The grammar of Zekian is the way in which words are used for comunication. Grammar includes word order, conjugation, parts of speech, and inflection.
Parts of Speech
Parts of speech are classes of words characterized by the ways that they function in a sentence and the kinds of ideas that they express.
A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, condition, quality, or emotion.
amere: friend (person)
viveiot: church (place)
blaz: grass (thing)
afid: life (condition)
belice: kindness, benevolence (quality)
amere: friendly love (emotion)
Personal nouns (nouns that refer to people) have three genders: masculine, feminine, and ziese (neutral [literally, "not in a group"]).
Masculine nouns refer to male or masculine persons.
The word amero refers to a male friend (literally, "male one who loves.")
Feminine nouns refer to female or feminine persons.
The word amera refers to a female friend.
Ziese (or neutral) nouns refer to a group of people in the plural form if the group consists of both males and females.
Ameseyeii esa ameli ze e. (My friends love me.)
Notice that the word ameseyeii is a neutral plural noun. It is neutral because there are both male and female friends in the group. Amese means friend and the suffix -yeii forms the plural of a noun. For more information about plural nouns, read the Number of Nouns lesson.
Pronouns are words that represent persons, places, or things that are identified or previously mentioned.
ye/e I, me yeyeii/eyeii we, us
lo he loyeii they (masculine)
la she layeii they (feminine)
le it, that leyeii those, they (neutral)
Pronouns are not usually used in the Zekian language because verbs are conjugated for both number and person which means that verbs are inflected based on number (singular or plural) and who is doing the action.