Regularity: The grammar is completely regular, with the simplest possible rules, and no exceptions. In the cases where exceptions might be needed, the exception is codified as a rule.

Etymology: Hilinqwo features a vast library of elements based largely on the proto-Indo-European roots. This proto-language split and evolved into Latin, Greek, Germanic languages, Sanskrit and others. Hilinqwo also makes use of the Semitic roots. A small but relevant number of elements come from other sources. If a word of any language can make it into English, odds are it can easily be the inspiration for a Hilinqwo element. There is a preference in root selection: Proto-Indo-European first, then Latin, Greek, Semitic, and other language sources.

Alphabet and Phonology: The alphabet of Hilinqwo uses the entire 26-letter Roman alphabet plus several additional letters. Every letter has its own rules for pronunciation, and there are ways that certain letters work together. Diacritics are not used; there are letter combinations for phonemes that are diacritics in other languages.

Morphology: Alphabet, phonology, and organization of the language into morphemes and phonemes.

Syntax: The rules by which word components combine to form words, phrases, clauses and sentences.

Semantics: The study of meaning, including how it changes over time and how words relate to each other.

Pragmatics: How language is actually used in the world, and how meanings change in context.

Classification of Elements