The Dailies. October 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?0
4 thoughts on “The Dailies. October 13”
Today I updated my story about Dhamashi, the world upon which the people (Kalanune) live. I also created a new word:
maro [‘mɑ.ɾo] (mar-) v. to receive; take
Other than that, I have been tweaking my Linguifex page to include more glosses for clarification.
Ooooh! Awesome. And I like the different meanings wrapped up in maro.
Not much lately, (I’ve been dealing with headaches and babysitting) but I coined a new word yesterday: tanso “mushroom, fungus”, and one today: vokka “to desert or abandon” (Argument structure is probably agentive or else strictly divalent. (There were standardized terms for these used in the descriptions of natlangs but I found them hopelessly awkward, I think “agentive” is like ‘unergative’? I just use “agentive” and “patientive”, it’s simpler.) It occurs to me that it’s been a long time since I publicly described how verbs work in Firen so maybe nobody will understand that. I can explain it again if it’s needed but I won’t do it in this comment because it’s rambling enough now already.) I’m not going into specifics, but this verb would be useful in describing a certain someone that’d been in my family for a while…
I’ve also been working on rewriting my word generator in C++ (and rearchitecting it so it’s faster and more maintainable/extensible), but it’s proven to be one of the more technically involved things I’ve done in C++ so far (Unicode is tricky) and headaches do not facilitate that. Currently, the architecture is mostly specified but only about 20% implemented.
You never cease to amaze me with your not much. (This may be a little bit of dev envy. I’m currently a manual tester who rarely ends up with enough time to even start learning more coding stuff.) Unergative and the other un- one always throw me for a loop. I’ve definitely taken to using agentive/patientive for my own language for the time being.