Adjectival pre- and postpositioning Edit

An adjective is placed before or after the noun it complements, depending on whether the nature of the relationship is alienable or inalienable. With the noun rzraam, 'child', we can examine the correct positioning:

the hungry child ornzraam yppè
the human child rsornù ornzraam

Hunger is alienable. It is placed after the noun it describes.

Human nature is inalienable. It is placed before the noun it describes.

In this way, there is morphological implication of alienability between noun and adjective, and facilitates common and regular compounding. In this case, the compound noun rsornzraam, ‘child of a human / human-kin’ is produced.

Common nature alienability Edit

The common nature of something can also be implied through the choice of category if desired. For example, when using the above yppè, ‘hungry’ — usually an alienable trait — to describe a land which is plagued consistently or habitually by hunger, or lacking in food or resources for its people, one could opt to place it prepositionally, thereby conveying the common or habitual nature of said land:

a hungry land yppè furt

Note: Consider the semantic difference in English between a hungry land and the hypothetical hungerland.

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