The Dailies. August 13

The Dailies. August 13

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?


One thought on “The Dailies. August 13

  1. Today’s challenge prompted some interesting pondering and developments regarding conjunctions meaning and and with in Lǣš-enne.

    So, I had previously established two conjunctions: fe as “and” and n(e)- as “with” as used with adverbs of manner. I had thought to have some relative of n(e)- for use as “with” in other contexts. Today, temporarily forgetting that I had already established fe, I pondered whether to let “with” and “and” be the same conjunction or at least have a lot of overlap. So I came up with the following nuances of conjunctions.

    Rillewas ne zanianuThey dance with stars.Used with a noun or nouns, ne just means “with”.

    Rillewas neto zanianuThey dance (together) with stars.Neto means “with” with the nuance of being “together with” and would mainly be used with other people or maybe animals rather than things. In the sentence above, it gives the impression that the stars are equally as active in the dancing as the subjects of the verb.

    Rillewas ne yhwas zanianuThey dance, they have stars.When used to join to verbs, ne sort of means “and” and sort of means “with”. It’s a murky nuance, a de-emphasized “and” of sorts. Maybe even “they dance, while they have stars”, I’m not sure. This version is sort of inspired by the Arabic hal-constructions.

    Rillewas fe yhwas zanianuThey dance and they have stars.Fe means “and” and it’s slightly emphatic. “They dance and they have stars”. So that’s the contrast with ne above, and I think in most cases where where you’re not trying to emphasize that someone has/does/is both, ne would be used and there would be some ambiguity between “x and y”, “x with y” and “x while y”.

    I find this to be a really exciting development! It’s one of the first thing with real nuance that I have discovered so far, so that’s super fun!

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