A Tour Through Pinuyo (III): Joining Sentences I

The appositive is formed by joining two words with two parallel lines. speak God father identical to our (incl)

God, our Father, speaks.

hello God Lord identical to my

Hello Lord, my God.

If the two joined boxes contain the same logogram, and have exactly the same importance, the lines simply connect the two boxes. I I not indeed be sad be angry identical to

I am not angry, but I am sad.

If the two joined boxes contain the same logogram, one of them may be removed and the lines continued into the box.
The subsentence that has its logogram filled in is regarded as the "main clause"; the one whose logogram has been replaced with the lines is the subordinate clause.
reward search God God him he identical to

God rewards the one, that looks for Him.

Compare with: search reward he God him God identical to

He seeks God, who rewards him.

reward he God him God identical to search

God, whom he seeks, rewards him.

Comparatives are made using a double-lined arrow. A comparison can be made between any two identical types of word. fall gold leaves like wind

Like gold fall the leaves in the wind.

Make sure to compare the right parts of speech! fall fall like leaves gold wind

The leaves fall in the wind like how gold falls.

Comparisons between an adjective and a noun are also possible and are a shorthand notation. years branches trees many long like

Long years numberless as the wings of trees.

  like green what book

How green is the book?

think think! God God we (incl) us (incl) like

Let us think about God like how He thinks about us.

Like appositive lines, the comparative lines may extend into a box, too, if the logograms are identical. read read like you I

You read like I do.

A convergent or divergent arrow is used when the property does not apply in the same amount to both parts of the comparison. green green big little more than window door

The big door is greener than the small window.

Overview of comparisons and superlatives.
big book man tree people more than less than most of equally least of The book is as big as the tree.
The book is bigger than the tree.
The book not as big as the tree.
The man is the biggest of the people.
The man is the least big of the people.

Back to the Main page.

Take a Tour I: Word Types
Take a Tour II: Building Sentences
Take a Tour III: Joining Sentences I
Take a Tour IV: Joining Sentences II
Take a Tour V: Verb Tense, Aspect and Mood
Take a Tour VI: Participles
Alphabet (Pronunciation hints)
The Babel text
A thank you to Helmi

Author: René Uittenbogaard.