Otoe-Missouria grammar, like any other language, is incredibly complex and takes time to get used to. Information will continuously be added to this section so be sure and check back. In the meantime, some of the information here may be incomplete. If you have any questions or would like specific information added, please do not hesitate to contact us.

One thing to note here is that there are very few grammar rules in Otoe-Missouria that never change. Therefore most of the information here are guidelines rather than rules. This means there is a certain amount of flexibility on how words and sentences are formed. Don’t be surprised if you come across information that deviates from the guidelines set here. Indeed, even your own personal information may be different than what we have here. We will endeavor to include all grammar guidelines and precedents.

The information in this section is intended to be used in conjunction with the information from the dictionary.  The dictionary provides the terms and this section provides the grammar that shows how sentences are formed.  Many of the areas listed below overlap or touch on other areas.

Keep in mind that this section contains a lot of information to absorb and it will take time to get used to all of it.  Many learners of a new language do not realize that they have already mastered the complexities of their first language but have simply not thought about how it works.

Keep checking back as more information is added and/or updated.


Sentence and Phrase Terminations
Introduction to Syntax
Introduction to Morphology
Singular, Dual, and Plural
“To Be” (am, is, are, etc.)
Kinship Terms
This/these and That/Those
Possession and Ownership (his, hers, etc.)
How, What, When, Where, Why
Pronunciation Changes