"I have a green flag, and she also has a green flag."
Translation:Mi havas verdan flagon, kaj ankaŭ ŝi havas verdan flagon.
"Ankaŭ" stands just before the new item which fits into the scheme, too. The scheme is "… havas verdan flagon". First "mi" is introduced. Then the new word "ŝi" comes with the same scheme.
so then this thing about Esperanto word order being flexible only applies directly to noun phrases?
Adjectives come before (or after) the noun they are related to, if not used with a linking verb. And Adberbs come before the word they modify. Only if they modify the whole sentence you can shift them around.
and again, word order. (thanks for the last answer jxetkubo) If I use "flagon verdan" instead of "verdan flagon", why is that wrong? Is it because (in this case) I used "flagon verdan" in teh first instance, and "verdan flagon" in the second instance? That doesn't seem to me as though it should be wrong.
I said this exact answer, I simply forgot the accent over the s in si and I got it completely wrong
Could you have also said ‘Mi havas verdan flagon, kaj ŝi ankaŭ havas verdan flagon.’? Or does the ‘ankaŭ’ have to go before the ‘ŝi’?
The ankaŭ has to be before what the ankaŭ refers to. Here it is ‘me and also her.’ It is not about the having.
That is not true and you dont need to ask a native speaker. Just use the reference grammar. PMEG for instance.
Here is the PMEG entry: http://bertilow.com/pmeg/gramatiko/e-vortecaj_vortetoj/ceteraj/ankau.html
I don't see the difference between "kaj ankaŭ ŝi havas …" and "kaj ŝi havas ankaŭ …". Could you give some more precise clues ? I mean, from jxetkubo & others' replies, I can't feel the meaning differences. Or said differently, how would you translate "Mi havas verdan flagon, kaj ankaŭ ŝi havas verdan flagon" relatively to "Mi havas verdan flagon, kaj ŝi havas ankaŭ verdan flagon" translated as "I have a green flag, and she also has a green flag" ? Could it be something like "I have a green flag, and she has a flag also green", inferring that what is important is not that she has a flag, which is by the way green, original formulation, but that the flag she has, which should be an obvious fact, is in fact green, which is the important information ?