In Mundeze, all words have an invariable root, the radical, from which the noun, verb, adjective and adverb can be formed.
Example with “pel-” (to speak, talk, say)
pela: oral, verbal, talking
pelo: orally, verbally
The adverb is always formed by adding the ending –o to the radical. So almost all adverbs end with -o *.
Adverbs are used to bring a nuance to a verb, an adjective or another adverb, and they are generally placed before the modified element. They are always invariable in Mundeze.
wayo reni (run fast)
sato nyami (eat enough)
bono kanti (sing well)
multo guli (drink a lot)
guo bela (very beautiful)
* Some adverbs do not end in -o. This is the case of the adverbs ha (yes) et ne (no), as well as some tabula-leksey toolwords (elsewhere, why, always, as much, where…)
– To express similarity, we use “o” (like), or “sam” (like), or “samo (dan)” (equally (than))
tu bono kanti o lo (You sing well like him) ➜ You sing as well as him
tu bono kanti sam lo (You sing well like him) ➜ You sing as well as him
tu samo bono kanti dan lo (You sing equally well than him) ➜ You sing as well as him
– To express superiority, we use “mas (dan)” (more (than))
tu mas bono kanti dan lo (You sing more well than him) ➜ You sing better than him
– To express inferiority, we use “min (dan)” (less (than))
tu min bono kanti dan lo (You sing less well than him) ➜ You don’t sing as well as him
– To express the superlative of superiority, we use the expression “masuno (dan)” (the most (of))
tu masuno bono kanti dan ola noy (You sing the most well of all us) ➜ You are the best singer of all of us
– To express the superlative of inferiority, we use the expression “minuno (dan)” (the less (of))
tu minuno bono kanti dan ola noy (You sing the less well of all us) ➜ You are the worst singer of all of us