The Dailies. June 6

The Dailies. June 6

Did you work on your language today? Create any new rules of grammar or syntax? New progress on a script? New words in your lexicon?

On the other hand, do any excavating or reading or enjoying stuff you’ve already created? Do you have any favorites to share?

How did you conlang today?


6 thoughts on “The Dailies. June 6

  1. I really have no idea where this is going to end up considering how much I’ve changed things since this, but I finally have a template that captures the stuff I initially captured for the starting vocabulary, and am cranking away:

    On the bright side, I can figure out a lot about my initial prosody from this. On the down side, I’m absolutely sure I’ve changed some of the prosody of these particular samples due to me creating different stress patterns on purpose to figure out how things shifted due to the meaning without knowing the meaning itself. Now that I know what stress differences actually mean, some of these are going to change a lot.

    Also, some of these have gotten actual meanings since then but not on the same document. And so many have not gotten actual meanings since then.

    In short, this is going to be a bit of a mess to sort through (again) but still something I want to do before I dive back into protolanging for its parent language.

    ETA: And of course, the minute I post, I don’t have time to add any more yet. I’ll get there.

  2. Just worked some on minor vocab and started my article inflections which can be seen below:

    So basically, there’s two ways to mark case so far, firstly by using the respective ERG, ACC, or, ABS case markers on the noun(s). The other way is to mark it on the indefinite or definite article preceding the unmarked noun. So for example: the phrase, “The living fought the dead” could be rendered as either:

    1.      ḍat        adda-ERG    ḍono         íit        sazar-ACC
    DEF.AN.PL.ART living-ERG fight.PST DEF.INAN.PL.ART dead-ACC
    2.    "the"-ERG    adda    ḍono      "the"-ACC     sazar
    DEF.AN.PL.ERG living fight.PST DEF.INAN.PL.ACC dead

    In example one, the nouns themselves take the ergative and accusative cases to show the agent and patient roles respectively and in the second example, the ergative and accusative cases are instead marked on the definite articles for each noun.

    Marking the determiner instead of the noun itself puts more emphasis on the nouns of the sentence since they are in their base form. If one wanted to only emphasize the patient, you could mark the agent with the ERG case and mark the ACC case on the determiner of the actual noun, and vice versa.

    Now I just need to finish making the actual words and endings, but once I do that I can start really making simple sentences :D

  3. No conlanging today. Had to watch my daughter. However, she did say a new word that I might incorporate into Lortho:

    mino (verb) 1sg masc minin

    Not sure what it will mean because I forgot what she meant it to be. This will be one of the shortest -o verbs I have since most are three syllables long.

      1. Thanks! It always surprises me how she will come up with such a random word for something. Especially now when she speaks so much more fluently.

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