The Dailies. August 28

The Dailies. August 28

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?


5 thoughts on “The Dailies. August 28

  1. I found a weird word for “shiver” in my notes. It looks as if instead of “I shiver/you shiver/we shiver” it’s “it shivers me/it shivers you/it shivers us”? But then is that a regular verb? Should I be able to “conjugate” it to say “it is shivering me?” “it doesn’t shiver?”

    I think that would make sense to do! I just never jotted it down…

  2. I have created new words and was able to translate a song chorus from a spontaneous opportunity in the conlang mailing list.

    First, the new vocab:

    menan [mɛ.’nɑn] (menan-) v. to understand; 1sg masc: menanin
    nephan [nɛ.’pʰɑn] (nephan-) v. to finish; 1sg masc: nephanin
    [dɛ.’nɑ.lo] (denal-) v. to close; 1sg masc: denalin
    [mɑɾ.’tɑ.lo] (martal-) v. to (be) suprize(d); 1sg masc: martalin
    [ʃon.’tʰɑ.ɾo] (shonthal-) v. to plan; 1sg masc: shontarin
    [fun] adj. fast, swift
    dasat [‘dɑ.sɑt] adv. late

    Now the lyrics:

    You’ll never see it coming (from Persona 5 soundtrack)

    You’ll never see it coming
    You’ll see that my mind is too fast for eyes
    You’re done in
    By the time it’s hit you, your last surprise

    dhakilikhainannu khar khonera a.
    ha! harlu dufunu khashu shek tumeda kilikho.
    khar menanannu, nephanimina.

    Translation with gloss:

    dha-kilikh-ain-annu a-me khar khoner-a a.
    NEG-see-FUT-2MSG PN.3NSG-ACC when come-3NSG.PRS PN.3NSG
    You’ll not see it when it comes

    ha! harl-u du-fun-u khashu shek tumed-a kilikho.
    behold! be-3FSG.PRS COMPARITIVE-fast-F head.F than able-3NSG.PRS see.INF
    Behold! The mind is faster than one can see.

    You are finished (done).

    khar menan-annu, nephan-im-in-a.
    when understand-2FSG.PRS, finish-PASS-PRS.PRF-3NSG
    When you understand, it’s finished (over).

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