Words are constructed from roots with affixes.
The root form of a word defaults to being a noun. For example, mabåt means ‘a walk’. Nouns can be inflected via a few affixes:
Verbs append the suffix -i to come up with a reasonable related word. For example, mabåti means to walk. Verbs can be inflected via a few affixes:
Modifiers don’t really have any exact English equivalents, as they don’t particularly mean anything, but they modify what a word, phrase, or sentence means. An example would be the tense words ze for past, zo for present (often implied), and za for future. These particular words have a suffix to go along with them that makes them perfect: -n (…)
The -n suffix mentioned above, however, only goes with the tense modifiers, and not any others. In fact, there are only three global affixes, all prefixes (all of the suffixes act locally, as with -n), which change what the modifier modifies: un- for the word, in- for the phrase, or en- for the entire sentence.