Verbs: Roots

INTRODUCTION In English, to ever split an infinitive is a grave sin. Or so they say. Verbs — action words that tell you what kind of action is being performed — are often inflected in many languages to show tense, aspect etc. An infinitive is the opposite; it is the basic, uninflected form of a … Read more

Conjunctions: Coordinating

INTRODUCTION Did you know that Whitney Houston’s favourite coordination is hand-eyeeeee? No? It’s still alright, because we will be looking at coordinating today. What are they? Put simply, coordinating conjunctions are conjunctions that are placed between words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of equal rank in terms of syntactic importance. What is equal rank? Equal rank in the most … Read more

Conjunctions: Introduction

INTRODUCTION The Hydra is a mythical creature in Greek mythology that resembles a grotesque serpent with many heads. However, its body is still singular, and this “many heads” representation resembles the demon king Ravana from Hindu mythology, who was a man with 10 heads. One could say that their heads were conjoined, though I think one could argue … Read more

Postpositions: Temporal

INTRODUCTION Time flies like an arrow, and fruit flies like a banana. Time and time again we hear more about time, but is it time to time our actions so they go according to time? Time is temporary; the words “temporary” and “temporal” (time) both come from the Latin temporalis, which means “time”. From a physics perspective, time … Read more

Postpositions: Modal

INTRODUCTION Modals. They’re the every Instagram influencer out there. Wait, they’re models. I was actually thinking of the parts or units that can be used to construct a more complex structure. Wait, that’s module. What I really mean is a learning platform or course management system. Wait, that’s Moodle. Let me think again. They are words that tell … Read more

Postpositions: Local

INTRODUCTION The farmer’s market near where I live sells a lot of locally produced organic produce, which they claim to contain a thousand good qualities. What is so local about them? Well, when you say something is locally made, you refer to a particular location at which the thing is manufactured at. In case of … Read more

Postpositions: Causal

INTRODUCTION Correlation does not equal causation, or so the saying goes. Yet sometimes, you just can’t help but wonder why the global temperatures are rising while the number of pirates are decreasing. Are they somehow related? We’d never know. Yet, when you look at cause and effect at a grand scale, there are certain times … Read more

Postpositions: Introduction

INTRODUCTION  Imagine your old teacher whittling you away with prepositions, how it functions, and why prepositions are things you never end your sentences with. Can you ever escape the nightmare? With Nepali, you can! Featuring only postpositions, you no longer have to ever worry about ending your sentences with prepositions ever again. But in a … Read more

Adverb: Pani

You will also benefit from it. Strictly speaking, पनि (pani) is not a particle. It is an adverb, much like ‘soon’ or ‘already’. Well, it is not a surprise since the title blasts what it really is. पनि (pani) is an adverb with meaning of: Also; too. . The reason why this particular adverb gets a separate lesson is because … Read more

Expressing Feelings And Emotions

INTRODUCTION When I sat down to type this lesson, I was torn whether to put this one first or something else. However, I ultimately decided to go with this one because time is of the essence. Not really. There are times where you feel happy, sad, angry etc. Emotions are after all what makes us … Read more