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MONDLANGO BASICS

Interested in learning Mondlango? It's relatively easy and you can learn the basics in a weekend or less.

Mondlanga uses the 26 letters of the English alphabet (A to Z) and there are no special characters. Each letter has one sound and is not modified when used in combination with other letters (for example "ch" in English).

The meaning of the root word is modified by adding prefixes (at the beginning) or suffixes (endings) to root words. As in English, words are either verbs, nouns or adjectives. In Mondlango all words have fixed word endings that determine whether it is an adjective, noun or adverb. For example, all nouns end in "o" while all adjetives end in "a". Thus the color "blue" would be "bluo" (the actual color) but "blua" if used as an adjective.

GRAMMAR

Mondlango's grammar is very simple. There are only 12 grammatical rules. In contrast there are 16 grammatical rules in Esperanto and many many more in standard English.

VERBS

All root verbs end in -i. This is the infinitive form. Verbs can then be modified (conjugated) to express the future or past tense, etc, by adding different endings to them.

For example, iri (to go) can be conjugated as follows:

INFINITIVEPRESENT TENSEFUTURE TENSEPAST TENSE
Iri (to go)Ir + An = Iran (go)Ir + On = Iron (will go)Ir + In = Irin (went)

NOUNS

All nouns in the singular end in "o" and all plural nouns end in "s". Unlike languages such as Italian, all nouns are gender neutral.

For example: a book = libro (as in library) books = libros.

ADJECTIVES

All adjectives end in "a". For example, guda = good and biga = big.

ADVERBS

As in Esperanto most adverbs are created by changing the ending of a word to "e". For example. "guda" means "good" but "gude" means "well".







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