grammar in Pravic

Sentences in tvo-Pravic are formed with a simple set of rules. There is little scope for variation of order for topicalisation. The rules are:

 

        Adjectives immediately follow the noun they qualify.

        Adverbs immediately follow the verb they qualify.

        The logical object of the sentence is the first noun in the sentence. Because the verb is passive, this logical object is the grammatical subject of the sentence.

        The verb follows the logical object.

        Indirect objects follow the verb, if any are present. If there is more than one then they can occur in any order; but the most relevant occur first. Indirect objects always have adpositional prefixes.

        The grammatical direct object (the logical subject) follows the indirect objects, or the verb if there are no indirect objects. Grammatical direct objects do not have adpositional prefixes.

 

A typical Pravic sentence structure would be:

 

 

Sentential Words

Some words, like yes and no, can act as a complete sentential utterance. These words can take prefixes. For instance, yes is Tys, and no is maTys (sometimes miTys or moTys). Adverbs and Adjectives can also act as sentential utterances. So careful! is PRemu!; and a valid response to the question what colour is the book? (aPilil Pone Sacheln?) is Romy.

 

Conjunctions

Conjunctions act in three roles: to link words of similar type together; to link phrases of similar type together; and to link whole sentences. They therefore work similarly to English. They always have the same form. A list of conjunctions is given here.