The essential details to get a grasp on Kokanu grammar and start exploring how to express yourself and communicate. The coverage is very fast paced and minimally detailed, more detailed articles are linked if you want to expand your knowledge of a given area.
Kokanu's grammar allows for extreme flexibility when it comes to the vocabulary. Aside from a small set of grammar particles, any noun, verb, or modifier can be converted to one of the other two word forms using consistent rules. This system helps reduce the overall volume of words that you need to learn to become fluent.
We've learned how to derive words in the different parts of speech, but we haven't learned how to recognize words in different parts of speech. What makes makan sometimes mean "to eat", sometimes mean "food" and sometimes mean "edible"? It all has to do with the position of the word in the sentence and what particles, prepositions or preceding content words are present.
Everything you need to know to form large numbers, express time, and even do some basic math. There's quite a lot you can do with just the basic building blocks that Kokanu provides.
To describe nouns and verbs, we use words tacked on to the right of a head word (the root or main content word, either noun or verb), these words are called modifiers. Read this guide to learn more about how modifiers can be understood and also how to make use of two helpful prepositional markers je and wa.