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The grammar in this language is very basic. There are 6 parts of speech: Pronouns, Verbs, Noun-Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections--Nouns and Adjectives being merged with Adverbs and being used in the same way. Everything else still retains their normal functions.

In making a normal declaratory sentence, the order is subject-(adverbs) verb-(adverbs). The more important word comes in front, the modifiers come after.

Verbs are not conjugated according to subject. Plurality is never an issue.

Initial letters in a sentence are not required to be capitalized. They are only capitalized for proper nouns.

What's really new is the introduction of logical structures along the lines of "affect()" and "if()". The former distinguishes what modifications refer to, and the latter refers to if-then construction. When written, they are shown as parentheses ( ) while when spoken they sound out as "e" (begin) and "i" (end).

There are two varieties of Lorican. One is common Lorican, which is what these pages you're reading right now are discussing. It is the one that you should normally use. The other is high Lorican, which differs mostly in the removal of unnecessary words, lack of ()'s, and removal of the ending a's from each word (or a's near the end that are part of the word root), thereby reducing the syllable total by nearly half. The latter should only be used for proverbs, poetry, and other related forms of literature. See these examples below:

  • comian milita una chronavivum; usan milita una chrona.
--Chinese proverb, in common Lorican
  • comin milit un viv; usn milit un chron.
--Chinese proverb, in high Lorican

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