Conjunctions

    Conjunctions in A. expresses mutual relations within the connection of clauses and their parts. Formally they are either single (tu) or double (tu...tu). Described relation are further divided to co-ordinate (connect main clauses) and subordinate (begins subordinate clauses).

Co-ordinate

     These conjunctions express several different extends of meaning: copulative elemental (ge) and graduating (tu, tu...tu), adversative (an), disjunctive (sa, sa...sa) and explanatory (mo).

Subordinate

     Subordinate conjunctions express semantical dependency of the subordinate clause on the main: consecutive (ha), causal (mu), conditional (ce), admissional (gi), modal comparating (cu), differentiating (il), of circumstance (ho), of extent (ne, ne...ne) and of respect (ru).
     Spacial, casual and causal conjunctions are expressed using adverbs, subordinate substantive clauses are often begun using relative pronouns:
          a ukl - who, which: Rontu a ukl enlena. - The dog, which saw.
     Only clauses incorporated into other clause are, at the end, separated using comma:
         The dog, which ran, was black. - Rontu a ukl enkrid, enbanmek.

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