Words are formed by attaching suffixes to bases to denote parts of speech, tense, and case.

To see it in practice, consider the sentence Celerosis brunosis lpos saltat uperir piqrin kanon ("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.").

Word Celerosis brunosis lpos saltat uperir piqrin kanaron.
Part of speech Subject adjective Subject adjective Subject Verb (past tense) Preposition Adjective on indirect object Indirect object
Meaning "Quick" "(having the color) brown" "fox" "jumped" "over" "lazy" "dog(s)"

Concatenation of Elements

If the idea of concatenating prefixes and suffixes onto base elements seems confusing or complicated, get used to it. Speakers of English and many other languages should already be comfortable with the concept, as it occurs regularly in those languages.

Consider the word "antidisestablishmentarianism." This sesquipedalian word is a prime example of the concept.1. It is nothing more than a base word with a number of modifying prefixes and suffixes attached. One who is proficient in English can break it down to analyze and determine the meaning:

Element Meaning
anti- Opposed to, against.
dis- Having a privative, negative, or reversing force.
establish To institute, install, bring about permanently.
-ment Constructor that turns a verb into its noun of action.
-ism Ideology, belief, movement.

This is an extreme example of element concatenation in English, yet most if not all of the elements should be familiar to fluent English speakers. Likewise, once Hilinqwo speakers should become fluent in the most common prefixes and suffixes of the language, they should have no trouble using them to make complex Hilinqwo words.