The Earth Language Grammar and the method to organize information

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The three mottoes for the EL grammar

The EL sentence and the general syntax

Using grammatical bases
Additional mark for Hyphen(gf)
Additional mark for Switching Meanings of a symbol (ga)
The bases for pause and punctuation(01) and (32)

The base for conjunctions (gb)
The base for prepositions (gc)
Indicators for the subject and the object in a sentence(34) and , (30,31)
Verb and S,O indicators , (gd, ge) and , (30,31)

Greetings and Various types of special sentences (Idiomatic Setting 1)

Answering with a single ideogram (Idiomatic setting 2)



The three mottoes for the EL grammar

1) Simple
Contrary to traditional languages having created complicate rules for their cultures specially for politeness, EL gives priority to simplicity over politeness in a communication.
Because simple is kinder for using hand-signs and organizing worldwide information.

2) Clear
It should be clear to see what a sentence is working for: as an inquiry/request etc.;
also clear if it’s a name and what kind, and if it's a private symbol/some abbreviation etc.

3) Free
You have to be free to choose the way for your expression to fit to your field/sense/level of EL, as with many simpler characters or with a few complicated base overlays; or selecting from various options for combinations.
Also the sequence of the subject, the object and the verb of an EL sentence must be free to be equally convenient for any users.

The EL sentence and the general syntax

1) EL writings go from the left to the right on a line.

2) Each paragraph changes the line.
1) and 2) are the same as English and most European languages.

3) An EL sentence
One character can be a sentence with a period on the right.
An EL sentence is the smallest unit of message.
If one ideogram can show clear enough for the answer of a question, or a greeting, put (32) next to it; and that can be used as a sentence idiomatically.

: Thank you.
: Yes (I) accept.

has the image of unit, so it shows a unit of message being at each end.

The subject of a sentence is not always necessary in EL

When the subject is clear enough by another source, you need not repeat to put it in a sentence, the object as well.

Answering a question can be very simplified and clear; see the details at EL Answering/Response/Appreciation section.

Keep an empty space between sentences.

4) Free word order between the subject/verb/object in a sentence.
EL uses eleven grammatical bases:
As you see at the ideogram section, an EL ideogram shows only its image.
In a sentence, you can know what part of the sentence each ideogram works for; through the clue of its location or/and attached grammatical symbol. For the function of each grammatical base, see the grammatical bases sections through the above links.

Using these symbols, you can immediately recognize where the predicate/verb and the subject/object of the verb are; and you can get the flowing of the meanings correctly among different order expressions.

* Why Free Word Order?
Sometimes I've gotten opinions, saying that EL should take more rational fixed word order as subject-verb-object: it could save grammatical marks. Yes, I know it.
But EL respects variety of cultures and expression stiles; and usually one uses EL signs/writings with his mother language. It would be uncomfortable if the word orders are different between his language and EL. Using a few extra marks makes global communications equally easier. Also communicators can know differences between each other's cultures at the same time. I think knowing the differences is basically important to understand others.
These grammatical symbols are small and suitable symbols for each function; so you can visually see the structure of a sentence when you get used to them.

5) The left ideogram modifies the right next one in a series of ideograms, unless a grammatical base is included/compounded.

Why not opposite?
Some Europeans like the way that the main character comes first and its modifiers follow.
But the main concept is not always the most important in a sentence. In many cases,
modifier is more important than the main noun.

EL takes a simple rule as (5), and gc (preposition-mark) to change the order. Using both ways, you can express where the stress is in your message. If setting the fixed word order as the main word (noun) always at the beginning, you might feel like expressing in a mathematical formula forgetting nature of emotion. When saying pointing a flower among flowers, "the red flower I like the best," red is more important to take the order of priority than flower, because the other knows it's about a flower.

Modification examples:
  (little), (west), (land), (: preposition-mark)
(A) : a little west land,
 (a) : the land in a little westerly direction 
(B) : the little land's west 
 (b) : west of the little land
(C) : the western land's little part
 (c) : a little (part) of the western land

In the phrases above, the meanings are almost (A) = (a). But when you want to say the direction first, choose (A); and when you'd like to put the stress on the land, express as (a).

6) A space between ideograms/phrases
If a space is between ideograms, the front mass/ideogram modifies the next ideogram/mass.

  : western little land,    : a little west of the land

An ideogram can tell the meaning through the shape, so a space is not always necessary between words/phrases. Only necessary time to show a modification way, and between sentences, a space is used.
Also when the sentence is long and complex, you can put a space in front of the predicate/phrase,
even for a logically unnecessary place.

7) EL uses specific indicators of joined characters to show what kind of sentence to communicate with others: to get attention, an interrogative, a request/imperative or an exclamatory sentence.
Inverted or not, word order/sequence is not the matter to see if it’s just a normal sentence or an interrogative/imperative etc.; and a simple indicator tells you what kind immediately. This way helps hand signing and communication with foreigners. See the idiomatic setting section 1  for the detail and examples.

8) EL uses special brackets for organizing information: to bind a conversation, specially marked part or a inner sentence, to bind phonetics to show them a sound, but not a meaning, to show it's a name classifying what kind it is at the same time, rationally to create abbreviations, to create personal cipher, and etc. distinguishing each other way.
See the bracket section for the detail.

9) An EL numeral can be compounded with an ideogram to make another ideogram related with the number.0 and 1 in EL are used for other purposes too, unrelated to zero or one, because of their useful shape; then they are included in ordinary bases, separately from other numbers. See the Numeral section.

10) Show singular or plural and a definite article only when specially necessary.
For a general noun in EL, use the ideogram only, without an article; also without minding if it’s a singular or plural.
When you want to specify the amount, use a modification in front of the ideogram.
If you say rather just plural (not one), compound the bases (means plural) on top of the ideogram.
When specified how many, you need not duplicate for the plural on the ideogram.

Also repeating to place the same ideogram visually shows plural of the thing.

((general) tree), (one tree), (seven trees), (many trees),
{27,34,66} (trees) or (trees; sometimes this way works poetically better)

To show a definite thing in the previous topic, put before the character/phrase.
is a pronoun as it/that in a topic.

: the tree (in the topic)

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