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Syaqin Aren: A Beginner's Guide, Part Va: Adjectives

Adjectives use adjectival endings to agree with the noun they modify.

Singular:

Masculine

Feminine

Neutral

-eo

-ea

-en

Plural:

Masculine

Feminine

Neutral

-ear

-ei

-em

Adjectives  can be further modified as follows:

Comparative (-er) - tyu- before both adjective and any noun the comparative is set against.
E.g. Tyulyeras tyuarëa su. – I am more beautiful than you.
Superlative (-est) - va-stem-ending
E.g. Durro vatunëo. – The greatest hero.
To create the opposite (like English un-) add the negative prefix -  khi-
E.g. Anturin khiëvesen suin. – The sword was ungood (bad, was not good).  Since the opposite adjective will often already exist this is mainly used for emphasis.
 
Adverbs (which modify verbs rather than nouns) are created by the use of a prefix before the related adjective - ji-stem-ending (or j-stem-ending if the adjective being modified begins with a vowel).
E.g.  Jitunëo khuraduin. – He fought mightily.
    Edëa jiqendëa cuvëa saluin. – The queen was terribly evil.

Note the adverb always comes immediately before its verb or adjective.

Modifiers added to adjectives and adverbs:

The idea of “very” is given by the prefix le-
The idea of “too” is given by the prefix lu-

Finally, nouns and adjectives are sometimes able to change category.
E.g. vars- -gold adj. -> Varsa – gold n.

To make a noun out of an adjective it only requires the right gender ending.  Nouns can in turn be turned into adjectives for use in description, or naming.
E.g. Khardo arutëo – the king mountain (from Aruto – the king).

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