šweɬcn – Sentence Forming

Salish Sentence diagram
  • šweɬcn – carry on the conversation; respond, answer in reply; speak with intention, make comment on topic. (šw-eɬ-cn)
    • šew – expand, enlarge.
    • -eɬ – pass though, a projectile.
    • -cin, -cn – transition point; mouth.

The Salish sentence is one of three types: intransitive, transitive, ditransitive. Sentences are comprised of the verb, object, and subject. The heart of the sentence is the verb, also called the predicate or predicated clause.

  • Intransitive Sentence Structure
  • Transitive Sentence Structure
  • Ditransitive Sentence Structure
  • Main clause
    • Predicate Clause
  • Subordinate Clause
    • Object Clause
    • Subject Clause
    • Indirect Object Clause
    • Adjective/Adverb Clause
  • Possessive Paradigm
  • Interrogative Paradigm
  • Negation
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