lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Summing up

You call this a simple grammar?

Well, here is a complete reference grammar. Everything else was just an explanation of how Lemizh concepts map to English grammar.

You can download the grammar as a PDF here (4 pages).

Phonology and writing

Morphology (word grammar)

Derivational morphology (compound words)

Syntax (sentence grammar)

And the lexicon?

The table of relative pronouns is doubtlessly part of the grammar; demonstrative pronouns, negators, verbs of comparison, temporal and spatial verbs, là. and mà., less so – they don’t behave in any special way compared with other words.

But hasn’t the grammar simply been replaced with vocabulary? There is no plural, no comparative, no moods, but there are the verbs mlà. ‘several’, tàcd. ‘more’, and modal verbs instead. But then, languages that do employ these grammatical categories don’t seem to be able to do without ‘several’, ‘more’, or modals, so Lemizh doesn’t replace grammar but only gets rid of duplicates. Retaining the words and getting rid of the grammatical categories has the advantage of greater flexibility. mlà. can be used with various inner and outer cases, compounded, and inverted, all without introducing a single additional rule.

What next?

To learn about what can really be done with these few rules, and about all the subtleties, go to the . There you will also find a lot of quotes that explain my choice of the example sentences, and a number of home exercises.