Frontwords are particles that have one thing in common: they can only appear as the very first word in a sentence. Some frontwords can be seen as acting as a subject for the verb, the subject frontwords – but frontwords are never pronouns. Other indicate the type of sentence, for instance the question-frontwords.
Frontwords do neither inflect nor take derivations, so there's no real structure to talk about.
|oah||hortative, 1st person subject|
|vren||imperative, 2nd person subject|
|jil||jussive, 3rd person subject|
|ēi||who, what (subject)|
|ēišeth||whose (genitive, possessive)|
|ēišta||when (temporal location)|
vriš u mahašeŋŋ vriš u maha -šeŋŋ Q:yesno 2s play -WANTdo you want to play? wanna play?
vriš u krugeármo ry sïaþ -aþ vriš u kru -geár -mo ry sïaþ -aþ Q:yesno 2s kill -definitely -intentionally this person -PATdid you definitely kill this person on purpose?
ēi ry ēi ry Q:who thatwho is that?
ēi xa ēi xa Q:who dowho is doing it/did it? whodunnit?
ēi bogh ēi bogh Q:who drownwho drowned?
ēili areìn ēili areìn Q:who.exp suggestwho suggested it?
ēies ēies Q:wherewhere is it?
ēies Heì ēies Heì Q:where kitchenwhere's the kitchen?
ēisaþ kru ēisaþ kru Q:whom killwho was killed?
ēiru bren ēiru bren Q:whowhere carwho/what is in the car?
ēišeth bren ēišeth bren Q:whose carwhose car is it? who owns that car?
ēišta ndy ēišta ndy Q:when paintwhen do I/we paint?
|lenēth, uleìneta||"it is said", "they say"|
lenēth šuìkuì šuìhrenn lenēth šuì kuì šuì hrenn "it is said" sword live sword endthey say "live by the sword die by the sword"