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These act like descriptive adverbs and follow the verb. 7 Summary Ayeri fulfills many of the predictions gathered through statistical analysis by Dryer (52): The order in possessive constructions is noun-genitive, that is, the possessee follows the possessed. Manner adverbs follow their heads, the same goes for adjectives and relative clauses. Auxiliary verbs precede main verbs, the copula is expected to do as well in analogy, although it is a zero morpheme. In comparative constructions, the standard not only follows the marker, but it also follows the adjective.

4 Theiling, Henrik et al. The Conlang Mailinglist. 1998–2010. d. Web. 12 Aug. 2010.

For me on the other hand, it was words and grammar that have replaced tinkering with Lego bricks at some point in time, and I was an avid Lego-tinkerer. From this description of how I got to create Ayeri it may seem to the reader as though I had continuously worked on my language for years, but that is not the case. Instead, much work on this project has been done in fits, as time allowed. As I see it, any good work takes its time and effort, since you grow with your project, learn from mistakes, refine things, and revise things.

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