Thanks for reposting that info here. THe DonH pages seem to go up and down and will eventually go 404 forever, I'm sure. Sometimes they can be found in the Wayback Machine.
DonH was a mentor to me and the best online friend I ever had.
Here's the alternate link - do a ctrl-F to find "word order"
I usually see this type of adverb before the verb in Esperanto, but I have never seen a rule that says that. I have seen Esperanto described as having "free word order", so I understand BananaFelix's question. http://esperanto.50webs.com/EsrGrammar-5_03.html
"Free word order" almost never means it's a 100% free-for-all. It generally just means there are a bit more options than average.
When it comes to nouns and adjectives, or verbs and adverbs, what this means is that you can have NAdj or AdjN, VAdv or AdvV. But they usually need to be paired together and not separated.
Adverbs are a bit different, because they can modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. Sometimes there are many adverbs and they can't all fit next to the verb. I will go carefully there tomorrow afternoon.
The indirect and direct objects also usually come close to the verb. It is perfectly correct to say "I gave him the ball quickly." as well as "I quickly gave him the ball yesterday."
One could suggest that when you say "I speak Italian." in English that you are describing how you speak by saying in which language. When you say "I write in Italian.", the prepositional phrase "in Italian" is an adverbial phrase describing again how you write.
It looks as if they use a noun in Esperanto "la Italan" which is used as the direct object. Nowhere have I found anything to support that the adverb must be next to the verb. It often is, but it is not always there. You can change the emphasis of a sentence with word order in Esperanto as well as in English.
The word endings in Esperanto allow more freedom than most languages. A word ending in -e is known to be an adverb, although not all adverbs end in -e.