Stonebreaker Language/Grammar/Negation

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Negation

Negation in Stonebreaker is very simple. To reverse the meaning of a noun, adjective or verb, you can add na, ni or n' before the word. The rules are fairly simple. Before a verb, use ni. Before a head noun ending in -am,(or related adjective) use na, otherwise use ni. If the word begins with a vowel, use n' instead of na and nij instead of ni.

Examples:


Head noun adjective verb
Garam
goodness
Nagaram
evil
gara
good
nagara
bad
garna
to make good
nigarna
to corrupt, spoil
Felim
joy
Nifelim
sorrow
fel
happy
nifel
sad
felna
to make happy
nifelna
to sadden
Urpem
warfare
Nijurpem
peace
urpe
belligerent
nijurpe
pacifist
urpna
to fight
nijurpna
to refrain from fighting
Cram
fear
Nacram
bravery
cra
afraid
nacra
unafraid
crna
to fear
nicrna
to be unafraid
Gantam
strength
Nagantam
weakness
ganta
strong
naganta
weak
gantna
to strengthen
nigantna
to weaken
Ritam
sharpness, fitness
Naritam
bluntness
rita
sharp, fit for purpose
narita
blunt, stupid
ritna
to sharpen
niritna
to blunt
Arkam
beauty
N'arkam
ugliness
arka
pretty
n'arka
ugly
arkna
to beautify
nijarkna
to despoil
Keram
extravagance
Nakeram
poverty
kera
dear
nakera
cheap
kerna
to add value
nikerna
to cheapen
Ovim
openness
Nijovim
'closedness'
ov
open
nijov
closed
ovna
to open
nijovna
to close