Curious about grammar...
I think I'll get there in terms of suffixes and such, but I was wondering about grammar and what basic things I'll need to know because I get a bit lost sometimes. All help and advice is appreciated.
I mean other aspects of grammar. I think I've got the hang of vowel harmony and suffixes like ban/ben, ból/ből etc after a while of trying to figure it out, but I want to know about the other things I'll need to know, because honestly I get a bit frustrated and lost sometimes.
Also, I know the word order is pretty flexible, but one thing I'd really like to know is if there's a specific way word order has to be in order for a sentence to make sense? Sorry if I sound confusing. I sometimes have trouble speaking, and even writing what I'm trying to say. :D
The vowel harmony is simple, if you feel which is the deep and which is the high vowel and you need to get some practice in it. Here are some examples:
lát - látok
szeret - szeretek
ül - ülök
For detail, see this link.
In Hungarian the word order is pretty free. However the common word order is
'Subject + Predicate + Complement' (in these examples direct object)
Daniel látja Ágit or
'Subject + Complement + Predicate'.
Daniel Ágit látja
But if you want to emphasise a word, place it at the start of the sentence and before the finite verb. Eg.
Látja Ágit Daniel (P C S) (he sees her, not hears)
Látja Daniel Ágit (P S C)
Ágit Daniel Látja (C S P) (he sees her, not another person)
Ágit Látja Daniel (C P S)
But I think it is the sophisticated part of the skill. For detail, see this.