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Alphabet and pronunciation

All the letters are pronounced, and always in the same way. The tonic stress is always placed on the second-to-last syllable of each word.

All common nouns (nouns) end in -a

All adjectives end in -e

They are invariable and always come before the name they qualify.

Ex : magne humana = a big man

Adverbs also end in -e

They are invariable and are always placed before the verb they qualify (conjugated verb, infinitive, past or present participle).

Any adjective therefore takes on the meaning of adverb when it is placed in front of a verb.

Ex : magne pluvian = it is raining hard ; magne pluvia = a big rain