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?0
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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…
Sounds approprite. After all, one usually shivers because of something; be it cold, frightening, etc.
Makes total sense and I like it!
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
denalo [dɛ.’nɑ.lo] (denal-) v. to close; 1sg masc: denalin
martalo [mɑɾ.’tɑ.lo] (martal-) v. to (be) suprize(d); 1sg masc: martalin
shontharo [ʃon.’tʰɑ.ɾo] (shonthal-) v. to plan; 1sg masc: shontarin
fun- [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).