Conjunctions are of two types: those that join nouns together and those that join sentences together. The meanings of the two types of conjunctions, however, are the same:


The conjunctions joining nouns come after the final noun.

DeS 'uS je an arm and a leg

DeS 'uS joq an arm or a leg or both

DeS 'eS ghap either an arm or a leg (but not both)

The noun conjunction je has an additional function: when it follows a verb, it means also, too.

qaleghpu' je I also saw you, I saw you too

As in English, the meaning of such sentences is ambiguous:

I and others saw you or I saw you and others. The exact meaning is determined by context.

In addition to the three listed above, there is one other sentence conjunction:

'ach but, nevertheless, however, even so

This word is sometimes shortened to 'a.

The conjunctions joining sentences occur between the sentences they join.