Basic Sentence Structure: Object/ Subject/ Verb
Time comes first: TOMORROW BOOK I READ
Modals (can, will, can’t, refuse, not yet… ) come last
BOOK I READ WILL
Question words go at the end… YOUR NAME WHAT?
Remember SELF can be a pronoun, rather than pointing.
Make a sentence negative:
- Negative Incorporation (throwing it away)
WILL and FINISH are used as time indicators
They are used at the end of the sentence or attached to the verb.
FINISH is also a conjunction that means “then” or “already”
The Existential HAVE: KITCHEN IT HAVE FOOD
To make plurals:
use numbers or quantifying words Reduplication Using classifiers: HOUSES-IN-A-ROW
Directional verbs show action, incorporate the pronouns, and can incorporate classifiers.
He-GAVE-me (using this book’s gloss system) you don’t sign HE and ME.