The Dailies. August 29
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
3 thoughts on “The Dailies. August 29”
Thanks for the encouragement on “shiver,” I think I’ll make that a productive verb. 🙂
Not related to Star Wars: new word mūfandu: leech (from blood+worm). Will be part of a proverb that I don’t think makes complete literal sense but sums up some of the paradoxical values that are important in the con-culture.
Related to Star Wars, kind of: I really should learn what is and is not the conditional mood in English/other languages. /o\. Am I right in something like: “Luke Skywalker could destroy us”
could is the future tense of the verb can?
but “Lando Calrissian is a card player. You’d like him” is conditional, because it’s short for “If you met him, then you would like him” ?
I don’t think English has a well-defined conditional mood at all, and I think that even if it did it would only be the “if clause”. “You would like him” is a declarative, whether or not there’s an implied subjunctive/conditional dependent clause.
I think so, anyway.
New issue, what about a question like “Will you eat with me?” Is that a direct or indirect pronoun?