24.917 | Fall 2018 | Undergraduate

ConLangs: How to Construct a Language


Assignment 4


Now it’s time to start thinking about the syntax of your language.

Problem One

What’s the most common order of subject, verb, and object? How free is the word order? Show me at least two sentences with subjects, verbs, and objects.

Problem Two

Pick two parts of the noun phrase (other than the noun) and tell me their order with respect to each other and the noun. Give me an example.

Problem Three

Does your language have prepositions or postpositions? Show me an example, as part of a complete sentence.

Problem Four

Give me an example containing an embedded clause.

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