In a technical sense, Hilinqwo does not have nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs—only elements from which words are made. However, there are paradigms for nouns, verbs, pronouns, prepositions and other parts of speech.

Consider the following combinations of the elements mur* ("wall, barrier") and rub* (the color "red"), all valid Hilinqwo:

Hilinqwo Direct English Translation Implied Meaning
Muros rubosit. The wall has the color red. The wall is red.
Muros rubosis (sentence fragment) The wall having the color red The red wall
Muros rubendat. The wall received the color red. The wall became red.
Someone made the wall red through an unspecified manner (paint? blood? etc.)
Rubosos murit. The thing that has the color red does "wall/barrier." The red thing is a wall or has the properties of a wall.
The red thing serves as a wall or barrier.
The red thing walls off something or blocks something.
Rubosos murosit. The thing that has the color red has a wall. The red thing is walled off or blocked.