• Only nouns and personal pronouns vary in gender and number. Verbs and adjectives are invariable, just like all other families of words.

    In order to know if an adjective or complement relates to one or more nouns, linal uses the following symbols, eci and ice, that resolve all ambiguity in many cases:

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  • The most important/“biggest” concept is placed first..

     

    Determiners

    Determiners come after the noun or noun group they accompany.

    Dog the is in house the.

     

    Pronouncing numbers (full version)*

    7584
    1000-seven and 100-five and 10-eight and four

    250 504
    1000 (100-two and 10-five) and 100-five and four

    21 janvier 1905
    1905 January 21

    * the simple version is just an enumeration of the digits in the whole number, from left to right (i.e. in the first example: seven five eight four).

    The middle ground would be 1000-seven five eight four, so your audience knows the order of magnitude from the very start.

     

    Sentence structure

    Unless the speaker wants to emphasize one thing or another, linal structure is subject-verb-complement and adjectives come after nouns.

    A black dog is looking at the blue house.
    Dog i black a looks o house i blue the.

    It is the blue house that a black dog is looking at.
    (Mut) o |house i blue the| |dog i black a| looks.
    Dog i black a looks o house the mut i blue. (discrimination on colour)


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  • "O" et "i" are versatile words, critical elements to the structures that are the very essence of Linal's syntax.

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  • "FC" means "founding concept".

    Linal is a language that does not emphasize on one gender or the other. The neutral gender exists.

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  • In linal, there is no such restriction as "this word does not exist", since words can be formed from radicals and affixes.

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