I think I'm finally understanding the word order now. If the word order of an English sentence is S-V-O, then the Klingon word order is the opposite: O-V-S.
Now for the warning: don't fall into the trap of thinking that everything in Klingon is backwards the English order. The only thing that is "backward" is the O-V-S sentence order. Everything in Klingon follows its own order, and has to be put in the right place, and that order is not like English.
Of course, I wouldn't assume that the rest of Klingon syntax is the same as English. That'd be silly!
It almost sounds like you may not have read that in the Tips & Notes. I'm concerned that you may not even know about the Tips & Notes. Since Duolingo has hidden the Tips & Notes I want to make sure you know about them and where to find them.
If you are doing the course on iOS or Android, you cannot currently access the Tips & Notes through the app. To access the Tips & Notes, you will have to access the course using a web browser at https://www.duolingo.com/. You can still do it on your mobile device, but you will have to use the web browser instead of the app (or you can do it from a computer). When you click on a Skill, it will expand to reveal a Start button, a key, and a light bulb.
If you click on the light bulb it will reveal the Tips & Notes and give you a detailed explanation of the grammar that is introduced in that Skill. If you have questions after reading the Tips & Notes for any Skills, then you are, of course, welcome to return to this forum to ask your questions about anything you didn’t understand or that seems contradictory.
I have actually read the Tips & Notes. I have been using multiple online websites to help me understand Klingon grammar and syntax. It's not that I didnt read the tips regarding the word order, it's that my brain was having difficulties switching between the different word orders. That's how it was when I first started learning Irish Gaelic: the word order kept throwing me off until I adjusted. Thanks for your help, though!