Hilinqwo offers the express word to simplify sentence construction. Express words are most useful for denoting the sense or tone of the sentence.

Express words end in the base ending . An express word can be placed anywhere in a sentence, although it is preferred to place it at the beginning of the sentence. A sentence may contain at most one express word.

Kwœ is perhaps the most used of these words. It denotes that the rest of the sentence that follows is a question.

Juos amit mesim kanom. You like my dog.
Kwœ juos amit mesim kanom? Do you like my dog?

Likewise, makes a statement imperative. Plakifœ also designates an imperative statement but is the equivelent of "please"; it carries the sense of optionality and politeness. is more of a command without optionality.

Hos qradit kanom. He/she walks the dog.
qradit kanom. Walk the dog.
Platifœ qradit kanom. Please walk the dog.

An express word can be a sentence or a response all to itself. Œ ("yes"), ("no") and verœ ("it is true that…") are commonly used as responses.

Kwœ juos amit mesim kanom?
Œ. "Yes (I like your dog)."
Nœ. "No (I do not like your dog)."
Verœ. "It is true (that I like your dog)."

The construction can also modify a verb and provide a shorthand for saying that the first person applies the verb to the second person.

Qratœ. Thanks, thank you. (= Eqos qratit juom.)
Koqratœ. Congratulations. (= Eqos koqratit juom.)

Finally, the construction is the general method for compressing just about anything that would normally take longer to express.

Tirœ. Hello. ("We shall begin.")
Desejœ. Goodbye. ("I am going away.")
Bonitaqœ. Good day.
Bonianirtœ. Happy birthday.
Qastœ … Welcome (to …) (= Juos qastit "You are a visitor.")
Deibœ. Goodbye. (lit "Have God with you.")

Consider the differences, and the similarities, in the following statements.

Kapit piskom. (I/you/he/she/it) catch fish.
Kwœ kapit piskom? Do you(/I/he/she/it) catch fish?
Kwœ kapurit piskom. Do you(/I/he/she/it) want to catch fish?
Venœ eqos kapit piskom. I want to catch fish.
Sperœ eqos kapit piskom. I hope to catch fish.
Fœ (juos) kapit piskom. (Go) catch (some) fish.
Plakifœ (juos) kapit piskom. Please catch (some) fish.
Lawdœ (juos) kapit piskom. Let's catch (some) fish.
Qratœ (juos) kapit piskom. Thanks for catching (me) (some) fish.
Cœ (juos) kapit piskom? Do you know how to catch fish?
Bonitaqœ (eqos) kapit piskom. It's a good day to catch fish.

Examples of Express Words

Express Word English Meaning Usage
aeskœ I ask that … Jussive mood.
licodœ I allow … Permissive mood.
mendœ I beg that… Jussive mood, desperate.
qratœ Thanks, thank you.
venosœ I want … Desiderative mood.
venerodœ I give approval to … Permissive mood.
verœ It is true, truly. Declarative mood.