The Dailies. July 16
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?0
11 thoughts on “The Dailies. July 16”
I have not done much more creating word-wise, but I did write out a longer piece of text in Lortho. You can see it here. I decided that the daughter language will be a true abugida where each consonant will have an inherent vowel and there will also be consonant constructs; similar to Devanagari and Tibetan.
Gosh that looks so niiiiice!
Oh that’s gorgeous!
Some very cool excavation today!
For starters, new verb neme- to grow. (Something I sort of figured I had already.) I’m meh on this one because it’s pretty similar to sing/song//blow, so we’ll see, but it stays for now.
Then, continuing on with the letter frequency stuff, I decided I’d make a spreadsheet of what are the most common characters to appear as the first character in a word in my dictionary–not counting how common or rare those lexical items are in text. So I looked that up and found that sure enough, D and K are most popular. (O is a common letter overall, but only in verb conjugations.) The rarest is Ā with 2, trailing even U which I had to go out of my way to work for just a while ago.
So as I was saving that file, I came across a spreadsheet titled “initials.” Could it be…yes! I’d done the same analysis seven years ago when I had 387 roots! (Almost half of my current lexicon…fast start but then I kind of put conlanging aside, welp.) D and K were still the most popular then, but Y was more popular then compared to now, H and I less so. If I had to guess, I’ve made a few related kinship words later that filled out the H section, and Y probably got an early boost from auxiliary verbs and political stuff? No idea what happened with I.
Anyway, the more things change, the more they stay the same, and the more I will be moved to compute goofy statistics in lieu of anything else. 😀
That’s some fun discoveries there! 🙂
neme- is very pretty!
Fun! Love your word.
I added like 3 more words to my dictionary yesterday.
I also changed my exclamation iie, which is an expression of disapproval or reprimand (similar to Swedish fy!), to iije. Double vowels because no time for macrons 😛
Oooh! I like!
Haha, glad that works for you. My language would be a mess if I followed that rule :p
Nah, my standard romanization is with macrons, I just happened not to have any program that let me type them open while I was typing that 🙂
Haha. Do the macrons go on top of or instead of the dots of an i? 🙂