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     latukpen lavannon
    ‘bring water from the well’
The nouns denoting purpose also precede the direct object.
     ne nepicho aphan lek kimi namlo
     ‘I bought new ornaments for my life’
The instrumental noun precedes or follows the direct object.
     phunu taripen roton
     taripen phinu rotnon
    ‘cut the banana with a knife’
The free adverbs and postpositions precede or follow the subject.
    la kayta vo pithi
    ‘he always kills birds’
     la atumi valo
     ‘he came yesterday’
     ne hadak damlo
     ‘I went there’
      dakchi ne do
     ‘I am here’
     methan dakchi do
     ‘the dog is here’
      baji kethomchi neli hem damji
     ‘at 3 O’clock, I shall go home’
When they follow the subject, they precede the object. The free postpositions follow the subject.
la rum binon ‘keep it down’

The interrogative pronouns precede or follow the subject.
la kopi ]  
kopi la ]
‘what is this?’
na ro kolo ]  
Kolo na ro ]
‘which is your village?’

The interrogative adverbs precede or follow the subject.
na mantu dampo ]  
mantu na dampo ] ‘when will you go’
mantu dampo na ]  

The interrogative adjectives always precede the noun.
                                   (ko)mat akitap la ]
la (ko)mat akitap ]
‘whose book is this?’
pi akitap la ]  
la pi akitap ]
 ‘what book is this?’


The sentences are broadly classified into three types, viz., simple, compound and complex. Any sentence has a main clause and optionally one main or subordinate clause. A clause is that construction which has an obligatory verb. A main clause has a finite verb and in addition, may have one or more noun phrases. A subordinate clause has a non-finite verb (verb preceded or followed by a subordinator) and it forms part of a sentence.
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