A simple sentence can be seen like this: | Subject | Verb | Object |
To distinguish each of these grammatical blocks, two particles are inserted: li and e
| Subject | LI | Verb | E | Object |
The indirect object is often introduced with tawa (toward):
–> I give you a banana.
It is placed at the beginning of the sentence and usually begins with tenpo and ends with la:
–> today I give you a cherry.
it can be inserted almost anywhere and is introduced by lon :
–> He bought a guitar in Brazil.
lon can also be used to introduce a time complement when it is not placed at the beginning of a proposition:
–> I must go right now.
The particle la is omitted because it is not a context that is being established.
As we have just seen, the La particle makes it possible to provide a context. It is used, among other things, to construct a condition:
–> If it were not for the sun, we would all die.