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Adjectives [Jun. 9th, 2008|06:44 pm]
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Adjectives are derived from nouns with -ney:
sekret "secret" — sekret-ney "secret, confidential";
abyas "habit" — abyas-ney "habitual";
norda "north" - norda-ney "north, northern".
"ney" may be droped before another noun:
norda-feng - north wind.

We have not yet set any strict rules on using dashes in compound words, and I wonder if we should. In some cases it's better to make it one word, in other cases simply to put one noun before another. So at the moment we leave it to the user to write "nordafeng", "norda-feng" or "norda feng". If you have better ideas, we'll gladly lend our ears.

Adjectives from nouns ending in –ia (which are usually abstract) are derived through –ike:
historia history — historike historical;
testimonia testimony — testimonike testimonial.

As a tribute to naturalism, some adjectives are allowed to be derived with the help of suffixes -ale and -are (of general meaning), if the corresponding words are common for the European languages (including Russian):
naturale, regulare, esensiale, finale, individuale.

Adverbs from the adjectives ending in -ney are derived with -nem:
sekret-nem "secretly", abyas-nem "habitually".